Walleye fishing slowed in the past week. Some reports came from the reef complex, from the turnaround buoy of the Toledo shipping channel to West Sister Island, NW of Gull Island Shoal, and N of Kelleys 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 in the western basin. The best areas have been W of West Sister Island around the gravel pit, around “B” can of the Camp Perry firing range, W of Niagara Reef, SW of South Bass Island, between Kelleys Island and South Bass Island, N of North Bass Island, and N of Lucy’s Point. Anglers are using spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom.
Bass: Good catches of largemouth bass are still available around the harbors and nearshore areas from Catawba to Marblehead. Smallmouth bass have been caught around South Bass Island and Middle Bass Island.