Fishing Ponds Near Dayton & Middletown, Ohio

Fishing Ponds Near Dayton & Middletown, Ohio
The cities of Dayton and Middletown, Ohio, cover three counties: Montgomery, Butler and Warren. Located in southwest Ohio, visitors come from around the world for the annual air show, but also the outdoor activities, including golf and fishing. Fishing ponds near Dayton and Middletown range from the very small to lake-size bodies of water.

Triangle Fishing Lakes

Triangle Fishing Lakes is one of the only places in Middletown with public fishing. The lake requires guests to pay a small fee, but then allows unlimited fishing throughout the day. Bass and carp are two of the more popular types of fish found in the lakes and ponds, but you may also find perch or catfish, which are native to the southwest part of Ohio.

Triangle Fishing Lakes
7427 Franklin Madison Road
Middletown, OH 45042
(513) 422-0948

Rainbow Lakes

Rainbow Lakes is in the Dayton suburb of Fairborn and consists of 10 different fishing lakes open to the public. Trout, carp, channel catfish, pan fish and blue fish are a couple of the species stocked by the owners, but bass, crappie, perch and several varieties of catfish are also found in the lakes. Guests are allowed unlimited fishing for 12 hours for a small fee.

Rainbow Lakes
3491 State Route 235
Fairborn, OH 45324-9416
(937) 318-5757

Possum Creek

The Possum Creek is part of the Possum Creek MetroPark in Dayton. The park covers nearly 600 acres and offers a number of activities, including horseback riding, canoeing, wildlife-viewing, hiking and fishing. The park also offers different fishing classes throughout the year for adults and children. Introduction to fishing is available for kids, while fly-fishing classes and night fishing are available for adults and those over age 14.

Possum Creek MetroPark
4790 Frytown Road
Dayton, OH 45418
(937) 276-7062

Middletown Sportsman's Club Lake

The Middletown Sportsman's Club is a member's-only club, with its own small fishing lake on-site. The fishing lake and other facilities are open to the general public during special events and competitions, and to guests of club members. The fishing lake is stocked by the club a few times every year and tourists and travelers have the option of contacting the club to request a day pass or to fish on the property.

Middletown Sportsman's Club Lake
6943 Michael Road
Middletown, OH 45042-1431
(513) 422-5112

Article Written By Jennifer Eblin

Jennifer Eblin has been a full-time freelance writer since 2006. Her work has appeared on several websites, including Tool Box Tales and Zonder. Eblin received a master's degree in historic preservation from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

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