ODNR Fishing Report for 08/04/2009: Central, OH,
Fishing Report Posted: August 04, 2009

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Posted by ODNR on August 04, 2009 at 20:48:52:

Central Basin

Walleye fishing has been good in open water E of the sandbar between Vermilion and Lorain, and also nearshore from Huron to Vermilion. Fishing has been slow in the Cleveland area this past week, but good fishing continues 14-18 miles northwest of Fairport in 75-78 feet (the Cleveland Hole), 10-14 miles northeast of Geneva in 68-72 feet and 8-12 miles north of Ashtabula in 68-78 feet. Trollers are using watermelon, green, yellow jacket, perch, orange, or pink, blackjack, worm harnesses and spoons, off of dipsy divers and planer boards. Anglers are fishing down 50-60 feet.

Yellow perch fishing has been very good in 42-55 feet northeast of Gordon Park, 52-54 feet northwest of Chagrin River, 62-64 feet north of Ashtabula and 60-68 feet north of Conneaut. Perch spreaders or perch and crappie rigs with shiners fished as far up as 6 feet off the bottom have been producing the most fish.

Steelhead fishing has been very good this past week with some of the best catches of the season being reported. The best location has been 14-18 miles northwest off Fairport in 75-78 feet (the Cleveland Hole) while trolling using black and purple or silver and blue spoons. Anglers are fishing down 50-60 feet just above or down in the thermocline.

White Bass fishing has been good from the shore at the Eastlake CEI wall. Anglers are using agitators with blue and silver spoons and jigs tipped with twister tails. Fish range from 7-11 inches. Boat anglers watch for the gulls feeding on the surface, these are usually good spots to try for white bass which are also feeding on the same schools of emerald shiners.

Based on the nearshore marine forecast the water temperature is 72 off of Toledo and 73 off of Cleveland.

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