Lake Erie Western Basin|
Where: Fishing remains excellent as the fish continue to transition to the deeper waters of the Central Basin. The bite east of West Sister Island remains good in 30-35 feet of water. Anglers trolling have been outperforming those casting. Good reports are also coming from east of Kelleys Island, the Cedar Point dumping ground, and from Huron east to Cleveland in 35-60 feet of water targeting the mid water column.
How: The majority of anglers trolling are using spoons behind dipsy or jet divers, as well as crankbaits behind boards at speeds of 2.5 to 3.0 mph. Anglers are also having success trolling worm harnesses with in-line weights or bottom bouncers at 1.0 to 1.2 mph. Anglers drifting worm harnesses and weight forward spinners are also having success.
Where: Largemouth bass fishing has been excellent in various marinas and harbors, as well as Sandusky Bay in recent weeks as the water temperature has been increasing.
How: Anglers have been doing well throwing crankbaits, jigs, and various soft plastic riggings including tubes, Texas rigged worms and creature baits, and Ned rigs at shoreline structure.
Where: The bite in Sandusky Bay continues to be good, with many fish weighing over ten pounds. Shoreline access to the bay is available at the old Route 2 bridge in Bay View and Port Clinton, the Dempsey Fishing Access, and various locations in downtown Sandusky.
How: Most anglers fish the bottom or drift with baits on the bottom. Common baits include nightcrawlers, cut bait, and frozen shrimp.