ODNR Fishing Report for 8/23/2005: Western Basin, OH,
Fishing Report Posted: August 23, 2005

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Posted by ODNR on August 23, 2005 at 23:44:40:

Western Basin

Walleye fishing has been slow recently. Look for fishing to improve as the water cools, as fish from the 2003 year class surpass 15”, and when the migratory walleye return from the east.

Yellow Perch
Perch fishing has good lately with many limit catches. As with walleye, there are many fish from the 2003 year class. These 2003 yellow perch currently range from 6 to 8 inches. As the 2003 perch continue to grow the average size of the catch will improve. The best areas have been the Toledo shipping channel turnaround buoy, S of “B” and “C” cans of the Camp Perry firing range, E of Ballast Island, NW of Kelleys Island, and just N of Cedar Point. A perch spreader tipped with shiners is the most popular set-up.

Smallmouth Bass
The best smallmouth bass fishing has been around the Bass Islands, Kelleys Island and Sandusky Bay. Largemouth bass have been caught in Sandusky Bay, East Harbor and West Harbor.

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