The best walleye fishing has been SE of the sandbar, 10 to 12 miles N of
Ashtabula in 72 to 73 feet of water, and 8 miles N of Conneaut in 70 feet of
water. Trolling spoons or worm harnesses using divers or downriggers and
also trolling crankbaits have produced the best catches.
Yellow perch fishing has been best within 2 miles of Lorain, E of the middle
of the sandbar, 2 to 4 miles N-NE of Fairport Harbor in 42 to 59 feet of
water, 4 to 6 miles N of Cleveland in 48 to 60 feet of water, and 3 to 4
miles N of Conneaut in 53 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. Tube jigs
have been the most productive lures.
Steelhead have been caught by anglers trolling spoons 10 to 12 miles N of
Ashtabula in 72 to 73 feet of water and 8 miles N of Conneaut in 70 feet of
water. Target areas with schools of baitfish where walleye are also being
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.