Walleye fishing has been good at the weather buoy between Vermilion and Lorain near the Canadian border, in 20-24’ of water NE of Rocky River, in 32-42’ of water N of Edgewater, in 68-72’ of water NE of Geneva, and in 68-72’ of water N of Ashtabula. Anglers are trolling dipsy and jet divers with worm harnesses and yellow ,orange, pink, green and purple spoons with copper backs.
Yellow perch fishing has been excellent in 39-43’ of water off of Avon point, Edgewater, Eastlake/Mentor, Fairport Harbor, Ashtabula, and Conneaut. Shore anglers are catching a few fish off the E. 55 St pier in Cleveland, the Mentor Headlands pier, and the short pier on the Grand River. Spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.
Smallmouth bass fishing has been excellent in 15 to 25’ of water around harbor areas in Cleveland (5-20’ of water), Fairport Harbor, Geneva, Ashtabula and Conneaut. Largemouth bass are also being caught in the same areas. Anglers are using crankbaits, spinnerbaits, tube jigs, curly tail grubs, soft-craws and leeches.
White Bass has been fair in the evenings off Euclid Beach and Sims Park in Euclid and the short pier in Fairport Harbor. Anglers are using agitators with jigs and small spoons.
The water temperature is 74 degrees off of Toledo and 68 degrees off of Cleveland according to the nearshore marine forecast.