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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, white bass and muskie at Berlin Lake in Ohio.

Berlin Lake, OH

One of several lakes between Youngstown and Akron Ohio, Berlin Lake is a 3,300-acre lake renown for its walleye fishing. Casting and trolling are both popular here and can be quite successful at times. Ice fishing also provides angling opportunities in winter for black crappie, white crappie, walleye and bluegill.

The purpose of this page is to deliver an overview of this lake, the fishing options, and area amenities. Our goal is to provide info to first time visitors, as well as beginner and novice anglers. We gathered details from personal experience, numerous trusted websites, and videos of fishing activity on the lake. These websites include the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife, marinas at the lake, campgrounds, boat rental agencies and others. By consolidating this information to one page it allows visitors to see the entire picture, all in one place.

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Berlin Lake, located in northeastern Ohio, is a popular destination for anglers, boaters, and campers alike. With its vast expanse of water spanning over 3,300 acres, Berlin Lake offers abundant fishing opportunities and a variety of recreational activities.

Fishing enthusiasts are drawn to Berlin Lake for its diverse fishery. The lake is well-known for its excellent walleye population, attracting anglers from near and far. Anglers can also target other species such as largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, crappie, bluegill, and channel catfish. Whether fishing from the shoreline, wading in shallow areas, or taking a boat out on the water, Berlin Lake provides ample opportunities for anglers to reel in their favorite fish.

There are over 70 miles of shoreline to explore and fish from a boat, or in some areas with access for fishing from the bank. Largemouth and smallmouth bass, black and white crappie, catfish, muskie, white bass and bluegill all provide fishing choices for anglers of all ages and experience. There is plenty of parking around the lake and multiple boat ramps for launching fishing boats, pontoons and pleasure boats. There are no horse-power limitations on Berlin Lake. Kayaks and canoes are a convenient way to fish sections of the lake and go sightseeing. Marinas, stores, restaurants, lodging and campgrounds enhance the outdoor experience for family vacations or fishing outings.

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Primary fish species residing in Berlin Lake

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Bluegill White Bass Muskie

Berlin Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Boating is another popular activity at Berlin Lake. The lake allows various watercraft, including motorboats, sailboats, and personal watercraft. Boaters can enjoy cruising along the lake's expansive waters, exploring hidden coves, and engaging in water sports activities. Boat ramps and marinas are available for convenient access to the lake.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Berlin Water Adventures
Rentals: Canoes, kayaks and pontoon boats
330 257-6336

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Berlin Lake Boat Ramp
Located in the northeast corner of the lake, west side, off Road 75, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Mill Creek Campground Boat Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Berlin Station Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.


Dutch Harbor Marina
640 Hartzell Rd
North Benton, OH 44449
330 584-4174

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Camping facilities are also available at Berlin Lake, making it an ideal destination for a weekend getaway. The Berlin Lake Recreation Area offers both primitive and developed campsites, with options for tents and RVs. Campers can enjoy the peaceful ambiance of the lake, immerse themselves in nature, and take advantage of the nearby fishing opportunities.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Lakeside Campground - 330 547-2250

Philabaun's Hidden Cove Resort Campground - 330 584-3695

McDermottís Lakefront Campground - 216 396-1500

Mill Creek Campground - 330 547-8180

Berlin Lake OH Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Berlin Lake
Dutch Harbor Marina
640 Hartzell Rd
North Benton, OH 44449
330 584-4174


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Berlin Lake in Ohio.

Berlin Lake offers some of the best walleye fishing in northeast Ohio.

Fishing on Berlin Lake, in OH.