Over the past week walleye fishing has been strong in three major areas of the western basin. Out west around the shipping channel and east towards west sister island, reports of limits of walleye were being taken by troller using jet divers and stinger type spoons and the casters were using casting harnesses with gold and purple blades.
Closer to the island area, anglers are taking limits of walleye north of the range cans to the Canadian boarder. Most of the fish are suspended at 20' to 27' in 30' of water. The trollers were using 40 jets with stinger type spoons and dipsy divers with medium leads. The casters were using bottom bouncers and casting harnesses with gold and purple blades. A lot of the fish being caught were the 2003 and 2004 class of walleyes shich make up for a nice bag at the end of the day.
Back towards the east around the dumping grounds and just north of Cedar Point, walleye limits have been taken in the 35' to 40' of water. Remember to take a lot of bait with you, because the white perch and sheephead are very active.
Reports of limits of perch being taken off of Cedar Point and the area between Marblehead and Kelley's Island. Spreaders and minnows are the ticket for catching this Lake Erie jewel. At this time local bait shops have a good supply of shinners, like Rickard"a Bait and Tackle, located on 269N.
Well the season finally opened last Saturday, which means a sign of summer and that I will be in the Canadian waters a lot for the rest of the year. The one-day Canadian license this year is $18 u.s. and remember that you need a I-68 and proper I.D. with you and your boat if you cross the line to fish. We still have serveral dates open to fish for smallmouth bass and we can be reached through our web-sight.
The best rule of thumb for the bass is to start in 12-15 foot of water, off the shoreline or rock piles. The best bait at this time are soft craws, large minnows, tubes, and drop shot type plastics. Remember, take a camera with you, catch and release is the ticket for these babies and you cannot transport live bass back to the Ohio waters.
Lastly, we do offer partials during July and August and don't forget to contact us for daily fishing updates.