Walleye fishing was excellent over the past week (as of 6/11). The best areas were W of West Sister Island, S of Middle Sister Island, around the northern reefs and also “A” and “B” cans of the Camp Perry firing range, around Rattlesnake Island, south of Middle Island in Ohio waters and Gull Island Shoal along the border, and E of Kelleys Island. Trollers have been catching fish on worm harnesses or with divers and spoons. Drifters are using worm harnesses with bottom bouncers or are casting mayfly rigs.
Yellow perch has been picking up, with good catches over the past week (as of 6/11). The best areas have been around West Sister Island, near Rattlesnake Island, and between North Bass and Kelleys Island. Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.
Smallmouth Bass fishing has also been very good in 10-20’ of water around the Bass Islands. Anglers are using soft-craws, tube jigs, and crankbaits.
Channel catfish catches have been good throughout the western basin, with anglers catching several during each outing.