Walleye fishing continues to be good in many areas of the western basin. In the far west the best fishing has been north of the turnaround buoy of the Toledo shipping channel and along the Canadian border from Middle Sister Island to North Bass Island. Walleye have also been caught around Gull Island Shoal. 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 jet divers or dipsys.
Although most of the angling effort has been directed towards walleye plenty of opportunities exist to catch yellow perch and smallmouth bass. Perch limits have been caught off of Lakeside west of Marblehead and also just off of the Cedar Point breakwall.