Walleye fishing has remained slow over the past week. The best fishing was around Northwest Reef (NW of West Reef) and also 5 miles NE of Kelleys Island near the old “C” can on the Canadian border. Drifting with bottom bouncers and worm harnesses or casting mayfly rigs has been productive. Trollers have been catching fish on spoons with divers, or worm harnesses fished with inline weights, snap weights, bottom bouncers, or divers. The best spoon colors have been pinks and purples.
The best Yellow Perch fishing in the islands area has been between Rattlesnake Island and Green Island. Other areas that have produced perch include “B” and “C” cans of the Camp Perry firing range and NE of Kelleys Island. Perch spreaders or crappie rigs with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.