Walleye have been caught trolling between E of the S end of the sandbar between Vermilion and Lorain. Good walleye fishing has also been reported 50-55’ NW off Edgewater State Park, 50-55 NW off Chagrin River, 40’ NW off Fairport and 48’ N off Geneva. Trollers are using green, yellow, orange, copper, and fried chicken worm harnesses, crank baits, stick baits, and spoons off dipsy divers, planer boards and also flatline trolling. The best times are in the evening and early morning.
Yellow perch fishing has been very good in 39-42’ NW off Edgewater State Park, 40-47’ NW of Gordon Park State Park, 40-50’ NW of Fairport, and 38-40’ W 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 pumpkinseed, green or brown tube jigs, jigs tipped with minnows, leeches, and by trolling crankbaits.
Based on the nearshore marine forecast the water temperature is 66 off of Toledo and 62 off of Cleveland.