ODNR Fishing Report for 6/18/2014: Central, OH,
Fishing Report Posted: June 18, 2014

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Posted by ODNR on June 18, 2014 at 18:31:36:

Central Basin

Where: Fishing has been excellent on the Lorain dumping ground, southeast of the sandbar between Lorain and Vermilion, in 30-to-50 feet of water north of Cleveland, in 50-to-63 feet of water northwest of Fairport Harbor, and in 35-to-71 feet of water north of Ashtabula.
How: Anglers are using Dipsy Divers or planer boards with worm harnesses and pink, white, green and purple spoons.

Yellow perch
Where: Anglers are catching fish in 40-to-50 feet of water north of Cleveland, Wildwood Park and Chagrin River. Good fishing has been reported in 41-to-48 feet of water northwest of Ashtabula and in 29-to-60 feet of water north-northwest Conneaut. Shore fishing has been spotty off the E. 55th Street and E. 72nd Street piers in Cleveland. Fish are being caught off the west pier of the Grand River.
How: Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.

Smallmouth bass
Where: Fishing has been excellent in 15-to-27 feet of water around the harbor areas in Cleveland, Fairport Harbor, Geneva, Ashtabula and Conneaut.
How: Anglers are using soft craws, shiners, leeches, tube jigs and trolling crankbaits.

White bass
Where: Anglers fishing from boats are catching white bass north of Cleveland in 20-to-30 feet of water. Watch for the gulls feeding on the surface and the white bass will be below the school of emerald shiners. Anglers shore fishing are catching fish off the Cleveland piers and Eastlake CEI pier with the evenings being the best.
How: Anglers are using agitators with jigs tipped with twister tails, small spoons and spinners.

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

The Lake Erie water temperature is 69 off Toledo and 60 off Cleveland according to the nearshore marine forecast.

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