Central Basin |
Walleye has slowed down with very few anglers targeting them. Conditions have limited fishing opportunities and greatly reduced water clarity as of 10/5/10. A few fish have been caught between Cedar Point and Vermilion, and 19 miles NE of Conneaut in 76’. Trollers are using green, yellow, and orange spoons off dipsy divers, planer boards and jet divers. Crankbaits are also being used with some success.
Yellow perch fishing has been very good in 35-40’ and 50-51’ N-NE of Edgewater State Park, 40-46’ N-NE of Wildwood State Park, 49’ NW of Fairport Harbor (the hump) and 42-44’ NE of Geneva. Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce 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 of 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.
To view the most recent steelhead fishing report on the Division of Wildlife web page visit: http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/Home/FishingSubhomePage/fisheriesmanagementplaceholder/fishingfairportsteelhead/tabid/6166/Default.aspx
Based on the nearshore forecast the water temperature is 57 degrees off of Toledo and 63 degrees off of Cleveland.