Walleye fishing has been very good around Ruggles Reef, N of Lorain, in 45-47’ N and NE of Gordon Park, 50-66’ NE of Fairport Harbor, and 42-60’ NW of Geneva. Trollers are using divers with purple, yellow, black, or blue spoons and also worm harnesses.
Yellow perch fishing has been good 30’ E of Gordon Park, 26’ NE of Chagrin River, 38’ NW of Fairport Harbor, 37-42’ NE of Ashtabula, and 36-40’ N-NE of Conneaut. Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish. Shore anglers are catching fish off the Cleveland Piers and at Headlands Beach Pier in Mentor out at the lighthouse.
Anglers are using spreaders with shiners and the mornings have been best. Shore anglers are also catching rock bass off the Cleveland piers.
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 using drop shot rigs with rubber worms, soft-craws, leeches, tube jigs, and crankbaits. Anglers are also catching fish in the Grand River up to the Painesville dam using tube jigs and golden shiners.
Catfish fishing has been excellent in the Grand River around the Grand River Landing. Anglers are catching large fish using night crawlers.
The water temperature is 69 degrees off of Toledo and 58 degrees off of Cleveland according to the nearshore marine forecast.
Anglers are encouraged to always wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device while boating.