Western Basin |
Walleye: There has been very little walleye fishing effort in the western basin recently. The best reports have come from the Canadian border between Gull Island Shoal and North Bass Island. 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. The best reports have come from the gravel pit W of West Sister Island, N of West Sister Island, the Toledo water intake, NW of North Bass Island, Ballast Island, and off of the Marblehead lighthouse. Most fish have been in the 7 to 10” range. Perch spreaders or crappie rigs with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.