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.
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.