ODNR Fishing Report 08/17/2004: , OH,
Fishing Report Posted: August 18, 2004

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Posted by ODNR on August 18, 2004 at 08:29:33:

Surface temperatures are around 70 degrees.

Western Basin

The best walleye fishing has been in the area near the US/Canada border
where "F" can was, around Kelleys Island shoal, and near the Toledo shipping
channel harbor light. Drifting mayfly rigs and trolling spoons or worm
harnesses produce the most fish. Walleye hatched in 2003 (ranging in size
from 6 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 from Ballast Island to Gull Island Shoal,
and around "C" can of the Camp Perry firing range. 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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