Best Fishing Spots in Trumbull County

It is no secret that Trumbull County in Northeast Ohio has some of the best fishing in the state. Almost every fisherman can find something to their liking, whether it's creeks, rivers, parks, or hidden gems. Communities in the region place a high emphasis on protecting and maintaining their natural resources. As a result, locals and visitors can take advantage of all the area has to offer.

Mosquito Lake State Park

Mosquito Lake State Park in Cortland, OH is famous for its top-notch walleye, crappie, and bass fishing. The lake is the second-largest inland lake in Ohio, offering more than 7200 acres of water and nearly 42 miles of shoreline for fishing, boating, and recreating.

Pymatuning Creek

If adventure, wild beauty, and solitude are what you are looking for, the eastern portion of the county is home to Ohio’s newest designated “wild and scenic river,” Pymatuning Creek. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources - Scenic River Program made the official designation in the fall of 2018. Take a short hike, or even better, a leisurely paddle on the meandering creek to experience some great northern pike and yellow perch fishing and you’ll see why it’s called “wild and scenic.”

Mahoning River

Another often overlooked resource, which was the lifeblood of the city of Warren, OH, and the steel industry, is the Mahoning River. The Mahoning, which slices through the southern half of the county, has become a tremendous fishery in recent years. Kept somewhat of a secret by the locals and a few knowing anglers, the 23 county miles of river are home to countless species of sport fish from huge muskies to according to the Ohio Division of Wildlife, “impressive smallmouth bass fishing.”

Bottom Line

There is a strong collaborative effort between canoe clubs, parks and Metroparks, ODNR, and other organizations. It is the goal of all these groups to preserve these pristine surroundings. Locals and visitors alike now and in the future will have an amazing resource to experience.

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