As walleye begin to migrate post-spawn they can be caught in many areas around the western basin. The best areas have been the Toledo Harbor Light outside of Maumee Bay, from Niagara Reef to Rattlesnake Island, and around Green, South Bass and Starve Islands. Worm harnesses have been very effective drifted behind bottom bouncers or trolled with inline weights or jet divers. Trollers have also had success with spoons on jets or dipsys, and with crankbaits.|
Surface temperatures range from 57 degrees off of Toledo to 48 degrees off of Cleveland.