Tappan Lake Tailwaters Info

Discussion in 'OHIO LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by wolfman, Mar 8, 2006.

  1. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    Tappan Lake was created by impounding the waters of Little Stillwater Creek. Today, the lake covers 2,350 acres running from east to west. The dam is at the western edge of the lake.
    The Tappan Lake tailwaters are the remnants of the Little Stillwater Creek. Access to the area is provided by U.S. Route 250-36 and county Road T-280, which cross over the dam. There is a parking area at the dam.
    The land surrounding the lake, dam and tailwaters is owned by the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District and is open to the public. Downstream there are signs alerting anglers to public-private property borders.
    Tappan Lake’s tailwater cats will be found holding in the deeper pools in summer. Anglers should target pools ranging from 8 to 12 feet deep. Expect mostly flatheads with an occasional channel cat.
     
  2. THE CATKING

    THE CATKING New Member

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    One of if not THE best flathead lakes in Ohio ........... Below the dam is also some mighty fine saugeye fishing. In fact , this lake is one of the best saugeyes lakes in Ohio also. 7-8 pounders are common...... THE CATKING !!!
     

  3. loanwizard

    loanwizard Well-Known Member

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    It might be one of the best but IMHO it is behind Salt Fork, Senecaville, and Piedmont.
     
  4. rockbass

    rockbass New Member

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    you are right on the money there. Lots of nice saugeye pulled from there each year......Clendening is another great lake for saugeye. Lots of nice ones caught there too.

    Anyone wanting to get into some flatties at Tappan, stop by Cripple Creek....he will show you on a map where to head