Lake Erie Fishing Report:
It’s officially summer and a perfect time to head out on the Lake and take advantage of the epic fishing that Lake Erie has to offer! We haven’t heard a ton of chatter this week, but here is what we do know:
We have heard reports of excellent Walleye fishing in the southern shores of Lake Erie, particularly in Rocky River and Cleveland with 17-20” fish being caught. Another popular spot has been west of West Sister Island, with high numbers of limits being caught. The Western Basin has had great fishing, particularly drifting with crawler harnesses and weight forward spinners in depths of 25-30 feet of water. Other popular locations have been northwest of Rattlesnake Island, and near the Vermilion Weather Buoy. Lorain, Gordon Park, and Edgewater in 20-35 feet of water drifting with jigs and weight forward spinners, have been go-to areas in the Central Basin. North of Edgewater and Gordon Park have seen excellent fishing in 50-65 feet of water with deep diving crankbaits and spoons behind dipsy divers.
Smallmouth Bass has been best around Rattlesnake and Kelleys Island, along the breakwall near Edgewater, Gordon Park, and Ashtabula in the Central Basin. Popular bait has been swimbaits, jigs, chatterbaits and crankbaits.
Anglers have done well fishing for Channel Catfish in Sandusky Bay with several reports of fish over 10 pounds. Popular bait is shrimp fished on a Carolina rig, as well as worm, cut-bait, and stink baits, while targeting channel edges.
Water temps in and around Erie are Toledo at 74°, Cleveland at 64°, and Erie at 65°.
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