Walleye fishing was good over the past week (as of 7/23). The best areas were NW of West Sister Island, around the Toledo water intake, and to a lesser extent SW of Kelleys Island on American Eagle Shoal. 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 7/23). The best areas have been the Toledo water intake, “A” can of the Camp Perry firing range, and within 1 mile of the SW corner of Kelleys Island and the SE corner of Kelleys Island. 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.