ODNR Fishing Report for 10/15/2003: Western Basin, OH,
Fishing Report Posted: October 15, 2003

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Posted by ODNR on October 15, 2003 at 15:03:42:

*The past week brought calm winds and flat seas, but a recent weather system
has produced gale force winds. Be sure to check the latest marine forecast
for up-to-date lake conditions.*

Western Basin-

No walleye fishing reports have been received in the past week. As
temperatures drop, the potential to catch trophy walleye increases around
Kelleys Island, the Bass Islands and Marblehead.

Perch fishing in the western basin was excellent during the calm weather in
the last week. Best areas were NE and NW of Kelleys Island in 30 to 40 feet
of water, around the Marblehead lighthouse and NE of Cedar Point in 30 to 40
feet of water, N of West Sister Island in 25 feet of water, and around the
Toledo Shipping Channel Turnaround Buoy in 20 feet of water. Spreaders
tipped with shiners have been most productive for 7 to 12" fish.

For smallmouth bass try fishing Kelleys Island shoal, Gull Island shoal, and
nearshore areas around the Bass Islands, Kelleys Island and Marblehead. A
few largemouth bass continue to be caught in East Harbor and the East Harbor

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