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Mogadore Reservoir is located in southwestern Portage County, 3 miles east of Akron and 6 miles south of Kent on SR 43, 1 mile south of U.S. Route 224. It is owned and operated by the city of Akron, has a water surface of 1,104 acres, a maximum depth of 24 feet and is not part of the domestic water supply for the city. Boats are allowed, but they must be propelled by electric motors only. The fish populations are managed by the Ohio Division of Wildlife. Species found include largemouth bass, redear sunfish, bluegill, black and white crappie, yellow perch, channel catfish and brown bullhead. Channel catfish are stocked during odd-numbered years by the Division of Wildlife. Mogadore Reservoir provides excellent fishing throughout the year. Fishing from shore is somewhat limited, but the entire reservoir is available for boat fishing. April, May, and June are the best months for catching largemouth bass, by casting surface lures, crank baits, or spinners towards the shore and retrieving at a moderate speed. Redear and bluegill sunfish are also caught at this time on worms and flies tipped with maggots. Crappie are taken on live minnows and jigs, particularly in the stumpy areas of the reservoir. Brown bullhead and channel catfish are caught throughout the lake on worms and chicken liver. Yellow perch can be taken on minnows or worms. Ice fishing is very popular at this reservoir. Most of the fish caught ice fishing tend to be bluegill, crappie, and perch. Bluegill are most readily caught on ice flies (also known as â€œpin minsâ€) tipped with maggots, wax worms, or meal worms. Crappie prefer live minnows.