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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!
State:
Ohio
Latitude:
40.940306
Maximum Depth (ft):
30
County:
Summit
Longitude:
-81.524640
Normal Elevation (ft):
871
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
0-1 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
742
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
Trolling Only
Lake Management:
State Park
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Guest
2014-05-04
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature:
Fished from shore today, targeted crappie. Used a Big Joshy swimbait on a 1/8 oz jig head. Ended up catching about a dozen black crappie & two small largemouth. All the crappie have beat up tails like on spawn beds. Fun day , all fish released.
Guest
2014-04-29
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 45
Very minimal catfish activity right now too. Sat at the boat ramp in the campgrounds for 12 hours from 9 PM to 9 am on friday. Only a few hits not lands. We tried literally every bait possible. Chicken livers, shrimp, shiners, a live crawdad we caught, dough balls, and night crawlers. Also hit the damn two weeks ago for the deeper water and not even a hit. I know the big cats are there but will take another week or soo till they get really active. STICK TO THE SHALLOWS
Guest
2014-04-29
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Large mouth are not very active. Caught two in about 11 inches of water on Sunday.
Guest
2014-04-25
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 58
no activity by crappies in shallow spawn sites
Guest
2013-12-24
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 40
very cold on lake. caught 3 nice perch and 6 large crappie. used minnows. the fish are on the bottom.
Guest
2013-08-02
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 76
Caught 22 inch large mouth bass and several large catfish. 10 ft water off points. All on bottom carolina rig and chunk pork.
Guest
2013-06-30
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 76
Early morning bass fishing is excellent caught 11 bass 15 inches an up 12 feet of water off points
Guest
2013-06-27
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 76
Fished Friday morning and caught 12 bass 3 over 17 inches. Caught fish on artificial cranks and worms.
Guest
2012-03-16
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 47
Took out a bucket of minnows and caught dozen 9" plus keeper crappies. Had to cull may smaller ones but the fishing was good. Many bank fisherman are casting out to deep water but should be fishing crappie right next to the shore line.
Guest
2011-12-10
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 47
Found open water schooling bass. Caught and released 7 in 2-3 pound wgt range.
Nimisila Reservoir Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
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):
With Nimisila Reservoir at 45 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Largemouth bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Largemouth Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Nimisila Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2
Nimisila Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 45 degrees. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a smallmouth.
Nimisila Reservoir Crappie Rating:
3
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie will just be starting their migrating runs from deep river channels toward major tributaries. They will suspend in open water and channels in deep water and cover on the break lines. Crappie will stage off primary and secondary points this time of year while they are getting ready for spawn. Make sure you don?t forget the river channels, especially with structure and sharp breaks in deep water. Some crappy will hang back in this area waiting to come up to the staging areas. Drifting and slow (REALLY SLOW) trolling with jigs and other artificials work great this time of year. Always look for baitfish schools and concentrate more time when you see the bait.
Nimisila Reservoir Walleye Rating:
3
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Walleye will be staging and getting ready to spawn now. With Walleye spawning grounds generally on gravel and rocky bottoms and preferring clean water. Start looking for pre-spawn fish in deeper waters with easy access to shallow clean water rocky bottoms. Walleye should be feeding aggressively right up until they start laying eggs. This is a perfect time to be fishing for Walleye.
Nimisila Reservoir Catfish Rating:
4
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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 Rating:
3.5
Nimisila Reservoir Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature down this low. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a Spotted.
Nimisila Reservoir White Bass Rating:
2.5
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Nimisila Reservoir Striped Bass Rating:
1.5
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Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

New Moon fishing can be at its best. The gravitational pull on the earth is at its peak when the moon and sun are rising and setting at the same time of day. This combination can generate extraordinary fishing opportunities especially if combined with perfect weather variances. The new moon may have the fish extremely aggressive and actively hunting for food. Try fishing a little faster today and with several different baits and techniques. When fish are more aggressive, its always fun to fish a little more aggressive. Watch the peak fishing times and make sure you are on the water during that part of the day to take full advantage of today?s solar/lunar peaks. Have a great day!

Sunrise:

08:07 EST

Sunset:

19:10 EST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
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