Walleye fishing has been extremely slow over the past 10 days, due in
part to high temperatures and many undersized fish (less than the 15"
minimum size limit). Look for fishing to improve as the water cools and
the fish from the 2003 year class surpass 15".
Perch fishing has been better lately with some catches approaching
limits. As with walleye, there are many fish from the 2003 year class.
These 2003 yellow perch currently range from 6 to 8 inches. As the 2003
perch continue to grow the average size of the catch will improve. The
best area recently has been Kelleys Island. Fish have been caught all
around Kelleys with the SW and NW corners being the best. Other areas
that have produced fish include the Toledo lighthouse, the Toledo
shipping channel turnaround buoy, and just N of Cedar Point. A perch
spreader tipped with shiners is the most popular set-up.
The best smallmouth bass fishing has been around the Bass Islands,
Kelleys Island and Sandusky Bay. Largemouth bass have been caught in
Sandusky Bay, East Harbor and West Harbor.