Hi everyone. My name is Mike and I live in the Canton area. I actually just started fishing in the last 4 or 5 months and I really love it. Unfortunately, my friend that lives at the private pond I loved fishing took a job out of state and I can no longer fish there. I usually jig fish with artificial lures such as bass assassins, pan fish assassins, spinners and poppers at night. I get too bored using a bobber or worms to bottom fish. I have been researching what public lakes have good to excellent bass, crappie, sunfish and walleye and I see that Berlin and Portage lakes sort of meet my criteria. I went to Portage lakes this evening to go fishing and it was pretty terrible fishing from the shoreline since there was too much vegetation in the 3 spots that I found I could even fish from. I would like to know if anyone knows of good shoreline fishing spots at portage lakes and also if there are good spots such as piers or docks at Berlin? Is Berlin basically overgrown with vegetation on the shorelines? Does anyone have any other suggested locations that are less than 1.5 hours away from the canton area that have good shoreline fishing for the type of fish I'm after ( I've tried sippo and a couple of the parks in the area and I don't seem to catch much)? I'd like to thank everyone in advance any advice/suggestions.