Lake Erie Western Basin|
Where: Fishing continues to be excellent, despite less than ideal weather conditions. Many limits of 19-23-inch fish have been reported. Fishing has been good around Round Reef, the “A”, “B”, and “C” cans of the Camp Perry firing range, and the area between Lakeside-Marblehead and Kelleys Island. Anglers reported having the most success in 20-30 feet of water. In addition, anglers have been doing very well around West Sister Island in 30-32 feet of water, both trolling and casting.
How: Anglers in the western basin have been having the most success trolling spoons and crawler harnesses. Anglers casting or drifting with crawler harnesses and casting weight forward style baits have been having success as well. Popular colors have been purple, blue, chrome, and gold.
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.