Starting Thursday 10/18 strong winds greatly limited fishing opportunities. Before the winds the best areas were similar to the prior week’s report.
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 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, north of West Sister Island, 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.