ODNR Fishing Report for 05/20/2008: Western Basin, OH,
Fishing Report Posted: May 20, 2008

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Posted by ODNR on May 20, 2008 at 22:47:59:

Western Basin

Walleye are post-spawn and fish are migrating towards summer locations. Over the past week the best fishing has been in the area west and north of West Sister Island, west of South Bass Island between Green Island and Rattlesnake Island, and along the Canadian border from North Bass Island to Gull Island Shoal. Drifting with worm harnesses or casting mayfly rigs will be productive as fish move off of spawning grounds and into surrounding open water. Trollers have been catching fish on worm harnesses fished with inline weights, snap weights, bottom bouncers, or divers. Crankbaits seem to be catching larger fish, but numbers are going to harnesses. Spoons are catching fish as well.

Yellow perch reports have been sparse due to the weekend weather. Try fishing some of the traditional spots around Marblehead and Kelley’s Island. Some nice fish were caught east of Kelley’s near Airport Reef early last week.

Based on the nearshore forecast the water temperature is 58 off of Toledo and 55 off of Cleveland.

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