The best walleye fishing has been E of the N end of the sandbar, W of the N
end of the sandbar, around Ruggles reef between Huron and Vermilion, and 7
to 9 miles NE of Ashtabula in 68 to 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 2 miles NE of Lorain, E of the middle of
the sandbar, 1 to 2 miles N of Vermilion, 2 to 3 miles NW of Fairport Harbor
in 50 to 55 feet of water, 3 to 4 miles N of Cleveland in 40 to 52 feet of
water, and 4 miles N of Ashtabula in 55 to 60 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. Use
tube jigs, drop shot rigs with goby imitations, soft craws or shiners for
Steelhead are beginning to show up in the rivers. Over the past weekend
fish were caught in Conneaut Creek up to the Rt. 7 bridge and in the Grand
River at the Fairport Harbor pier and Painesville Dam. Anglers are using
spawn sacs and jigs and maggots.
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.