Central Basin |
Walleye fishing in the central basin has been good. Fish have been caught 3 miles offshore from Vermilion to Lorain, 5 miles N of the Cleveland in 52’ to 58’ of water, 6 miles N of the Wildwood State Park in 60 to 63' of water, 2 to 3 miles E of Fairport Harbor in 45 to 50’ of water, and 2 to 3 miles W of Geneva in 45 to 50’ of water. Fish have been caught on worm harnesses or spoons trolled with dipsy or jet divers. Fish are suspended and anglers are fishing down 20 to 40'.
Yellow perch fishing has been good less than 1 mile out of Lorain, 2 miles N of Willowick in 38' feet of water, 3 miles NE of Eastlake in 32-40', 1 miles N of Ashtabula in 35’ of water, 1 mile N of Conneaut in 35’ of water. Fish have ranged from 7 to 11 inches. Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.
White bass fishing has been good 1/4 mile N of Eastlake CEI power plant. Anglers are using agitators with white jigs.
Shore anglers are catching white bass at the Eastlake CEI pier using agitators with white/yellow twistertails and small spoons.
Lake Erie surface temperatures range from 68 to 70 degrees.