Lake Erie Fishing Report: Oct. 17, 2002|
Central Basin - Water temperature off Cleveland is 64*. Walleye fishing has
been fair, north of Huron, 5 to 7 miles, Ruggles Reef and at the Lorain Sand
Bar. 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 in
45 to 55 feet of water. Yellow perch are 8 to 12 inches long.
Smallmouth Bass fishing has been good at the breakwalls of Fairport,
Ashtabula and Conneaut in 15 to 25 feet of water using leeches, crayfish,
jigs and small spinners.