Walleye fishing has been excellent on the W drop off of the sandbar between Vermilion and Lorain. Fishing farther east has slowed down this past week but anglers are still catching fish 10-15 miles north-northeast of Ashtabula in 70-73 feet and 7-10 miles north-northwest of Conneaut in 70-73 feet. Trollers are using watermelon, monkey puke, yellow jacket, perch, and blackjack stick baits and spoons off of dipsy divers. Trollers have also had success on deep diving crankbaits and worm harnesses with inline weights. Anglers east of Cleveland are fishing down 60 feet.
Yellow perch fishing has been good in 38-45 feet north-northwest of Gordon Park, 35-45 feet northwest of Wildwood State Park, 49-52 feet northwest of Fairport, and 65-70 feet north-northeast of Ashtabula and 59-64 feet north-northwest of Conneaut. Perch spreaders or perch and crappie rigs with shiners fished as far up as 6 feet off the bottom have been producing the most fish.
Steelhead fishing has slowed down along with the walleye fishing off Cleveland. The best spots to try are 10-15 miles north-northeast of Ashtabula in 70-73 feet and 7-10 miles north-northwest of Conneaut in 70-73 feet. Anglers are trolling dipsy divers with black and purple or silver and blue spoons.
White Bass fishing has been good from the shore at the Eastlake CEI pier. Anglers are using agitators with blue and silver spoons and jigs tipped with twister tails. Fish range from 7-11 inches. Boat anglers watch for the gulls feeding on the surface - these are usually good spots to try for white bass which are also feeding on the same schools of emerald shiners.
Based on the nearshore forecast the water temperature is 70 degrees off of Cleveland and Toledo.