Lake Erie Fishing Report: June 26, 2002: , OH,
Fishing Report Posted: June 26, 2002

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Posted by ODNR on June 26, 2002 at 22:08:38:

Lake Erie Fishing Report: June 26, 2002

Western Basin - Lake Erie water temperature off Toledo is 66* F. The best
walleye action of the season has occurred in the past week . The Toledo
Shipping Channel near the Michigan line and in the "Triangle" area from
Niagara Reef to Middle Sister Island to West Sister Island are the best
Western Basin locations. Anglers are trolling with deep diving crank baits,
spoons and drifting with weight-forward spinners, mayfly rigs, and bottom
bouncers with worm harnesses tipped with nightcrawlers. Most fish are 18 to
22 inches with some larger fish. The legal bag limit for walleyes on Lake
Erie and its tributaries is six fish from May through February.
Yellow perch fishing continues to be good at many locations with some limit
catches. Some good perch fishing locations include Kelleys Island, Gull
Island Shoal, Rattlesnake Island, Ballast Island, and Starve Island. Perch
catches are in the 8- to 11-inch range. Anglers are using perch spreaders
tipped with minnows. The yellow perch bag limit is 30 perch per angler per
Smallmouth bass fishing is reported as fair. Best locations are around the
islands and on Sandusky Bay. Most catches measure 14 to 18 inches. Anglers
are using tube jigs, soft craws or leeches. The legal limit for smallmouth
bass is five fish per angler per day with a minimum length requirement of 14

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