Motts Run Reservoir - Fishing Opportunities
In addition to bluegill, the lake has largemouth bass, crappie, channel catfish, and white perch.
Motts had the third highest catch rate of large bass of 19 district reservoirs sampled over the past few years. There are northern pike too! The current state record weighed 31 lbs. 4 oz. came out of Motts Run. Motts has an excellent white perch population, with fish up to a pound not uncommon. Anglers should fish for white perch in early spring, using bloodworms. Motts Run can be a difficult lake to fish. It was scraped clean of structure when formed and is steep-sided and deep. Anglers have to search out the underwater islands and beaver lodges.
City workers recently placed new brush and debris fish attractors around the piers.