The best walleye fishing has been N of Lorain along the east side of the
sandbar, 10 to 12 miles N-NE of Ashtabula in 69 to 72 feet of water, and 8
to 10 miles NW of Conneaut in 70 to 72 feet of water. Trolling spoons or
worm harnesses using divers or downriggers has produced the best catches.
Yellow perch fishing has been best 1 to 2 miles N of Vermilion, 3 to 5 miles
NE of Cleveland in 40 to 50 feet of water, 3 miles NE of Fairport Harbor in
45 to 50 feet of water, and 3 miles N of Conneaut in 50 feet of water. A
perch spreader tipped with shiners is the most popular set-up.
The best smallmouth bass fishing has been around Ruggles Reef and Avon
Point. Tube jigs have been the most productive lures.
Steelhead have been caught by anglers trolling spoons 10 to 12 miles N-NE of
Ashtabula in 69 to 72 feet of water and 12 to 15 miles N of the Chagrin
River in 70 to 76 feet of water. Target areas with schools of baitfish
where walleye are also being caught.
White bass have been caught by anglers using shiners at Edgewater and the
Cleveland lakefront in 15 to 30 feet of water, and 4 to 5 miles N of
Cleveland in 48 to 57 feet of water.