Lake Erie Fishing Report: July 25, 2002|
Central Basin - Water temperature off Cleveland is 74*. Walleye fishing has
been fair, 1 to 5 miles north of Ruggles Reef, Vermilion and at the sandbar,
8 miles northwest of Lorain. Anglers are using dipsy divers and jet divers
with stinger spoons in silver/chartreuse, watermelon, purple, and blue and
worm harnesses 8 to 12 miles north of Cleveland to Eastlake in 62 to 70
feet of water, north of Ashtabula (10 to 12 miles out) in 70 to 72 feet of
water, and 6 - 10 miles north of Perry to Geneva in 65 to 70 feet of water.
Trollers are also picking up good numbers of steelhead trout at the
Cleveland to Ashtabula locations. Walleyes are measuring 18 to 28 inches
and steelhead 20 to 29 inches. Perch fishing has been very good off
Vermilion, Lorain, Cleveland, Eastlake, Fairport Harbor, and Ashtabula to
Conneaut, 1 to 3 miles offshore in 35 to 50 feet of water.