Walleye fishing has been good at the N end of the sandbar between Vermilion and Lorain, in 65-72’ NW off Edgewater State Park, 61-66 NW off Wildwood State Park, and 65-75’ NE and NW off Fairport. Trollers are using green, yellow jacket, orange, silver, and purple 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 28-32’ NW of Rocky River, 37-43’ NW off Edgewater State Park, 38-40’ N of Fairport, and 38-42’ NW 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 being caught by anglers trolling for walleye. The best location has been NE and NW of Fairport in 72-76’. See the walleye section for trolling details.
Based on the nearshore marine forecast the water temperature is 71 off of Toledo and 66 off of Cleveland.