Walleye have been caught trolling between Cranberry Creek and Vermilion in 30’ of water, also 39’ NW of Rocky River, 46’ off Euclid, 30-50’ off Fairport to Perry and 32’ off Geneva.
Trollers are using crank baits, stick baits, spoons and worm harnesses off dipsey divers, planer boards and also flatline trolling. The best times are in the evening and early morning.
Yellow perch fishing has been good off of the condos E of Vermilion, off the Lorain breakwall, 37-38’ NW of Euclid, 38-40’ NW of Chagrin River, 48’ NE of Fairport, and 35-45’ off Conneaut. Shore anglers have been catching fish off the Headlands Beach and Fairport piers on the Grand River and in Cleveland off the E 55th and E 72 st piers in Cleveland. Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.
Smallmouth bass fishing has been very good in 10 to 25’ around harbor areas in Fairport Harbor, Geneva, Ashtabula and Conneaut. Fish are being caught on green or brown tube jigs, jigs tipped with minnows, leeches, and by trolling crankbaits.
Based on the nearshore marine forecast the water temperature is 62 off of Toledo and 58 off of Cleveland.