ODNR Fishing Report October 30, 2019: Western Basin, OH,
Fishing Report Posted: November 07, 2019

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Posted by ODNR on November 07, 2019 at 07:01:15:

Lake Erie
Western Basin
Where: Walleye are starting to show up in their traditional fall feeding grounds as they follow shad nearshore. The best bite during the day remains offshore in 30-45 feet of water of Huron and Vermillion, and 45-55 feet of water in Lorain. Shore anglers are having success after dark with “Clown” colored stickbaits.
How: Trolling stickbaits has been the best presentation at speeds 1-8 to 2.8 mph. Slower presentations have been better after dark. Shore bound anglers can start picking up walleye near and after dark casting crankbaits and lipless crankbaits that imitate shad.

Yellow Perch
Where: Yellow Perch fishing has picked up slightly, however limits are still tough. The best reports coming from west of Catawba in 18-22 feet of water, North and Southwest of Kelleys Islands, and between Huron and Vermilion in 28-32 feet of water.
How: Vertical crappie rigs seems to be producing better where baits can be presented at different depths. Anglers are reporting that small lifts and long pauses between lifts have been triggering the most bites.

Smallmouth Bass
Where: Fish are being caught around the reefs and islands areas in 10-14 feet of water, especially around Middle Bass, Rattlesnake, and South Bass Islands.
How: Tubes and dropshots in rocky areas continue to produce the best.

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