Walleye fishing has been good on Ruggles Reef, at the weather buoy, on the sandbar, nearshore from Sheffield to Avon point, in 65’ of water N of Rocky River, and in 60-62’ of water N of Edgewater Park. Fishing has been excellent in 35-55’ of water NW of Fairport Harbor, in 68-70’ of water N of the Geneva, and in 65’ of water NW of Ashtabula. Anglers are trolling dipsy divers, jet divers and inline weights, with worm harnesses and spoons.
Yellow perch fishing has been good off of Beaver Creek and Lorain in 25-30’ of water, in 38-40’ of water N of Gordon Park, in 32’ of water NE of Wildwood State Park, and in 50-53’ of water NW of Fairport Harbor. Fishing has been excellent in 48’ of water NE of the Ashtabula and in 30-45’ of water NE of Conneaut. Spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.
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 68 degrees off of Toledo and 61 degrees off of Cleveland according to the nearshore marine forecast.