Western Basin |
Walleye: There has been very little walleye fishing effort in the western basin recently. Expect fishing to improve around Kelleys Island and the Bass Islands as temperatures drop and fish start returning to the area.
Yellow perch: Perch fishing has been good in the western basin when conditions have allowed. The best reports have come from the gravel pit W of West Sister Island, between “A” and “B” cans of the Camp Perry firing range, Ballast Island, the green buoy off of Catawba State Park, and off of the Marblehead lighthouse. 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.