Good Morning! This report will focus on the Cleveland area and East as that is primarily where our customers fish most.
Walleye seem to be moving deeper as the fishing off of Cleveland has become more and more difficult (unless you can get to 50+ feet deep). There are fish there, but are more scattered and will take you far longer from what we are hearing. Look for better fishing in Conneaut, Geneva, or Ashtabula.
1) Badmo Spoons (Outselling Stinger 12 to 1 this week)
2) Wormburner Spoon Harnesses
3) Bandit Generators (new Bandit Walleye Deeps for 2020)
4) Stinger Spoon Harnesses
5) Stinger Spoons
- Purple Haze
- Sonic Blue
Bandit Walleye Deep Generators (new colors just released)
- Red 1
Wormburner Spoon Harnesses:
- Blueberry Muffin
- Mixed Veggies
Stinger Spoon Harnesses:
- Grape Ape UV
- Blueberry Muffin
- Purple Magic UV
- Sweet Grapes
Cleveland has seen more difficult fishing in shallow, but in deeper water (45-50’+) the fishing is better. 50-65′ of water has been best, with fish coming primarily on Spoons being run on Dipsy Divers or Magnum Jets. Fish have been suspending from 40-55′ depending on the thermocline. Purple, Dark Blue, and Pink have been the hot colors.
Fish have been from 60-70+ feet of water North/North east of Geneva. Most of the fish are being caught on Spoons/Spoon Harnesses in purple/pink. Spoon harnesses have caught more fish, but have had more bycatch as well. Look for fish to be suspended just over the thermocline here.
We’ve definitely heard most about perch from Conneaut and Ashtabula this week. We expect the perch fishing to improve over the next 2-3 weeks but there have been perch and steelhead mixed in with walleye limits. Look for fish N of Conneaut in about 70′ of water. Most are being caught on Spoons/Spoon harnesses (Purple/Pink/Orange) from 50-55′ of water.
Ashtabula has been the most popular spot over the last few weeks as fishing has been very good at the 02 line from 70-75′ of water with fish suspending 55-60′. Fish are being caught on Blueberry muffin and Eerie UV Stinger Spoon Harnesses as well as Purple Haze and Master Blaster Badmos. Look for fish N/NE of that 02 line.
TLDR: Purple and Black, Purple and Pink; Fish are suspending about 50-55′ of water. Expect for fish to be in 65-75′ of water.
Thanks for reading and for all of the support lately. Don’t hesitate to call the shop for more info!