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Lake Logan is a Reservoir in Hocking, Ohio.

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Originally known as Hocking Lake, the name was changed to Lake Logan to reflect the Native American heritage of this area as well as avoid confusion with the nearby Hocking Hills State Park and Forest. The topography includes steep hills and woodland. The lake encompasses 333 acres at normal pool with a shoreline length of 9.5 miles. The maximum depth at Lake Logan is 18 feet. The headwaters area is shallow however, with depths three feet or less.

Fishing Description: 

Lake Logan has populations of largemouth bass, channel catfish, crappie, sunfish, and saugeye. The Division of Wildlife stocks channel catfish yearlings in alternate years; saugeye fingerlings are stocked annually. Gizzard shad is the main forage species.

Fishing Tips, Tactics, How-To info: 

Better largemouth bass fishing can be found in the spring and fall. As springtime water temperatures warm up, bass will move into shallow water areas to feed and to prepare for spawning. Fish near shallow structure such as tree stumps, fallen trees, or weed bed edges. Spinnerbaits, rubber worms, crankbaits, and jig/pig combinations work well.

Warm summer water temperatures will usually push fish into deeper depths. Fishing during the early morning hours or in the evening will provide better results. Cooler, fall temperatures will trigger bass to move back in the shallow water areas. Fishing success may pick up as bass prepare for winter.

Bluegill and other sunfish can be caught throughout the lake from early spring until fall. Popular methods include waxworms or redworms fished below a bobber. Look for spawning beds in shallow water during the spring and throughout the summer. Many bluegill can be found concentrated in these areas.

Channel catfish angling picks up by mid-June. Nightcrawlers, chicken livers, or prepared catfish baits work well when fished on the bottom in addition to cut bait such as shad or suckers. Night fishing for catfish is a popular method for catfish anglers.

Saugeye can be found shallow in the spring, fall, and winter. Mud or sand flats are good areas to explore as well as shoreline areas with rip-rap. Fishing from the beaches has traditionally worked well in the spring and fall. Twister-tail jigs tipped with live bait or stick-baits slowly worked near the surface produce good results. The small tailwater access is also popular with some saugeye anglers, particularly in the spring.

Facilities and Parks: 

Designated picnicking and swimming areas are located off Lake Logan Road as well, and along Blosser Road.

Boat Ramp: 

The main boat ramp is located off Lake Logan Road with a smaller ramp located approximately 1.5 miles northeast, also off Lake Logan Road.

Shoreline fishing is possible at various locations around the lake. Lake Logan has a small tailwater access off State Route 664. A 10-horsepower limit for outboard motors is in place.


Wildlife District Four
360 East State Street
Athens, Ohio 45701
Telephone 740-589-9930.

Directions to Lake: 

Lake Logan is located within the 718-acre Lake Logan State Park. This public area is in Falls Township, Hocking County, approximately three miles west of Logan. Lake Logan is accessible off Lake Logan Road (County Road 3) via State Route 664. Access to the dam tailwaters is located off State Route 664.

Lake Logan
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