ODNR Fishing Report for 10/16/2014: , OH,
Fishing Report Posted: October 17, 2014

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Posted by ODNR on October 17, 2014 at 08:22:33:

Western Basin

Where: Walleye fishing has been slow in the western basin. The best reports have come from north of North Bass Island. As water temperatures drop walleye should return to the island area from farther east.
How: Anglers trolling are using crankbaits, worm harnesses with inline weights, divers or bottom bouncers, and spoons pulled behind divers.

Yellow Perch
Where: Yellow perch fishing has been good based on numbers of fish and the size of fish is starting to improve as the temperatures drop. The best spots have been 4-to-5 miles north of Cooley Canal, south of Green Island, off Port Clinton, the green buoy off Catawba State Park, northwest of Kelleys Island, and between Kelleys Island and 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, drop shot rigs with soft plastics, crankbaits, or jerkbaits.

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