Walleye fishing was good over the past week (as of 7/16). The best areas were between West Sister Island and Middle Sister Island, off of Crane Creek, Northwest Reef (W of North Bass Island), and between Kelleys Island Shoal and the Canadian border. 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 (as of 7/16). The best areas have been the gravel pit, “B” can of the Camp Perry firing range, between Rattlesnake Island and West Reef, between Kelleys Island and Lakeside, and 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.