EXCELLENT FISHING OPPORTUNITIES AT LADUE AND MOGADORE
THANKS TO PARTNERSHIP
Division of Wildlife and City of Akron partner to enhance fishing for anglers
in Portage and Geauga counties
AKRON, OH – Fishing opportunities continue to blossom at two northeast Ohio lakes according to the ODNR Division of Wildlife.
A 25-year agreement between the City of Akron and the ODNR Division of Wildlife allows outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy fishing, hunting, trapping, birding, and outdoor education on LaDue and Mogadore reservoirs and adjoining lands. Outdoor recreation at these two locations is managed by the Division of Wildlife while the City manages the reservoirs as a part of their public drinking water supply system for the 300,000 customers of the Akron metropolitan area. Electric motors only are permitted on boats and all gasoline motors and tanks must be removed to prevent pollution of the water.
LaDue Reservoir (Geauga County) boasts an excellent bass fishery in addition to good opportunities for anglers to catch walleye, crappie, bluegill, and catfish.
At Mogadore Reservoir (Portage County) there are excellent largemouth bass and channel catfish populations available. Furthermore, wheelchair accessible shoreline fishing facilities are available. A handicap accessible fishing pier was refurbished in 2005 by the Division of Wildlife’s Berlin Fish and Wildlife units and the parking lot and boat ramp area were paved to further enhance fishing opportunities and access.
During 2008 both walleye (157,908 one-inch fingerlings) and channel catfish (5,408 nine-inch yearlings) were stocked by the Division of Wildlife at LaDue Reservoir. LaDue Reservoir is stocked annually with walleye and during even-numbered years with channel catfish in an effort to diversify and improve the fishery.
During 2007 Mogadore Reservoir was stocked by the Division of Wildlife with 5,021 yearling channel catfish, which averaged nine-inches. Mogadore Reservoir is stocked during odd-numbered years with channel catfish in an effort to diversify and improve the overall fishery.
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