Western Basin |
Walleye fishing remained slow over the past week (as of 7/5). The best reports came from West Sister Island, Niagara Reef, and W of Gull Island Shoal. Fish have been caught by trolling with divers and spoons, and also on inline weights with worm harnesses. Fish can also be caught by casting mayfly rigs or drifting with bottom bouncers and worm harnesses.
Yellow perch fishing was good over the past week. The best areas have been around the Toledo water intake, "B" can of the Camp Perry firing range, Rattlesnake Island, Starve Island, Ballast Island, Lakeside, and E of the Kelleys Island airport. Anglers are using spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom.
Bass: There have been good catches of largemouth bass reported from the harbors and nearshore areas from Catawba to Marblehead. Smallmouth bass have been caught around South Bass Island and Middle Bass Island.