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Lake Erie Fishing Report - What Do You Need To Know?

By fleagle at Sun, 2008-07-13 07:14 | Freshwater Fishing

When you are looking for Ohio fishing report information for lake Erie there are two main hot spot areas that you need to Focus on. The majority of the many fishing reports you can find for the Ohio Lake Erie Area will concentrate on the Western Basin and Central basin. Both These areas are excellent fisheries for multiple fish species, but proper planning is important when going on a fishing trip to these areas. A good Up to date fishing report is a must to pinpoint where you want to fish and for what type of fish species you are going to target. For example if you are going to target small mouth Bass You need to make a decision On what area of lake Erie you are going to fish in. Refer to the current fishing Western Basin and Central Basin hot spots I copied from the Ohio Department of Natural resources below. If i was planing a summer trip i would identify only the information that is specific to small mouth Bass. When I review the carts below, I can see I need to find specific fishing information for the Bass Islands, Kelleys Island, Catawba, Marblehead, Sandusky Bay, Reef Complex, Maumee River, Portage River, Sandusky River. for the western basin, and Nearshore to offshore; Ruggles Reef, Vermilion, Fairport, Perry, Ashtabula, Conneaut; Lorain, Lakewood, Cleveland artificial reefs for the central basin. Now you need to locate a good source for accurate detailed information for these areas. A good fishing report web source will provide you with up to date current fishing report information, a link for the current weather conditions, Ohio's fishing regulations and a source for fishing maps. Here's a link that can help you: Lake Erie Fishing Reports

Western Basin Fishing Hotspots

Walleye

Yellow Perch

Smallmouth Bass

White Bass

Additional Opportunities

Winter

Breakwalls; Lakeside, Marblehead, Catawba. Ice Fishing; Reef Complex, Bass Island Area, Catawba, Marblehead.

Ice Fishing; Catawba, Bass Islands, Marblehead, Sandusky Bay

Bass Islands, Kelleys Island, Catawba, Marblehead

Bass Islands, Sandusky Bay, Marblehead

Bluegill (ice fishing, harbors and marinas); Catawba, Marblehead, Sandusky Bay

Spring

Maumee River, Sandusky River, Sandusky Bay, Reef Complex, Bass Islands, Kelleys Island, Marblehead

Catawba, Marblehead, Bass Islands, Kelleys Island

Bass Islands, Kelleys Island, Catawba, Marblehead, Sandusky Bay, Reef Complex

Maumee River, Portage River, Sandusky River

Crappie, Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike; East Harbor, West Harbor, Sandusky Bay

Summer

West Sister Island, Northwest of North Bass Island, East of Kelleys Island, Toledo Shipping Channel.

Catawba, Marblehead, Bass Islands, Kelleys Island, Toledo water intake, Metzger's Marsh Pier

Bass Islands, Kelleys Island, Catawba, Marblehead, Sandusky Bay, Reef Complex, Maumee River, Portage River, Sandusky River

Bass Islands, Sandusky Bay, Marblehead.

Largemouth Bass, Bluegill; East Harbor, West Harbor, Channel Catfish; Sandusky Bay

Fall

Kelleys Island, Bass Islands, Breakwalls; Lakeside, Marblehead, Catawba

West Sister Island, Toledo Shipping Channel, Marblehead, Kelleys Island, Catawba, Bass Islands, Toledowater intake

Bass Islands, Kelleys Island, Catawba, Marblehead

Bass Islands, Sandusky Bay, Marblehead

Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Northern Pike; East Harbor, West Harbor, Sandusky Bay

Central Basin Fishing Hotspots

Walleye

Yellow Perch

Smallmouth Bass

Steelhead Trout

White Bass

Winter

Breakwalls; Huron, Huntington Beach, Lakefront State Park, Fairport Harbor.

Breakwalls; Huron, Huntington Beach, Lakefront State Park, Fairport Harbor.

Nearshore, harbors and marinas; Fairport, Perry, Ashtabula, Conneaut; Cleveland artificial reefs

Vermilion, Rocky, Chagrin, Grand rivers and Conneaut Creek; smaller tribs from Cleveland east.

Breakwalls and Warm Water Discharges; Lorain , Lakefront State Park, Eastlake, Fairport Harbor, Ashtabula.

Spring

same as winter, plus Grand River and nearshore areas from Vermilion - Conneaut.

Breakwalls and nearshore locations: Huron, Lorain, Lakefront State Park, Mentor Headlands, Fairport Harbor, Ashtabula.

Nearshore; Ruggles Reef, Vermilion, Fairport, Perry, Ashtabula, Conneaut; Lorain, Cleveland artificial reefs

Vermilion, Rocky, Chagrin, Grand rivers and Conneaut Creek; smaller tribs from Cleveland east.

Breakwalls and Warm Water Discharges; Lorain, Lakefront State Park, Eastlake, Fairport Harbor, Ashtabula.

Summer

Ruggles Reef, Lorain, Cleveland, Euclid, Eastlake, Fairport, Geneva, Ashtabula, Conneaut; inshore early, offshore late.

Nearshore to offshore: Huron, Vermilion, Lorain, Cleveland, Euclid, Eastlake, Fairport, Geneva, Ashtabula, Conneaut

Nearshore to offshore; Ruggles Reef, Vermilion, Fairport, Perry, Ashtabula, Conneaut; Lorain, Lakewood, Cleveland artificial reefs

Offshore depth-controlled trolling from Lorain Sandbar - Avon, Cleveland - Fairport, Geneva - Ashtabula.

Nearshore areas near harbors; Breakwalls; Lorain, Lakefront State Park, Eastlake, Fairport Harbor, Ashtabula.

Fall

Huron, Ruggles Reef, Vermilion, Lorain, Cleveland, Euclid, Eastlake, Fairport, Geneva, Ashtabula, Conneaut; eastern locations early

Offshore to nearshore: Huron, Vermilion, Lorain, Cleveland, Euclid, Eastlake, Fairport, Geneva, Ashtabula, Conneaut

Nearshore; Ruggles Reef, Vermilion, Fairport, Perry, Ashtabula, Conneaut; Lorain, Cleveland artificial reefs

Piers, beaches and breakwalls from Cleveland east; Vermilion, Rocky, Chagrin, Grand rivers and Conneaut Creek; smaller tribs during high water in mainstems.

Nearshore areas near harbors; Breakwalls and Warm Water Discharges; Lorain, Lakefront State Park, Eastlake, Fairport Harbor, Ashtabula.

All and All , with proper planning and a good lake erie fishing report source you can have a very productive fishing trip to lake Erie. Sincerely, Mark Fleagle

Mark Fleagle Webmaster A well respected fishing specialist with 30+ years of fishing experience,who has written many fishing articles. Mark has been a online presence for fishing information for going on 8 years. my site: Visit his Fishing Reports and Fishing license blog at Lake Erie Fishing Reports to get the latest and up to date fishing report information for lake Erie


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