Fishing | New Lexington Reservoir
Spend some relaxing time on the water at New Lexington Reservoir – a 36-acre lake located north of New Lexington on County Road 149 (off State Route 13).
Many locals fish here – it’s mostly a boat fishing lake with both fishing and electric motorboats permitted.
You can launch portable boats from the south and midwest banks of the lake. The east bank has weed growth in warm weather and some standing timber, making it a place where the fish like to hang out. Spring fishing for Crappie is good in this east bank area near the timber.
You’ll also find Largemouth Bass with top weights around 6 – 7 pounds. Panfish, Bluegills, Sunfish, Bullhead Catfish and Channel Catfish are all here.
Pro Tip: A great guide to fishing in Perry County, written by Jim MacCracken, is available on Amazon. The Perry County Ohio Fishing & Floating Guide Book will get you started on a fishing tour that will keep you busy all year long!
WHERE TO STAY
Uptown Belle | New Lexington
Beautifully and fully renovated apartment on top floor of turn of the century gorgeous home. This beauty is the Belle of the town for sure. She features 3 bedrooms, 1 large bath, living room, kitchen, and dining room.
WHERE TO EAT
The Pizza Place | New Lexington
Stop into New Lexington to brag on your catch at The Pizza Place where you’ll find pizza piled with cheese, steaks, ribs and more – don’t miss the crispy onion loaf with horseradish dip! Memorabilia from the filming of the Robert Redford movie Brubaker lines the walls – including the pink neon Pinky’s sign that originally hung outside in the ‘80s.
100 West Broadway
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Trotter’s Pub & Grill | New Lexington
Juicy steaks and a great ribeye sandwich, wings with your choice of sauces from barbecue to garlic parmesan and outdoor dining on a large, seasonal patio. Trotter’s has a long, friendly bar and dining seating in the back. Right on Main Street in downtown New Lexington.
123 N Main Street
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Corner News | New Lexington
Homestyle cooking with counter service and a cozy dining room with windows to watch the world go by on Main Street. Daily specials are posted to their Facebook page. Call to confirm hours.
100 S. Main Street