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Springfield Lake is a Lake in Summit, Ohio.

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Springfield Lake is one of the few natural lakes found in Ohio. The lake, which is fed by an underground spring, is known as a “kettle hole” lake, which is representative of the melted remnants of a glacier left from the last ice age. This 290-acre lake has a maximum depth of 27 feet.

Fishing Description: 

Fish species that are found in Springfield Lake include largemouth bass, bluegill, black crappie, yellow perch, channel catfish, and brown bullhead. Channel catfish yearlings (9”+) are stocked during even-numbered years.

Fishing Tips, Tactics, How-To info: 

Largemouth bass and bluegill can be captured close to shore, especially during the spring and again in the fall. Spinner baits, surface lures, and plastic worms all are good choices for largemouth bass. Waxworms, maggots, or small worms will usually entice the bluegill sunfish to bite. A small hook (# 10 or smaller) is the best bet for successful bluegill fishing.

Yellow perch may be caught on worms or minnows.

Channel catfish can be captured relatively close to shore from spring through fall. Shrimp, nightcrawlers, or chicken liver are preferred baits for channel catfish. A sliding sinker rig, using a swivel to keep the weight from hitting the hook (such as what would be used for fishing for bass with plastic worms) will work well. A #4 hook is a preferred size to use for catfish.

Boat Ramp: 

2 Boat ramps are available.


Motorized boats are allowed, with motors up to 250-horsepower allowed from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m., and 10-horsepower-motors allowed at all other times.

Directions to Lake: 

Springfield Lake is located in southeastern Summit County and is immediately south of U.S. Route 224, 1 mile east of State Route 241, and a 1/4 mile west of State Route 91.

Springfield Lake
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