ODNR Fishing Report for 09/22/2009: Central, OH,
Fishing Report Posted: September 23, 2009

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Posted by ODNR on September 23, 2009 at 07:03:38:

Central Basin

Excellent Walleye fishing is still being reported on the W drop off of the sandbar between Vermilion and Lorain, with the best action being on the N half of the sandbar. Fishing farther east has slowed down this past week but anglers are still catching fish 15 miles north-northwest of Perry in 71-73 feet, and 12-15 miles north-northeast of Conneaut in 71-73 feet. Trollers are using watermelon, monkey puke, 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.

Yellow perch fishing has been very good between Cranberry Creek and Vermilion in 30� of water, in 40-43 feet north-northwest of Gordon Park, 40-44 feet northeast of Edgewater State Park, 35-49 feet northwest of Fairport, and 67-70 feet north-northeast 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 spot to try are 10-15 miles north-northeast of Ashtabula 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 67 degrees off of Toledo and 69 degrees off of Cleveland.

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