ODNR Fishing Report 08/03/2004: Western Basin, OH,
Fishing Report Posted: August 03, 2004

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Posted by ODNR on August 03, 2004 at 23:40:31:

Surface temperatures are in the lower 70's.

Western Basin

The best walleye fishing has been in the area near the US/Canada border
south of Middle Sister Island around where "F" and "G" cans were, and in the
northwest reef area west of North Bass Island. Drifting mayfly rigs, bottom
bouncers with worm harnesses, or weight forward spinners tipped with worms
has been productive. Trollers have done best using spoons or worm
harnesses. 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 in 32 to 36 feet of water between Gull
Island Shoal and Ballast Island, around "C" can of the Camp Perry firing
range, and SE of West Sister 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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