Lake Erie Fishing Report: Sept. 19, 2002|
Central Basin - Water temperature off Cleveland is 72*. Walleye fishing has
been fair, north of Huron and Ruggles Reef at the Lorain Sand Bar, north of
Ashtabula, 10 miles offshore in 68 to 72 feet of water and 10 miles
northeast of Geneva in 70 feet of water. Anglers are using dipsy divers and
downriggers with spoons in confusion, watermelon, green/white, blue/yellow
and worm harnesses. Walleyes are measuring 15 to 28 inches.
has been good off Huron, Vermilion, Lorain, Cleveland, Geneva and Conneaut,
2 to 4 miles offshore. Yellow perch are 8 to 13 inches long.
Smallmouth Bass fishing has been good at the breakwalls of Fairport,
Ashtabula and Conneaut using leeches, crayfish and small spinners.