Lake Erie Islands Fishing Report

June 7th, 2019
Limits being caught quickly SW of Kellys (American Eagle Shoal) and North from there. With east wind coming on Saturday and Sunday, west side of Kelleys will keep you out of that wind. Just about everything has been working, from Bandits, Spoons and trolling harnesses for the trollers or bottom bouncers with harnesses, casting harnesses with crawlers or Erie Dearies for the casters. Perch: Not really schooled up yet. Big perch but not hearing of many limits. Walleye fisherman are catching them just as good walleye fishing, as the few folks that have been targeting perch. 
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June 6th, 2019
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The walleye bite continues to be exceptional. Through this past Monday, one thing that did change, was the water clarity off the west side of Catawba. From H Can down inside, clear out to E & F 

Cans, the NW wind dirtied it up. The good bite for many was back up on the Canadian Line. Starting on the west side of Kellys and working up to the line was the only place to be yesterday and today as well. If you are fishing the next couple of days, you may want tRead more...
May 23rd, 2019
Earlier this week, the West side of Catawba started up for about 3 days. Now, muddy water over there, has stifled that bite. With the on and off winds continuing, bottom bouncers with 2 hook dragging harnesses, have been very productive. These bottom hugging fish are becoming more and more active. Casting harnesses are also working. You can still count down and have luck catching. It just depends where you find the fish and what depth of water you're in. Trollers are still pulling crankbaits up on the Canadian Line, West of Gull Shoal and West of North Bass. Stinger Spoons pulled behind Dipsy Divers and Jet Divers are taking off too. A good bite on spoons NW of Kelleys in 35 ft. of water, 65-80 ...   Read more...
May 16th, 2019
FINALLY! A beautiful day to fish...yesterday, today and tomorrow... very fishable! A lot of fishermen limited quickly yesterday. If you went out of Catawba and got above the mud line parallel with Rattlesnake Island, you did well. The fish West of North Bass and up towards Northwest Reef have been there. There has just been a lot of dirty water there for a long time. Trollers are splitting their time between using Bandits (a lot of chrome colors), and trolling harnesses with crawlers. Depending on where you are, 60-90 ft. back and 1.5-1.8 on the speed with Bandits. Worm harness trollers are varying with different weights and speeds. So far, a lot of Antifreeze backed blades in either number 5 or ...   Read more...
May 9th, 2019
This past weekend, the walleye bite was good Northwest of Kellys and around American Eagle Shoal. Bottom bouncing, trolling bandits or trolling harnesses with worms, were the methods most effective. Saturday through Monday, there was a decent bite by D Can on the east end of the firing range. Tuesday, Wednesday and today, very strong NE, then East and now South wind today. All super strong winds. Again, there are fish just about everywhere but Mother Nature is surely mad at someone, because you can only get out every now and then. This coming Saturday looks good, as of right now. If you have a chance, go that day. You can still jig fish and run bottom bouncers if there's a good drift. or you can ...   Read more...
April 30th, 2019
As a month of wind and chocolate water comes to an end, let's hope May is much better in the weather department! Although the fishing days in April were limited, plenty of fish were caught. We have to be thankful for the consistent bite North of Kelleys Island. There was enough water clarity up in that area to keep it going. Bandits trumped all other crankbaits so far for consistent catches. With the water temp hitting 50 degrees, worms are starting to move here at the store. Over the past 5 days, when we had a decent chop and not 5 foot waves, fish were caught SE of Put-in-Bay using bottom bouncers (some fish suspended) and a 2 hook harness with a crawler. The jig bite, both Saturday and Sunday ...   Read more...
April 23rd, 2019
Walleyes were caught Monday by trollers in stained water running up the East side of the Bass Islands. Just about all were caught on Bandits-a lot of the custom painted colors, with white in them, seemed to be dominant in the lure choice and worked well. Today, the wind is screaming out of the south and it may push the dirty water farther North. Mixed reports on the jig bite. Visibility on reefs has been very poor. Jig bite still going with hair jigs and minnows or blade baits. Trick is to find stained water, not chocolate. Weather Wednesday through Friday looks very fishable. Mother Nature finally giving us a few fishable days here and there!

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April 18th, 2019
The past 3-4 days have been up and down, due to dirty water and a rough lake! On Monday and Tuesday, folks were fortunate enough to catch NW of Kellys and did even better up on the Canadian line. By Wednesday, the wind went ENE and you couldn't get up there very easily.The jig bite, for the most part, has been consistently slow. The reef complex to the west has looked like Maumee Bay when it comes to clarity. The fish are here but Mother Nature has been keeping things stirred up. North wind Friday doesn't look good at all, but Saturday and Sunday look fishable. As we haven't seen a satellite picture lately, you just have to work your way North to cleaner water. The bite North of Kellys up ...   Read more...