Walleye fishing was good off of Huron, 14 miles NE of the river around the offshore dumping ground. Worm harnesses with inline weights, or crankbaits with snap weights have produced the best catches. There werent many angler interviews this past week, but excellent fishing continues with a few limit catches in 70-71 of water N of Geneva and in 56-70 of water N of Ashtabula. Anglers are trolling wire line with white, pink, blue, yellow, orange, green and red stick baits.
Yellow perch fishing has been fair N of the condos that are E of Vermilion, around the south end of the sandbar, N of Lorain, and off of Ruggles Reef. Excellent fishing was reported in 46 of water NW of Rocky River, in 38-42 of water NE of Gordon Park, in 47 of water NW (the hump) of Fairport Harbor, in 46-54 of water NE of Ashtabula and in 39-53 of water NE and NW of Conneaut. Spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish. Shore fishing off the Cleveland and Fairport area piers has been slow.
Smallmouth and largemouth bass fishing has been good in 10 to 20 of water around harbor areas in Cleveland, Fairport Harbor, Geneva, Ashtabula and Conneaut. Anglers are using crayfish and leeches.
White Bass fishing has been hit and miss off the E. 55th St and E 72nd St Piers in Cleveland and the long pier in Fairport Harbor. Small fish are being caught off the Fairport Harbor pier. Evenings have been the best. Lots of large white bass are being caught by boat yellow perch fisherman off Fairport Harbor. On the lake, look for gulls feeding on shiners at the surface; the white bass will be below. Anglers are using agitators with jigs and small spoons.
Steelhead Trout are being caught off the long and short Piers in Fairport Harbor and also in the river up to Vrooman rd. Anglers are using jigs tipped with maggots with a bobber and small spoons.
The water temperature is 61 degrees off of Toledo and 66 degrees off of Cleveland according to the nearshore marine forecast.