|Lake Information||Details and State Management|
|West Branch Reservoir||West Branch Reservoir is in Portage County. This lake covers 2350 acres of water and 40 miles of shoreline at normal pool. The lake is within Ohio Division of Wildlife District Three.|
|Location||West Branch Reservoir is located in Portage County situated along the south side of State Route 5. It is about 5 miles east of Ravenna and in the quadrangle formed by State Route 5 to the north – State Route 225 to the east – I-76 to the south – State Route 14 to the west.|
|Distance from Major Cities||Approximately 20 miles east of Akron. Approximately 35 miles southeast of Cleveland. Approximately 25 miles west of Youngstown.|
|Fishing Opportunities||West Branch Reservoir fishing opportunities include Tiger Musky *Northern Pike *Striped Bass *Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass *Walleye *Yellow Perch *White and Black Crappie *Bluegill *Bullhead *Channel Catfish.|
|Boating Information||There is no horsepower restriction on West Branch Reservoir. Two improved launch ramps serve the lake – at the southeast end of the lake at Gilbert Road has four lanes. A marina nearby also features boat rentals and other amenities. The second ramp is on the south side of the lake at the West Marina. There is a no wake zone 0-300 feet from shore and the upper end of the lake has a no-wake speed limit.|
|State Management||The Division of Wildlife activities include monitoring fish populations ~ constructing fish attractors ~ physical and chemical water analysis.|
GFO On The Spot – West Branch Reservoir – Courtesy Google Maps
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 Ohio sportsmen and women with safety and excellent fishing & hunting opportunities!
Turn In a Poacher (1-800-POACHER)
Ohio’s Turn In a Poacher, or ”TIP” program is helping 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 it 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.