Central Basin Lake Erie|
Where: Excellent fishing continues in 35-55 feet of water north-northwest of Edgewater Park, in 35-55 feet of water north-northeast of Gordon Park, in 45-55 feet of water north of Fairport and in 45-60 feet of water north of Geneva. 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. Anglers are also casting and drifting worm harnesses and weight forward spinners. Good colors to try are yellow, black, orange, green, and pink and purple. Anglers fishing from shore are catch a few fish off the piers in Cleveland using spinners and stick baits.
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 68 off Toledo and 64 off Cleveland according to the nearshore marine forecast.