Create memorable moments by fishing at the Wilds. Unwind on the water by casting out into one of our tranquil lakes, surrounded by rolling hills of grasslands and forests. Our lakes and ponds provide serenity from their remote and tranquil locations, and excitement with the search for a large catch.
Several water bodies have been stocked with largemouth bass, red eared sunfish, brown bullhead, muskellunge, bluegill and channel catfish. Other species discovered include green sunfish, long eared sunfish, pumpkinseed, white crappie, warmouth and bullhead. The variety of underwater habitats and structure, as well as species, creates exciting fishing opportunities. Whether you are an experienced fisher, a novice, or sharing your passion for fishing with friends and family, everyone can find something to inspire them at the Wilds.
Use a boat supplied by the Wilds or fish from the bank of one of our scenic lakes. The excursion, with up to six guests per trip, will be four hours long including travel time. Guests will have an attendant during their excursion to transport them to and from the fishing locations as well as answer questions and assist with their equipment.
$75 per person from bank
$100 per person from boat
*Wilds Members receive a $25 discount
May through August (daily) at 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., September and October (daily) at 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.
*All fishing at the Wilds is catch and release. An Ohio Fishing License is required for all participants. Reservations are required at least 3 days in advance. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Life jackets must be worn on the excursion - standard sizes are available, but guests may bring their own. We recommend comfortable footwear and casual clothing (dress for the weather), as there will be some walking. Closed-toe shoes required.
**Fishing Safaris typically run rain or shine, please dress appropriately. For the safety of our guests, Wilds staff will determine whether excursions will occur. Extreme heat, severe storms or severe rain are all safety concerns and may cause a postponement or cancellation of an excursion. If the Wilds postpones or cancels the Fishing Safari we will discuss alternatives for the guests.