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Deer Creek Lodge marina

During those long, hot summer days, the Deer Creek Lodge is the place to be. Cool off in the sparkling waters of Deer Creek Lake and for a little more water adventure, rent a vessel and see what lies beyond the shoreline. The following selection of boats and waters toys are available for your use:

  • Paddleboats
  • Kayaks
  • Paddleboards

fishing at Deer Creek

Fishing is one of the many activities that guests enjoy during their stay at Deer Creek Lodge. Whether you prefer to go out on a still morning or warm afternoon, Deer Creek Lake is jumping with saugeye, bluegill, largemouth bass, white and black crappie, channel catfish, white bass, carp and bullheads. Gizzard Shad are also caught in the lake and they make excellent bait for Ohio anglers, especially when fishing for catfish.

Ohio State Fishing Regulations

The Department of Natural Resources has stocked the lake with Saugeye annually. Fishing is allowed from boats and the shoreline, in and along Deer Creek Lake and in Deer Creek below and above the lake. Ohio fishing licenses are required and can be purchased at Frostie’s on Crownover Mill Road, or Webb’s on State Route 207 in Pancoastburg. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources conservation officers enforce game laws.

Fish and wildlife management is a shared responsibility—the Department of Natural Resources and the US Corps of Engineers manage the fish and wildlife programs by habitat improvement, nesting site development, and food-plot programs for the benefit of many fish and wildlife species.