Lake Erie Fishing Report: Aug. 29, 2002|
Western Basin - Lake Erie water temperature off Toledo is 74* F. Some good
catches of walleye were being taken in the West Sister to B Can area, at
many of the reefs in the Reef Complex, Kelleys and Bass Islands area.
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. Some limits were reported. 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 has been excellent at many locations, with many limit
catches. Some good perch fishing locations include the reef complex,
Kelleys Island Shoal, Gull Island Shoal, Rattlesnake Island, Ballast Island,
Starve Island, SE of Perry's monument and east of Marblehead Lighthouse.
Perch catches are in the 7- to 11-inch range. Many anglers are sorting out
smaller perch. Anglers are using perch spreaders tipped with minnows. The
yellow perch bag limit is 30 perch per angler per day.