Lake Erie Western Basin|
Where: Fishing has been excellent. Most of the fish being caught are 19-23 inches. Many quick limits have been reported from Port Clinton to Lorain, especially around the islands and the Marblehead Peninsula.
How: Fish have been caught mostly by trolling spoons and harnesses, but many anglers are finding success casting and drifting with harnesses too. Anglers have been reporting a wide range of depths, with 15-45 feet of water all being successful. Anglers near Locust and Toussaint reefs are reporting depths from 15-25 feet being best. Baits in shades of gold, green, and purple seem to be working the best.
Where: Largemouth bass fishing has been excellent in various marinas and harbors, as well as Sandusky Bay in recent weeks as water temperatures have been increasing.
How: Anglers have been doing well throwing crankbaits, jigs, and various soft plastic riggings.
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.