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La Due Reservoir is a Reservoir in Geauga, Ohio.

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LaDue Reservoir was constructed in 1963 on a tributary of the Cuyahoga River to provide additional water supply to Akron. The Division of Wildlife began managing the fish populations in the reservoir in 1983, under agreement with the city of Akron. The reservoir is situated in an area of glacial deposits characterized by numerous kames and small relict glacial lakes and ponds. Ground cover in the surrounding area includes marshy, wooded, and meadow areas.

Fishing Description: 

Fish species in LaDue Reservoir include walleye, largemouth bass, bluegill, yellow perch, white crappie, black crappie, and channel catfish.

Fishing Cover / Structure: 

The lake bed retains the humps of the surrounding land. Aquatic vegetation is scarce, and consists mainly of milfoil and curly pondweed.

Fishing Tips, Tactics, How-To info: 

Largemouth bass are most easily taken by working the shoreline in the spring. During summer, look for them on submerged humps and near drop-offs. Both crappie species are most easily caught from shallow, brushy areas in the spring. During warm weather, they are likely to be in deeper brush.

Bluegills can be caught in good numbers year round, but look for them in areas with good cover near drop-offs. Walleyes are most often caught on submerged humps or bars in May and June, but weed beds provide most walleyes in the fall. Channel catfish are best caught at night by fishing live or cut bait on the bottom. Yellow perch are found throughout the lake; however, best catches come from weed beds near drop-offs.

"There is also pike and smallmouth bass in the lake. Lots of fish near the surface during the evenings." -Annon

Boat Ramp: 

he Ohio Division of Wildlife maintains a gravel boat ramp and Port-a-Jons at the south end of Valley Road. The Ohio Division of Wildlife also maintains an unimproved boat ramp at the south end of the lake off State Route 44. Several private bait and tackle shops can be found in the area. Boats are limited to electric motors only.


Electric motors only with no gasoline motors permitted on the boat. Maximum length of any watercraft shall not exceed 18 feet. Shoreline fishing is permitted within the 60-foot right-of-way of bridges only. Shoreline fishing is prohibited along Valley Road.


Wildlife District Three
912 Portage Lakes Drive
Akron, Ohio 44319
Telephone (330) 644-2293

Directions to Lake: 

LaDue Reservoir lies in southern Geauga County approximately 30 miles east of Cleveland, at the intersection of U.S. Route 422 and State Route 44. State Route 44 lies along the west side of the reservoir and U.S. Route 422 crosses the reservoir.

La Due Reservoir
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