ODNR Lake Erie Fishing Report 7/23/03: Western Basin, OH,
Fishing Report Posted: July 23, 2003

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Posted by ODNR on July 23, 2003 at 22:14:44:

Western Basin-

The best walleye fishing in the past week has been in the area NW of West
Sister Island and between Middle Sister Island and West Sister Island in 30
feet of water. Best methods have included casting weight-forward lures,
drifting bottom bouncers with crawler harnesses and trolling spoons. Fish
have ranged from 14 to 22".

Yellow perch fishing has been best E of Kelleys Island off of airport reef
in 40 feet of water and N of the Marblehead lighthouse in 30 feet of water.
Spreaders tipped with shiners have been most productive for 7 to 12" fish.

For smallmouth bass try fishing the east side of Kelleys Island in 13 to 16
feet of water and nearshore areas around the Bass Islands. Tube jigs have
been used to catch fish between 15 and 20". Largemouth Bass fishing has
been very good in East Harbor around thick beds of vegetation and in the
harbor channel.

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