Fishing information based on reports from the week of 10/23/2006. Over the weekend of 10/28 high winds limited fishing opportunities.|
With decreasing water temperatures be sure to take extra precaution when fishing on Lake Erie.
Walleye fishing was good before the gale wind on 10/28. Walleye were caught from Cedar Point to Huron south of the 30 N latitude line. Fish have been caught on spoons trolled with dipsy divers or jet divers and also on deep diving crankbaits.
Yellow perch fishing had been excellent in the central basin and should improve when conditions allow. The best areas had been off the condos E of the Vermilion River, 3 miles N of Lakewood (Gold Coast) in 42’ of water, 4 miles NE of the Cleveland water intake crib in 48’ of water, 3-4 miles N of Fairport in 55’ of water, and 3-4 miles N of Ashtabula 50 to 55’ of water. Fish have ranged from 7 to 12 inches. Perch rigs with shiners fished near the bottom have produced the most fish.
Steelhead fishing has been fair to good in the Vermilion River, Rocky River, Chagrin River, Grand River, Arcola Creek, Cowles Creek, Geneva State Park, Conneaut Creek, and along the Conneaut west breakwall. Shore anglers are using small spinners and spoons, and jigs and maggots rigged with a split shot under a light bobber. For recent updates on the steelhead fishery visit the Division of Wildlife steelhead web page at: http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/wildlife/fishing/fairport/steelhead.htm
Lake Erie surface temperatures range from 46 to 55 degrees.