ODNR Fishing Report for 05/25/2010: Central, OH,
Fishing Report Posted: May 25, 2010

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Posted by ODNR on May 25, 2010 at 21:32:35:

Central Basin

Walleye fishing has been excellent between Ruggles Reef and Lorain in 28 to 32� of water, and nearshore in 10-25� off Cleveland. Anglers are also catching fish in 35-44� off Fairport Harbor. Trollers are using crank baits, spoons and worm harnesses off planer boards and jet divers 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 very good in 40-42� off Cleveland, Wildwood State Park, Fairport and Geneva. 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 5 to 20� around harbor areas in Fairport Harbor, Geneva, Ashtabula and Conneaut. Fish are being caught on soft-crawls, jigs tipped with minnows, leeches, green and brown tube jigs, and by trolling crankbaits.

Based on the nearshore forecast the water temperature is 61 degrees off of Toledo and 54 degrees off of Cleveland.

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