Lake Erie Islands Fishing Report

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...
July 24th, 2018
Walleye are being caught by casters and trollers from Clinton Reef over to G and H Can on the west side of Catawba. Casters are using gold casting harnesses or Erie Dearies. Try different depths though because the fish haven't consistently been on the bottom. Trollers have also been working the same area. Stinger spoons are still hot. They're running the spoons off 40 Jets or Tru Trips. The dumping ground North of Cedar Point has also been good for trollers. 
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July 12th, 2018
Going to change it up this week and talk about perch fishing first. This has probably been one of the slowest starts to perch fishing that I can remember in a long while. BUT...during the past 3-4 days, the minnow buckets coming in have increased and the bite has picked up considerably in several places. SE of Kelleys Island off the airport, both sides of the Kelly Island Ferry Line in 27-30 feet of water, East of Perrys monument, the NE corner of Green Island and Lucy's Point off Middle Bass Island have all been producing perch. The majority of the perch have been big. The other plus right now is we have had Lake Erie Emerald Shiners for just about the whole year so far. By this time in the 2 ...   Read more...
July 5th, 2018
Walleye fishing has slowed some, due to the mayfly hatch and water warming up. On those days where wind is down to nothing, trolling has been best. Casters struggle on the days with no wind. Trollers are still catching fish NW and NE of Kelleys. Casters are still having luck on American Eagle Shoal in the very early morning. You can also catch fish on the west side of Catawba and North of Mouse. There are still plenty of walleye in the Western basin. The pace at which we catch them has slowed, but with any effort and proper weather conditions, a lot of limits will still be caught in July. A HUGE improvement over past years for sure. Trollers are using Stinger Spoons, 30-50 feet back. Speed 2.0-2.3 ...   Read more...
June 28th, 2018
In the past 7 days, going back to last Friday, walleye fishing went from being great on the west side of Rattlesnake and North Bass (this was Friday with 5-7 footers out of the east) to Sunday when it dirtied up over there and basically stopped. By Monday, just about everyone gave up on the North Bass bite and were back up west of Middle Island. Most fishermen limited up there Monday. Wind NE again while drifting from Middle Island down to Ballast on Tuesday. The bite slowed for most, especially casters. Trollers pulling Stinger Spoons did well around the NW side of Kelleys that day. On Wednesday, we had rain most of the day with 20 mph winds out of the south. Those who went out in that weather ...   Read more...