ODNR Fishing Report 05/21/2014: Central, OH,
Fishing Report Posted: May 21, 2014

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Posted by ODNR on May 21, 2014 at 18:39:31:

Central Basin

Where: are being caught off the Cleveland area in 45-feet of water and off Fairport Harbor in 42 to 43-feet of water.
How:Anglers are trolling using worm harnesses and stick baits.

Yellow perch
Where: Fishing has been good in 48-feet of water near the Cleveland water intake crib, in 50-feet of water northwest of Fairport Harbor, and in 39 to 47-feet of water northeast of Ashtabula. Shore fishing has been spotty off the E. 55th Street and E. 72nd Street piers in Cleveland.
How: Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.

Smallmouth bass
Where: Smallmouth bass fishing has been very good in 15 to 25-feet of water around the harbor areas in Cleveland, Fairport Harbor, Geneva, Ashtabula and Conneaut.
How: Anglers are using leeches, tube jigs and crankbaits.

Channel Catfish
Where: Fishing has been very good in the Grand River.
How: Anglers are using night crawlers and large chubs.

The Lake Erie water temperature is 56 off Toledo and 51 off Cleveland according to the nearshore marine forecast.

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