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Northeast Ohio Fishing Report - November 21st, 2014

Mogadore Reservoir (1,104 acres; Portage County) - Boaters are allowed electric motors only. Crappie: The fall crappie bite has picked up at Mogadore Reservoir. Crappie jigs and tubes is all it is taking to put some slabs in the cooler. Fishing minnows on jigs or under a bobber is also very effective. Successful anglers are reporting most fish are being caught in depths around 13 to 15 feet and closer to the bottom, with some fish being suspended. Begin fishing at the bottom and work your way up the water column until you start to get consistent bites and then stick with that depth.

Wingfoot Lake (Portage County) - Boats are allowed on Wingfoot Lake, but they must be propelled by outboard motors of 10 horsepower or less. Perch and crappie: Anglers are reporting an increase in crappie and perch catches. Successful anglers are reporting that the majority of fish caught are biting on a plain hook with a minnow under a float. Some anglers have landed fish using a pin-min with waxworms under a float.

West Branch Reservoir (2,350 acres; Portage County) - This reservoir is designated for unlimited horsepower. Pike: Anglers are casting crankbaits and stickbaits in shallow water, three to four feet. Muskellunge: Muskie anglers are having similar success fishing larger presentations in shallow water as the muskie bite continues to be solid. Successful anglers are targeting downed trees and other sunken structures.

Nimisila Reservoir (742 acres; Summit County) - Boats with electric motors only. Bass and catfish: Live baits, such as nightcrawlers, minnows, and shiners, have produced nice mixed catches of bass and catfish. Anglers are catching them both from boat and shore. Shore anglers have focused their effort on the east shorelines off of Christman Road.

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