ODNR Fishing Report for 8/13/2014: , OH,
Fishing Report Posted: August 14, 2014

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Posted by ODNR on August 14, 2014 at 18:31:38:

Western Basin

Where: Walleye fishing has slowed in the western basin and fewer anglers are targeting them. The best reports have come from west of Rattlesnake Island up to the Canadian border, including West Reef (west of North Bass Island). Other spots include "F" can of the Camp Perry Firing range and off Niagara Reef.
How: Anglers trolling are using worm harnesses with inline weights, divers or bottom bouncers, and spoons pulled behind divers. Anglers casting are using mayfly rigs or are drifting with bottom bouncers and worm harnesses

Yellow Perch
Where: The best yellow perch fishing has primarily been in the island region, including Green Island to Rattlesnake Island, North Bass Island, South Bass Island and Kelleys Island.
How: Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.

Smallmouth Bass
Where: Smallmouth bass are being caught around Kelleys Island and North Bass Island.
How: Smallmouth bass have been caught on tube jigs, crankbaits or jerkbaits.

Largemouth bass
Where: Largemouth bass are being caught in the harbors and bays in the western basin and on the main lake shoreline around Catawba.
How:Largemouth bass are being caught on crankbaits, spinner baits and soft plastics.

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