Anglers to Benefit From Improved Access At Mogadore Reservoir
Local Eagle Scout Joe Totts improves boat ramps
MOGADORE, OH – Launch ramps at Mogadore Reservoir have been improved without the use of sportsmen’s and women’s valuable dollars thanks to a partnership between the Ohio Division of Wildlife and a local Eagle Scout.
“The previous docks were old, dilapidated, and unsafe. These new, first-class, boat-launch facilities will enhance fishing opportunities for anglers, allowing for faster, safer, and more convenient boat launching,” said Chris Aman, Division of Wildlife fish biologist who oversaw the project.
Eagle Scout Joe Totts, with permission from the Division of Wildlife, the City of Akron and support from his fellow Scouts from Troop 559, refurbished docks at Lansinger Road, State Route 43, and Congress Lake Road. The hardworking Scout is proud of his improvements at the reservoir where he fished since a child. “Hundreds of hours were spent on this project, so it was by no means easy, but it was worth it,” said Totts. The new ramps were refurbished with advanced, high quality materials for more improved durability. In addition, the Ohio Division of Wildlife has improved the Lansinger Road parking area to ease boat launching and trailering.
By working with volunteers and soliciting donations from local area conservation clubs and businesses, Joe was able to install four new docks without using hunting and fishing license monies. Providing support for the project was Goodyear Hunting and Fishing Club, The Izaak Walton League of America Martin L. Davey Chapter, Summit County Sportsmen, Lowes- Brimfield Township, Hartville True Value Hardware, Porter Metal, Profab, RH of Capital Powder Coating, and Quick Service Welding.
“We are also currently developing an updated map of Mogadore Reservoir, using modern GIS equipment in conjunction with data provided by the City of Akron Water Supply Division. These maps will illustrate bottom features, depths, and contours to accurately assist anglers to locating areas of fish concentration. We anticipate having the new map available online at
www.wildohio.com and at our district office (330-644-2293) by 2010,” mentioned Aman. Anglers may also view the
2009 Northeast Ohio fishing forecast at www.wildohio.com