ODNR Fishing Report for 07/08/2008: Central, OH,
Fishing Report Posted: July 08, 2008

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Posted by ODNR on July 08, 2008 at 18:10:19:

Central Basin

Walleye fishing has been very good N of Cranberry Creek marina in 32� of water, on the sandbar between Vermilion and Lorain, NW of the Chagrin River in 56 to 62� of water, NW of Wildwood State Park in 60 to 62� of water, N of Fairport Harbor in 60 to 72� of water, NW of Geneva in 60 to 72� of water, and NW of Ashtabula in 60 to 72� of water. Trollers are using crankbaits or spoons and worm harnesses off jet divers, dipsy divers, planer boards and downriggers. The best action has been 20� down and the best spoon colors have been chartreuse, silver, orange, green and pink.

Yellow perch fishing has been good NW of Edgewater State Park in 43 to 47� of water, NW of Chagrin River in 38 to 44� of water, NW of Fairport Harbor in 45 to 55� of water, and N of Ashtabula in 50 to 60� of water. Perch spreaders or crappie rigs with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish. Fish have ranged from 7 to 12 inches.

Smallmouth bass fishing has been very good in 5 to 20� of water around Cleveland, Fairport Harbor, Ashtabula and Conneaut harbors. Fish are being caught on watermelon, pumpkinseed and green tube jigs.

Steelhead fishing is picking up and fish are being caught off Chagrin River, Fairport, Geneva and Ashtabula. Anglers are catching steelhead on spoons while trolling for walleye.

Based on the nearshore forecast the water temperature is 70 off of Toledo and 69 off of Cleveland.

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