The best walleye fishing has been N of Lorain along the east side of the
sandbar, 7 to 10 miles N of Ashtabula in 70 to 72 feet of water, and 8 miles
NW of Conneaut in 70 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 and Lorain, 4
to 5 miles N of Eastlake in 40 to 52 feet of water, 3 miles NW of Fairport
Harbor in 47 to 50 feet of water, 4 to 5 miles N of Cleveland in 40 to 52
feet of water, and 4 miles N of Conneaut in 60 to 65 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 6 to 8 miles N-NW of
Ashtabula in 68 to 70 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.