ODNR Fishing Report for 07/19/2011: Central, OH,
Fishing Report Posted: July 19, 2011

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Posted by ODNR on July 19, 2011 at 22:06:06:

Central Basin

Walleye fishing has been good near the weather buoy at the N end of the Sandbar and in 8 to 18 of water off of Cranberry Creek. Fishing has been excellent in 70-74 NE of Geneva and 70-74 N-NW of Ashtabula. Anglers are using jet divers and dipsy divers with purple, blue, and silver spoons. Anglers are also using wireline with stick baits.

Yellow perch fishing has been fair off of the Huron River mouth, off of the condos between Vermilion and Beaver Creek, 30-50 NW of Edgewater, 30-50 NE of Gordon Park, 47' NW of Fairport and 44-49' NE of Conneaut. Perch spreaders with shiners fished off the bottom suspended produces the most fish.

Smallmouth bass fishing has been very good in 15 to 25 around harbor areas in Cleveland, Fairport Harbor, Geneva, Ashtabula and Conneaut. Fish are being caught on soft-craws, leeches, dark green and red tube jigs, blade baits and crank baits.

Steelhead Trout fishing has been good while trolling for walleye at the same locations listed above for walleye off Geneva and Ashtabula.

White Bass Anglers are catching white bass off the Eastlake CEI breakwall. Look for gulls feeding on schools of shiners at the surface. The white bass will be below the shiners.

According to the nearshore marine forecast the water temperature is 76 degrees off of Toledo and 77 degrees N of Vermilion at the weather buoy.

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