Even though walleye fishing in the western basin has somewhat slowed down there are still plenty of fish being caught. The best fishing has been from the turnaround buoy of the Toledo shipping channel to West Sister Island, along the Canadian border from Middle Sister Island to North Bass Island, and SW of Kelleys Island around American Eagle shoal. Fish have been caught by casting worm harnesses or weight forward spinners, and trollers have had success with spoons on jet divers or dipsys.
Although July is not typically a prime yellow perch month in the western basin fish are being caught by the anglers that target them. The best areas have been off of Lakeside, E of the South Bass Island monument, and SE of Kelleys Island.