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Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – August 29th, 2014

Portage Lakes (2,034 acres; Summit County) – Located a few miles south of Akron. These lakes are bordered by State Route 224 on the north, County Road 50 on the east, State Route 93 on the west, and County Road 224 on the south. Eight lakes encompass 2,034 acres. All lakes have a 400-horsepower limit, except for Nimisila Reservoir, which allows only electric motors. Eight boat launch ramps provide access to the lakes. All areas are “no wake” except for portions of Turkeyfoot Lake and East Reservoir. Bass: Anglers are catching bass adjacent to weed beds on bass jigs. The bite has been solid with nice size fish being landed. Crappie: are being targeted in eight to 10 feet of water on offshore structures such as weed beds, habitat structures, and natural contour breaks. Anglers are using small jigs with minnows.

Shreve Lake (62 acres, Wayne County) – Approximately 1.2 miles west of Shreve, north of State Route 226. County Road 149 is on the western boundary, Clinton Township Road 138 is on the eastern boundary, and Clinton Township Road 316 runs east and west through the area. A boat launching ramp is accessible from Township Road 316 on the southeast corner of the lake. Boats are restricted to electric motors only. A fishing pier designed for people with disabilities is located near the boat launching ramp. Channel catfish: are being caught on the north end of the lake by the stump field. Anglers are using chicken liver and cut bait on bottom. Sunfish: are biting well from shore, try using red worms or waxworms on small hooks under a float.

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