Akron Youth Ponds (Summit County)
If you haven’t visited the Division of Wildlife youth fishing area in Portage Lakes, it’s not too late. Visit http://bit.ly/youthfishing to learn more or drop by 912 Portage Lakes Drive during weekends from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Fishing is free, equipment and bait is provided (youngsters are welcome to bring their own), and a staff member is on hand to assist. Please note that the area is open to ages 15 and under but all anglers must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Anglers may keep one fish daily. Call Wildlife District Three at (330) 644-2293 for details.
Berlin Lake (Mahoning, Portage , and Stark counties)
Bass in the bays and off of points are hitting on shad-imitating soft plastics fished quickly. Walleyes are biting on deep-diving cranks. The night bite has really picked up with good numbers of walleyes still being caught during daylight hours. Near the State Rt. 14 bridge, channel cats are being caught on shrimp, white bass are hitting on shad-imitations/ minnows, and crappies continue to be caught on bobber and minnow combos.
Edgewater Park to Eastlake CEI Seawall (Cuyahoga and Lake counties)
White bass are biting in good numbers from Edgewater Park (Cleveland Lakefront State Park, Edgewater exit, north of SR 2) to Eastlake Seawall (Erie Road off of SR 283). Both of these locations are shoreline access points, but anglers will find there are several additional shoreline access points between these two public areas. Read more in the Lake Erie Fishing Guide, which can be obtained by visiting a Division of Wildlife office or by calling 1-800-WILDLIFE. Places to launch a boat are listed in the publication, as well. Anglers should also check out the Lake Erie Access Guide and interactive map viewer at www.dnr.state.oh.us/coastal Anglers should fish shiners, jigs, twisters, small crankbaits, and small spoons for best results.