ODNR Fishing Report 07/20/2004: Central, OH,
Fishing Report Posted: July 20, 2004

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Posted by ODNR on July 20, 2004 at 22:14:15:

Central Basin

The best walleye fishing has been N of Lorain east of the sandbar, 7 to 13
miles N of Ashtabula in 72 to 77 feet of water, and 8 to 9 miles N of the
Chagrin River in 52 to 70 feet of water. Trolling spoons or worm harnesses
using divers or downriggers has produced the best catches.

Yellow Perch
Yellow perch fishing has been best 3 to 4 miles N of Cleveland in 45 to 55
feet of water, 3 to 4 miles NW of Fairport Harbor in 55 feet of water, and 6
to 7 miles N of Conneaut in 66 feet of water. A perch spreader tipped with
shiners is the most popular set-up.

Smallmouth Bass
The best smallmouth bass fishing has been around Ruggles Reef and the
shoreline and harbors in 15 to 30 feet of water from Fairport Harbor to
Conneaut. Jigs tipped with shiners, tube jigs and crankbaits have been the
most productive lures.

Steelhead have been caught 9 to 10 miles N of Fairport Harbor in 65 to 70
feet of water. Target areas with schools of baitfish where walleye are also
being caught.

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