Lake Erie Central Basin|
Where: Excellent fishing reported in 30-40 feet of water north of Gold Coast in Lakewood, in 30-50 feet of water northwest of Geneva, and in 45-60 feet of water northeast of Ashtabula.
How: Walleye have been caught by trolling with crankbaits or worm harnesses assisted by divers, and by casting and drifting weight forward spinners. Good colors to try are lemon drop, blue and silver, green, and red. Anglers fishing from shore are catch a few fish off the piers in Cleveland using spinners and stick baits.
Where: There have been a few reports of anglers catching fish in 15-30 feet of water around the Gordon Park east break wall light house in Cleveland, and in 30-35 feet of water north of 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. Shore anglers are catch fish off the piers in Cleveland using spreaders tipped with minnows.
Where: Excellent fishing has been reported in 10-30 feet of water around harbor areas in Cleveland, Fairport Harbor, Ashtabula, and Conneaut.
How: Anglers are using crank baits, tube jigs, spinner baits, and drop shot rigs tipped with night crawlers.
The Lake Erie water temperature is 64 off Toledo and 59 off Cleveland according to the nearshore marine forecast.