ODNR Fishing Report for 07/26/2011: Central, OH,
Fishing Report Posted: July 27, 2011

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Posted by ODNR on July 27, 2011 at 06:35:04:

Central Basin

Walleye fishing has been good in 8� to 18� from Ruggles Reef to Vermilion, in 20 to 30� between Beaver Creek and Lorain, in 70-74� N-NE of Geneva and 70-74� N-NW of Ashtabula. Anglers are using jet divers and dipsy divers with purple, blue, pink and black spoons. Anglers are also using wireline with stick baits.

Yellow perch fishing has been fair off of the Huron River mouth, off of the condos between Vermilion and Beaver Creek, 35-45� of N Chagrin River, 40-45� NW of Edgewater. Good fishing has been reported 38-42' NW of Fairport and 46-53' NE of Conneaut. Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produces the most fish. Earlier in the week, anglers were catching perch suspended in the water column ten cranks up from the bottom. Shore anglers are having good luck off the Mentor Headlands breakwall. Fish the bottom and keep the bait moving. Mornings and evenings have been best.

Smallmouth bass fishing has been very good in 15 to 25� around harbor areas in Cleveland, Fairport Harbor, Geneva, Ashtabula and Conneaut. Fish are being caught on crayfish and leeches, dark green and red tube jigs, blade baits and crank baits.

Steelhead Trout fishing has been good while trolling for walleye at the same locations listed above for walleye off Geneva and Ashtabula.

White Bass Anglers are catching white bass off the Eastlake CEI breakwall and Mentor Headlands breakwall. Anglers are using agitators with white jigs and twister tails. Mornings and evenings are the best times. For boat anglers, look for gulls feeding on schools of shiners at the surface. The white bass will be below the shiners.

The water temperature is 79 degrees off of Toledo, 80 degrees N of Vermilion at the weather buoy and 82 degrees at the Cleveland alternate site.

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