Walleye fishing was good over the past week (as of 8/2). Most reports came from the reef complex, and north of West Sister 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 continues to be good over the past week in the western basin. The best areas have been southeast of Kelley’s Island, southwest of Green Island, west of South Bass Island, Ballast Island, between Lucy’s Point and Middle Bass Island, near Sputnik in the Toledo shipping channel and D & G Cans around the reef complex. Anglers are using spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom.
Bass: Bass fishermen continue to have good catches of largemouth bass around the harbors and nearshore areas from Catawba to Marblehead. Smallmouth bass have been caught around South Bass Island and Middle Bass Island.