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 near the Toledo lighthouse in 18 to 22’ of water, near “B” can of the Camp Perry range, and from Rattlesnake Island to “F” can on the Canadian border. Fish have been caught by casting worm harnesses or weight forward spinners, and trollers have had success with spoons on jet divers or dipsys.
Yellow perch fishing is quickly improving in the western basin. The best fishing has been around the Toledo water intake, in the Gravel Pit, around the Toledo lighthouse, between Rattlesnake and Green Islands, off the Catawba green buoy, and around Kelleys Island. Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish that have averaged around 8 inches with a few up to 10 and 11 inches.