**On Saturday, June 25 the black bass (largemouth and smallmouth bass)|
season opened on Ohio waters of Lake Erie. The daily bag limit is 5 and
the minimum size limit is 14 inches.**
Walleye fishing has been excellent in eastern Ohio's waters of the
Central Basin. The best fishing has been 3 to 5 miles N off Fairport
Harbor in 50 to 70' of water, 3 to 7 miles NW of Ashtabula in 50 to 70'
of water, and 3 to 5 miles N of Geneva in 50 to 70' of water. Trolling
spoons or crawler harnesses using planer boards, dipsy divers or jet
divers, have produced the best catches. The best spoon colors have been
confusion and watermelon. Fish have ranged from 15-28 inches.
Yellow perch fishing has been excellent 1-3 miles out from Fairport
Harbor to Geneva in 30 to 50' of water and 1 to 3 miles out from
Ashtabula to Conneaut in 25 to 50' of water. A perch spreader tipped
with shiners is the most popular set-up. Fish have ranged from 7-13
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 9 - 12 inches.
Smallmouth bass fishing has been 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 68 to 74 degrees.