Clearance at Bass Pro Shops

Rush Creek Lake

Advertise on iFished

Latest Ohio Report

East Fork Lake - Not much luck. Two crappie . Not in pre-spawn pattern yet. Soon!... Continued

  • Fishing Details
  • Fishing Reports
  • Catch Photos
  • Solar Lunar Charts
  • Local Businesses

Rush Creek Lake is a Reservoir in Fairfield, Ohio.

Have you fished Rush Creek Lake? Help your fellow anglers out by giving a fishing report, some fishing tips or general information about Rush Creek Lake.

Do you have a question about Rush Creek Lake, ask it here.

The lake was permanently filled to seasonal pool late in 1984. Owned and operated by the Rush Creek Conservancy District, Rush Creek Lake impounds 300 acres on Little Rush Creek. The watershed consists primarily of cropland, pasture, and forested hills.

Fishing Description: 

Rush Creek Lake has populations of largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, channel catfish, white and black crappie, and carp. This Division of Wildlife stocks yearling channel catfish every other year. Gizzard shad is the main forage species.

Fishing Cover / Structure: 

Rush Creek has numerous submerged trees and stumps located in bays and covering the east end of the lake. These areas can be productive for largemouth bass, crappie, and bluegill.

Fishing Tips, Tactics, How-To info: 

Rush Creek has an excellent population of channel catfish. Try fishing shrimp, minnows, or chicken liver in deeper water near the parking area. This technique can be especially productive at night during the summer.

For largemouth, try fishing spinnerbaits, crankbaits or soft plastics in and around this shoreline cover.

For crappies, minnows under a bobber are most effective, but casting and/or jigging twister tails can also work.

Boat Ramp: 

The Rush Creek Conservancy District maintains a boat ramp and parking lot on the southwest side of the lake off of the Thornville Rd. (County Road 74) entrance. There is a 10 H.P. motor restriction on this lake.


Wildlife District One
1500 Dublin Road
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Telephone 614-644-3925

Directions to Lake: 

Rush Creek Lake is located on the border of Fairfield and Perry counties, approximately 13 miles northeast of Lancaster and 6 miles southwest of Somerset, with access on County Roads 26 and 74 off State Route 22.

Rush Creek Lake
Waterbody type: 
United States
Standard elevation: