Walleye have been caught trolling between Cranberry Creek and Vermilion in 20 to 30’ of water, E of the S end of the sandbar between Vermilion and Lorain, 39’ NW of Rocky River, 40-47’ off Edgewater State Park, 28’ off Fairport, 20-25’ off Geneva, and 40-50’ off Ashtabula. Trollers are using crank baits, stick baits, spoons and worm harnesses off dipsey divers, planer boards and also flatline trolling. The best times are in the evening and early morning.
Yellow perch fishing has been very good in 40-49’ NW off Edgewater State Park, 37-38’ NW of Gordon Park State Park, 40’ NW of Fairport, and 38-40’ off Geneva. Shore anglers have been catching fish off the Headlands Beach and Fairport piers on the Grand River and in Cleveland off the E 55th and E 72 st piers in Cleveland. Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.
Smallmouth bass fishing has been very good in 10 to 25’ around harbor areas in Fairport Harbor, Geneva, Ashtabula and Conneaut. Fish are being caught on green or brown tube jigs, jigs tipped with minnows, leeches, and by trolling crankbaits.
Based on the nearshore marine forecast the water temperature is 63 off of Toledo and 60 off of Cleveland.
Anglers are encouraged to always wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device while boating.