ODNR Fishing Report for 10/2/2014: , OH,
Fishing Report Posted: October 03, 2014

Brought to you by FishLakeErie.com

[ Lake Erie & Tributaries Fishing Report ]

Posted by ODNR on October 03, 2014 at 17:22:28:

Western Basin

Where: Walleye fishing has been slow in the western basin. The best reports have come from north of North Bass Island, along the Canadian border to Gull Island Shoal, and on Kelleys Island Shoal.
How: Anglers trolling are using crankbaits, 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: Yellow perch fishing has been good for based on fish, but the size of fish have been running small, including a lot of throwbacks. The best spots have been north of "B" can of the Camp Perry firing range, 1.5 miles north of West Sister, between Green and Rattlesnake islands, the green buoy off Catawba State Park, the red bell buoy north of North Bass Island, off Kelleys Island airport reef, southeast of Kelleys Island Shoal, and the dumping grounds east of Marblehead.
How: Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.

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

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

[ Lake Erie & Tributaries Fishing Report ]