ODNR Fishing Report for 09/08/2009: , OH,
Fishing Report Posted: September 09, 2009

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Posted by ODNR on September 09, 2009 at 09:24:50:

Western Basin

Walleye: Fishing remains slow in western Lake Erie with fewer anglers targeting walleye. The most likely locations remain from West Sister Island to the turnaround buoy of the Toledo shipping channel, NW of North Bass Island, and 8 to 10 miles E of Kelley’s Island. Drifters should use bottom bouncers with worm harnesses or cast mayfly rigs. Trollers should use worm harnesses fished with inline weights or bottom bouncers or spoons fished with dipsy divers or jet divers.

Yellow perch fishing remains good with the size of fish remaining mostly from 6 to 8” with a few up to 12”. The best areas have been the gravel pit W of West Sister Island, Green Island, Kelleys Island, around Catawba, and off of Cedar Point. Perch spreaders or crappie rigs with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.

Smallmouth Bass were reported from the Western Basin Reefs and Kelleys Island Shoal. Use tubes and goby imitators on drop shots for best results.

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