Berlin Lake (3,321 acres; Stark, Portage, and Mahoning counties) – Berlin Lake lies in the northeastern part of Ohio at the junction of Stark, Portage, and Mahoning counties. The lake is located on, and is accessible from, U. S. Route 224 and State Routes 14 and 225. There are no horsepower restrictions for boats at Berlin Lake during the day, but there is a 10 mph speed limit on the lake at night. For walleyes, focus on shallow areas near willows using small crawler harnesses and jig-and-crawler combinations. Walleye anglers are catching bonus catfish, as well.
Portage Lakes (1,190 acres; Summit County) – The Portage Lakes area is located a few miles south of the City of Akron. They 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. All lakes have a 400-horsepower limit. All areas are “no wake” except for portions of Turkeyfoot Lake and East Reservoir. Sunfish are shallow for the spawn, and fishing is hot. Try waxworms fished shallow below bobbers. Largemouth bass are recovering from the spawn and are beginning to bite well again. Fish soft plastics near boat docks or spinnerbaits near weedbeds.