Lake Erie Fishing Report: Oct. 3, 2002|
Central Basin - Water temperature off Cleveland is 68*. Walleye fishing has
been fair, north of Huron, 5 to 7 miles, and Ruggles Reef at the Lorain Sand
Bar, north of Ashtabula, 10 miles offshore in 68 to 70 feet of water and 12
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.
Perch fishing has been good off Huron, Vermilion, Lorain, Cleveland, Geneva
and Conneaut, 2 to 5 miles offshore. Yellow perch are 8 to 12 inches long.
Smallmouth Bass fishing has been good at the breakwalls of Fairport,
Ashtabula and Conneaut using leeches, crayfish jigs and small spinners.