ODNR Fishing Report 06/29/2004: Western Basin, OH,
Fishing Report Posted: June 29, 2004

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Posted by ODNR on June 29, 2004 at 15:58:41:

** The 15" walleye minimum size limit remains in effect for the entire
season. The smallmouth and largemouth bass season opened on June 26. The
daily bag limit for bass is 5 with a 14" minimum size limit.**

Surface temperatures are in the upper 60's.

Western Basin

The best walleye fishing has been NW of the Turnaround buoy of the Toledo
shipping channel. Fish have also been caught between West Sister Island and
Middle Sister Island. Drifting mayfly rigs or trolling spoons and crawler
harnesses 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 on the Kelleys Island airport reef and
Kelleys Island shoal, around Green Island, and near Niagara Reef. 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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