Walleye have been caught nearshore from Cranberry Creek to Vermilion including Ruggles Reef, on the dumping grounds N of Lorain, in 38-42’ of water N of Edgewater Park and in 50-60’ of water N of Chagrin River. Fishing has been good in 61’ of water NW of Fairport Harbor. Excellent fishing this past week in 52-60’ of water NW of the Geneva and in 50-60’ of water NW of Ashtabula. Anglers are trolling dipsy and jet divers with worm harnesses and spoons.
Yellow perch fishing has been very good in 35’ of water NE of Gordon Park, in 33’ of water NE of Chagrin River, in 40-56’ of water NW of Fairport Harbor and in 36-48’ of water N-NE of the Conneaut. Spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish. Shore fishing has been good off the E. 55th St and E. 72 nd St piers in Cleveland and off the Fairport Harbor Pier. Anglers are using spreaders with shiners and the mornings have been best.
Smallmouth bass fishing has been very good in 15 to 25’ of water around harbor areas in Cleveland, Fairport Harbor, Geneva, Ashtabula and Conneaut. Largemouth bass are also being caught in the same areas. Anglers are using soft-craws, leeches, tube jigs, and crankbaits.
Channel Catfish has been very good along the Grand River. Anglers are using chicken livers and large chubs.
The water temperature is 64 degrees off of Toledo and 54 degrees off of Cleveland according to the nearshore marine forecast.