ODNR Fishing Report August 7, 2019: Eastern, OH,
Fishing Report Posted: August 08, 2019

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Posted by ODNR on August 08, 2019 at 05:57:26:

Lake Erie Central Basin
Where: Excellent fishing continues in 40 to 52 feet of water north-northwest of Edgewater Park, in 35 to 55 feet of water north of Wildwood Park, in 32 to 35 feet and 72 to 76 feet of water north of Ashtabula, and in 70 to 75 feet of water north of Conneaut. Fish are suspended and anglers are targeting fishing depths of 20 to 55 feet.
How: Walleye have been caught trolling using crankbaits or spoons with planer boards, dipsy and jet divers. Anglers are also casting and drifting worm harnesses and weight forward spinners. Try using bright colors including 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: Good fishing reported in 17 to 22 feet of water around harbor areas and rock piles in Cleveland, Fairport Harbor, Geneva, Ashtabula, and Conneaut.
How: Anglers are using crank baits, tube jigs, drop shot rigs tipped with night crawlers, golden shiners, leeches, and crayfish.

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 74 off Cleveland according to the nearshore marine forecast.

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