Walleye fishing has been good at the weather buoy between Vermilion and Lorain near the Canadian border, in 69-72’ of water NW of Ashtabula, and in 70-72’ of water NW of the Conneaut. A few fish are also being caught in 34-40’ of water N of Wildwood State Park. Anglers are trolling dipsy and jet divers with worm harnesses and yellow ,orange, pink, green and purple spoons.
Yellow perch fishing has been excellent in 36’ of water N of Gordon Park, in 37-38’ of water N of Wildwood State Park, in 41-47’ of water NW of Fairport Harbor (the hump), in 42-45’ of water NE of the Geneva, and in 44-50’ of water NW of the Conneaut. Shore anglers are catching a few fish off the E. 55 St pier in Cleveland and the short pier on the Grand River. Spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.
Smallmouth bass fishing has been excellent 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 and leeches.
White Bass has been fair in the evenings off Euclid Beach and Sims Park in Euclid and the short pier in Fairport Harbor. Anglers are using agitators with jigs and small spoons.
Channel Catfish has been very good along the Grand River. Anglers are using chicken livers and large chubs.
The water temperature is 71 degrees off of Toledo and 65 degrees off of Cleveland according to the nearshore marine forecast.