Lake Erie Islands Fishing Report

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...
May 10th, 2018
Walleye fishing in the area, compared to a week ago, has gone more and more to worms and spinners. The jig bite has been going by the wayside this past week, and crawler harnesses, whether bottom bouncing with them or casting them, have taken off. The bite north of Mouse and off American Eagle Shoal is still decent early in the morning and late in the day. However, the fish in that area have thinned out. There are still fish near F and G can. The water there has gotten dirty... not a lot of visibility. There are fish up the middle east of Starve and Middle Bass if you are bottom bouncing or casting also. 
Trollers are having decent luck catching fish off the edges of Mouse Island reef, ...
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May 3rd, 2018
Hey, it's beautiful outside. Raining, blowing, and great weather, if you're a duck. I'm here to tell you that if you like going out and catching nice, perfect sized walleyes to eat, now is the time. We've got a lot of charter captains coming through in the mornings, and most are smiling. Then I see them stopping back 4 or 5 hrs. later and limits were caught. That's a good thing for everyone. Again, these are 16 to 18" walleyes for the most part. But delicious! The jig bite right out front from Mouse Is. (Scott Point Shoal and American Eagle Shoal) has been excellent early in the morning. As this past weeks weather has heated up, the casters have begun using worms. ...   Read more...
April 27th, 2018
Jig fishing is on fire this morning on the reefs and right out front of West Harbor. Charters back to the dock with limits by 7:30 this morning! There was a good trolling bite yesterday off Lucy's Point (East side of Middle Bass), in the afternoon using Bandits. Just a reminder if you're fishing tomorrow (Saturday), it's week 2 for our ("Saturday Biggest Walleye Contest"). Bring your biggest walleye caught tomorrow to us before 7:00 p.m. to be weighed. Biggest by weight wins $200 cash! No entry fee, no signing up. All are welcome! Good Luck everybody!   Read more...
April 24th, 2018
Just a little shout out to you folks that are planning on coming here in the next couple months and are planning to walleye fish with night crawlers. We carry top quality nightcrawlers and they are sold in flats (500 worms), a bucket (15 dozen), or by the individual dozen. Many out of state folks purchase the flats. We ALWAYS have them on hand. We also pack them in bedding on request. If you are planning a trip here, we welcome you to call ahead and place an order if you would like them in bedding. We normally keep them in black peat. It's dirty but it keeps them fat because it's loaded with nutrients. Our prices are always competitive and we will gladly do what we can to accommodate you with ...   Read more...
April 20th, 2018
FINALLY, a break in the weather. The lake is a tad muddy in the western basin. BUT each day from here on out should improve the lake clarity. Hopefully, the jig bite will improve each day. Purple, John Deere Green and Blue have been the best jig colors. I still believe in tipping jigs with a live shiner. No one can ever tell me it's not a plus, but an extra incentive, especially in muddy water. Prior to the big winds last weekend and the beginning of this past week, the jig bite had really turned on. A lot of nice sized males were caught. Going out of Catawba, Toussaint, Round and Niagara Reefs were all producing. There was one day where everyone was catching. No one was moving around or running ...   Read more...