Lake Erie Western Basin
Where: Fishing really heated up this past week, especially around the islands with many quick limits being reported. Fish were being caught off the Marblehead peninsula as well as off of Lucy’s Point in 15-35 feet of water.
How: Fish were being caught trolling stick baits 80-120 feet back without snap weights, and worm harnesses behind bottom bouncers. Trolling spoons behind divers has also picked up recently. Fish are still being taken on hair jigs and blade baits; however, trolling seems to be taking most of the fish.
Where: The bite in Sandusky Bay has really picked up with high numbers of fish being caught, many weighing over ten pounds. Shoreline access to the bay is available at the old Route 2 bridge in Bay View and Port Clinton.
How: Most anglers fish the bottom or drift with baits on the bottom. Common baits include nightcrawlers, cut bait, and frozen shrimp.