Lake Erie Fishing Report: Aug. 8, 2002: , OH,
Fishing Report Posted: August 08, 2002

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Posted by ODNR on August 08, 2002 at 22:20:09:

Lake Erie Fishing Report: Aug. 8, 2002

Western Basin - Lake Erie water temperature off Toledo is 77* F. Some good
catches of walleye were being taken in the triangle area from A & B & C cans
NW to West Sister Island east to Green and Rattlesnake Islands. However,
strong easterly winds have interrupted most fishing activities through the
week. Winds are expected to moderate by Friday and turn SW through the
weekend. Other areas that had been 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 had been 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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