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Portage Lakes Fishing Map – Northeast OH

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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.

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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 | 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.


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