Lake Erie Islands Fishing Report

October 19th, 2017
This week, perch fishing has been good the past 2 days. H-Can to the west, NW of Green Island and just east of Kelley Island Shoal have been best.
Walleye are still being caught 3-4 miles East of Kelleys Island. Trolling with spoons or worm harnesses in that location has been working best. Weather for Friday and Saturday looking nice with a South wind.
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October 9th, 2017
Walleye fishing seems to be getting better and better. This past week, lots of limits have been caught in different areas and in different ways. If you want to cast harnesses or erie dearies, Toussaint Reef area or Kelleys Shoal are both producing. Trollers are finding fish about three miles east of Kelleys Is. Also, from cedar point over to the Huron dumping ground. Stinger spoons are producing fish as are the deep diving flicker minnows. Most of the fish now being caught are of legal size. Quite a few of the fish caught are in the 18 to 22 inch size.
As far as the perch bite goes, the perch are running big in most areas. Limits are not being caught on a daily basis like last year at this ...
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September 21st, 2017
Walleye: Turned on pretty good this week to the East. Casters and trollers alike are catching approximately 4-5 miles East of Kelleys Island in 42" of water, going South from there to Huron Dumping Ground (located 4 miles out of Huron). Trollers are pulling worm harnesses and spoons. Haven't heard any specific program yet, but walleyes are at various depths. Some bigger fish being caught. Most are in the 15-18" range. Good Eaters!

Perch: Between Rattlesnake and Middle Bass Island and up the middle by Lucys Point and just East of Kelleys Shoal 42 feet of water. Good ...   Read more...
August 25th, 2017
Walleye: If you are casting or dragging a harness or Erie Dearie, try the reefs West of the Bass Islands. You can catch enough to hold your interest. Trollers are still going between Huron and Vermilion, about 5 miles off shore. Trolling harnesses with crawlers working best.
Perch: They're being caught, but never in the same place 2 days in a row. West of Green and Rattlesnake, West Reef, North Bass, southeast of Kelleys off the airport, south of the Casino on Kelleys and LakRead more...
August 1st, 2017
Walleye: West of Bass Islands-Niagara Reef are, West of West Reef, Northwest Reef. All these spots, you catch 50 and keep 5 unless you get lucky and fish in an area where you hit a pod of keepers. If you go East or Northeast of Kelleys, you can troll and catch bigger fish, but most of the time, fewer numbers of fish. Talking to several fishermen coming through the store and hear success with gold casting worm harnesses and trolling harnesses with crawlers. Spoons are still being effective also.
Perch: Fishing the Rattlesnake and Green Island Area. You will average 8-10" perch consistently. I've heard between the 2 Islands but closer to the South side ...
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July 12th, 2017
The walleye bite continues to be pretty darn good. You can still go out in most areas in the western basin and have luck catching numerous amounts of walleyes. If you are interested in doing a half and half (walleye and perch), you can do perch (nice size} between green and rattlesnake Is. Then you can slide out west of rattlesnake and cast or troll for walleye. Another area you can do the same thing, is the G can and H can area. The perch and walleye are both plentiful in this area too. . I don't know if anyone has noticed, but the old weight forward lures are making a comeback out there. Lures like the Erie Dearie, Parrish, and Toms lures are being used by many fishermen.The fact that we ...   Read more...
July 7th, 2017
Walleye still being caught in large numbers but the size issue remains. There hasn't been any one hot spot that lasts more than 1 or 2 days. Places where the numbers have been best: Niagara Reef (off it in deeper water), C Can, West of Rattlesnake and West of Green Island. Also down inside by G and H Cans. Casters are throwing gold bladed harnesses or Erie Dearies tipped with a piece of crawler. Trollers are STILL pulling Bandits, Stinger Spoons or crawler harnesses. Speed and depth vary day to day. No magic numbers there. Right now, we are running a sale on Stinger Spoons. Buy 5 and get the 6th. one free!
Perch: For the past week, limits have been caught by the green can off Catawba, ...
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June 28th, 2017
Walleye: Strong West winds the past 4 days forced a lot of fisherman to stay on the east side of the Bass Islands. The walleye fishing remains pretty consistent just about everywhere. Catch a lot of fish and throw a lot back in (too small). There are fish down inside just East of the firing range, D Can to Niagara Reef, Buckeye Reef down to Starve Island. The weather Buoy is starting to crank up too. Seems to be a better grade of fish in that deeper water. Canadian Waters have been productive South of Sheridan Point. Wagon Wheel has been off and on. (It sounds like Canada is backing off on all their restrictions about going over there to fish. Not official yet though). Casters still ...   Read more...