ODNR Fishing Report 10/12/2004: Western Basin, OH,
Fishing Report Posted: October 13, 2004

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Posted by ODNR on October 13, 2004 at 06:50:44:

Surface temperatures range from 59 to 63 degrees.

Western Basin

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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