ODNR Fishing Report 04/05/2004: , OH,
Fishing Report Posted: May 04, 2004

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Posted by ODNR on May 04, 2004 at 09:16:27:

Anglers are fishing for walleye on the reef complex north of Camp Perry, the
Bass Islands area, the Maumee Bay area, and between N. Bass Island and
Kelleys Island south of the Ontario/Ohio border. Surface temperatures are
in the lower 50's. Over the past weekend (5/1) walleye were caught by
jigging the reefs, Maumee Bay and the Turtle Creek area; larger females were
caught trolling near the reefs, N of Kelleys Island and along the border
between Middle Island and Middle Bass Island. When fishing the reef complex
be aware that ODNR sampling will be taking place throughout the spring.
Nets are clearly marked with yellow flags and floats. Please stay clear of
areas with nets.

Yellow Perch
Yellow perch fishing has been good between the Marblehead ferry docks and
the lighthouse, between Marblehead and the SE corner of Kelleys Island, off
of the Vermilion River mouth, and within one mile of Lorain. Fish just off
the bottom using perch spreaders tipped with shiners.

Rivers (report as of 5/3/2004)-

Maumee River- 52 Anglers are still taking some walleye using floating jig
heads with bright colored twister tails. The best area is from Buttonwood
up to Jerome Road. Anglers are also taking good numbers of white bass.

Sandusky River - 54, water is high & muddy, effort is low. Anglers are
taking a few white bass on minnows under a bobber.

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