ODNR Fishing Report 10/26/2004: Western Basin, OH,
Fishing Report Posted: October 28, 2004

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Posted by ODNR on October 28, 2004 at 09:07:12:

Western Basin

Most walleye fishing effort has shifted to the area between Huron and
Lorain. As water temperatures drop shallow nearshore areas and reefs
around the Bass Islands and Kelleys Island will produce walleye. Troll
or cast crankbaits 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, E of Kelleys Island, and N of Gull Island shoal. 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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