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Clash at the Clendening

Clendening Lake

June 18, 2016

Presented by:


$20 entry fee with optional $5 big fish entry.

100% of the money is paid out to the participating anglers. To sign up for this event be at the 'Start Location' listed below between 6:30AM and 7:00AM


Start-End Time

7:00AM - 3:00PM

(1 inch deducted for every minute late at measure-in)


Start/End Location

Clendening Lake Rt799 and Rt311 Boat Ramp


Eligible Fishing Waters

Clendening Lake - Entire lake - Lake Map & Information



Rules that govern all Trail events can be found HERE



412 Bait Company prize package valued at over $300 will be raffled!  The prize packages will be raffled off to all anglers who didn't win 1st place, 2nd place, or win big fish.  It is the goal of the Trail to give all participants who attend a shot at prizes and not just those who take the top spots, so be sure to attend the measure-in even if you had a tough day locating fish!

Camping/Meet & Greet

Clendening Lake has multiply campsites available ranging from primitive to cabins. Often times large groups of anglers will camp Friday night before the event as well as through the weekend.  Reservations is highly recommended.


The measure-in is also a good oppurtunity to meet & greet fellow kayak anglers of all skill levels and talk about our mutual love of kayak fishing.  


Be sure to join the Buckeye Nation Kayak Anglers group on Facebook to see what anglers are planning for each event. 


Event History

This will be the first event BKFT has held at Clendening lake. 


     Clendening Lake, one of the flood control impoundments of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District, was constructed in Brushy Fork of Big Stillwater Creek. This 1,702-acre lake is mostly long, narrow, and winding and most of its 35.5 miles of shoreline is deeply wooded. There is a 10-horsepower outboard motor limit on this lake.

As the largest undeveloped lake in Ohio, Clendening offers a true back-to-nature experience, far from the crowds, yet close to home. It’s a great place for boating, fishing, paddlesports hiking, and many more outdoor activities.


      Clendening Lake Marina and Campground offers boat rentals, daily and seasonal docking, bait and tackle, ethanol-free fuel sales, repair services, snacks and supplies, and overnight accommodations including a campground, beautiful log cabins, and a clean, comfortable motel.


      Spring bass fishing is very popular with anglers. April, May, and June produce many bass of five pounds and up each year. One end of the lake is about as good as the other. Most bass average a healthy 12-15 inches, with many 2-3 poun bass caught. While occasionally a 7-pound bass will turn up, bass as big as 9 pounds have been reported from Clendening. Bass fishing starts in late April in the coves around down timberand bank cover. By midsummer start working the steep creek banks and big rocks on the main lake points.


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