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Lake Information Details and State Management
Nimisila Reservoir Nimisila Reservoir is in Summit County. The lake has 811 acres of fishing water with 16 miles of shoreline. It is within Ohio Division of Wildlife District Three.
Location Nimisila Reservoir is located in southeastern Summit County. It lies two miles south of State Route 619 – 2 miles east of State Route 93 – 2.5 miles west of State Route 241. The entire reservoir is surrounded by county roads.
Distance from Major Cities Approximately 10 miles south of Akron. Approximately 40 miles south of Cleveland. Approximately 100 miles northeast of Columbus.
Fishing Opportunities Nimisila is noted for its good populations of Largemouth Bass *Bluegill *Crappies *Northern Pike *Channel Catfish that have been stocked by the Division of Wildlife.
Boating Information There is an electric motor only restriction on Nimisila Reservoir. There are four boat ramps around the lake however there is no boat rental.
State Management The Division of Wildlife activities include *monitoring fish populations ~ stocking ~ creel studies ~ general physical and chemical water quality analysis.

Nimisila Reservoir Location – Courtesy Google Maps


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Bait & Tackle Shops, Boat Rental,  Marinas & More

  • Kieffer Marine | 252 Portage Lakes Drive | Akron, OH 44319 | 330-644-0234
  • Fishermans’ Central | 252 Portage Lakes Drive | Akron, OH 44319 | 330-644-0234
  • Portage Lakes Marine | 3758 Manchester Rd. | Akron, OH 44319 | 330-644-5020
  • Shriner Marine | 533 w. Turkeyfoot Lake Rd. | New Franklin, OH 44319 | 330-990-2191

A very special THANKS to the Ohio Division of Natural Resources, the Division of Wildlife and the Division of Watercraft for their hard work and dedication in providing Northern Ohio sportsmen and women with boating safety plus excellent fishing & hunting opportunities!

Turn In a Poacher (1-800-POACHER)

Ohio’s Turn In a Poacher -“TIP” program – helps to curtail poaching throughout the state by involving the public in reporting wildlife violations. If you observe a wildlife violation, click here and submit the form online or print the form and mail to:

TIP Headquarters, Division of Wildlife
2045 Morse Rd., Bldg G
Columbus, Ohio 43229-6693

Or call the TIP toll-free hotline, 1-800-POACHER.


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