iLAKEERIE Lake Erie Western Basin Fishing Report  

Saturday September 23. 

YELLOW PERCH Fair to good / few limit catches several locations with again mostly a light bite.  Best areas were NE of the Toledo Harbor Light; 2 miles out from Reno Beach; the south east side of the Camp Perry range (G and H cans);  several spots from east of Ballast Island NE to the Canadian border or NW of Kelleys Island.

Almost all September fishing is for yellow perch.  Therefore there will not be a new walleye report every day.  The most recent report will remain until a new report comes in.  Generally September walleye fishing is best in the Central Basin, Huron east.

WALLEYEGood catches North and NE of West Sister Island and East and South East of Kelleys Island, deeper waters, and in the Central Basin (Huron east).

September Walleye Outlook - Central Basin is where the action is.  Huge numbers of "short" walleye (under the legal length of 15 inches) continue to be the large majority of fish caught.  The short-to-keeper ratio should significantly decrease through the month as more walleye reach 15".  Trolling will be the dominant fishing method.  For the Western Basin, best fishing locations will be in deeper waters east of Kelleys Island / north east of Sandusky Cedar Point area.  You may also try evening fishing just off reefs and shoals.

OTHER SPECIESFish for sheepshead, catfish, and bullheads in the bays, inlets, and shoreline areas.  Smallmouth Bass in the rocky nearshore areas and around the reefs and shoals, especially around the islands.  Out in open water White Bass schools can be found by looking for flocks of gulls diving into the water.  Sheephead and catfish also caught in the open waters; sheephead almost everywhere while catfish can be found in the more rocky areas, the reefs and shoals.

Questions or comments are encouraged and may be directed to:

Dave Cremer -       No direct e-mail link provided to avoid issues with automatic website data collectors.

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