Do You Scout For Trout?: How To Find and Identify Trout in Ohio

Trout holds a special place in any angler’s heart. They are beautiful, playful, and require a lot of skill to fish well. You can use just about any method to catch them, from flies to lures to live bait. Best of all, they can grow to be huge under the...

Like Cats? And We Are Not Referring To The Feline Kind: How to Find and Identify Ohio’s Biggest Fish

Catfish, and people that fish for catfish, are a special breed. We mean that with love, of course. It takes a different kind of thinking to get into a catfish’s head. But once you do, you will be hooked (pun intended). Catfish are sporty, grow to gigantic proportions, and make...

How to Start a Campfire in Under Five Minutes

Have you ever been in a situation where you had to get a fire started in a hurry? Maybe you’re a day into a fishing trip with your buddies and it started raining just as you made it to camp. Or you forgot your trusty lighter fluid at home and...

Fall Fish Feast- How To Prepare Around A Campfire

Father/ son camping and fishing. It’s that time of year again! The ground is speckled with yellows, oranges, and reds as autumn sweeps down the hills and valleys. Sweater weather is in full swing, jack-o-lanterns are starting to make an appearance, and Halloween is right around the corner. What better...

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...