Searching for a good fishing spot can be a time consuming chore, accompanied by both good and bad advice and a great deal of trial and error on the part of a fisherman. In the area of Akron-Canton, in Ohio however, the good fishing holes outweigh the bad tenfold, and even those with moderate skills in the sport can have great success on a regular basis. Located in northeastern Ohio, the Akron-Canton region offers a good number of fishing locations that are all within 30 minutes drive of the metropolitan area. Unlike many other locations, much of the best fishing Akron-Canton area can be experienced from the shoreline, and because of the cold winters ice fishing is popular and safe due to the thickness of the ice.
The Dale Walborn Reservoir is located about 20 minutes driving east of Akron-Canton in a rural area surrounded by farms and small villages. A gem of a fishing location, Walborn Reservoir is one of the best places to fish for Channel Catfish in the state, with a very large population and an average size of 14 to 20 inches. Also present in the Walborn Reservoir are Crappie, Bluegills, and Largemouth Bass along with Bullhead Catfish.
An excellent place to fish trolling is at Lake Milton located about 25 miles west of the Akron-Canton metropolitan area. Lake Milton offers 1,685 acres of mostly open water with 21 miles of shoreline and contains White Bass, Largemouth Bass, Bluegills, Channel Catfish and Yellow Perch.
River fishing is present in the Akron-Canton area as well in both the Cuyahoga and Tuscarawas Rivers, with large populations of Catfish and Carp. It highly recommended to practice a catch-and-release posture when river fishing in the Akron-Canton area, as studies have shown considerable fish contamination.