Central Basin |
Walleye fishing in the central basin has been excellent. Fish have been caught in 38’ of water north of Cranberry Creek, 4 to 5 miles N of Lorain, 4 to 5 miles NE of Lorain (E of the old trash dump),
6 miles N of the Cleveland Crib in 50 to 58 ‘ of water, 4 to 5 miles N of Eastlake in 45’ to 55’ of water, 3 to 6 miles NE of Fairport Harbor in 50 to 70’ of water, and 3 to 6 miles NW of Geneva in 50 to 70’ of water. Fish have been caught on worm harnesses or monkey puke, bloody nose, watermelon, killer bee and copper/back spoons trolled with dipsy divers or trolled with jet divers off planer boards. Fish are suspended and anglers are fishing down 30 to 50'.
Yellow perch fishing has been excellent 2 miles N of Wildwood State Park in Euclid in 42 to 45' feet of water, 2 miles N of Bratenal in 40', 2-3 miles N of Ashtabula in 50-55’ of water, 2 to 3 miles N of Conneaut in 50-55’ of water. Fish have ranged from 7 to 11 inches. Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.
Smallmouth bass fishing has been excellent on Ruggles Reef between Huron and Vermilion, and along the shoreline from Fairport Harbor to Conneaut in 10 to 25’ of water. Fish have been caught on tube jigs, jigs tipped with minnows or leeches, or by trolling crankbaits.
White bass fishing has been fair 1/2 mile N of Eastlake CEI power plant. Anglers are using agitators with white, yellow and green twister tails.
Shore anglers are catching white bass at the Eastlake CEI pier using agitators with white, yellow and green twister tails and small spoons.
Lake Erie surface temperatures range from 71 to 74 degrees.