ODNR Fishing Report October 23, 2019: Eastern, OH,
Fishing Report Posted: October 24, 2019

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Posted by ODNR on October 24, 2019 at 05:43:40:

Central Basin
Where: Excellent fishing was reported in 55 to 75 feet of water north of Edgewater Park and in 55 to 75 feet of water north of Wildwood Park. Good fishing reported in 60 to 65 feet of water northwest of Fairport Harbor and in 60 to 65 feet of water north-northwest of Lakeshore Park in Ashtabula. In the Cleveland area, anglers are targeting fishing depths of 15 to 25 feet down in the water column, and from Fairport to Lakeshore Park anglers are targeting 40 to 50 feet down.
How: Walleye have been caught trolling using crankbaits, worm harnesses or spoons with planer boards, dipsy and jet divers. Try using bright colors including blue, silver and chrome.

Yellow Perch
Where: There were a few reports of yellow perch being caught off the East 72 Sreet lighthouse in Cleveland in 30 to 35 feet of water. There were also reports of fish being caught off Lakeshore Park in Ashtabula in 47 feet of water.
How: Try minnows on spreaders and crappie rigs near the bottom.

Smallmouth Bass
Where: The best spots have been the harbor areas and rock piles in Cleveland, Fairport Harbor, Geneva, Ashtabula and Conneaut.
How: Anglers are using crankbaits, tube jigs, drop shot rigs tipped with night crawlers, golden shiners, leeches, and crayfish.

The Lake Erie water temperature is 56 off Toledo and 61 off Cleveland according to the nearshore marine forecast.

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