ODNR Fishing Report for 10/25/2005: Western Basin, OH,
Fishing Report Posted: October 26, 2005

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Posted by ODNR on October 26, 2005 at 09:03:35:

Western Basin

Walleye fishing has been good on Kelleys Island Shoal. Most of the fish caught have been from 15 to 18” from the 2003 year class, but a few bigger fish are also present. Drifting with crawler harnesses or casting weight forward spinners have been the most productive techniques. 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
The best western basin perch areas have included Niagara reef, between Rattlesnake and Green Islands, and E of the Kelleys Island airport. 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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