Lake Erie Central Basin|
Where: Excellent fishing continues in 40 to 50 feet of water north of Rocky River, in 45 to 55 feet of water northwest of Edgewater Park, in 45 to 55 feet of water north of Fairport, and in 50 to 60 feet of water north-northeast of Conneaut. Fish are suspended, and anglers are targeting fishing depths of 25 to 40 feet.
How: Walleye have been caught trolling using crankbaits or worm harnesses with planer boards, dipsy and jet divers. Anglers are also casting and drifting worm harnesses and weight forward spinners. Good colors to try are green, yellow, black, and pink and purple. Anglers fishing from shore are catching fish off the piers in Cleveland using spinners and stick baits.
Where: Excellent fishing has been reported in 17 to 22 feet of water around harbor areas in Cleveland, Fairport Harbor, Geneva, Ashtabula and Conneaut.
How: Anglers are using crank baits, tube jigs, spinner baits, drop shot rigs tipped with night crawlers, golden shiners, crayfish and leeches.
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.