Friday, July 08, 2016

East and West Harbor for largemouth

Bass fishing has been excellent in East and West Harbor for largemouth; some good runs of white bass have also been coming in the harbors and up the local rivers. Some good smallmouth bass fishing has been going on in the Ohio island areas, mostly in 14-24’ of water. Look for a rough, rocky bottom area or drop off for the best numbers of smallmouth. Soft Craws working best for them now and large minnows also work well when hardware fishing gets slower.

Yellow perch fishing remains spotty with some of the best catches coming from the west side of Green and Rattlesnake Islands. Some other areas to look for perch are near B can and east of Ballast Island. NE of Kelleys Island shoal has had some perch also. The bait situation is not looking very promising for emerald lake shiners as many suppliers are having difficulty catching them since late last summer. Alternative minnows are golden shiners and fat heads which most bait shops are carrying now.

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