Walleye have been caught N of Lorain in 48 to 50’ of water, and off Rocky River in 53’ of water fishing on the bottom using worm harnesses. Also nearshore off Cleveland in the early mornings and after 6:00 pm in 35-38’ of water using rapalas, husky jerks and reef runners. Anglers are starting to catch some fish in 38-42’ of water off Mentor Lagoons. Anglers are trolling dipsy and jet divers with worm harnesses and stick baits.
Yellow perch fishing has been good weather permitting in 42’ of water N of Gordon Park in Cleveland, in 38’ of water N of Bratenahl, and in 38’-42’ of water N of Mentor Lagoons. Fishing has been very good in 40-43’ of water N of the Ashtabula and in 28-42’ NW of Conneaut. Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish. Shore fishing has been good off the E. 55th St and E. 72 nd St piers in Cleveland. Anglers are using spreaders with shiners and the mornings have been best.
Smallmouth bass fishing has been good in 15 to 25’ of water around harbor areas in Cleveland, Fairport Harbor, Geneva, Ashtabula and Conneaut. Largemouth bass are also being caught in the same areas. Anglers are using drop shot rigs with rubber worms, soft-craws, leeches, tube jigs, and crankbaits.