Central Basin |
Walleye fishing has been very good 4 to 6 miles offshore between Vermilion and Lorain, in 30’ to 35’ of water from Huron to Cranberry Creek, 70-75’ NW off Wildwood State Park, 40-44’ NE off Chagrin River, 38 to 42’ NW off Fairport, 70 to 75’ NE off Ashtabula and 65 to 72’ N off Lakeshore Park. Anglers are fishing down 30 to 40’. Trollers are using pink, red, yellow, black, purple, orange and green spoons and worm harnesses off planer boards and jet divers.
Yellow perch fishing has been good to excellent in 38 to 45’ NW off Edgewater Park, 38 to 45’’ N off Wildwood State Park, 59 to 65’ NW off Ashtabula and 47 to 74’ N off Conneaut. Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.
Smallmouth bass fishing has been very good in 10 to 20’ around harbor areas in Fairport Harbor, Geneva, Ashtabula and Conneaut. Fish are being caught on jigs tipped with minnows, leeches, green, smoke and brown tube jigs, and by trolling crankbaits.
Based on the nearshore forecast the water temperature is 74 degrees off of Toledo and 71 degrees off of Cleveland.