Lake Erie Islands Fishing Report

April 8th, 2019
MANY, MANY limits caught this past weekend! Jig bite has been good in quite a few spots. 5/8 or 3/4 oz. hair jigs tipped with a shiner working great. Some still using ice jigs, like rapalas and swedish pimples. SW or NW corner of Kellys, SE of Ballast, Green Island, Round Reef, Crib, Locust and Toussaint Reef were all good spots the past 2 days. Trollers pulling Bandits and still some P 10's. NW of Kelleys, West of Green and Rattlesnake and North of the reef complex to the west, have been best for trollers.
Keep an eye on upcoming weather this week. They keep changing it. 
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April 4th, 2019
This time of year, it's hard to go out in the Western Basin and not come across walleyes on the graph. You see those hooks on your screen and your heart starts to pump a little faster than normal! The biggest deterrent right now is the weather. If you get it, you will more than likely catch fish....a LOT OF FISH! Today- the wind is East. Going out of Catawba is best bet. 2 days ago, fish were caught up around Rattlesnake and Green Island. That would be a good area today. If you are thinking of the reefs to the west of Catawba, you might want to think twice...very dirty. Jig fishermen working West side of Kelleys area this week, did well. If you are planning a trip this weekend, you should be ...   Read more...
March 26th, 2019
Walleye fishing, this past weekend, was great for the most part. Jig fishing North of Mouse, while anchored, and using jigging raps and Swedish pimples, were good ways to catch. Those using hair jigs may have struggled if they were casting and retrieving too quickly. These fish in 30 some degree water temperature may be aggressive, but they're very slow moving and lethargic. The jig bite was also good along E and F Cans. Reefs have been quiet for the most part, so far. We did hear of some jigged up just off Crib Reef.
The trolling bite on Sunday off Catawba was excellent. All sizes of fish were caught and they all look healthy and well fed. Up until this past weekend, P 10's were very ...
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March 21st, 2019
FISHING REPORT: Walleyes are being caught for the past week by F & G Cans, jigging and trolling in these areas.Trolling along D & E Cans and back toward Green Island has been excellent. Jig fishermen are vertical jigging with Rapalas and Swedish Pimples tipped with minnows. Trollers are using P 10's- 30/30 with 2 oz. weight. That's been a good starting point and varying speeds of .8-1.2 right now. As water warms, speed will increase. Bandits are starting to work and will become the dominant crank bait soon. A variety of colors have been working well. Good Luck, Good Fishing and have FUN! We appreciate your business everybody!   Read more...
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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