Walleye have been caught off Rocky River in 53’ of water fishing on the bottom using worm harnesses. A few walleye have been caught off the Cleveland Crib area in 50’ of water and also in 26-34’ of water NW of Fairport Harbor. Anglers are trolling dipsy and jet divers with worm harnesses, spoons and stick baits.
Yellow perch fishing has been good weather permitting in 32-34’ of water N off Gordon Park in Cleveland, in 42’ of water N of Cuyahoga River light house, in 50’-55’ of water N of Mentor Lagoons. Fishing has been very good in 38-40’ of water N of the Ashtabula and in 38-49’ N of Conneaut. Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish. Shore fishing has been good off the E. 55th St and E. 72 nd St piers in Cleveland. Anglers are using spreaders with shiners and the mornings have been best.
Smallmouth bass fishing has been very good in 15 to 25’ of water around harbor areas in Cleveland, Fairport Harbor, Geneva, Ashtabula and Conneaut. Largemouth bass are also being caught in the same areas. Anglers are using soft-craws, leeches, tube jigs, and crankbaits.
White Bass fishing has been good in the Grand River up to the Uniroyal hole.
Channel Catfish has been very good along the Grand River. Anglers are using chicken livers and large chubs.
The water temperature is 59 degrees off of Toledo and 57 degrees off of Cleveland according to the nearshore marine forecast.