ODNR Fishing Report October 9, 2019: Eastern, OH,
Fishing Report Posted: October 09, 2019

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Posted by ODNR on October 09, 2019 at 18:57:40:

Central Basin
Where: Very good fishing in 65 to 75 feet of water north of Edgewater Park, in 65 to 70 feet of water north of Wildwood Park, in 74 feet of water north of Lakeshore Park in Ashtabula, and in 70 to 75 feet of water north of Conneaut. Fish are suspended and anglers are targeting fishing depths of 50 to 60 feet down in the water column, above the thermocline.
How: Walleye have been caught trolling using crankbaits or spoons with planer boards, dipsy and jet divers. Try using bright colors including blue, purple, and bronze.

Smallmouth Bass
Where: The best locations to try are around the 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.

The Lake Erie water temperature is 66 off Toledo and 69 off Cleveland according to the nearshore marine forecast.

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