Where: Walleye fishing has been slow in the western basin. The best reports have come from west of Rattlesnake Island up to the Canadian border, including Northwest Reef, West Reef, and the red bell buoy near the Canadian border. Other spots to try include northwest of Kelleys Island and off Cedar Point.
How: Anglers trolling are using worm harnesses with inline weights, divers or bottom bouncers, and spoons pulled behind divers. Anglers casting are using mayfly rigs or are drifting with bottom bouncers and worm harnesses.
Where:Yellow perch fishing has been good based on numbers of fish, but the size of the fish has been small, including a lot of throwbacks. The best spots have been north of “B” can of the Camp Perry firing range, Rattlesnake Island, Green Island, Lucy’s Point of Middle Bass Island, the green buoy off Catawba, southeast of Kelleys Island, and off Kelleys Island Shoal.
How: Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.
Where:Smallmouth bass are being caught around Kelleys Island and Middle Bass Island.
How: Smallmouth bass have been caught on tube jigs, crankbaits and jerkbaits
Where: Largemouth bass are being caught in the harbors and bays in the western basin and also along the main lake shoreline around Catawba.
How: Largemouth bass are being caught on crankbaits, spinner baits and soft plastics