ODNR Fishing Report July 17 2019: Eastern, OH,
Fishing Report Posted: July 18, 2019

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Posted by ODNR on July 18, 2019 at 11:25:40:

Central Basin
Where: Excellent fishing continues in 48 to 55 feet of water north-northwest of Edgewater Park, in 40 to 52 feet of water north of Chagrin River, in 35 to 50 feet and 55 to 75 feet of water north-northwest of Fairport, and in 50 to 65 feet of water north of Geneva. Fish are suspended and anglers are targeting fishing depths of 15 to 40 feet.
How: Walleye have been caught trolling using crankbaits or worm harnesses with planer boards, dipsy and jet divers. Anglers are also casting and drifting worm harnesses and weight forward spinners. Good colors to try are lemon, chartreuse, orange, green, and pink and purple. Anglers fishing from shore are catching fish off the piers in Cleveland using spinners and stick baits.

Smallmouth Bass
Where: Excellent fishing has been reported in 17 to 22 feet of water around harbor areas in Cleveland, Fairport Harbor, Geneva, Ashtabula and Conneaut.
How: Anglers are using crank baits, tube jigs, spinner baits, drop shot rigs tipped with night crawlers, golden shiners, crayfish and leeches.

Where: Anglers are catching fish off the Cleveland and Fairport Harbor piers.
How: Most anglers fish the bottom or drift with baits on the bottom. Common baits include nightcrawlers, cut bait, and frozen shrimp.

The Lake Erie water temperature is 77 off Toledo and 64 off Cleveland according to the nearshore marine forecast.

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