ODNR Fishing Report for10/2/2014: Central, OH,
Fishing Report Posted: October 03, 2014

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Posted by ODNR on October 03, 2014 at 17:24:18:

Central Basin

Where: Some walleye have been caught around the Huron dumping grounds. Good fishing has been reported in 68-to72 feet of water north of Ashtabula and in the same depth north of Conneaut. Some fish are starting to move in closer to shore.
How: Anglers are trolling planer boards or Dipsy Divers with worm harnesses or stick baits.

Yellow perch
Where: Anglers are catching perch 10 miles north of Huron, on the dumping grounds near Lorain, and near the weather buoy. Excellent perch fishing has been reported in 41-to-60 feet of water north-northwest of Edgewater Park and in 40-to-60 feet of water north-northeast of Gordon Park, in 58-to-70 feet of water north-northwest of Fairport Harbor and in 64-to-70 feet of water north-northeast of 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 the harbor areas in Cleveland, Fairport Harbor, Geneva, Ashtabula and Conneaut.
How: Anglers are using crank baits, soft plastic lures with jigs, drop shot rigs with leeches, and soft craws.

White bass
Where: Anglers fishing from boats are catching white bass north of Cleveland while fishing for yellow perch. 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 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.

Where: Anglers are trolling and casting in the harbors, break walls and nearshore areas at Conneaut, Ashtabula, Geneva, Fairport Harbor, Eastlake and Rocky River.
How: Anglers are using spoons, jigs and maggots, spinners, and small crank baits either by casting or trolling.

The Lake Erie water temperature is 65 off Toledo and 65 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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