ODNR Fishing Report 10/05/2004: , OH,
Fishing Report Posted: October 05, 2004

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Posted by ODNR on October 05, 2004 at 21:41:34:

Surface temperatures range from 60 to 66 degrees.

Western Basin

Recent winds have greatly reduced water clarity in the western basin of Lake
Erie. Angling effort was very low over the past week.

Most walleye fishing effort has shifted to the sandbar area between Huron
and Avon. As water temperatures drop shallow nearshore areas and reefs
around the Bass Islands and Kelleys Island will produce walleye. Troll
crankbaits or spoons during low light periods for best results.

Yellow Perch
The best fishing has been from W of Rattlesnake Island N to the US/Canada
border, near the Marblehead lighthouse, E of Kelleys Island, and near "C"
can of the US/Canada border NE of Kelleys Island. Fish just off the bottom
using perch spreaders tipped with shiners.

Smallmouth Bass
The best smallmouth bass fishing has been on the reefs of the Camp Perry
firing range, around the Bass Islands, Kelleys Island and Sandusky Bay. Use
tube jigs, drop shot rigs with goby imitations, soft craws or shiners for
best results.

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