Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – May 23rd, 2014
Mogadore Reservoir (1,104-acres; Portage County) – Owned and operated by the city of Akron, this reservoir is located in southwestern portion of the county, three miles east of Akron and six miles south of Kent on SR 43, one mile south of U.S. Route 224. April, May, and June are the best months for catching largemouth bass: cast surface lures, crankbaits, or spinners toward shore and retrieve at moderate speed. Crappie: live minnows and jigs, particularly in stumpy areas. Fishing from shore is somewhat limited, but the entire reservoir is available for boat fishing. Outboard motors are limited to electric only.
Silver Creek Lake (46-acres; Summit County) – Owned and operated by Summit County Metro Parks, this reservoir is located about two miles south of the city of Norton, approximately one mile north of SR 585 off Medina Line Road. Silver Creek Lake is contained within Silver Creek Metro Park. Largemouth bass and bluegills can be captured close to shore, especially during the spring and again in the fall. Largemouth bass: spinner baits, surface lures, and plastic worms. Bluegills and other sunfish: waxworms, maggots, or small worms. This lake was stocked by the Division of Wildlife on April 16 with rainbow trout. Trout: worms, maggots, corn kernels, artificial salmon eggs, minnows, or ¼-ounce spinners or spoons.
Mosquito Lake (7,241 acres; Trumbull County) – Mosquito Creek Lake is situated within Mosquito Lake State Park in Trumbull County approximately one mile west of State Route 5 in Cortland. Five maintained boat-launch ramps in addition to 250 docks (available for seasonal rental) are situated around this lake providing convenient access. Unlimited horsepower boating is permitted on the lake. Crappie: seem to be the hot bite at Mosquito Lake. Small jigs tipped with a minnow at the right spot will be sure to keep your rod busy. Focus your time on woody snags or other structure in bays where the water tends to warm up quicker or in deeper water (8-12 feet) on the edge of weed beds.
Wingfoot Lake (444 acres; Portage County) – Wingfoot Lake lies within Wingfoot Lake State Park, which is located in southwestern Portage County, three miles east of Akron and eight miles south of Kent, west of State Route 43, 1⁄2 mile south of U.S. Route 224. Boats are allowed on Wingfoot Lake, but they must be propelled by outboard motors of 10 horsepower or less. Crappie: Live minnows and jigs fished in six to eight feet of water are producing some nice slabs. Anglers are reporting that most of the fish are being caught toward the bottom. Perch: Real nice bonus perch are being caught by anglers while crappie fishing. Stick with the same bait, setup, and locations as crappie for a chance to pull in some nice perch!