Walleye fishing was best from Huron to Cedar Point in 40 to 45’ of water. Walleye were caught by trollers using worm harnesses with inline weights, jet or dipsy divers with spoons, or deep diving crankbaits. There were no reports targeting walleye this past week from Cleveland to Conneaut due to the storms and being so late in the season.
Yellow perch fishing has been very good when the weather permits E of Vermilion off of the condos, in 45-50 feet northeast of Edgewater Park, 45-50 feet north-northwest of Wildwood State Park, 42-48 feet northwest of Fairport, and 45-49 feet north-northeast of Ashtabula. Perch spreaders or crappie rigs with shiners fished as far up as 6 feet off the bottom have been producing the most fish.
Steelhead fishing from shore is picking up as fish begin to move up into the rivers and anglers are catching fish at the mouth and downstream locations in the Chagrin River, Grand River, Geneva State Park, Euclid Creek (Wildwood State Park), Conneaut Creek and along the Conneaut west breakwall. Anglers are using small spoons and jigs and maggots rigged with a split shot under a light bobber.
For the most current steelhead information visit: http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/Home/FishingSubhomePage/fisheriesmanagementplaceholder/fishingfairportsteelhead/tabid/6166/Default.aspx
Based on the nearshore forecast the water temperature is 53 degrees off of Toledo and 59 degrees off of Cleveland.