The best walleye fishing has been N of Lorain along the east side of the
sandbar, 12 to 13 miles N-NE of Ashtabula in 70 to 72 feet of water, and 3
miles E of Conneaut in 34 to 40 feet of water. Trolling spoons or worm
harnesses using divers or downriggers has produced the best catches.
Yellow perch fishing has been best 2 to 3 miles N of Lorain and Beaver
Creek, 4 to 5 miles N of Cleveland in 48 to 57 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 52 to 60 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 12 to 13 miles N-NE of
Ashtabula in 70 to 72 feet of water and 10 miles N of the Chagrin River 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.