The best walleye fishing has been about 10 miles N-NW of the Vermilion River
in the area W of the sandbar, and around Ruggles reef between Huron and
Vermilion. Trolling spoons or worm harnesses using divers and also trolling
crankbaits have produced the best catches.
Yellow perch fishing has been best 2 miles NE of Lorain, E of the middle of
the sandbar, 1 to 2 miles NW of Vermilion, 3 to 4 miles NW of Fairport
Harbor in 55 to 58 feet of water, 3 to 4 miles N of Cleveland in 40 to 52
feet of water, and 4 to 5 miles N of Ashtabula in 60 to 65 feet of water. A
perch spreader tipped with shiners is the most popular set-up.
The best smallmouth bass fishing has been around Ruggles reef and Avon. Use
tube jigs, drop shot rigs with goby imitations, soft craws or shiners for
Low, clear water in the Lake Erie tributaries has made steelhead fishing
tough. Piers and breakwalls have produced the best action on jigs tipped
with maggots, spinners, spoons and small crankbaits.