Walleye fishing has slowed due to the rough lake conditions. Fish have been caught around Cranberry Creek in 25’ of water, in 52-53’ W of Edgewater State Park, 49-57’ NE of Gordon Park, and 60’ NW of Fairport Harbor. Trollers are using divers with purple, yellow, black, pink and blue spoons and also worm harnesses.
Yellow perch fishing should improve once the lake calms down from 5 days of windy conditions. The best locations to fish include 34-35’ E of Gordon Park, 40-45’ NE of Geneva, and 44’ 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 very good in the Grand River around the Grand River Landing. Anglers are catching large fish using night crawlers.
The water temperature is 64 degrees off of Toledo and 60 degrees off of Cleveland according to the nearshore marine forecast.