ODNR Fishing Report for 8/20/2014: Central, OH,
Fishing Report Posted: August 21, 2014

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Posted by ODNR on August 21, 2014 at 17:18:52:

Central Basin

Where: Fishing has been good at the dumping grounds off Huron, off Ruggles Reef, and near the weather buoy at the north end of the Sandbar. Fishing has slowed down in the Cleveland area. Excellent fishing has been reported in 70-to-74 feet of water north of Geneva and in 70-to-74 feet of water north-northeast of Ashtabula.
How: Anglers are using wireline, Dipsy and Jet divers, with worm harnesses and stick baits.

Yellow perch
Where: Anglers are catching some perch off the condos east of Vermilion, off St. Anthony's near Lorain, and in 40-to-50 feet of water north of Gordon Park and in 45-feet of water north of Wildwood Park. Excellent fishing has been reported in 53-to-63 feet of water northwest of Fairport Harbor and in 53-to-64 feet of water north of Ashtabula. Fishing from shore has been spotty off the E. 55th Street and E. 72nd Street piers in Cleveland and at the long pier off Mentor Headlands.
How: Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.

Smallmouth bass
Where: Fishing has been good around the harbor areas in Cleveland, Fairport Harbor, Geneva, Ashtabula and Conneaut.
How: Anglers are using drop shot rigs with leeches and soft craws.

White bass
Where: Anglers fishing from boats are catching white bass north of Cleveland, Eastlake and Fairport Harbor in 20-to-40 feet of water. Watch for the gulls feeding on the surface and the white bass will be below the school of emerald shiners. Anglers fishing from shore are catching fish off the piers in Cleveland, Eastlake and the Grand River, with the evenings being the best. It is always hard to predict when the fishing will pick up for white bass.
How: Anglers are using small spoons, spinners, and agitators with jigs tipped with twister tails.

The Lake Erie water temperature is 69 off Toledo and 70 off Cleveland according to the nearshore marine forecast.

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