Portage Lakes Fishing Map | Northeast Ohio FishingClick for a larger printable map view

Kieffer-Marine-Portage-Lakes-Border

Advertise with Go Fish Ohio

Lake Information Details and State Management
The Portage Lakes The Portage Lakes are in Summit County and consist of a chain of five lakes – Turkeyfoot Lake; West Reservoir; East Reservoir; North Reservoir. Long Lake is not accessible from the main chain. They total 1681 acres of fishing waters with 37.84 miles of shoreline. The Portage Lakes lie within Ohio Division of Wildlife District Three.
Location The Portage Lakes chain is located a few miles south of the City of Akron. They are bordered by State Route 224 to the north – County Road 50 on the east – State Route 93 on the west – and County Road 224 on the south.
Distance from Major Cities Approximately 5 miles south of Akron. Approximately 35 miles south of Cleveland. Approximately 100 miles northeast of Columbus.
Fishing Opportunities The Portage Lakes have many species swimming in their waters. *Largemouth Bass *Walleye *Black and White Crappie *Muskellunge *Eastern Chain Pickerel *Bluegill *Redear Sunfish *Pumpkinseed *Rainbow Trout *Warmouth Bass *Yellow Perch *Channel Catfish *Bullhead *Sucker *Carp are all found here. Muskellunge are generally found in North Reservoir while the Pickerel are located in Long Lake. Saugeye are stocked in all lakes.
Boating Information There are no horsepower restrictions on most of the Portage Lakes. Several boat launches are located around the lakes. An improved ramp is located in the state park with four lanes and ample parking.
State Management The Division of Wildlife activities include monitoring fish populations ~ stocking ~ creel studies ~ water quality analysis.

The Portage Lakes – Courtesy Google Maps

 

The Portage Lakes Photo Gallery

Bait & Tackle Shops, Boat Rental,  Marinas & More

  • Kieffer Marine | 252 Portage Lakes Drive | Akron, OH 44319 | 330-644-0234
  • Fishermans’ Central | 3333 Manchester Rd | Akron, OH 44319 | 330-644-5346
  • 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.


  • RSS Ohio Wildlife News

    • Get Schooled on Ohio’s Squirrels October 17, 2018
      While gray, red, and fox squirrels are the most commonly seen squirrel species, a few more call Ohio home. For example, you might be unaware that the flying squirrel is probably the most common of all squirrel species found here. And have you ever seen a thirteen-lined ground squirrel?
    • Weekly Lake Erie Fishing Report October 17, 2018
      Fishing for yellow perch has been good. A few good reports came from the Sputnik buoy near Toledo in 28 to 30 feet of water.
    • Learn to Hunt: Using a Doe Bleat October 17, 2018
      Video. If you're new to hunting, it's helpful to know different ways to call a deer in closer. Doe bleats, grunts, and rattling are all useful while hunting, but there are times when you should and should not use these calls.
    • Chasing the Rainbows October 16, 2018
      The ODNR Division of Wildlife’s annual rainbow trout stockings are popular among anglers at smaller lakes and reservoirs throughout Ohio. Each spring, fish management staff stock approximately 100,000 catchable-sized rainbow trout. Stocking rainbow trout provides excellent opportunities for anglers of all ages to catch a fun, feisty, and harvestable fish.
    • Wild Ohio Cookbook: Small Game and Wild Fowl Recipes October 16, 2018
      How does oven-fried squirrel sound? Get the recipe in our Wild Ohio Cookbook, adding a blend of spices you prefer such as oregano, thyme, or smoked paprika.
    • Wildlife Center Stage: Mallard October 16, 2018
      Glance across any wetland habitat, and you’re likely to see the quintessential duck, the mallard. Yet, as commonplace as a mallard might be, it is hardly ordinary. Read on for a few fun and fascinating facts about these ducks.
    • Range Orientation at Grand River Shooting Range October 15, 2018
      A range orientation class was recently held at the Grand River Shooting Range. A dozen participants, almost all new to range use, were introduced to the concepts of safely enjoying public shooting ranges. Topics such as range operations, rules, and general etiquette were covered by ODNR Division of Wildlife staff.
    • Flathead Catfish October 15, 2018
      A large flathead catfish – also known as a shovelhead, mudcat, or yellow catfish - was recently captured while ODNR Division of Wildlife fish management staff conducted an electrofishing survey for saugeye at Tappan Lake in Harrison County. The flathead catfish is the only North American catfish species with a lower jaw that is longer […]
    • Earth as Inspiration is Theme for Earth Science Week October 15, 2018
      Ohioans are invited to join the Ohio Department of Natural Resources in exploring the state’s natural history during Earth Science Week, Oct. 14-20. Geologists will give talks and lead hikes and fossil collecting throughout Ohio at state parks, state nature preserves and other important geologic sites.
    • Wild Ohio Cookbook: Fish Recipes October 12, 2018
      Need a snack while watching the game this weekend? Find fish recipes in the Wild Ohio Cookbook.
  • Fishin' Polls

    What is your favorite Central Ohio Lake?

    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...
  • Current Moon Phase


    Waxing Gibbous Moon
    Waxing Gibbous Moon
Close Menu
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!