Western Basin |
Walleye fishing has been excellent in many areas of the western basin. In the far west the best fishing has been north of the turnaround buoy of the Toledo shipping channel. The islands area has also been excellent. Fish have been caught west of Rattlesnake Island, west of North Bass Island around West Reef and Northwest Reef, and on Gull Island Shoal. Worm harnesses have been very effective drifted behind bottom bouncers or trolled with inline weights or jet divers. Trollers have also had success with spoons on jets or dipsys.
Although most of the angling effort has been directed towards walleye plenty of opportunities exist to catch yellow perch and smallmouth bass. Perch limits have been caught off of Lakeside west of Marblehead and also just off of the Cedar Point breakwall.