ODNR Fishing Report 10/26/2004: Central, OH,
Fishing Report Posted: October 28, 2004

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Posted by ODNR on October 28, 2004 at 09:09:12:

Central Basin

The best walleye fishing has been from W of the sandbar to Huron, and
nearshore between Huron and Vermilion. As temperatures drop nearshore
fishing opportunities should improve. Trolling spoons or worm harnesses
using divers 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, within 3 miles of Vermilion, 3 miles NW of Fairport
Harbor in 50 to 52 feet of water, 3 to 4 miles N of Cleveland in 40 to
52 feet of water, and 4 miles N of Ashtabula in 55 to 60 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. Use tube
jigs, drop shot rigs with goby imitations, soft craws or shiners for
best results.

The Lake Erie tributaries continue to have low flow even after last
week's rains. Steelhead fishing in the tributaries during shallow water
requires light tackle and patience. During low water check the deeper
lower stretches of the rivers and harbors. Piers and breakwalls have
produced the best action on jigs tipped with maggots, spinners, spoons
and small crankbaits.

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