ODNR Fishing Report for 10/17/2006: Central, OH,
Fishing Report Posted: October 19, 206

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Posted by ODNR on October 19, 206 at 07:38:05:

Fishing information based on reports from the week of 10/09/2006.

Central Basin

Walleye fishing from Huron to Lorain has been good as the fish continue to migrate west. Farther east most fishing effort has been directed at yellow perch. Walleye have been taken N of the Huron dumping grounds, on the N end of the Sandbar, and sporadically around Ruggles Reef. Fish have been caught on worm harnesses or spoons trolled with dipsy divers or jet divers, and also on deep diving crankbaits.

Yellow perch fishing is excellent in the central basin in 25 to 30 of water off of the Vermilion breakwall and off of the condos E of Vermilion near Beaver Creek, within 1 mile of Lorain and Avon point, 1-2 miles NW of Cleveland (E. 72nd St. lighthouse) in 38 of water, 2 miles NE of Eastlake in 38' of water, 3 miles N of Fairport in 50 to 55 of water, and 2-3 miles N of Ashtabula 45 to 55 of water. Fish have ranged from 7 to 12 inches. Perch rigs with shiners fished near the bottom have produced the most fish.

Smallmouth bass fishing has been good along the shoreline from Fairport Harbor to Conneaut in 15 to 25 of water. Fish have been caught on goby color tube jigs, goby color drop-shot rigs, jigs tipped with minnows or leeches, or by trolling crankbaits.

Steelhead fishing has been fair to good in the Vermilion River, Rocky River, Euclid Creek (Wildwood State Park), Chagrin River, Grand River, Arcola Creek, Geneva State Park, Conneaut Creek and along the Conneaut west breakwall. Shore anglers are using small spinners and spoons, and jigs and maggots rigged with a split shot under a light bobber.

Lake Erie surface temperatures range from 52 to 58 degrees





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