Walleye fishing has been very good in 57-64’ NW off Wildwood State Park, 58-66 NW off Gordon Park State Park, 57-64’ NW off Fairport and 60-68’ N-NW off Perry. Trollers are using green, yellow, orange, copper, and fried chicken worm harnesses, crank baits, stick baits, and spoons off jet divers, dipsy divers and planer boards. Anglers are fishing down 30 to 40‘. The best times are in the evening and early morning.
Yellow perch fishing has been good in 43-49’ NW of Gordon Park State Park, 38’ NE off Chagrin River, 40-45’ NW of Geneva, and 44-46’ N off Conneaut. 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 pumpkinseed, green or brown tube jigs, jigs tipped with minnows, leeches, and by trolling crankbaits.
Steelhead are beginning to be picked by anglers trolling for walleye.
Based on the nearshore marine forecast the water temperature is 69 off of Toledo and 64 off of Cleveland.