ODNR Fishing Report for 05/18/2010: Central, OH,
Fishing Report Posted: May 18, 2010

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Posted by ODNR on May 18, 2010 at 21:53:45:

Central Basin

Walleye have been caught trolling nearshore between Huron and Lorain and nearshore in 10-25� off Cleveland. Trollers are using crank baits, spoons and worm harnesses off planer boards and also flatline trolling. Fishing is picking up on the piers at Eastlake and Cleveland. The best times are in the evening and early morning.

Yellow perch fishing has been best in 40� off Cleveland, Fairport and Ashtabula. Shore anglers have been catching fish off the Headlands Beach and Fairport piers on the Grand River and in Cleveland off the E 55th and E 72 st piers in Cleveland. Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.

Smallmouth bass fishing has been very good in 15 to 25� around harbor areas in Fairport Harbor, Geneva, Ashtabula and Conneaut. Fish are being caught on soft-craws, jigs tipped with minnows, leeches, green and brown tube jigs, and by trolling crankbaits.

Based on the nearshore forecast the water temperature is 56 degrees off of Toledo and 52 degrees off of Cleveland.

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