Lake Erie Central Basin|
Last update June 13. 2019
Where: Excellent fishing was reported in 35-58 feet of water north-northwest of the Gold Coast in Lakewood, in 30-48 feet of water north of the Chagrin River, in 45-54 feet of water northwest of Fairport, in 45-55 feet of water north-northwest of Ashtabula, and in 25-45 feet of water north-northwest of Conneaut. Fish are suspended and anglers are targeting fishing depths of 20-40 feet.
How: Walleye have been caught by trolling with crankbaits or worm harnesses assisted by divers, and by casting and drifting weight forward spinners. Good colors to try are yellow, blue and silver, green, purple, and red. Anglers fishing from shore are catch a few fish off the piers in Cleveland using spinners and stick baits.
Where: A few reports of anglers catching fish in 30-35 feet of water north of the Chagrin River.
How: Anglers are fishing from the bottom to 3-5 cranks above the bottom. Try different depths near the bottom until you locate the fish. Use minnows on spreaders. Shore anglers are catch fish off the piers in Cleveland using spreaders tipped with minnows.
Where: Excellent fishing has been reported in 10-30 feet of water around harbor areas in Cleveland, Fairport Harbor, Ashtabula, and Conneaut.
How: Anglers are using crank baits, tube jigs, spinner baits, and drop shot rigs tipped with night crawlers.
Where: Anglers are catching fish off the Cleveland and Fairport Harbor piers.
How: Most anglers fish the bottom or drift with baits on the bottom. Common baits include nightcrawlers, cut bait, and frozen shrimp.
The Lake Erie water temperature is 64 off Toledo and 59 off Cleveland according to the nearshore marine forecast