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Mosquito Vs Mogadore Reservoir

Discussion in 'Northeast Ohio Fishing Reports' started by Emason44, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. Hey guys,

    I just got more into fishing the past 2 years. I recently moved to Lakewood and have been fishing the metroparks (coe, rocky river, the harbor, etc.) this past year. I have made a few trips with my kayak down to mogadore reservoir last year and every trip brought decent numbers and size of LM. I have not fished Mosquito yet and it appears to be pretty popular. I was wondering if it is very kayak friendly, and how the LM, SM, crappie fishing is? Any suggestions out on the lake to try? I appreciate all the help; can't wait to start going every weekend!
  2. Mosquito has a lot of bass in it. It's hard to find the big ones but I've caught 30 to 40 bass in a day out there. At certain times of the year. All cookie cutters. As far as Kayak friendly I wouldn't do it. I have seen a few out there but that lake can get rough in a hurry not to mention there is no horsepower limitation. However, there is a "no wake" restriction which extends 300 feet from the shoreline. Also, north of the State Route 88 causeway, there is a 10 mile per hour speed limit for boaters. If you did I would go in at Pikie Bay which is in a cove that way you are protected. There are a good number of bass in that area as well as Pike.

  3. GetTheNet is right. Mosquito's main body is oriented north-south. North or south winds above 15mph can really move some water.
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  4. Gregg M

    Gregg M


    I've taken my kayak on sqeeter. It depends on how comfortable you are with boats going by you. Unfortunately, some boats come a little to close sometimes. Like GetTheNet and joebertin mentioned you have to pay attention to the wind direction and speed. This is probably the most important factor fishing skeeter.
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  5. Lewzer

    Lewzer Powderfinger

    You can easily fish Mosquito by kayak. You can fish the shallow, weedy areas from the state park ramp up to the island by the campground up to Jewell Bay and do real well on the walleye and crappie. if you want to fish the east side, load up and re-launch from the cemetery or Imagination Station ramps. Don't kayak across the lake from the west side.
    Stay out the middle of the lake during high traffic times or the weekends. Use your common sense.
    Saying don't kayak Mosquito due to boat traffic is like saying don't wade Mosquito cause the big boats will run you over. :rolleyes:
    kayak1979 posted some awesome walleye pics from Mosquito from his kayak last year. Do a search on his posts. He may have deleted them when he quit the site last fall.

    You have to know what you're getting into. Mogadore is electric only, with no development. It's peaceful and nice and quiet. Mosquito is a developed, unlimited horsepower reservoir. Keep your head on a swivel, stay out of the middle and you'll have the possibility to catch some nice fish that Moggy can't provide.
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2018
  6. Thanks guys! This is all great info. I think I will give it a shot here in the coming few weeks and see how it goes. I have never fished for walleye before; but have always heard its a blast so i will look into getting some gear for that. Definitely will also put an anchor on my kayak in case it gets pretty windy to try and help with it pushing me away. Can't wait to paddle out and throw a line in!
  7. Good spot to launch is the buoie line past pike bay north end have done well with crappie and eyes through that area in spring boats can't or should not blow by you fishing the buoie line
  8. And I think the north end has a "speed limit" but not sure
  9. Yes it does...15mph
  10. Used to catch monster crappie off the causeway. I remember one year we were throwing back 13inchers......Rich
  11. I've seen some big crappie from that lake. It's on my list of places to try this year too. I won't do it in a kayak though.

    I would suggest that you try Ladue Reservoir. It has some walleye and is electric only. Also, Lake Milton has walleye and muskie and is much smaller and more kayak friendly than Mosquito. The west end of West Branch is also kayak friendly and has walleye and muskie. All these lakes are closer than Mosquito.
  12. snag


    At lake Milton you could launch at the ramp toward upriver and go all the way up to Berlin dam. A lot less boats than the main lake, I wouldn’t go across Milton in a kayak especially on a weekend it’s gets crazy at times, a lot of docks to fish on the north end.
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  13. First off what type of kayak do you plan on using? All of these “ I wouldn’t do that in a kayak” responses are irritating since we don’t even know what type or kind of kayak he plans in using. If it’s a kayak built to be stable and handle waves, it will be fine and I know because I do it all the time in windy conditions. Not all kayaks are made by Sun Dolphin or sit in. Once I know what type of kayak, I can answer this question a little better .
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  14. snag


    My response wasn’t about his ability to handle the waves of any lake it was for his safety of not getting hit by a speeding boat, all the major lakes have that, any size/ type yak or canoe is hard to see if a big boat is flying down the lake, yeah certain times are fine to be out in the middle but weekends aren’t the time, I’ve seen boats at sunset and beyond flying down the lake at west branch and mosquito , they won’t see you in time .. strictly a safety issue answer..
  15. My response wasn’t aimed at you specifically. I understand what you are saying about watching out for careless boaters and that goes for any body of water not just Mosquito. If someone chooses to operate a watercraft during lowlight conditions without navigation lights that is a mistake. Every kayak owner should have navigate lights if they plan on fishing before the sunrises, sunset, or after dark. I also fly a flag off of my kayak that is 48” tall during the day. ImageUploadedByOhub Campfire1520689278.872234.jpg As always common sense and safety precautions are always a concern.
  16. snag


    Ok no problem , it just comes down to if you go to a big motor lake use a lot of common sense in the conditions for the time, go to the electric lakes and no problems other than the winds to consider. By the way nice set up..
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  17. Thanks
  18. East branch res seems like it would be a great place for a kayak.

    Sad that kayak1979 left. Always great reports, pictures, etc
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