Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – January 29th, 2016
Atwood Lake (Carroll and Tuscarawas counties) — In most winters, the area near the state lodge has been a good bet for ice fishermen. It is unclear if anyone has yet tried to get on the ice here, so make sure to gather all the information you can on ice thickness before venturing out. If the ice does become thick enough to fish in the next couple of weeks, anglers should do well on crappies, bluegills, and saugeyes.
Mosquito Creek Lake (Trumbull County) — Ice reports on this northeast Ohio lake have varied, but it doesn’t sound like much of anything is going on just yet. Give it a week or so before venturing out on the ice. In the event that the ice does become suitable for anglers, try ice jig and minnow combinations for walleyes, crappies, and bluegills. Check with local tackle shops for current ice reports.
Nimisila Reservoir (Summit County) — Reports indicate that the ice should be fishable at least by the weekend of Jan. 23. First ice on this Portage Lake is typically good with anglers pounding the bluegills and crappies. Use ice jigs tipped with live bait or waxworms under an ice bobber for best results.