Ohio Crappie Fishing Charters

Ohio Crappie Fishing Charters

Top Ohio Crappie Fishing Destinations

Best Crappie Fishing Charters in Ohio

Crappie Fishing in Ohio

Crappie
  • Size 0.25 to 0.5lb
  • Food Value Excellent
  • Game Qualities Low
  • Habitats River, Lake

(Pomoxis annularis / nigromaculatus)

With Lake Erie to the north and the Ohio River to the south, Ohio is a paradise for freshwater anglers. While Perch and Walleye may reign supreme, Crappie fishing is a fun way to get the whole family hooked on fishing. These delicious Panfish are revered all over the US, so you’ll want to reel in as many as possible to fill the freezer. Come Crappie fishing in Ohio and let the magic begin!

Where to Go

It’s no surprise that Lake Erie is the place to fish in Ohio. Over half of all fishing in the Buckeye State is done on the famous lake, and Crappie fishing is no different. Attracted to the shallow spots, Crappie is a great fish to go after on a short trip. Leave Lakeside Marblehead or the surrounding areas and hit the sweet spots of Sandusky Bay for a productive day out. 
 
There’s a multitude of lakes and reservoirs that house a year-round population of Crappie in Ohio. You’ll find some of the sweetest Crappie fishing grounds just out of Cleveland. Hit Punderson State Park for exciting fishing in the most scenic spots, while the La Due Reservoir and Mosquito Creek Lake will also yield great rewards. 
 
If you’re based in Columbus or the center of Ohio, you can also go fishing for Crappie with ease. North of the capital, explore Delaware and Alum Creek Lakes for both Black and White Crappie. Hit the north of the lakes during summer and the south during winter for the best results to fill your boat.
 
There’s just one thing missing to complete the freshwater haven that is Ohio – river fishing! From the Ohio River itself to the numerous streams leading into many lakes, there’s non-stop fishing all over the state. The Stillwater River is one of the most popular fishing destinations. Get back to nature in this remote spot and target delicious Crappie, among much more. 

What to Expect

Usually regarded as simplistic, Crappie fishing can be as fun and as exciting as you’d like to make it. True, it’s an ideal trip for the whole family and a great way to get the kids hooked – but what’s wrong with that? Avid anglers can also get their fishing fix by hooking plenty of these delicious creatures aboard.
 
On Lake Erie, you’ll fish aboard a monster offshore fishing boat with all amenities taken care of. Here, you’ll practice some faster trolling, covering a wider range of waters to attract the maximum number of fish. 
 
If you hit the smaller lakes or quieter streams, you’ll most likely be aboard a small, shallow-hulled bass boat. These boats will let you navigate the shallows with ease and you’ll focus on calm, patient fishing. Try slow-trolling at up to 3 miles per hour or jig with live bait to entice the bite of Black and White Crappie, and head home with a tasty treat.

How to Prepare

Before going Crappie fishing in Ohio, you’ll need to get a fishing license. You may also require a separate Lake Erie fishing permit. Read our helpful guide to find out what you need to do.
 
Everything you need for a productive day awaits on board an Ohio Crappie fishing charter. Your captain will set up the rods and reels for you to troll, and live bait will be prepared beforehand. You’ll even have some complimentary water on board to stay hydrated. Bring any other drinks and snacks you may need and make the most of your day out.
 
From Lake Erie to the Ohio, the Crappie fishing opportunities are endless. Come and see for yourself and head home with a boatload of delicious fish!

Ohio Crappie Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Crappie fishing in Ohio varies moderately throughout the year. High season is April to June. Low season is January to February and September to December. There is no closed season.
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What anglers said about Crappie Fishing in Ohio

Make damn sure you booked with Captain Frank Sherry & South if Heaven Guide Service.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Make damn sure you booked with Captain Frank Sherry & South if Heaven Guide Service.
Patrick  C.
Patrick C. Westchester, IL
Great catch Lake Erie Perch 9/16/21. Waves and wind seemed to unlock more bites!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Great catch Lake Erie Perch 9/16/21. Waves and wind seemed to unlock more bites!
Brian  C.
Brian C. Amherst, Ohio
Don't bring too young of children it may be a rough trip but for the adult a very good fishing experience!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Don't bring too young of children it may be a rough trip but for the adult a very good fishing experience!
Keith  B.
Keith B. Oswego, IL
Be ready for great action. Even though it was raining we caught a cooler full and had a blast catching and releasing many large fish.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Be ready for great action. Even though it was raining we caught a cooler full and had a blast catching and releasing many large fish.
Joe  P.
Joe P. Monclova, OH
Use a charter service like Billy D’s to give yourself a better chance of catching fish
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Use a charter service like Billy D’s to give yourself a better chance of catching fish
Sott  D.
Sott D. Washington, PA
Fish bite when they bite, do not expect to fill the boat. Be grateful for what you do catch.
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Fish bite when they bite, do not expect to fill the boat. Be grateful for what you do catch.
Mark  C.
Mark C. Temple, TX
Just enjoy the experience of being on Lake Erie, and if you catch the fish, all the better.
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Just enjoy the experience of being on Lake Erie, and if you catch the fish, all the better.
Donald  S.
Donald S. Polk, OH
Book with Possessed Again Fishing Charters. Both the AM & PM Charters did well this week 6/28 & 29/21. When the fish are biting, all you need is about 4 hours to catch your 6 Walleye limit.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Book with Possessed Again Fishing Charters. Both the AM & PM Charters did well this week 6/28 & 29/21. When the fish are biting, all you need is about 4 hours to catch your 6 Walleye limit.
Warren  F.
Warren F. Round Lake, Illinois
Always check in with your captain about the weather. The lake can be a bit choppy at times.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Always check in with your captain about the weather. The lake can be a bit choppy at times.
Holly  H.
Holly H. Columbus, OH
As I said earlier, if you want to catch fish, Charles always knows where they are and how to catch them
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
As I said earlier, if you want to catch fish, Charles always knows where they are and how to catch them
James  P.
James P. United States
See my review of Captain Paul Schill and Fishin' Mission charters. The residents of Lakeside Marblehead were very friendly and considerate.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
See my review of Captain Paul Schill and Fishin' Mission charters. The residents of Lakeside Marblehead were very friendly and considerate.
James  M.
James M. Genoa, OH
If it’s going to be a windy day bring a jacket. It got cooler the further we went out.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
If it’s going to be a windy day bring a jacket. It got cooler the further we went out.
Donovan  A.
Donovan A. New York, NY
Have layers of clothes Listen to your captain of whats working to catch the fish
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Have layers of clothes Listen to your captain of whats working to catch the fish
Ken  P.
Ken P. Blacklick, Ohio
Yes but pay attention to the upcoming weather and be flexible. Even though we were not able to it would have been easier on all of us., Mr. Hughes and Carol were great.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Yes but pay attention to the upcoming weather and be flexible. Even though we were not able to it would have been easier on all of us., Mr. Hughes and Carol were great.
Douglas  B.
Douglas B. Cincinnati, OH
A convenient location to fish with plenty of cool places to visit when you get off the boat!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
A convenient location to fish with plenty of cool places to visit when you get off the boat!
David  O.
David O. Newton Falls, OH
The size of the boat and the engine largely determines how fast and how far you can go during your time. We plan to come back in June next year, instead of July.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
The size of the boat and the engine largely determines how fast and how far you can go during your time. We plan to come back in June next year, instead of July.
Terry  B.
Terry B. Morgantown, West Virginia
Definitely!!!! That catfishing is of superior quality. For numbers.... And average size.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Definitely!!!! That catfishing is of superior quality. For numbers.... And average size.
Tim  D.
Tim D. CANAL WNCHSTR, OH
The weather is unpredictable. Our day of perch fishing was great. But we had a second trip for walleye booked that got canceled because of thunderstorms.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
The weather is unpredictable. Our day of perch fishing was great. But we had a second trip for walleye booked that got canceled because of thunderstorms.
Doug  C.
Doug C. Cincinnati, Ohio
Pay a little money to get the experience you want. Cheaper definitely doesn’t mean better in this case.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Pay a little money to get the experience you want. Cheaper definitely doesn’t mean better in this case.
Michael  E.
Michael E. Sardinia, OH
Dont expect fish on the hook every minute but be ready because they will bite
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Dont expect fish on the hook every minute but be ready because they will bite
Stephen  S.
Stephen S. Buffalo, NY

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