ODNR Fishing Report for 09/30/2009: , OH,
Fishing Report Posted: October 01, 2009

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Posted by ODNR on October 01, 2009 at 08:51:52:

Western Basin

*High winds on 9/28 and 9/29 kept anglers off of the lake and have greatly reduced water clarity.

Although Walleye fishing has slowed in the western basin some good reports have come from West Sister Island, the West Reef/North Bass Island area, Gull Island Shoal, and NE of Kelleys Island along the Canadian border. Drifters should use bottom bouncers with worm harnesses or cast mayfly rigs. Trollers should use crankbaits, 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, the Toledo water intake, around Niagara Reef, W of Green Island and Rattlesnake Island, Kelleys Island, around the Catawba green can, 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, Middle Bass Island, North Bass Island, and Kelleys Island Shoal. Use crankbaits or tubes and goby imitators on drop shots for best results.

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