Walleye fishing has been slow. Expect fishing to improve as the large
2003 year class begins to surpass the 15" minimum size limit. The best
walleye fishing has been around "A" can of the Camp Perry firing range
and around West Sister Island. Drifting or trolling worm harnesses and
trolling spoons produce the most fish.
Perch fishing improved over the past weekend (8/6/05) with limits being
caught. The best areas have been NW of Kelleys Island, between Ballast
Island and Middle Bass Island, S of "B" can of the Camp Perry firing
range, from the gravel pit to the turnaround buoy of the Toledo shipping
channel, and from Lakeside to Kelleys Island. A perch spreader tipped
with shiners is the most popular set-up.
The best smallmouth bass fishing has been around the Bass Islands,
Kelleys Island and Sandusky Bay. Largemouth bass have been caught in
Sandusky Bay, East Harbor and West Harbor.