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Ohio Smallmouth Bass


If you're looking for a fight. Few experiences are more thrilling than watching a smallmouth bass leap through the air at the end for your fishing line. Wading or floating an Ohio stream is a great way to experience nature and an opportunity to catch this exciting fish. Naturally reproducing smallmouth bass populations are found in reservoirs and streams in Ohio. Catch rates are often higher in streams because smallmouth bass are more common in streams than reservoirs and the stream fish are often concentrated in specific areas.

Local waters guided include the Olentangy River, Scioto River and our specialty, the Kokosing River. Walk-in trips as well as floats in canoes/kayaks are available. Our season typically runs from mid-March through early November.

Smallmouth fishing in Central Ohio can be good to excellent at times although the size of our fish is usually not exceptional. There are places and times when we catch some larger fish but most will run 8-12 inches but you might catch a lot of them!

Ohio Smallmouth Bass Fly Fishing Trips

Ohio Fly Fishing Guides offers professional guide service for Smallmouth Bass here in Ohio. Local waters guided include the Olentangy River, Scioto River and our specialty, the Kokosing River. Walk-in trips as well as floats in canoes/kayaks are available. Our season typically runs from April through October.

Smallmouth fishing in Central Ohio can be good to excellent at times although the size of our fish is usually not exceptional. There are places and times when we catch some larger fish but most will run 8-12 inches but you might catch a lot of them!

Season: Smallmouth Bass season begins in April and lasts through October.

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How it works: When you purchase your trip here, our team will reach out with you to schedule and confirm a date for your guided fly fishing trip!

Who guides for Smallmouth Bass: Josh McQueen, Ryan Ratliff, Justin Christopherson, Katie Johnstone and Donnie Knight.http://

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Questions: Send an email to [email protected] or give the shop a call at (614) 451-0363.