Walleye fishing has been good at the weather buoy between Vermilion and Lorain near the Canadian border and in 17’ of water nearshore between Huron and Vermilion. Excellent fishing was reported in 72-74’ of water NE of Geneva and in 72-74’ of water NW of Conneaut. Anglers are trolling dipsy divers, jet divers and wire line with yellow, pink, green, and orange spoons.
Yellow perch fishing has been good just off the Huron River mouth, off of the condos E of Vermilion, in 32-42’ and 48’ of water N of Edgewater Park, and in 50’ of water NW of Gordon Park. Excellent fishing was reported this past week in 42-52’ of water NW (the Hump) of Fairport Harbor and in 44-49’ of water NW of Conneaut. Spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish. Shore fishing has been slow due to muddy water from the big rain storms.
Smallmouth bass fishing has been excellent in 15 to 25’ of water around harbor areas in Cleveland (5-20’ of water), Fairport Harbor, Geneva, Ashtabula and Conneaut. Anglers are using crankbaits, spinnerbaits, tube jigs, curly tail grubs, soft-craws and leeches.
White Bass has been fair in the evenings off Euclid Beach, E. 55th St in Cleveland and the long pier in Fairport Harbor. Look for fishing to pick up once the water clears up from the rain storms. Anglers are using agitators with jigs and small spoons.
The water temperature is 75 degrees off of Toledo and 73 degrees off of Cleveland according to the nearshore marine forecast.
Anglers are encouraged to always wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device while boating.