Lake Erie Islands Fishing Report

November 7th, 2018
We will be closing for the season this upcoming Sunday, November 11th. A BIG THANK YOU to all of you who supported us this year. Was a season of seeing many old friends and meeting many new ones. We appreciate you all. We will keep everyone posted on lake conditions looking forward, as far as ice conditions, if they develop. Have a good winter everybody and stay safe.   Read more...
October 7th, 2018
Weather permitting, trollers are catching walleye North of the Marblehead Dumping Ground. If you go further east, the dumping ground 4 miles north of Huron was very productive the last 5 days. Many trollers are pulling Stinger Spoons (still). Bandits have also been starting to produce. Casters, and again, weather permitting, are catching partial limits off Kelly and Gull Shoals. The SE corner of Kelleys in 8-12 feet has also produced walleye from time to time. Honestly, the weather for most of September and October so far, has hurt the most... no stable weather for more than 2 or 3 days in a row.
The perch bite has improved this past week, Good numbers of perch being caught SE of G Can, which ...
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September 19th, 2018
Walleye: Trolling bite, anywhere from a mile and a half SE of Kelleys down to dumping ground off Cedar Point and East from there, has been excellent. Lots of pockets of walleyes in that area. Scorpion Stinger Spoons have been the lure choice and better colors of late have been green/orange combinations. Casters have had luck right out of West Harbor early and late. Once a lot of boats get there, forget it. They call it Short Reef for a reason.

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August 29th, 2018
Walleye: If you are staying in the area, there is still a good trolling bite between Cedar Point and the Dumping Ground. Stinger spoons behind Tru Trip 40's or Jet Diver 40's has been very effective. Depending on where you are and the weather that day, the fish might be buried on the bottom or suspended. It's something you need to determine on that particular day. The past few days, casters who made the run down inside off Huron found the walleye fishing very good. If you want to cast and catch, Cranberry Creek area east of Huron, has been best.

Perch: Perch fishing in July and first 2 weeks in August was great.2 and 3 fish per pound was the norm. Many limits in multiple ...
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August 16th, 2018
Walleye: Trolling off the dumping grounds off Cedar Point has been very good.  Most of the charters are getting limits on one or two passes. Tru Trips with Stinger Spoons set 80-100 feet back and speed 2.0-2.2 working best. Casters have been having luck fishing the rocks around the Islands.

Perch: South and West of Rattlesnake Island has been excellent this week. South of Green Island, Lucy's Point and D Can have also been good spots. Mornings or late afternoons have been the best times. A lot of baby, (4-5 inch walleye) are being caught by a lot of the folks perch fishing. Looks like this years'  walleye hatch is another huge one.

Good Luck & Good Fishing!
Rick, in our 40th. year, because of you!

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August 9th, 2018
Trolling bite still good for walleyes east of the dumping ground off Cedar Point. Stinger spoons with 40' Tru Trips or Jet Divers working best. 80-90 feet back, 2.4-2.6 on the troll speed. Casting bite has been tough. 
Most consistent spots for perch have been West of Middle Island, (nice size), Northwest of Perrys Monument, between Green and Rattlesnake, G and H Cans off West end of Catawba. Hot spot we heard this morning was 25 feet of water SE of Green Island. Fast and furious this morning.
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August 2nd, 2018
Walleye:  Trolling bite still good from Clinton Reef over to G & H Cans on West side of Catawba.  Stinger Spoons working best.  Casters working Crib Reef area.  Slow pick but fish are there.  Trollers also working Cedar Point area.  With perch fishing turning on strong, many folks have had their fill of catching walleyes and have switched over to perch.  If you are strictly a walleye fisherman, there are still many in the western basin, in both American and Canadian waters.

Perch:  The bite East the Monument is still going but slows a bit on weekends when there's a thousand boats in one area.  Other good spots this week have been Lucy's Point,  G Can, D Can, between Gull Shoal and middle Island, East of Kelleys Shoal. Lakeside has been off and on.  Green and Rattlesnake Islands also picking up.

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July 29th, 2018
Perch fishing has been on fire this past week and weekend. 4 spots we've heard are G Can, 23 feet of water, East of Perrys Monument, 29 feet of water, Lucy's Point, (arm that goes off Middle Bass) and West of Middle Island. Ohhh... and Goldie's and frozen Emeralds have been working just fine! We have plenty of both! Hope you'll stop in and see us! And one last update... Catawba ramp IS OPEN but is shutting down again after today (Sunday) according to the ODNR. If you're trailering a boat and are still wanting to go out of West Harbor, you can use the County Ramp located on Route 53, just past Midway Marina. It's a free ramp.   Good Luck and Good ...   Read more...