Central Basin: Water temperature is 50* off Cleveland. Perch fishing has|
been good off Cleveland and Fairport Harbor.
May is the peak month for smallmouth bass fishing in the Central. Once the
weather improves, smallmouth bass angling should be excellent at Ruggles
Reef, the artificial reefs in the Lorain/Cleveland area and harbor
breakwalls from Cleveland to Conneaut. Most catches will measure 14 to 18
Steelhead trout have now left inland streams, except for an occasional
straggler. Streams are very high.