Lake Erie Fishing Report: June 6, 2002: , OH,
Fishing Report Posted: June 06, 2002

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Posted by ODNR on June 06, 2002 at 23:26:58:

Lake Erie Fishing Report: June 6, 2002

Western Basin

Lake Erie water temperature off Toledo is 63* F. Walleye
fishing improved over the weekend with the most productive location being
the area north of the Toledo Water Intake, A Can, and along the Toledo
Shipping Channel to the Toledo Harbor Light. Trollers are doing best. Gold
is the color of choice. Anglers are trolling with deep diving crankbaits
and gold spoons and drifting with weight-forward spinners, mayfly rigs, and
bottom bouncers with worm harnesses tipped with nightcrawlers. Catches are
15 to 20 inches with some larger fish. The legal bag limit for walleyes on
Lake Erie and its tributaries is six fish from May through February.
Many walleye anglers are switching to yellow perch when the walleye action
is slow. Anglers continue to take many limits of nice-size yellow perch at
many locations. Some excellent areas reported by perch anglers include east
and northeast of Kelleys Island, Kelleys Island to Middle Island, both sides
of Gull Island Shoal, and around Rattlesnake Island. Perch catches are in
the 9- to 13-inch range. Anglers are using perch spreaders tipped with
minnows. The yellow perch bag limit is 30 perch per angler per day.
Smallmouth bass fishing is reported as fair. Some bass anglers are doing
better than others. Best locations are around the islands and on Sandusky
Bay. Most catches measure 14 to 18 inches. Anglers are using softcraws or
leeches. The legal limit for smallmouth bass is five fish per angler per
day with a minimum length requirement of 14 inches.

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