Walleye fishing was good in the western basin during the week of May 4. The best fishing was around the island complex including N of North Bass Island, S of Starve Island to Kelleys Island, N of Kelleys island, and N of Kelleys Island Shoal. Fish can still be caught on jigs in Maumee Bay and on the Camp Perry reef complex, but jig fishing is slowing down as the spawning season ends. Trollers were catching fish on crankbaits, worm harnesses fished with inline weights or bottom bouncers, and also on spoons fished with dipsy divers or jet divers.
Yellow perch fishing has been best off of Ballast Island and around Kelleys Island. Perch spreaders or crappie rigs with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.
The best smallmouth bass fishing reports have come from the north bay of Kelleys Island.
Based on the nearshore marine forecast the water temperature is 57 off of Toledo and 51 off of Cleveland.