Wind, waves and muddy water have limited most fishing opportunities on Lake Erie over the past week (as of 11/6/12). As the lake starts to clear up expect walleye fishing to improve around the islands and from Cedar Point to Lorain. Most walleye are caught in the fall by trolling crankbaits in open water or by fishing at night nearshore and around piers. Fall yellow perch fishing can also produce some of the best catches of the season. Most perch anglers fish around the islands or within a few miles of the ports from Huron to Conneaut.|
The water temperature is 45 degrees off of Toledo and 50 degrees off of Cleveland according to the nearshore marine forecast.