Walleye fishing continues to be excellent with many limits being caught. The best fishing has been along the Canadian border from Middle Sister to North Bass Island, nearshore from the Toledo harbor light to Metzger’s Marsh in 19 to 21’ of water, around “A” and “B” cans of the Camp Perry firing range, and 2 to 4 miles east of Niagara Reef towards Green Island. Drifters are using mayfly rigs or worm harnesses with bottom bouncers, while trollers are using worm harnesses with inline weights or bottom bouncers and jet or dipsy divers with spoons. The best spoon colors have been patterns that include gold or purples.
The best yellow perch fishing in the western basin has been around the Toledo water intake, off of Lakeside, and N of Kelleys Island around Gull and Kelleys Island shoals. Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.