Walleye fishing has been good in eastern Ohio's waters of the central
basin. The best fishing has been around Ruggles Reef W of Vermilion, on
the sandbar NW of Lorain, 10 to 15 miles N of Geneva in 70 to 72' of
water, and 10 to 15 miles N of Ashtabula in 70 to 72' of water.
Trolling 30 to 50 feet down with spoons or crawler harnesses using
planer boards, dipsy divers or jet divers, have produced the best
catches. The best spoon colors have been confusion, watermelon and
black/silver. Fish have ranged from 15-28 inches.
Yellow perch fishing has been best 1 mile N of Eastlake in 25 to 30' of
water, 2 to 4 miles N-NE of Fairport Harbor in 35 to 45' of water, and 2
to 6 miles N-NE of Conneaut in 40 to 65' of water. A perch spreader
tipped with shiners is the most popular set-up. Fish have ranged from
Smallmouth bass fishing has been good around breakwalls and rocky
drop-offs from Lorain to Avon point. Tube jigs and drop-shot rigs with
goby imitations have been the most productive lures.
Steelhead have been caught by walleye anglers in the same areas
mentioned in the walleye report. Fish have ranged from 22 to 30".
The best white bass fishing has been from shore at the Eastlake CEI wall
and in Cleveland on the E 72nd and E 55th street piers. Anglers are
using agitators with small spinners and twister tails. Fish have ranged
from 8 - 14 inches.
Lake Erie surface temperatures are between 76 and 82 degrees.