ODNR Fishing Report 06/22/2004: Western Basin, OH,
Fishing Report Posted: June 22, 2004

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Posted by ODNR on June 22, 2004 at 16:35:47:

** The 15" walleye minimum size limit remains in effect for the entire
season. From May 1 to June 26 smallmouth bass possession is illegal.
Anglers may catch and release smallmouth, but possession is not permitted.**

Surface temperatures are in the mid to upper 60's.

Western Basin

The best walleye fishing has been near the Canada/US border south of Middle
Sister Island, NW of West Sister Island, and near the Turnaround buoy of the
Toledo shipping channel. Drifting mayfly rigs and trolling spoons produce
the most fish. Walleye hatched in 2003 (ranging in size from 5 to 10
inches) are already being caught. Please handle these sub-legal fish as
gently as possible and quickly return them to the water.

Yellow Perch
Yellow perch fishing has been best between the Marblehead lighthouse and
Kelleys Island, on the Kelleys Island airport reef, and around Green Island.
Fish just off the bottom using perch spreaders tipped with shiners.

Smallmouth Bass
The best smallmouth bass fishing has been around the Bass Islands, Kelleys
Island and Sandusky Bay.

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