Walleye fishing in the Central Basin has been best on the sandbar 7 miles NW
of Lorain, 10 to 12 miles NE of Eastlake in 70 to 72 feet of water, 8 to 10
miles N of Wildwood St Park in 65 to 68 feet of water, and 4 to 8 miles N of
Geneva and Ashtabula in 60 to 72 feet of water. Anglers have been trolling
dipsy divers with spoons (most color schemes with copper, green, watermelon,
chartreuse or pink have been best) or crawler harnesses for fish from 15 to
Yellow perch fishing has been best 3 to 4 miles NW of Edgewater St Park in
43 to 50 feet of water, 4 miles N of Gordon Park ramp (Cleveland) in 49 to
52 feet of water, and 4 to 5 miles N of Geneva in 60 to 63 feet of water.
Spreaders tipped with shiners are taking fish from 8 to 11".
Smallmouth bass have been caught near Ruggles Reef and in nearshore
breakwall and harbor areas around Lorain, Conneaut, Ashtabula, Geneva,
Fairport and Cleveland. 14 to 18 inch fish have been caught on tube jigs,
jigs tipped with shiners and crankbaits.
Steelhead have been caught by trollers using dipsy divers with spoons 10 to
12 miles NW of Eastlake in 70 to 72 feet of water, 18 to 22 miles N of
Wildwood St Park in 75 to 80 feet of water, and 4 to 8 miles N of Geneva in
60 to 72 feet of water. The steelhead have ranged in size from 23 to 29".