Walleye fishing continues to be good in the western basin. In the far west the best fishing has been northeast of the turnaround buoy of the Toledo shipping channel near the corner of Michigan, Ohio and Ontario, along the Canadian border from Middle Sister Island to North Bass Island, and north of Niagara Reef and “C” can of the Camp Perry range. Around the islands the best area for walleye has been from Gull Island Shoal to Lucy’s Point of Middle Bass Island. 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.
With the recent hot weather yellow perch fishing in the western basin has been sporadic. Two of the best areas have been off of Lakeside and Ballast Island, but limits have been few and far between recently.