ODNR Fishing Report for 11/06/2003: OH

Article Posted: November 07, 2003

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*Lake Erie surface temperatures are in the lower 50's. 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 in the last week has been best E of the Kelleys Island
airport, around the Marblehead lighthouse, and W of Catawba from Clinton
Reef to Green Island. Spreaders tipped with shiners have been most
productive for 7 to 13" fish.

Central Basin-

The best walleye fishing in the central basin has been 3 to 5 miles NE of
the Huron River mouth. Trollers are catching fish on deep diving crankbaits
or divers with spoons. Expect the walleye to move W as water temperatures
Yellow perch fishing continues to be excellent in the central basin. Best
areas have been near the Vermilion River, 4 miles N of Edgewater at the
Cleveland Crib in 50 feet of water, and 1 to 3 miles N from Fairport Harbor
to Conneaut in 35 to 50 feet of water. Spreaders tipped with shiners are
taking fish from 9 to 12".
Steelhead fishing has slowed down due to low and clear conditions in the
streams. Look for fishing to pick up with some rainfall. Anglers have been
catching fish all along the Grand River up to Harpersfield Dam. The same
clear and low conditions are present in the Chagrin River. The steelhead
have ranged in size from 16 to 28". Anglers are using Little Cleos, jigs
tipped with maggots and egg (spawn) sacks. Check with local bait shops for
up-to-date river conditions.

Source: ODNR

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