Fishing had been good in the western basin until winds the week of 10/8 slowed fishing. Expect walleye and perch fishing to improve as conditions stabilize.
Before the winds walleye fishing had been best off of Crane Creek in 18 to 20’ of water and also from Green Island to Niagara Reef and Northwest Reef. Fish have been caught by casting worm harnesses or weight forward spinners, and trollers have had success with spoons on jet divers or dipsys.
The best yellow perch fishing before the winds had been around the northern cans (A, B, and C) of the Camp Perry range, north of the Toledo water intake, at the Toledo Harbor Light, near the turnaround buoy of the Toledo shipping channel, off of Kelleys Island shoal, and north of the Marblehead lighthouse. Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish that have averaged around 8 inches with several catches averaging in the 9-10 inch range.