The best walleye fishing has been N of Lorain east of the sandbar, 11 miles
NE of Ashtabula in 72 feet of water, and 10 miles NW of Fairport Harbor in
65 to 70 feet of water. Trolling spoons or worm harnesses using divers or
downriggers has produced the best catches.
Yellow perch fishing has been best 3 to 4 miles N of Euclid in 48 to 52 feet
of water, 3 miles NW of Fairport Harbor in 45 to 50 feet of water, and 4 to
5 miles out from Ashtabula to Conneaut in 60 to 65 feet of water. A perch
spreader tipped with shiners is the most popular set-up.
The best smallmouth bass fishing has been around Ruggles Reef and the
shoreline and harbors in 15 to 30 feet of water from Fairport Harbor to
Conneaut. Jigs tipped with shiners, tube jigs and crankbaits have been the
most productive lures.
Steelhead have been caught by anglers trolling spoons 10 miles NW of
Fairport Harbor in 65 to 70 feet of water. Target areas with schools of
baitfish where walleye are also being caught.
White bass have been caught by anglers using shiners at Edgewater and the
Cleveland lakefront in 15 to 30 feet of water.