Fishing is an inexpensive, fun way of enjoying nature. You can use a simple long stick, a piece of string with a cork and a hook on the end. Another option is to purchase an all-inclusive set with rod, reel, hooks, bobbers, and line all set up and ready to fish! Children fishing kits tend to be inexpensive and fun even for adults. Insect repellent is also a necessity to make the day pest free.
Remember, safety is important too. Do not fish in rivers or streams when they become flooded. Shore anglers should wear personal flotation devices too and be careful not to fall in the water. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has publications and education programs on fishing. Visit wildohio.gov for all your information from knots to fish management. Remember to follow all state of Ohio fishing regulations.
In Pickaway County you have accessible stream fishing sites on the Scioto River, Big Darby Creek, and Deer Creek. Public lake fishing sites can be found at A.W. Marion and Deer Creek State Parks and Scioto Grove and Slate Run Metro Parks. Also, you can try your luck in the Ohio – Erie Canal on Canal Road, just 1 mile outside Circleville.
Good Luck and Happy Fishing!
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