Lake Erie Islands Fishing Report

June 16th, 2017
Walleye: This past week has been a bit slower on the ratio of keepers to non keepers (smaller walleye). You can fish South of Kelleys, Rattlesnake Island, Green Island, Niagara Reef and on an on and catch as many as you want. Sometimes you can get lucky and get into a higher percentage of bigger fish.
Canadian Waters: Chickenolee, Mosquito Bay and Wagon Wheel have been producing. Trollers are pulling worm harnesses and spoons at various depths and speeds with the heat this wRead more...
June 7th, 2017
The walleye fishing in the western basin has been very, very good. If you go from round reef to crib reef and up to Niagara reef, you will get into all the walleyes you want. Are many of them undersized? Count on it. The fun is figuring out the best way to give the larger walleyes a chance to get to your lure, crankbait, or spoon, first. I can't stress enough that if you have borderline sized walleyes, don't keep them. You are pushing it if you keep them at fifteen and a half inches or less. There's a good chance they will be under fifteen inches when you get them in at the end of the day. There is still a good bite going on from the southwest corner of Kelleys Is. all the way up o ...   Read more...
June 2nd, 2017
Fishing Report: Walleye have been caught this past week in many places. The smaller (shorts) walleyes have been prevalent in most areas out there. The trick is to catch the slower moving walleye before the shorts attack your bait first. Best techniques going: Troll Stinger Spoons 2.0 to 2.6 m.p.h. 2.6 may seem fast but it seems to be working in avoiding the smaller fish somewhat. Trolling worm harnesses, using willow blades, allows you to troll faster. Casting harnesses, using gold blades with different colored beads has also been effective. Only use a half worm or less and be sure to take plenty of worms along. Areas of interest: SW of Kelleys Island (Carpenters Point) was hot the last 2 days. ...   Read more...
May 24th, 2017

Fishing Report: Walleye are being caught between Starve Island and American Eagle Shoal. You can troll cranks, you can troll worm harnesses, you can drag harnesses along the bottom behind bottom bouncers or you can cast Erie Dearies. The fish are plentiful in this area, but many are running under 15" in size. There is a lot of action in other places too. 25' around Niagara Reef-trolling worm harnesses, #5 blade, 25' back with 2 oz. inline weight, 1.2-1.5 m.p.h. If trolling between Starve and American Eagle Shoal, Bandits are working at 55' back.Flat Rock Reef, pulling #5 colorado blades, speed 1.5 with 2 oz. inline weights 24' back. Had 2 groups that pulled bigger fish trolling the edges of that reef. It's a great time of year ...

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May 16th, 2017
Walleye: Being caught in quite a few places. Finally, some stable weather. If you are out there early morning (especially on week days) Scott's Point Shoal has been productive. Same thing in the evening there. NE if Ballast has been good also. Heading West, F& G Can are producing fish but a lot of them are under 15". If you're casting, you only need to use half a worm on your casting harnesses or Erie Dearie. Another steady area has been between Toussaint and Crib Reef. Trollers are still pulling Bandits and now some Flicker Minnows. Trolling speeds have been anywhere from 1.6 to 2.4 mph. 45 feet back on the Bandits. Trollers pulling harnesses with worms are at 1.0 to 1.2 on the ...   Read more...
April 28th, 2017
EXTRA, EXTRA on most recent fishing report! Many, many limits caught today at H Can just off Port Clinton for both jiggers and trollers in 16-17 feet of water. Lots of folks coming back into store today with quick limits! Also, we received a ton of Bandits in today-good colors, Khaki, Chrome Blue, Chrome Huff Daddy. Our Buy 6, get the 7th. one free sale on all crankbaits ends this Sunday, April 30th. so now is the time if you're in the market for any!   Read more...
April 28th, 2017
As we approach another weekend, it looks like Friday and Saturday will be fishable.  It's  ...   Read more...
April 16th, 2017
I wanted to send out this quick report on a trolling bite that happened on Saturday. We weighed some big fish for our big fish contest that were caught on the NW side of Kelleys. One of the fish we weighed was caught tight on the NW corner of the Island in 31 ft. of water. That man had a handful of big spawned out females. There was also a group of local captains that worked the west side of the island up to the NW corner and did well. We also weighed some bigger fish from the A can area. Most of the fish were caught on Bandits. Dark Purples, or combinations of Pink and Purple were working, Most active fish were up in 15 to 20 ft. range. Speeds were 1.5 to 1.9. A couple fishermen said they were just ...   Read more...