In Summit County, you’ll find excellent fishing at a chain of five lakes known as the Portage Lakes. Altogether, the lakes total 1681 acres of water and 37.84 miles of shoreline. The five lakes are Turkeyfoot Lake, East Reservoir, West Reservoir, North Reservoir and Long Lake. You can access all the lakes from the main chain, except for Long Lake. These lakes offer great game fishing for largemouth bass, walleye, black and white crappie, muskellunge, eastern chain pickerel, bluegill, redear sunfish, pumpkinseed, rainbow trout, warmouth bass, yellow perch, channel catfish, bullhead, and carp. If you want to catch the muskellunge, stick to the North Reservoir. You’ll find the pickerel in Long Lake and the saugeye in all the lakes. Most of the Portage Lakes don’t have horsepower restrictions and there are several boat launches to help you get out on the water.
Portage Lakes Fish:
Portage Lakes boat ramps:
The following boat ramps provide access to Portage Lakes.