The best walleye fishing has been N of Lorain along the east side of the
sandbar, N of Vermilion in 40 to 44 feet of water, 10 to 12 miles N of
Ashtabula in 70 to 72 feet of water, and 7 to 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 3 miles N of Vermilion and Lorain, 3
miles NE of Fairport Harbor in 50 feet of water, 4 to 5 miles NE of
Cleveland in 40 to 52 feet of water, and 4 to 5 miles N of Conneaut in 60 to
65 feet of water. A perch spreader tipped with shiners is the most popular
The best smallmouth bass fishing has been around Ruggles Reef. Tube jigs
have been the most productive lures.
Steelhead have been caught by anglers trolling spoons 10 to 12 miles N of
Ashtabula in 70 to 72 feet of water and 7 to 8 miles NW of Conneaut in 70
feet of water. Target areas with schools of baitfish where walleye are also
White bass have been caught by anglers using shiners or agitators with jigs
at Edgewater and the Cleveland lakefront in 30 to 50 feet of water.