Walleye fishing in the western basin has been excellent at times over the past week. West of the islands the best fishing has been around “A” and “B” cans of the Camp Perry range, a few miles NW of West Sister Island, and near the outer cans of the Toledo shipping channel. Farther east the best areas have been NE of Niagara Reef, between Northwest Reef and West Reef, N of Rattlesnake Island, between Kelleys Island and South Bass Island, Kelleys Island Shoal, and east of Kelleys Island. Drifting with bottom bouncers and worm harnesses or casting mayfly rigs has been productive. Trollers have been catching fish on spoons with divers, or worm harnesses fished with inline weights, snap weights, bottom bouncers, or divers.
Yellow perch reports have been sparse. Try fishing some of the traditional spots around Marblehead, Cedar Point, Gull Island Shoal, and Kelleys Island.