Lake Erie Fishing Report: July 11, 2002: , OH,
Fishing Report Posted: July 11, 2002

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Posted by ODNR on July 11, 2002 at 22:53:28:

Lake Erie Fishing Report: July 11, 2002

Western Basin - Lake Erie water temperature off Toledo is 74* F. Good
walleye action continued through the past week until very strong winds kept
anglers off the lake Wednesday. Fishing should now pick up again as wind
and waves stabilize. The Toledo Shipping Channel near the Michigan line and
from Middle Sister Island to West Sister Island continue to provide the best
action in the Western Basin. 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. Trollers are
doing best. 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 C-can, Kelleys Island
Shoal, 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 day.

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