Want to know where and what to fish for?
In his weekly Cleveland Metroparks fishing report, aquatic biologist Mike Durklec says the walleye night bite is “good and getting even better.”
While white bass and yellow perch fishing are slow lately, anglers can catch walleye from the shore by casting stickbaits and glow-in-the-dark spoons.
Anglers are also catching lots of steelhead along the lakefront, especially at Edgewater Park and the E. 55th Marina eastfacing breakwall. Other locations to try: E. 72nd Street, by the Old Coast Guard Station, off the breakwall at Wildwood Park, and off the jetties at Huntington Beach. Durkalec reminds anglers to bring a long handed landing net when fishing for steelhead.
Want to try the rivers? A run of fresh steelhead are throughout the entire main branch of the Rocky River and Chagrin River up to North Chagrin Reservation.
“The fall run is just gaining momentum with the increase in flows and more steelhead will continue to migrate up area streams into the fall season,” Durkalec says.
Here’s the Ohio fish
Where: On days that the weather has allowed, walleye have been caught from the islands area to Lorain in 30 to 45 feet of water. Night fishing has been good nearshore for anglers trolling and anglers fishing from piers at Catawba, Marblehead, Huron to Lorain, and Cleveland.
How: Walleye have been primarily by trolling with crankbaits or by casting jerkbaits at night from piers.
The Lake Erie water temperature is 51 off Toledo and 58 off Cleveland according to the nearshore marine forecast.