Western Basin |
Walleye: The best fishing in the western basin continues to be 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. 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, between Green and Rattlesnake Islands, NW of Kelleys Islandís, and N of Ballast Island. Perch spreaders or crappie rigs with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.