Fishing Report 7/14/23

Lake Erie 

-As usual, the walleye bite has been very good on Erie, from Cleveland to Ashtabula.  Bigger fish are being reported out of Ashtabula in deeper water, with Cleveland getting reports of 40-60 fish to get a 3-4 man limit as you will wade through quite a few short fish.  Both areas are doing very well on spoons, with Badmo Spoons being the more far and away more popular choice for our customers.  The most popular colors have been the Badmo spoons with multiple colored metallic backs, primarily orange, pink, and chartreuse.  


Inland Lakes

-Crappie are being reported in around the Greenbower and Rockhill bridges as the low water level seems to have trapped some of the fish in the pools there.  This is early for this time of the year as this does not usually happen towards Labor day but the lack of rain we have had is giving anglers from shore an opportunity to get plenty of bluegill, catfish, and crappie in that area.  

-Crappie are also being caught in and around the railroad bridge on Berlin with sabiki rigs, jigging raps, and small tinsel jigs.  

-Walleye have been caught trolling in approximately 11-15 FOW north of the 224 bridge as well as in and around the Mill Creek area.  Anglers are primarily trolling Flicker Shads and dragging nightcrawler harnesses.  

-Catfish have been caught at almost every common shore point with the 14 bridge seemingly holding the most numbers in the area.  Lots of channel cats with some being reported over 5 pounds.  Nightcrawlers and Shrimp have been the most popular baits this week! 







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