ODNR Fishing Report 11/16/2004: , OH,
Fishing Report Posted: November 16, 2004

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Posted by ODNR on November 16, 2004 at 21:29:24:

Surface temperatures range from 45 to 51 degrees.

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. Night pier fishing is improving at the Lakeside pier and Catawba State park.

Yellow Perch
The best fishing has been W of west reef near North Bass Island, E of Kelleys Island, around Lucy Point of Middle Bass Island, and around Gull Island shoal. Fish just off the bottom using perch spreaders or crappie rigs 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 crawl or shiners for best results.

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