ODNR Fishing Report 05/07/2013: Central, OH,
Fishing Report Posted: May 08, 2013

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Posted by ODNR on May 08, 2013 at 07:24:54:

Central Basin

Walleye have been caught nearshore off Cleveland after 6:00 pm and at night in 10-15 of water using rapalas, husky jerks and reef runners.

Yellow perch fishing has been fair to average in 36-50 of water N of Gordon Park in Cleveland, in 36 of water N of the Fairport Harbor lighthouse, in 38 of water N of the Ashtabula lighthouse and also NW of Ashtabula in 60 of water. Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish. Shore fishing has been spotty in the Cleveland area and off the Fairport Harbor Pier. Anglers are using spreaders with shiners and the mornings have been best.

Smallmouth bass is picking up in 15 to 25 of water around harbor areas in Cleveland, Fairport Harbor, Geneva, Ashtabula and Conneaut. Anglers are using drop shot rigs with rubber worms, soft-craws, leeches, tube jigs, and crank baits.

The water temperature is 56 degrees off of Toledo and 45 degrees off of Cleveland according to the nearshore marine forecast.

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