Fishing Line Types: Pros and Cons

    Fishing line is arguably the most important equipment for anglers. It is the life-line and connection from you to the fish. There are several types of fishing line out on the market to choose from, but three of them are the most common and practical to use in our region....

Fish Fact Friday: Channel Catfish

Channel Catfish are the most common catfish species in Ohio. They are often confused with other species of catfish, like Bullheads and Blue Catfish, due to their relatively high variation in color. These fish can be blue, gray, brown, and nearly black in upper body color. Their lower half is...

Fishing Facts for FisherPeople

The construct of FishMySpot started in 2018, after 3 friends reminisced of their childhood days and the love they have of being outdoors. The founders loved everything outdoors, but mostly fishing! As they laughed about trespassing on their neighbors property, and frequently getting kicked off, they thought "what if we...

Taking Stock of Your Pond

Are you maximizing your ponds potential?  Is your pond stocked correctly?  Are your fish happy?  Like many things in life pond management can seem overwhelming, but it does not have to be.  One of our goals at FishMySpot is helping ponds owners access the full potential of their pond while...

Are Bluegill and Sunfish One in The Same?

It can be tricky to decipher the difference between the two. In this blog we provide you all the details you need to know about bluegill and how they differ from sunfish. Bluegill sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus) are the driving force behind most impoundments where present. With high reproductive capabilities and...

Spring Lure Selection

With the vast selection and availability of fishing lures in todays market it’s easy to get   overwhelmed when deciding what to use. Warming water temperatures of spring boost both fish metabolism and aggression, giving anglers better chances of success. As the spawn approaches for largemouth bass, they are eating heavily...

The ‘Pond’ King

   The pond king, largemouth bass, and most sought-after freshwater sport fish is a keystone species in lakes and ponds in their native range. Aptly called a “bucketmouth,” largemouth bass are perfectly adapted to eat their primary food source, bluegill sunfish. With a voracious appetite and willingness to take a variety...

Do You Have Your Pond Covered?

The importance of varied cover is one of the most overlooked aspects of a healthy, productive pond. Cover can be found naturally in the forms of aquatic growth, rock piles and fallen timber but most excavated ponds are devoid of everything except aquatic growth unless purposely added by the landowner....

Spring Fishing Tips & Tricks

Now that the long wait for nicer weather has arrived, Spring fishing is in full swing. Rising water temperatures means aquatic ecosystems are increasing in activity and inhabitants are concerned with two things; eating and breeding. Spring is the ideal time for anglers to catch their personal best fish as...

Fish Fact Thursday: Yellow Perch

 Yellow perch are some of the first fish to spawn in lakes and ponds around Ohio, when water temperatures approach 45 degrees F. Perch are also unique with their method of spawning; laying large strands or ribbons of eggs that drape around submerged vegetation and structure. They provide no parental...

Fish Fact Thursday: Crappie

There are two species of crappie, black and white, that are native to most Midwest and Southern States, but have since been transplanted all over the U.S. both negligently and as a sport fish. Crappie are a large species of “panfish” that feed mainly on minnows, small fish and macroinvertebrates....

Does Your Pond Have Winter Blues?

As spring draws closer, now is a good time to consider the health of your lake or pond before the system fully awakens. Spring is a crucial time for most ecosystems as this is the time for reproduction and ensuring the passing on of genes to future generations. Fish, frogs...

Fish Fact Friday

Did you know smallmouth bass spawn in colder temperatures than largemouth bass? While not as common in ponds as their large-mouthed cousins, these voracious predators are an exciting catch with strong fights and energetic jumps. Commonly found in both fast-moving currents of rivers and streams and calm waters of lakes...

Got Rodents?

They may look cute but these semi-aquatic rodents are an irritant to pond owners. If you are a pond owner, you may have experienced Muskrats. If you have not, count yourself as lucky! Inhabitants of virtually all aquatic ecosystems, these small mammals are regulars in any pond with enough forage...