Lake Erie Fishing Report: Aug. 1, 2002: Eastern, OH,
Fishing Report Posted: August 01, 2002

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Posted by ODNR on August 01, 2002 at 22:12:42:

Lake Erie Fishing Report: Aug. 1, 2002

Central Basin - Water temperature off Cleveland is 75*. Walleye fishing has
been fair, 1 mile off of Sawmill Creek to 5 miles north of Ruggles Reef and
Vermilion, and at the sandbar, 8 miles northwest of Lorain. Anglers are
using dipsy divers and jet divers with stinger spoons in chartreuse,
watermelon, purple, and blue and worm harnesses 8 to 12 miles north of
Cleveland to Eastlake in 65 to 70 feet of water, and north of Ashtabula (10
to 12 miles out) in 70 to 72 feet of water. Trollers are also picking up
good numbers of steelhead trout at the Cleveland to Ashtabula locations.
Walleyes are measuring 18 to 28 inches and steelhead 20 to 29 inches. Perch
fishing has been good off Vermilion, Lorain, Cleveland, Eastlake, Fairport
Harbor, and Ashtabula to Conneaut, 1 to 5 miles offshore in 35 to 50 feet of

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