As of 4/7/09 recent wind and cold weather have slowed the early spring walleye fishing in the western basin. Prior to the poor weather jig anglers were catching fish on many of the Camp Perry reefs and trollers were having success around the eastern cans of the Camp Perry range. Jig anglers are still having some limited success on the reefs in the stained water, but trolling has slowed with very poor water clarity in most open water areas. When conditions stabilize fishing should improve. During the month of April jig anglers typically have success in spawning and staging areas such as the Camp Perry reefs, Maumee Bay, the Bass Islands, and various nearshore areas from Toledo to Cedar Point. Early trollers will have success fishing the open water around the Camp Perry reef complex and the Bass Islands.
Based on the nearshore marine forecast the water temperature is 44 off of Toledo and 40 off of Cleveland.