Walleye fishing was good in the western basin during the week of May 11. The best fishing continues to be around the island complex including N of North Bass Island, between South Bass Island and Kelleys Island, N of Kelleys Island, and N of Kelleys Island Shoal. Farther west the fishing has been good near the Toledo harbor light and “A” can of the Camp Perry range. Drifters are using bottom bouncers with worm harnesses or are casting mayfly rigs. 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 around Kelleys Island.