Springfield lake ramp?

Discussion in 'Northeast Ohio Fishing Reports' started by smallieguy, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. smallieguy

    smallieguy Smallmouth Please

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    Could someone tell me where to launch on springfield lake in akron?
    I tryed a search and got a fatal error.
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. There is a ramp right off of Rt.224. It is small but it will work.
     

  3. smallieguy

    smallieguy Smallmouth Please

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  4. snag

    snag

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    the ramp behind the police-fire station is a pay ramp ,last i was there,there,s another in lakemore a deep ramp ,is free till memorial day time then they charge,go on search of this area and the topic was talked about this past season,nice lake before the skiers come out...
     
  5. KSUFLASH

    KSUFLASH respect our rivers please

    The ramp on the lakemore side is a much nicer ramp than either of them on the springfield twp. side. But yeah you gotta pay after memorial day.

    To get to the one on Lakemore's side

    Take 224 E

    Right on Hilbish

    Left on Lakeside Drive

    Go about 1 mile

    You will see the park entrance on you left
     
  6. dmills4124

    dmills4124 don m

    Use the pay ramp. You won't come back and find a window broken out of your towe vehickle. There are two ramps side by side on the north side by 224, one is concrete and private and the other is mud. If you have a light john boat type of boat they will work. But again there is the security problem. If you have a heavier bass boat count on a broken axle getting out of the water when reloading. This lake is one of the natural lakes in the area and not a glacier formed lake. there are some holes out there 40 to 60 foot deep where the springs are feeding in.The lake was last stocked with walleye in 01 which should put them at 17 to 22in by now and cats back in 96. There are good bass also because of the plentiful amount of forage. The fee for parking was $5 or $7 last year.Cheap considering the cost and agrevasion of a vandalism. There are good people watching your vehicle and a real nice parking area. Hope this helps.
    Good luck
    don m
     
  7. smallieguy

    smallieguy Smallmouth Please

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    Thanks to all for the help.
    After Ben gave the directions I got on google earth and checked it out.
    Why I didn't do that 1st I don't know.:confused:
    I got out there about 8:30am and used the ramp on the south side and it
    is very nice and free untill memorial day.
    It started great, I got a nice 17'' smallie on the 4th cast of the morning with a
    jerkbait and thought, "wow what a lake."
    Duh, I don't know anything. It took me an hour to get another bite.
    A LM in 5 fow about 15'' and fat but I got him swimming a grub.
    I used jerks, cranks, grubs, tubes, spinnerbaits, jigs.....kitchen sinks.
    Nothing. I was lost.
    I worked mostly on the east and northeast sides. Found some very good
    looking structure but got nothing to hit.
    Anybody got any words of wisdom for me?
    Tips, advise, alternative spots?
    All would be appreciated.
     
  8. neocats1

    neocats1 Team Catastrophe

    Try catfishing. That's a great lake for Channel cats.
     
  9. Erterbass

    Erterbass Ohio Angler

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    Try yo-yoing a lipless crankbait over top of the weed beds or on the outside edges. Right about now I expect the smallies and largies will react to a fast moving lure.

    My 2 cents...;)

    Bob