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 reports have come from the Toledo water intake, the Toledo lighthouse, Green Island, SE of Starve Island, N of Kelleys Island, and SE of Kelleys 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.