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ly morning. Red Cross Bay produced several big bass on buzzbaits and frogs. Rock points close
        to main lake produced many smallmouth bass on lipless crankbaits. Protected coves close to
        causeway held good numbers of bass. Fishing was a grind mid-afternoon but largemouth bass
        have been targeting post spawn fry inside weeds in early mornings. However during mid-
        afternoon, crankbaits in shad colors off transitional banks produced numbers of bass.

        Editor: Late entry…my buddy Mike sent the results of a Crappie Tournament on June 10  at
        Pymatuning by a NE Ohio club. The two-person team could bring in 8 crappies. Of interest, the

        lunker crappie was 1.9 pounds. With a winning weight of 7 pounds 13 ounces for 8 fish, the av-
        erage weight was little less than 1 pound per fish.


        Lake Erie and Presque Isle Bay
        Rich @ Erie Sport Store; filed 6-19: The perch fishing is very spotty on
        Lake Erie. I have heard reports of some respectable catches on the East
        Side off the GE Stacks in 38 feet and off Shades in 42 feet. On the West
        Side, I’m hearing 42 feet off Trout Run and Godfrey Run…but in general
        perch fishing success is very poor. We went out last Wednesday during a
        shaky wind prediction and caught just 2 perch. But I did catch a 31 inch
        walleye on a #6 perch hook! (See photo)
        Walleye fishing is excellent. Fish are being caught in 10 to 50 feet. Off

        Beach #2 in 25 to 35 feet, and anywhere off Walnut to the Ohio line. Drift
        fishing and trolling have both been effective. Best colors are reported by
        some was gold and fire tiger – but others say color does not matter.
        While perch fishing we caught more small walleyes than perch. Emerald                Weber’s Walleye—31 inches
        shiners are in short supply, but some bait dealers have them.
        At Erie Sport Store, we are currently running 20% off all fishing lures and 20% off rod/reel com-
        bos. With the big 4  of July week coming up, be sure to stop in a get some great deals.

        LATE BREAKING NEWS from Rich @ Erie Sport Store: This afternoon we have reports of limits of
        perch being caught in 38 to 45 feet of water west of Walnut. Based on angler info, these are
        very nice size perch; some sublegal and legal size walleyes in the school mix, too.

        Mike @ Lake Erie Bait and Tackle; filed 6-19: Not a lot happening. Bluegills are spawning big
        time in the Bay right now. Some smallmouth bass are still in the Bay, but I expect them to finish

        up spawning and leave within about week.  Bass bite in main lake is picking up. Walleye bite is
        still decent in shallow water in late evening/night – with fish taken by boats trolling shallow as
        well as some being caught from shore. Some perch being caught in 30 to 40 feet in lake. Be sure
        to stop by Lake Erie Bait & Tackle to buy your live bait for Fish for Free Day on July 4 .
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