In southwestern Portage County lies a large fishing destination called Mogadore Reservoir. This 1,104-acre reservoir gets up to 24 feet deep in some areas. Some of the fish species you’ll find here include largemouth bass, redear sunfish, bluegill, black and white crappie, yellow perch, channel catfish and brown bullhead. In odd-numbered years, the Division of Wildlife stocks the reservoir with channel catfish. Mogadore Reservoir is an excellent year-round fishing location, with the primary largemouth bass fishing taking place in April, May, and June. Those are also good months to catch redear and bluegill sunfish. In the winter, try ice fishing for bluegill, crappie, and perch. You’ll have the best luck if you use surface lures or crank baits for the bass, worms and flies tipped with maggots for the sunfish, live minnows and jigs for the crappie, worms and chicken liver for the catfish, and minnows or worms for the yellow perch. The shore fishing here is a bit limited, so it’s best to fish this reservoir by boat.
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