**On Saturday, June 25 the black bass (largemouth and smallmouth bass)|
season opens on Ohio waters of Lake Erie. The daily bag limit is 5 and
the minimum size limit is 14 inches.**
Walleye fishing is heating up in the Central Basin and fishing has been
good 3 to 5 miles N off Fairport Harbor in 40 to 60' of water, 3 to 5
miles NW of Ashtabula in 48 to 62' of water, and 5 mile N of Eastlake in
50 of water. Trolling spoons, crankbaits, or crawler harnesses using
planer boards, dipsy divers or jet divers, have produced the best
catches. The best spoons have been rainbow colors with blues and pinks.
Fish have ranged from 15-28 inches.
Yellow perch fishing has been good 1-2 miles N of East 72nd St in
Cleveland in 35 to 40' of water and 1 to 3 miles out from Fairport
Harbor to Conneaut in 30 to 45' of water. A perch spreader tipped with
shiners is the most popular set-up. Fish have ranged from 8-12 inches.
The best white bass fishing has been from the shore at the Eastlake CEI
wall. Anglers are using agitators with small spinners and twister
Fish have ranged from 8 - 12 inches.
Smallmouth bass fishing has excellent on Ruggles Reef and around the
shoreline and harbors in 15 to 30 feet of water around Fairport, Geneva,
Ashtabula and Conneaut. Jigs tipped with shiners, tube jigs, jerkbaits
and crankbaits have been the most productive lures.
Lake Erie surface temperatures range from 66 to 69 degrees.