Lake Erie Fishing Report: April 4, 2002: , OH,
Fishing Report Posted: April 04, 2002

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Posted by ODNR on April 04, 2002 at 20:20:08:

Lake Erie Fishing Report: April 4, 2002

Some hardy anglers are now pursuing walleyes on Lake Erie and a good number
of charter boat services are underway. Anglers have been vertical jigging
on Maumee Bay and on Sandusky Bay at the railroad bridge, as well as Western
Basin reef areas including areas off Davis Besse, Marblehead and Catawba. A
few fish have been reported. Anglers in this early spring walleye fishery
typically use a vertical jigging fishing method using leadhead jigs and
ice-fishing lures tipped with minnows. A new fishing license for the
2002/2003 fishing season was required as of March 1.

River Walleye Runs:

The Sandusky River temperature is 44 degrees Fahrenheit and the river is
high and muddy. Anglers are catching quite a few walleyes, mostly females.
Anglers are using florescent orange jigs. The outlook should be good to
excellent for the weekend.

The Maumee River is 41 degrees Fahrenheit. The water level is very high and
muddy. Anglers are unable to cross over to the Blue Grass Island. It may be
a while before anglers will be able to wade. Good numbers of walleyes, both
males and females, were being taken from both sides. The best locations are
Orleans Park to Fort Meigs. Anglers are using chartreuse and orange jigs.
For more updates on Maumee River fishing, anglers can call Side Cut Metro
Park's walleye fishing hotline at (419) 893-9740.

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