ODNR Fishing Report 10/05/2004: Central, OH,
Fishing Report Posted: October 05, 2004

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Posted by ODNR on October 05, 2004 at 21:42:37:

Central Basin

The best walleye fishing has been N of the sandbar, W of the N end of the
sandbar, around Ruggles reef between Huron and Vermilion, and 6 to 7 miles N
of Ashtabula in 68 feet of water. Trolling spoons or worm harnesses using
divers or downriggers and also trolling crankbaits have produced the best

Yellow Perch
Yellow perch fishing has been best 2 miles NE of Lorain, E of the middle of
the sandbar, 1 to 2 miles N of Vermilion, 3 miles NW of Fairport Harbor in
50 to 55 feet of water, 4 to 5 miles N of Cleveland and Eastlake in 42 to 56
feet of water, and 4 to 5 miles N of Ashtabula in 60 to 65 feet of water. A
perch spreader tipped with shiners is the most popular set-up.

Smallmouth Bass
The best smallmouth bass fishing has been around Ruggles reef and Avon. Use
tube jigs, drop shot rigs with goby imitations, soft craws or shiners for
best results.

Steelhead are present in most of the Lake Erie tributaries. Low water
levels in the rivers could make fishing conditions tough. Concentrate on
areas with the deepest water and fish during low light periods. Spawn bags
or jigs tipped with maggots will produce the best results.

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