ODNR Fishing Report for 09/20/2011: Central, OH,
Fishing Report Posted: September 22, 2011

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Posted by ODNR on September 22, 2011 at 07:53:57:

Central Basin

Walleye: The walleye have scattered offshore of Ashtabula and Conneaut and not many boats are targeting walleye so no report is available this week.

Yellow perch: Excellent fishing has been reported 43-55 N-NE of Gordon Park, 43-53 N-NE of Wildwood State Park, 45-50 NW of Fairport and 60-62' NE of Ashtabula. Perch spreaders with shiners fished on the bottom produces the most fish. Anglers have been using golden shiners when emerald shiners are not available. A few fish have been caught off the Mentor Headlands breakwall. Mornings and evenings have been best.

White Bass: Fishing has been slow off the Eastlake CEI breakwall and Mentor Headlands breakwall. For boat anglers, fishing has been good in the Cleveland area, look for gulls feeding on schools of shiners at the surface. The white bass will be below the shiners.

Channel Catfish: Anglers are catching fish off the Mentor Headlands breakwall at night using night crawlers. Fish are also being caught along the Grand River at the St Clair St bridge.

Steelhead Trout: Anglers are catch a few fish in the Grand River off the Mentor Headlands and Fairport Harbor breakwalls using small spoons and jigs tipped with maggots. Fish have also been caught in Euclid Creek at Wildwood State Park.

The water temperature is 63 degrees off of Toledo and 67 degrees off of Cleveland according to the nearshore marine forecast.

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