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Todd Fork

Warren County, Ohio.

Todd Fork midpoint in Clarksville, Ohio.

Todd Fork ends in Morrow, Ohio.

627 feet (191 meters)

39.95 miles long (64.30 kilometers)

About The Todd Fork

Todd Fork is a River located in Warren County, OH. Starting in Reesville, OH the Todd Fork flows 40 miles through Clarksville, OH before ending in Morrow, OH. The Todd Fork rises to an elevation of 627 feet. Find maps, fishing guides, weather and recreation information at Guidesly.

 

About Todd Fork, OH

Todd Fork is an approximately 34-mile small farm creek that runs along Middleboro Road to Pike Street in Warren County and Clinton County in Ohio. The water body also goes by the names Todds Fork, Todd’s Fork, and Todds Creek, and it has an elevation of 627 feet. Its headwaters are located near Wilmington, and its mouth and lower river are located in Morrow. The stream is also northeast of Cincinnati. It is located 4.3 miles from Butlerville and 4.5 miles away from South Lebanon. It is also a tributary of the Miami River and flows through wooded valleys for most of its lower portions. It was likely named after the Todd family, the pioneer settlers, back in the 18th century. 

The stream is great for practicing basic whitewater canoe and kayak skills, especially when the water gets one to two feet above normal after a generous rain. At normal water level, it can still be floated for most of the year from the mouth of Cowan Creek to the mouth of the Todd Fork itself.  However, there is quite limited access to the stream. An abandoned railroad is situated near the lower parts of the water body, and it may be accessed from there, as long as the area is not tagged as private property.  

Todd Fork Fishing Description

All About Fishing in Todd Fork, OH

Not only is the stream considered a hotspot for whitewater kayaking, it also offers great fishing opportunities for bass, panfish, carp, and suckers. Popular catches here are smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, and river redhorse. The stream is also a popular spot for sauger, and some anglers have reported they got their biggest catch of these fish species here. There is also a good population of white sucker, grass carp, black drum, and longnose gar. You may also find species of alburnus bleak, asp, blue tilapia, brown trout, chinook salmon, tautog, and goldfish here. There have also been reports of gudgeon, ide, rainbow trout, rudd, and silver carp sighted in this stream.              

The stream has a generally light fishing pressure, and although it provides only limited access, you may still find bank fishing and wading opportunities. With that said, popular fishing techniques used here are baitcasting, surfcasting, fly fishing, handline fishing,  and spinning.  Jerkbaits are popularly used here, and some fish like sauger like to have resistance when biting so it would be best to use heavier jig heads or sinkers to amp up your success rate when angling for them here. You may also need a fishing license before heading out here, whether you are a resident in the vicinity or not. 

Todd Fork Seasonal & Other Description

Fishing Seasonality

The best times to fish in Todd Fork would be around 2 AM to 3 AM and 8 AM. You may also try between 3 PM to 6 PM or at 9 PM. During some warm days in December to March, there is a great chance to catch sauger here. Smallmouth bass spawns during the months of May and June when the water temperature is around 55 to 65°F, so it would be ideal to look for them here specifically during these months. River redhorse, on the other hand, spawns during April and May here. You may also find white sucker species during these months. Just be careful when angling here during harsh conditions, and you will be all set. 

Temperature and Optimal Seasons

Fishing Seasonality

The best times to fish in Todd Fork would be around 2 AM to 3 AM and 8 AM. You may also try between 3 PM to 6 PM or at 9 PM. During some warm days in December to March, there is a great chance to catch sauger here. Smallmouth bass spawns during the months of May and June when the water temperature is around 55 to 65°F, so it would be ideal to look for them here specifically during these months. River redhorse, on the other hand, spawns during April and May here. You may also find white sucker species during these months. Just be careful when angling here during harsh conditions, and you will be all set. 

Todd Fork Fish Species

All About Fishing in Todd Fork, OH

Not only is the stream considered a hotspot for whitewater kayaking, it also offers great fishing opportunities for bass, panfish, carp, and suckers. Popular catches here are smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, and river redhorse. The stream is also a popular spot for sauger, and some anglers have reported they got their biggest catch of these fish species here. There is also a good population of white sucker, grass carp, black drum, and longnose gar. You may also find species of alburnus bleak, asp, blue tilapia, brown trout, chinook salmon, tautog, and goldfish here. There have also been reports of gudgeon, ide, rainbow trout, rudd, and silver carp sighted in this stream.              

The stream has a generally light fishing pressure, and although it provides only limited access, you may still find bank fishing and wading opportunities. With that said, popular fishing techniques used here are baitcasting, surfcasting, fly fishing, handline fishing,  and spinning.  Jerkbaits are popularly used here, and some fish like sauger like to have resistance when biting so it would be best to use heavier jig heads or sinkers to amp up your success rate when angling for them here. You may also need a fishing license before heading out here, whether you are a resident in the vicinity or not. 

Longnose Gar

Habitat: Onshore, Nearshore, Marsh, Rivers

Weight: 30 - 55 Pounds

Length: 28" - 72"

Grass Carp

Habitat: Lake, River, Backcountry

Weight: 40 - 97 Pounds

Length: 16" - 59"

Black Drum

Habitat: Brackish Waters, Onshore

Weight: 15 - 90 Pounds

Length: 0" - "

White Sucker

Habitat: Freshwater Rivers, Lakes, Streams

Weight: 2 - 8 Pounds

Length: 12" - 26"