Lake Milton lies within Mahoning County in northeastern Ohio. The Dam is approximately 1/2 mile from the Mahoning-Trumbull County line. Interstate Route 76 bisects the reservoir. State Route 534 runs parallel to the lake on the east side. Youngstown is approximately 10 miles east of the lake, Akron 25 miles to the west.Lake Milton has good populations of walleye, largemouth bass, bluegill, crappies, and channel catfish, plus fair populations of smallmouth bass, brown bullhead, yellow perch, white bass, suckers, and muskellunge. Walleye and surplus muskellunge are stocked by the Division of Wildlife of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Fishing in April, May, and June produces good to excellent catches of largemouth bass, walleye and crappies. Casting the shoreline in the cover areas with artificial lures, from either shore or boat, is the most successful method. Fishing the cover areas with minnows and jigs is best for crappies. Trolling with spinners and trailing night crawlers is the best method for walleye. The river upstream has many bays and cover areas that offer excellent fishing for all species. Good catches of channel catfish are made throughout the fishing season, but July and August are the best months. Still fishing at night is the best method, with dead or live minnows, liver, and shrimp. Bluegill are caught throughout the season, principally by cane pole and fly rod on worms, maggots, and tipped flies.

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