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Fishing

Fishing in the Metro Parks

FishingNew and experienced anglers alike can enjoy lake, pond and river fishing in the Metro Parks.

Below you'll find resources to help ensure a great experience including fishing rules. Expand the park listings to learn which types of fish are available at each location. Depth maps for lakes and ponds are available, too.

Fishing Rules

  • An Ohio fishing license is required for ages 16 and older. Purchase and print a fishing license online.
  • Prohibited fishing equipment includes traps, spears, gigs, bows and arrows, and any form of unattended hooks (i.e. setlines, float lines, trotlines and jug fishing).
  • Fishing is permitted during regular hours of operation. After-hours fishing is permitted only at Nimisila Reservoir at your own risk. Summit Metro Parks may close waters to fishing as it deems appropriate for your safety.
  • Wading to fish is permitted at your own risk at Nimisila Reservoir and in the Cuyahoga River.
  • Collecting frogs and turtles is prohibited in every park.
  • The use of minnows as bait is permitted, per ODNR.
  • All state rules and regulations apply. View the Ohio Department of Natural Resources fishing regulations

pond & lake Fishing Locations

FIRESTONE METRO PARK

FURNACE RUN METRO PARK

GOODYEAR HEIGHTS METRO PARK

LIBERTY PARK

MUNROE FALLS METRO PARK

NIMISILA RESERVOIR METRO PARK

nimisila reservoir METRO PARK

Nimisila Reservoir (798 acres)

View depth map

Fish Species:

  • Black Crappie
  • Bluegill Sunfish
  • Channel Catfish
  • Common Carp
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Northern Pike
  • Rainbow Trout
  • Yellow Perch
  • Walleye

SILVER CREEK METRO PARK

WOOD HOLLOW METRO PARK

OHIO & ERIE CANAL TOWPATH TRAIL

River Fishing Locations

BIKE & HIKE TRAIL

CASCADE VALLEY METRO PARK

DEEP LOCK QUARRY METRO PARK

FIRESTONE METRO PARK

FIRESTONE METRO PARK

Firestone Metro Park / Tuscarawas River

Fish Species:

  • Black Crappie
  • Bluegill Sunfish
  • Channel Catfish
  • Common Carp
  • Northern Pike
  • Yellow Perch

GORGE METRO PARK

OHIO & ERIE CANAL TOWPATH TRAIL