Walleye: There were very few walleye fishing reports from the western basin over the past week. Migratory walleye will return to the Kelleys and Bass Islands area as water temperatures drop. Expect fishing to improve in historical fall walleye areas within the next few weeks.
Yellow perch fishing remains good with the size of fish remaining mostly from 6 to 8” with a few up to 12”. The best areas have been the gravel pit W of West Sister Island, the Toledo water intake, around Niagara Reef, W of Green Island and Rattlesnake Island, Kelleys Island, around the Catawba green can, and off of Cedar Point. Perch spreaders or crappie rigs with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.
Smallmouth Bass were reported from the western basin reefs, Middle Bass Island, North Bass Island, and Kelleys Island Shoal. Use crankbaits or tubes and goby imitators on drop shots for best results.