ODNR Fishing Report for 08/03/2011: Central, OH,
Fishing Report Posted: August 04, 2011

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Posted by ODNR on August 04, 2011 at 21:16:54:

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. Very good fishing has been reported 70-74� NE of Geneva and 70-74� N-NW of Ashtabula. Anglers are using jet divers and dipsy divers with purple, blue, pink, silver 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. Very good fishing has been reported 40-43� of NW of Gordon Park, 40-45� NW of Wildwood Park, 38-42' and 52� N-NW of Fairport and 54' NE of Conneaut. Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produces the most fish. 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 77 degrees off of Cleveland.

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