Western Basin |
Walleye: There has been very little walleye fishing effort in the western basin recently. The best catches have come from E of Kelleys Island along the Canadian border and also between Kelleys Island and South Bass Island. 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: Perch fishing is improving. The best perch reports have come from the Toledo water intake, the Toledo lighthouse, between Green and Rattlesnake Islands, S of the SW corner of Kelleys Island, in Kelleys Island’s North Bay, and NE of Ballast Island. Most fish have been in the 7 to 9” range. Perch spreaders or crappie rigs with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.