ODNR Fishing Report for 6/20/2006: Eastern, OH,
Fishing Report Posted: June 20, 206

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Posted by ODNR on June 20, 206 at 21:53:53:

Central Basin

Walleye fishing in the central basin has been good. Fish have been caught 3 miles offshore from Vermilion to Lorain, 5 miles N of the Cleveland in 52 to 58 of water, 6 miles N of the Wildwood State Park in 60 to 63' of water, 2 to 3 miles E of Fairport Harbor in 45 to 50 of water, and 2 to 3 miles W of Geneva in 45 to 50 of water. Fish have been caught on worm harnesses or spoons trolled with dipsy or jet divers. Fish are suspended and anglers are fishing down 20 to 40'.

Yellow perch fishing has been good less than 1 mile out of Lorain, 2 miles N of Willowick in 38' feet of water, 3 miles NE of Eastlake in 32-40', 1 miles N of Ashtabula in 35 of water, 1 mile N of Conneaut in 35 of water. Fish have ranged from 7 to 11 inches. Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.

Shore anglers are catching yellow perch at the west pier along the Black River in Lorain, E 55th St. piers in Cleveland, Mentor Headlands and Fairport Harbor.
Anglers are using spreaders with shiners.

Smallmouth bass fishing has been excellent from Fairport Harbor to Perry in 10 to 24 of water. Fish have been caught on tube jigs, jigs tipped with minnows or leeches, or by trolling crankbaits.

White bass fishing has been good 1/4 mile N of Eastlake CEI power plant. Anglers are using agitators with white jigs.

Shore anglers are catching white bass at the Eastlake CEI pier using agitators with white/yellow twistertails and small spoons.

Lake Erie surface temperatures range from 68 to 70 degrees.

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