Nimisila Reservoir

Current Temperature:
41°

Est Water Temperature:
52° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.90 (Normal)

Wind Speed:
South-East at 05 Knots (6 MPH)

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Nimisila Reservoir
National Pro Reports

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2015-04-15
Fishing on Old Hickory is on FIRE!!! WE have been running very successful trips over the last week with good number and quality and look for the good days to continue. The fish have made a big push u... [more]

-Ian Huey

Ohio Reports

Leesville Lake, OH
2015-04-22
This lake is a waste. To muskie fisherman a haven. Rest of fisherman dont waste your time the limit size 9\" for crappie has been taken off and determine by ODNR that they are stunted (recent via shoc... [more]

Buckeye Lake, OH
2015-04-19
The water level is low due to a breach and/or structural integrity of the dam. They manually reduced the water level in case of a compete failure off the dam. Construction of the new dam won\'t st... [more]

Buckeye Lake, OH
2015-04-19
Fishing today was terrible. Only thing happening is carp cruising around and crappie feeding on flies off the surface. I guess you could catch some small ones under the docks. Fish are not hitting... [more]

Hoover Reservoir, OH
2015-04-14
Nothing happening yet for shoreline fishing. Water temp is about 10 degrees less than what this website says on the west side of the lake by the gas station. Fish are still in deep water. Wait abo... [more]

Tappan Lake, OH
2015-04-14
Catfishing with Chicken livers. Caught 2 Catfish roughly 2.5 lbs. ea. Using Maggots for bluegill and crappie, Didn\'t catch anything on those. Tappan lake is currently the highest I have ever seen... [more]

Nimisila Reservoir General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Nimisila Reservoir fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Nimisila Reservoir water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!

     

LOCATION
Nimisila Lake is located in southeastern Summit County and is approximately 2 miles south of State Route 619, 2 miles east of State Route 93, and 2.5 miles west of State Route 241. The entire lake is surrounded by county roads.

HISTORY AND DESCRIPTION
Nimisila Lake was constructed during 1936 and 1937 by the Ohio Department of Public Works, with labor supplied by the WPA Its primary purpose at that time was to maintain a constant water supply in the Portage Lakes for industrial use. A gate valve at the northwestern end of the lake regulates the amount of water which is released into the Portage Lakes. This 742-acre lake is part of Portage Lakes State Park. The maximum depth is 30 feet. Boats are allowed with electric motors only. The fish populations in Nimisila Lake are managed by the Ohio Division of Wildlife.

FISHES OF INTEREST TO ANGLERS
Fish species that are found in Nimisila Lake include largemouth bass, bluegill, black and white crappie, walleye, yellow perch, channel catfish, brown bullhead, and redear sunfish. Walleye fingerlings (1”+) are stocked annually by the Division of Wildlife. Channel catfish yearlings (9”+) are stocked during odd-numbered years. The largemouth bass and channel catfish populations at Nimisila Lake tend to be consistently very good.

METHODS OF FISHING AND BEST FISHING SITES
Walleye are taken by drifting, trolling, or casting. Night crawler harnesses, minnows, crankbaits, and jigs are all effective for tempting walleye. Largemouth bass and bluegill can be captured close to shore, especially during the spring and again in the fall. Spinner baits, surface lures, and plastic worms all are good choices for largemouth bass. Wax worms, maggots, or small worms will usually entice the bluegill and redear sunfish to bite. A small hook (# 10 or smaller) is the best bet for successful bluegill and redear fishing. Yellow perch may be caught on worms or minnows. Channel catfish can be captured relatively close to shore from spring through fall. Shrimp, night crawlers, or chicken liver are preferred baits for channel catfish. A sliding sinker rig, using a swivel to keep the weight from hitting the hook (such as what would be used for fishing for bass with plastic worms) will work well. A # 4 hook is a preferred size to use for catfish.

FISH OHIO
Anglers who catch a big fish should enter their prize in the Fish Ohio angler recognition program. A fish qualifies for an award if it meets the minimum size requirement set for the Fish Ohio program. Applications are available online at FishOhio.org.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The nearest Wildlife District Office is located at 912 Portage Lakes Drive, Akron, Ohio 44319 (phone number: 330-644-2293). To get other maps or publications call toll free 1-800 WILDLIFE.

Portage Lakes State Park is located at 5031 Manchester Road (i.e., State Route 93), Akron, Ohio 44319 (phone number: 330-644-2220)

TURN IN A POACHER
Ohio’s TIP, “Turn In a Poacher,” program is helping to curtail poaching throughout the state. TIP is designed to involve the public in reporting wildlife violations. Citizens who observe wildlife violations should call the TIP toll-free hotline, 1-800-POACHER.


State:
Ohio

County:
Summit

Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir

Surface Area (acres):
742

Lake Management:
State Park

Latitude:
40.940306

Longitude:
-81.524640

Water Clarity:
0-1 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
30

Normal Elevation (ft):
871

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
Trolling Only

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Nimisila Reservoir Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Nimisila Reservoir Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.7/5
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Nimisila Reservoir Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- We just started fishing this lake and were wondering if anybody knows some good spots and lures for
largemouth during the summer for this lake. Thanks,johnny from wadsworth
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 52 degrees. If you have a chance to get out on the water, you are going to have to fish deep and slow. Jig fishing and Plastic baits may be your best bet this time of year for largemouth bass. You may also try fishing some sinking jerk baits.
Nimisila Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Nimisila Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   1.9/5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperature at 52 degrees smallmouth bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Smallmouth bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It's time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
Nimisila Reservoir Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Nimisila Reservoir Crappie Rating:
   3.5/5
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie should be getting ready to spawn. Stay out in deeper water and look for schools. Schooling shad will be harder to find with this water temperature so when you find it, stay on it. Crappie schools will be breaking up quite a bit getting ready for the spawn. Also try fishing shallower with small crank baits and spinners on the warm banks with direct sunlight. This is a great time to be on the water.
Nimisila Reservoir Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Nimisila Reservoir Walleye Rating:
   2.8/5
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The walleye spawn is in full swing now. With Walleye spawning grounds generally on gravel and rocky bottoms and preferring clean water. Try throwing reaction type baits up in the shallows. Rip-Rap, damns, rocky bottom points are perfect to hit. Try fishing some faster crank baits and spinners this time of year. As always fall back to the standard walleye fishing tactics, but it won?t hurt bringing out the bass gear in search for spawning walleyes. In this water temperature, always be safe on the water.
Nimisila Reservoir Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Nimisila Reservoir Catfish Rating:
   4/5
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they arenít going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
Nimisila Reservoir Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Nimisila Reservoir Spotted Bass Rating:
   3.3/5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Spotted bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It?s time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
Nimisila Reservoir White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Nimisila Reservoir White Bass Rating:
   2.4/5
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Nimisila Reservoir Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Nimisila Reservoir Striped Bass Rating:
   1.5/5
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Nimisila Reservoir Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.
Sunrise:
06:34 EST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
20:13 EST







Nimisila Reservoir Links
State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://www.ohiodnr.com/Wildlife  

State Fishing Licensee
https://www.greatlodge.com/oh/license/we...  

State Parks
http://www.ohiodnr.com/parks/  

State Fishing Records
http://www.ohiodnr.com/wildlife/fishing/...  

State Fishing Information
http://www.ohiodnr.com/wildlife/PDF/pub1...