Lake Erie Fishing Report: Aug. 1, 2002: , OH,
Fishing Report Posted: August 01, 2002

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Posted by ODNR on August 01, 2002 at 22:10:39:

Lake Erie Fishing Report: Aug. 1, 2002

Western Basin - Lake Erie water temperature off Toledo is 75* F. Some good
catches of walleye are being taken in the triangle area from A & B & C cans
NW to West Sister Island east to Green and Rattlesnake Islands has been the
most productive with some good catches of walleye. Other areas producing
fish include Gull Island shoal and Kelly's Island shoal. 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 in waters over
25 ft. in depth with some limit catches. Some good perch fishing locations
include reef complex, Kelleys Island Shoal, Gull Island Shoal, Rattlesnake
Island, Ballast Island, and Starve Island, SE of Perry's monument and east
of Marblehead Lighthouse. Perch catches are in the 7- to 11-inch range.
Smaller perch are showing up in the catch. Anglers are using perch
spreaders tipped with minnows. The yellow perch bag limit is 30 perch per
angler per day.

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