Walleye fishing has been good around the weather buoy along the Canadian border, in less than 20’ of water nearshore between Huron and Vermilion, and 4 miles N of Vermilion trolling crankbaits and worm harnesses. Excellent fishing was reported in 70-73’ of water N of Geneva and in 70-73’ of water NE of Ashtabula. Anglers are trolling dipsy divers, jet divers and wire line with yellow, pink, green, and orange spoons.
Yellow perch fishing has been good 6 miles N of Huron, in 46’ of water NW of Rocky River (Gold Coast), in 40’ of water NW of Gordon Park, in 36-52’ of water NW of Fairport Harbor, in 48’ of water N of Geneva and in 50’ of water N of Ashtabula. Spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish. Shore fishing off the Cleveland area piers has been slow.
Smallmouth bass fishing has been excellent in 10 to 20’ of water around harbor areas in Cleveland, Fairport Harbor, Geneva, Ashtabula and Conneaut. Anglers are using nightcrawlers, soft-craws, leeches and crankbaits.
White Bass fishing has been slow. Best spots to try are E. 55th St and E 72nd St Piers in Cleveland and the long pier in Fairport Harbor. On the lake, look for gulls feeding on shiners at the surface; the white bass will be below. Anglers are using agitators with jigs and small spoons.
The water temperature is 69 degrees off of Toledo and 70 degrees off of Cleveland according to the nearshore marine forecast.