Western Basin |
Walleye fishing was good over the past week (as of 7/26). Most reports came from the east side of the reef complex around Niagara Reef and Crib Reef, and along the Canadian border from Gull Island Shoal to North Bass Island. 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, E of Ballast Island, N of Lucy’s Point (Middle Bass Island), Lakeside, and the SE corner of the Kelleys Island. 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.