Where: Fishing has been good off Ruggles Reef and near the weather buoy at the north end of the Sandbar. Excellent fishing has been reported in 70-to-74 feet of water north-northeast of Ashtabula.
How: Anglers are using wireline or Dipsy and Jet divers with worm harnesses or stick baits.
Where: Anglers are catching some perch off St. Anthony’s near Lorain and offshore northeast of Vermilion near the 30/20 lines of latitude and longitude. Excellent fishing has been reported in 47-to-50 feet of water north of Gordon Park, in 53-to-60 feet of water northeast of Chagrin River, in 50-to-61 feet of water north-northwest of Fairport Harbor, and in 48-to-63 feet of water north of Ashtabula. Fishing from shore has been spotty off the E. 55th Street and E. 72nd Street piers in Cleveland and at the long pier off Mentor Headlands.
How: Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.
Smallmouth bass and Largemouth Bass
Where: Fishing has been good around the harbor areas in Cleveland, Fairport Harbor, Geneva, Ashtabula and Conneaut.
How: Anglers are using drop shot rigs with leeches and soft craws.
Where: Anglers fishing from boats are catching white bass north of Cleveland, Eastlake and Fairport Harbor in 20-to-40 feet of water. Watch for the gulls feeding on the surface and the white bass will be below the school of emerald shiners. Anglers fishing from shore are catching fish off the piers in Cleveland, Eastlake and the Grand River, with the evenings being the best time. It is always hard to predict when the fishing will pick up for white bass.
How: Anglers are using small spoons, spinners, and agitators with jigs tipped with twister tails.
The Lake Erie water temperature is 73 off Toledo and 69 off Cleveland according to the nearshore marine forecast.