ODNR Fishing Report 9/27/2005: Western Basin, OH,
Fishing Report Posted: October 02, 2005

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Posted by ODNR on October 02, 2005 at 08:15:46:

Western Basin

Walleye fishing has remained slow with little targeted effort. Walleye have been caught incidentally by perch anglers around Kelleys Island shoal. As water temperatures drop larger adult walleye will migrate back towards Kelleys Island, the Bass Islands, and the area around Marblehead and Lakeside.

Yellow Perch
Perch fishing was good the week of 9/19, with limit catches coming from many different locations. The recent wind has slowed fishing. Last week the best areas included the turnaround buoy of the Toledo shipping channel, the northern cans of the Camp Perry firing range, between Green and Rattlesnake Islands, and between Gull and Kelleys Island shoals. Most fish are still running on the small side, but larger fish (10-12”) are starting to appear in the catch. A perch spreader tipped with shiners is the most popular set-up.

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