Walleye fishing continues to be excellent with many limits being caught. The best fishing has been around the Niagara Reef green buoy, “A” can of the firing range, West Sister Island, from Ballast Island to Middle Island, and SW of Kelleys Island around American Eagle Shoal. Drifters are using mayfly rigs or weight forward spinners, while most trollers are using worm harnesses or spoons with jet or dipsy divers. The best spoon colors have been patterns that include gold and purple or red.
The best yellow perch fishing in the western basin has been SE of Kelleys Island, W of the Kelleys Island stone docks, around the Toledo water intake and NE of Ballast Island. Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.