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 7
miles N of Conneaut in 68 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 1 to 2 miles N of Vermilion, 4 to 5 miles
N of Cleveland in 48 to 57 feet of water, 3 miles NW of Fairport Harbor in
47 to 50 feet of water, and 2 to 4 miles N of Conneaut in 45 to 52 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 Avon
Point. Tube jigs have been the most productive lures.
Steelhead have been caught by anglers trolling spoons 14 to 16 miles N of
Ashtabula in 70 to 74 feet of water and 12 to 15 miles N of Fairport Harbor
in 70 to 76 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.