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OHIO: Lake Erie – Best Fishing Around West Sister Island

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Walleye fishing has been fair in the western basin. The best fishing has been around West Sister Island. Trollers have been using worm harnesses with inline weights or divers, and also divers with spoons.

Yellow perch fishing is improving and has been best near buoy 13 of the Toledo shipping channel, N of “B” can of the Camp Perry firing range, between Green and Rattlesnake Islands, and N of Cedar Point. Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.


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OHIO: Lake Erie – Perch Spreaders with Shiners Fished Near the Bottom Produce

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Walleye fishing has been fair in the western basin.  Recent winds have slowed the fishing down.  Fish have been caught by trolling or drifting and casting around north of West Sister Island, and around the Toledo Channel marker “Sputnik”, north of “C” can in the Camp Perry firing range, and on the Canadian border W of Gull Island Shoal.  Trollers have been using worm harnesses with inline weights or divers, and also divers with spoons.

Yellow perch fishing has been best around the Toledo water intake, one to five miles offshore between Metzger’s Marsh and Crane Creek, between Green and Rattlesnake Islands, and around Kelleys Island.  Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.

Ohio
DNR – Division of Wildlife


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OHIO: Lake Erie – Fish Have Been Caught by Trolling with Divers & Spoons

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Western Basin

Walleye fishing was good over the past week.  Most reports came from the reef complex and from the turnaround buoy of the Toledo shipping channel to West Sister Island.  Fish have been caught by trolling with divers and spoons, and also on inline weights with worm harnesses.  Fish can also be caught by casting mayfly rigs or drifting with bottom bouncers and worm harnesses.

Yellow perch fishing continues to be good over the past week in the western basin.  The best areas have been the turnaround buoy of the Toledo shipping channel, SE of Kelley’s Island, S of Green Island, and N of Ballast Island.  Anglers are using spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom.

Bass fishermen continue to have good catches of largemouth bass around the harbors and nearshore areas from Catawba to Marblehead.  Smallmouth bass have been caught around South Bass Island and Middle Bass Island.

Central Basin

Walleye Very good fishing has been reported 70-74’ NE of Geneva and 70-74’ N-NW of Ashtabula.  Anglers are using jet divers and dipsy divers with purple, blue, pink, silver and black spoons.  Anglers are also using wireline with stick baits.

Yellow perch fishing has been fair off of the Huron River mouth, in 26’ to 30’ of water off of Cranberry Creek, and off of the condos between Vermilion and Beaver Creek.  Very good fishing has been reported 42-46’ of N-NE of Edgewater Park, 40-48’ NE of Wildwood Park, 42-47’ N-NW of Fairport and 48′ NE of Conneaut.  Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produces the most fish.  Fish the bottom and keep the bait moving.  Mornings and evenings have been best.

Smallmouth bass fishing has been very good in 15 to 25’ around harbor areas in Cleveland, Fairport Harbor, Geneva, Ashtabula and Conneaut.  Fish are being caught on crayfish and leeches, dark green and red tube jigs, blade baits and crank baits.

Steelhead trout fishing has been fair while trolling for walleye at the same locations listed above for walleye off Geneva and Ashtabula.

White Bass   Anglers are catching white bass off the Eastlake CEI breakwall and Mentor Headlands breakwall.  Anglers are using agitators with white jigs and twister tails.  Mornings and evenings are the best times.  For boat anglers, look for gulls feeding on schools of shiners at the surface.  The white bass will be below the shiners.

The water temperature is 77 degrees off of Toledo and 77 degrees off of Cleveland according to the nearshore marine forecast.

Ohio
Dept of Natural Resources


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