iLAKEERIE Lake Erie Western Basin Fishing Report  

Saturday September 14:

Walleye:  Decent to good catches out along the Canadian Border from Middle Bass Island to east of Kelleys Island.  Good to limit catches out 3-5 miles east of Kelleys Island or south east towards Huron.  Finding active fish is spotty, clearer water is better.  Water clarity seems to be affecting the fishing success; the clearer the better.  Most fish caught around 8-10 foot off the bottom.


Yellow Perch:  All reports are fair at best, from Maumee Bay to Sandusky.  Fishing has been slow everywhere for weeks.  All you can do is try your traditional September areas, move around, and hope to find some active fish.  They are there, just not biting much on minnows.  The jury is out on why...

Early Fall Walleye: Walleye will remain out in deeper water east of Kelleys Island and Cedar Point (Sandusky).  Good to limit catches can be made there as well as out near the Canadian line from West Sister to east of Kelleys Islands.  This doesn't mean they aren't found in other areas closer in, but almost always in deeper water.  Feeding fish are often suspended around the center of the water column.  There is also an evening bite just off and around the Island's and Mainland reefs and shoals.  If you can fish from 6:30pm until sunset or later you may find walleye in these areas and have a nice to great 3 hour trip without all the boat traffic.

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