Central Basin |
Walleye fishing was best from Cedar Point to Vermilion in 30 to 45’ of water. Trolling deep diving minnow-imitating crankbaits in white, pink, and purple patterns 50-100’ back seemed to produce the best results. Fishing shallower after dark around Huron and Cleveland has been yielding trophy class fish.
Yellow perch fishing has been very good 8 to 10 miles N-NE of Vermilion, 32-38 feet off Rocky River to Cleveland and 50-52 feet northwest of Fairport. Perch spreaders or crappie rigs with shiners have been producing the most fish.
Steelhead fishing has been spotty this past week. River conditions are low and clear. 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 also catching fish along the Cleveland breakwalls at E55 th and E 72 nd. Anglers are using small spoons, spawn sacks and jigs and maggots rigged with a split shot under a light bobber. Fly anglers are catching fish on wooly buggers.
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 49 degrees off of Toledo and 51 degrees off of Cleveland.