Thursday, August 21, 2008

Central Basin_Walleye fishing

Central Basin_Walleye fishing has been good east of the southern half of the sandbar northwest of Lorain 5 to 7 miles out. Fishing has slowed down in the Cleveland area with the best areas northwest of Edgewater Park in 54 feet of water and northwest of Chagrin River in 72 to 78 feet of water. Very good fishing has been reported northwest of Geneva in 65 to 74 feet of water, and 7 to 13 miles northeast of Ashtabula in 70 to 74 feet of water. Trollers are using worm harnesses, spoons or stick baits off jet divers, dipsy divers, planer boards and downriggers. Worm harnesses and spoons continue to be the top baits. The best action has been about 25 to 50 feet down, and the best colors have been chartreuse, purple, orange, green, pink, and black with copper or gold.
Yellow perch fishing is good offshore in the Cleveland area and also east to Conneaut. The best spots to fish are northwest of Edgewater Park in 51 to 54 feet of water, northwest of Chagrin River in 53 to 54 feet of water, northwest of Fairport Harbor (the hump) in 50 to 60 feet of water, and N of Conneaut in 55 to 65 feet of water. Perch spreaders or crappie rigs with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish. Don't forget to try several turns up from the bottom as some fish may be suspended. Fish have ranged from 8 to 13 inches.
White bass fishing has been very good off Eastlake CEI power plant in 15 to 30 feet of water. Anglers are using agitators with blue/silver spoons and jigs tipped with twister tails.

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