ODNR Fishing Report for 08/03/2010:

Article Posted: August 03, 2010

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** The daily bag limit for Lake Erie walleye is 6 fish per angler. The minimum size limit for walleye is 15�. **


** The daily bag limit for yellow perch is 30 fish per angler on all Ohio waters of Lake Erie.**


** The steelhead daily bag limit is 5 fish per angler through August 31. The minimum size limit for steelhead is 12 inches.


** The Lake Erie black bass (largemouth and smallmouth) daily bag limit is 5 fish per angler with a minimum size limit of 14�.**

Western Basin


Walleye: The best fishing in the western basin continues to be NW of West Sister Island, W of the Bass Islands up to the international border including northwest reef, and 5 miles E of Gull Island shoal along the international border. Casters are using mayfly rigs or drifting bottom bouncers with worm harnesses. Trollers are catching fish on spoons with dipsys or jet divers, or on worm harnesses with inline weights.


Yellow perch: The best perch reports have come from between Marblehead and Kelleys Island, between Green and Rattlesnake Islands, NW of Kelleys Island�s, and N of Ballast Island. Perch spreaders or crappie rigs with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.


Central Basin


Walleye fishing has been good W of the sandbar (N of Vermilion), 71 to 73� N of Lakeshore Park Ashtabula, and 72 to 75� NW of Conneaut. Anglers are fishing down 50 to 64�. Trollers are using pink, red, gold, black, perch, silver spoons and worm harnesses off dipsy divers, planer boards and jet divers.

Yellow perch fishing has been good to excellent in 38 to 50� N-NW of Edgewater State Park, 39 to 45� N of Gordon Park, 45 to 50� NW of Fairport Harbor and 58 to 62� NE of Conneaut. Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.

White bass fishing has been fair off the Eastlake CEI and Fairport Piers. Always difficult to predict when they will come in close to shore. Anglers are using agitators and small yellow or white jigs along with small spinners. Mornings and evenings have been the best.


Based on the nearshore forecast the water temperature is 76 degrees off of Toledo and 76 degrees off of Cleveland.


Source: ODNR






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