When the weather has allowed the best walleye fishing has been nearshore from Huron to Vermilion and also off of Cleveland. There has been little open water fishing activity over the past week. Continued poor weather has left most of the popular fall areas very muddy. Stable conditions and clear water produce the best results. The best technique to catch fall trophies is trolling crankbaits around open water baitfish during the day or along rocky shorelines at night. Shore anglers can also catch walleye from piers after dark as walleye move inshore to feed on shiners and gizzard shad.|
The Lake Erie surface temperature is 33 degrees off of Toledo and 40 degrees off of Cleveland.