ODNR Fishing Report for 9/10/2014: Central, OH,
Fishing Report Posted: September 11, 2014

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Posted by ODNR on September 11, 2014 at 05:59:26:

Central Basin

Where: Fishing has been good around the sandbar including the weather buoy at the north end of the sandbar. Excellent fishing has been reported in 72-feet of water northwest-north-northeast of Ashtabula and in 70-to-72 feet of water north-northwest of Conneaut.
How: Anglers are using planer boards or Dipsy divers with worm harnesses, spoons and stick baits.

Yellow perch
Where: Anglers are catching perch off the condos east of Vermilion. Excellent fishing in 35-to-42 feet of water north-northwest of Edgewater Park, in 37-to-44 feet of water northeast of Gordon Park, in 32-to-60 feet of water north of Fairport Harbor, and in 56-to-72 feet of water north-northwest Conneaut. 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 and Largemouth Bass
Where: Fishing has been good around harbor areas in Cleveland, Fairport Harbor, Geneva, Ashtabula and north-northwest.
How: Anglers are using crank baits, 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 37-to-44 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 71 off Toledo and 70 off Cleveland according to the nearshore marine forecast.

Anglers are encouraged to always wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device while boating.

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