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    Fishing at Mosquito Lake in Ohio
    Located in Cortland, Ohio, Mosquito Lake provides anglers fishing for species like walleye and crappie. Walleye fishing is productive as they are stocked annually by the Ohio Division of Wildlife. Other activities include visiting the butterfly garden in the park campground and attending summer concerts at the Mosquito Lake Marina.

    Mosquito Lake

    Mosquito Lake spans 7,241 acres with a maximum depth of 24 feet. Anglers can drift, cast or troll fish on the lake. An idle speed, no-wake restriction extends 300 feet from the shoreline.

    Mosquito Lake State Park

    Anglers can access the lake from the 7, 241-acre Mosquito Lake State Park. Winter ice fishing is available in the park as well as snowmobiling, cross country skiing and ice skating. Other activities include hiking and swimming.

    Fish Species

    Fishing is open throughout the year. Fish species in Mosquito Lake consist of walleye, largemouth bass, northern pike, bluegill, white bass, yellow perch and crappie, catfish and brown bullhead.

    Baits and Lures

    According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, effective lures for walleye are nightcrawler harnesses, jigs, minnows and crankbaits. For northern pikes, use spoons, large shiners and crankbaits. Lures like spinner baits and plastic worms work well for tempting largemouth bass.


    You must have a valid Ohio fishing license to fish in Mosquito Lake. Resident and nonresident fishing licenses are available from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources website and from participating vendors in all counties.

    Article Written By Rona Aquino

    Rona Aquino began writing professionally in 2008. As an avid marathon runner and outdoor enthusiast, she writes on topics of running, fitness and outdoor recreation for various publications. Aquino holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications and English from the University of Maryland College Park.

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