ODNR Fishing Report May 22, 2019: Eastern, OH,
Fishing Report Posted: May 23, 2019

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Posted by ODNR on May 23, 2019 at 05:28:31:

Lake Erie Central Basin


Where: Good fishing was reported in 10-40 feet of water off the Gold Coast in Lakewood, in 40-55 feet of water north-northwest of Geneva, and in 30-50 feet of water northwest of Ashtabula.
How: Walleye have been caught by trolling crankbaits or worm harnesses, as well as casting and drifting weight forward spinners. Good colors to try are chrome, blue, chartreuse and red. Anglers fishing from shore are catch fish off the piers in Cleveland using spinners and stick baits.

Yellow Perch

Where: There were a few reports of anglers catching fish in 30-32 feet feet of water off the Chagrin River.
How: Anglers are fishing from the bottom to 3-5 cranks above the bottom. Try different depths near the bottom until you locate the fish. Use minnows on spreaders.

Smallmouth Bass

Where: Very good fishing was reported in 10-20 feet of water around harbor areas in Cleveland, Fairport Harbor, Ashtabula and Conneaut.
How: Anglers are using crank baits, tube jigs, and drop shot rigs tipped with night crawlers.

The Lake Erie water temperature is 60 off Toledo and 54 off Cleveland according to the nearshore marine forecast.

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