Nimisila Reservoir

Current Temperature:
75°

Est Water Temperature:
69° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.00 (Normal)

Wind Speed:
North at 00 Knots (0 MPH)

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Nimisila Reservoir
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Smith Rd Lakes, OH
2014-08-08
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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. Vital fishing information for Nimisila Reservoir, including mean water temperature and moon phase. 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):
69 degrees in in the largemouth bass prime water temperature range and fishing should be good right now. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the largemouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day. This is a great time of year to be on the water.
Nimisila Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Nimisila Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   1.7/5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass are generally their most active at 69. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the smallmouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Nimisila Reservoir Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Nimisila Reservoir Crappie Rating:
   3.4/5
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie prefer this water temperature and will be actively feeding and staying in solid patterns. Baitfish are more active and schooling in all parts of the lake in this water temperature.
Nimisila Reservoir Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Nimisila Reservoir Walleye Rating:
   2.6/5
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
This is the water temperature of choice for walleye. They are feeding well and moving in patterns that should be fairly easy to pick up and capitalize on today. Baitfish are not at the peak of activity but they will be in good supply in the deeper water. The lake is really turning on this time of year and the fish should be biting well.
Nimisila Reservoir Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Nimisila Reservoir Catfish Rating:
   3.8/5
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The entire catfish family is very active and actively feeding in this water temperature. All catfish including blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish will be looking for their next meal. Itís perfect time to get on the water and fill the freezer. Good luck out there.
Nimisila Reservoir Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Nimisila Reservoir Spotted Bass Rating:
   3.6/5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
In the 69 degrees range, spotted bass are generally their most active at this water temperature. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the spotted bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Nimisila Reservoir White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Nimisila Reservoir White Bass Rating:
   2.6/5
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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:
06:47 EST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
20:10 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...