Ohio Fishing Clubs

Ohio Fishing Clubs
The Buckeye State is home to thousands of fishing enthusiasts who angle for trout, trophy-size catfish, coho salmon and more on its fast-moving rivers. Inland lakes and ponds, including Deer Creek Lake and Farm Pond are top destinations for bass and muskie fishing. Sportfishing for northern pike, pickerel and Chinook salmon on Lake Erie is also popular. A number of Ohio fishing clubs sponsor outings, special events and tournaments across the state.

North Coast Fly Fishers

This Ohio organization is a charter club of the national Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF) and is devoted to promoting fly fishing throughout the state. The club hosts an annual Fly Tying Marathon and Open House in Kirkland, Ohio each spring, showcasing fly tying techniques. The club also sponsors a variety of local fishing outings, publishes a quarterly newsletter and posts member news and information on its website.

North Coast Fly Fishers
P.O. Box 312
Painesville, OH 44077
ncff.net

Ohio Huskie Muskie Club

This statewide club was founded in 1961 by Merrille C. Gilfillanto to help the Ohio Department of Wildlife document and record the number of muskies caught each year in state waters. Today, the club continues to provide information on muskie catches and to promote muskie sport fishing. The club sponsors two outings per year, a night fishing tournament and an annual open fishing contest in mid-July. The club's website provides links to resources and information, up-to-date lake conditions, statistics and data on muskie conditions, numbers and catches, member photos and a club calendar.

Ohio Huskie Muskie Club
web.tusco.net/ohiohuskiemuskieclub/index.htm

Williams County Anglers

This local club hosts bass, pan fish, and ice fishing tournaments and outings throughout the year. The contests and outings are usually held every weekend during fishing season and are either team or individual events. A calendar of events and a weekly list of contest winners are posted on the club website.

Williams County Anglers
C/O Doug Mock
13845 County Rd. 6
Montpelier, OH 43543
wcanglers.com

Ohio Valley Bass Anglers

The club hosts weekend events and bass fishing tournaments from June through October. Events are held at a variety of Ohio Valley lakes. Tournament fees are collected and tournament winners receive 85 percent of the fees. A three-day tournament and an annual banquet are held late summer each year. A calendar of events and list of tournament winners are posted on the club website. The club also sponsors lake cleanups and kid's fishing days.

Ohio Valley Bass Anglers
ohiovalleybassanglers.com

Article Written By Pamela Wright

Pamela Wright is a freelance writer, author of more than two dozen guidebooks, and hundreds of articles. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including "National Geographic Traveler," "Family Circle," "Family Fun," "Backpacker," "Hemispheres," "Cooking Light," "Yankee" and more. An active member of the Society of American Travel Writers, she holds a Bachelor's from Michigan State University

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