The best walleye fishing has been from Huron to Vermilion. Fish have
been caught offshore in 30 to 45 feet of water and also nearshore in
less than 25 feet of water. Trolling spoons or crankbaits have produced
the best catches. Night fishing on Huron area piers is also improving.
Yellow perch fishing in November is typically best within a few miles of
most central basin harbors. Look for baitfish on your depthfinder and
move around to find active schools of perch. Fish just off the bottom
using perch spreaders or crappie rigs tipped with shiners.
The best smallmouth bass fishing has been around Ruggles reef. Use tube
jigs, drop shot rigs with goby imitations, soft craws or shiners for
The Lake Erie tributaries continue to have low flow. Steelhead fishing
in the tributaries during shallow water requires light tackle and
patience. During low water check the deeper lower stretches of the
rivers and harbors. Piers and breakwalls have produced the best action
on jigs tipped with maggots, spinners, spoons and small crankbaits.