Lake Erie Islands Fishing Report

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...
June 21st, 2018
If you are planning on heading out today or tomorrow, keep an eye on weather. Today, you should have good luck if you head to the West side of the Bass Islands. Green and Rattlesnake Islands produced many nice catches yesterday. With the NE wind building today, it would be a perfect spot to hide and catch fish. If trailering a boat, drop in at Catawba State Park. Weather should hold until early afternoon. Friday looks a bit shaky, East winds and rain, and Saturday will be South winds with a chance of rain. This past week, in spite of the weather, it has continued to be great fishing also, from NW Reef, down to Green and Rattlesnake. Casters using gold casting harnesses. Trollers using Stinger ...   Read more...
June 15th, 2018
Walleye limits still being caught BUT the best fishing the past couple days has been West of Middle Island up near the Canadian Line. Casting, dragging and trolling have all been successful. The past 2 days, some casters were working the SE corner of Kelleys where it drops to 30 feet. Gold casting harnesses with 3/4 or 1 oz. slip sinkers tipped with half a crawler has been best. Erie Dearies also working. Trollers working up on canadian line are using Tru Trip 40's-35-55 feet back pulling harnesses. i.7-2.2 on the trolling speed. Small stinger spoons in purple and pink colors trolling 2.0-2.5 has also been working well. 
Perch: Haven't heard a lot of limits. Very few folks ...
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June 11th, 2018
For those of you trailering boats this week, the Mazurik State Launch in Marblehead is closed Monday through Thursday and will reopen on Friday. Other launch sites are Catawba State Park or West Harbor Launch. If you're walleye fishing this week, we heard over the weekend, you may need to start heading a bit farther North. You may want to start East of Ballast on a line from there up to the Canadian Line.   Read more...
June 7th, 2018
Fishing, in the past few days has continued to be good. We have had some wind, but it hasn't deterred people from getting their walleye limits. You can still catch fish right out of west harbor, but with the wind the past few days, it has gotten a little dirty, and moving north from there, is probably a good move. If you move up between South Bass and Kelleys Is; you will find it a little cleaner and good fishing there. There are still many fish being caught on the west side of Catawba. If you are looking for bigger fish, the area east of Kelleys where it drops off to 40 ft. is still producing bigger fish. Not as fast paced there, but nice sized fish. Trollers continue to use the Scorpion ...   Read more...
June 1st, 2018
I don't know what else to report, other than we haven't seen walleye fishing this good since the late 70's, early 80's when our parents bought this business. Limit catches in an hour happening every day and you only have to go out of west harbor from 1-3 miles. Unbelievable. We've been surviving on the 2003 spawn for a long time which was severely depleted over the past several years. Very grateful for the recent spawns due to the late ice seasons we had a few years back. Get out there everybody! Fishing is phenomenal!
Only perch reports we heard this past week have been a little North of Ballast Island and East of Kelleys off the airport. Not a lot of folks fishing for them because the walleye bite has been so easy.

Good Luck and Good Fishing!
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May 25th, 2018
Hardly necessary to put out a fish report this week. All you have to do is go a bit out of west harbor and catch all the walleyes you want. West side of Catawba is loaded too. Remember, if you're fishing tomorrow, (Saturday), it's week 6 in our Saturday Biggest Walleye Contest! If you catch a big one tomorrow, bring it to us to be weighed before 8 p.m. Whoever has biggest one by weight wins $200 in cool cash! Costs nothing to enter and you don't need to sign up. Good luck everybody!   Read more...
May 16th, 2018
Starting this past Saturday, many fishermen with smaller boats were forced to tuck in to the west side of Catawba. We had a steady strong wind out of the east, and about a hundred boats made it their place to catch fish that day. In fact, the fisherman who won the $200.00 in our big walleye tournament, fished there that day. Eleven plus lbs. Since that day, fishermen have been hitting the Clinton Reef area hard with great success. Trollers are pulling worm harnesses, and stinger spoons are picking up also. If you are pulling stinger spoons over there, 35 ft back seems to be the right depth. If you are planning on fishing two days from now on Friday, this is where you want to be. Another strong east ...   Read more...