Warmer temperatures along with southwest winds have greatly improved walleye
fishing. Best areas have included Cone reef in the reef complex near Port
Clinton, D can, and the area north of Kelley's Island to Middle Island.
Limits have been caught by drifting or trolling bottom bouncers and crawler
harnesses with gold spinners. The majority of walleye caught have ranged
from 18 to 25", with some fish over 30".
Yellow perch have been caught in the area between Marblehead and Kelley's
Island. Spreaders tipped with shiners have been most productive for 7 to 10"
Kelley's Island, the Bass Islands, and Sandusky Bay have produced the best
smallmouth bass catches. Brown salted tube jigs and soft craws have been
used to catch fish between 15 and 20".