ODNR Fishing Report for 08/18/2009: , OH,
Fishing Report Posted: August 18, 2009

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Posted by ODNR on August 18, 2009 at 21:54:52:

Western Basin

Good walleye fishing was reported the week of 8/10 with the best reports coming from the gravel pit W of West Sister Island, nearshore off of Crane Creek and Metzger’s Marsh, around Niagara Reef, and W of West Reef and Rattlesnake Island. Drifters are using bottom bouncers with worm harnesses or are casting mayfly rigs. Trollers were catching fish on worm harnesses fished with inline weights or bottom bouncers, and also on spoons fished with dipsy divers or jet divers.

Yellow perch fishing is improving. The best areas have been the gravel pit W of West Sister Island, 1.5 miles E of the Toledo water intake, 20’ of water off of Ward’s canal, around Kelleys Island, and off of Cedar Point. Perch spreaders or crappie rigs with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.

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