Western Basin |
Walleye: The best fishing in the western basin has been NW of West Sister Island, W of the Bass Islands up to the international border including northwest reef, and 5 miles E of Gull Island shoal along the international border. Fish were also caught at Crane Creek and B-can. Casters are using mayfly rigs or drifting bottom bouncers with worm harnesses. Trollers are catching fish on spoons with dipsys or jet divers, or on worm harnesses with inline weights.
Yellow perch: The best perch reports have come from between Marblehead and Kelleys Island, in Kelleys Islandís north bay, and off of Ballast Island. Perch spreaders or crappie rigs with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.