ODNR Fishing Report for 9/3/2014: Central, OH,
Fishing Report Posted: September 04, 2014

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Posted by ODNR on September 04, 2014 at 10:08:20:

Central Basin

Where: Fishing has been good around the sandbar including the weather buoy at the north end of the sandbar. Excellent fishing has been reported in 70-to-74 feet of water north-northeast of Ashtabula and in 68-to-72 feet of water north of Conneaut.
How: Anglers are using wireline or Dipsy Divers with worm harnesses and stick baits.

Yellow perch
Where: Anglers are catching perch around the sailing buoys near Vermilion, off St. Anthony's near Lorain, in 30-feet of water north of Edgewater Park, and in 26-to-40 feet of water northeast and northwest of Gordon Park. Excellent fishing has been reported in 42-to-60 feet of water north-northwest of Fairport Harbor, and in 58-to-65 feet of water north-northeast Conneaut. Fishing form shore has been spotty off the E. 55th Street and E. 72nd Street piers in Cleveland and at the long pier off Mentor Headlands.
How: Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.

Smallmouth bass and Largemouth Bass
Where: Fishing has been good around the harbor areas in Cleveland, Fairport Harbor, Geneva, Ashtabula and north-northwest.
How: Anglers are using drop shot rigs with leeches and soft craws.

White bass
Where: Anglers fishing from boats are catching white bass north of Cleveland, Eastlake and Fairport Harbor in 20-to-40 feet of water. Watch for the gulls feeding on the surface and the white bass will be below the school of emerald shiners. Anglers fishing from shore are catching fish off the piers in Cleveland, Eastlake and the Grand River, with the evenings being the best. It is always hard to predict when the fishing will pick up for white bass.
How: Anglers are using small spoons, spinners and agitators with jigs tipped with twister tails.

The Lake Erie water temperature is 72 off Toledo and 69 off Cleveland according to the nearshore marine forecast.

Anglers are encouraged to always wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device while boating.

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