Walleye fishing was good over the past week until recent windy weather limited fishing opportunities (as of 7/2). The best areas were N of West Sister Island, Northwest Reef (W of North Bass Island), and American Eagle Shoal (SW of Kelleys Island). Trollers have been catching fish on worm harnesses or with divers and spoons. Drifters are using worm harnesses with bottom bouncers or are casting mayfly rigs.
Yellow perch fishing was good over the past week until recent windy weather limited fishing opportunities (as of 7/2). The best areas have been around the Toledo water intake, NE of West Sister Island, “C” can of the Camp Perry firing range, between South Bass Island and Green Island, and 1 mile E of the Kelleys Island airport. Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.
Smallmouth Bass fishing has been very good around South Bass Island. Anglers are using soft-craws, tube jigs, and crankbaits. Largemouth bass fishing has also been good in harbors and nearshore areas around Catawba and Marblehead.