ODNR Lake Erie Fishing Report 6/04/03: Central, OH,
Fishing Report Posted: June 04, 2003

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Posted by ODNR on June 04, 2003 at 11:32:58:

Central Basin-

Smallmouth bass are being caught on Ruggles Reef near Vermilion in 15 to 25
feet of water and in nearshore breakwall and harbor areas around Lorain,
Conneaut, Ashtabula, Geneva, Fairport and Cleveland. Fish measuring over 14"
have been caught on tube jigs, jigs tipped with shiners and crankbaits.
Yellow perch are being caught within 2 to 3 miles of Lorain, 2 to 3 miles
west of Ashtabula, less than 1 mile out from Lakewood and less than 1 mile
from E 55th Street in Cleveland. Spreaders tipped with shiners are taking
fish from 7 to 13".
Walleye fishing in the Central Basin has been best near Ruggles Reef in 30
to 45 feet of water, 1 to 4 miles north of Lorain, 1 to 2 miles west of the
Rocky River in 40 feet of water and 5 miles north of Geneva in 60 feet of
water. At Ruggles Reef and Lorain trolling crankbaits or casting weight
forward spinners have been most productive for fish from 19 to 29". Farther
east anglers have been trolling dipsy divers with spoons or crawler

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