iLAKEERIE Lake Erie Western Basin Fishing Report  

Friday October 19:  The forecast doesn't look good for most of the weekend, we don't expect any reports.

WALLEYE  No new reports.  Try in the Central Basin off Cedar Point and Huron or east of Kelleys Island.

YELLOW PERCH -  No new reports; try east of the Maumee Bay channel lighthouse; the west (L can) and southeast (G and H cans) sides of the Camp Perry Range.

SMALLMOUTH BASS - No reports.  Try autumn areas such as shallow rocky areas just off deep drop offs and shoal area drop offs.  Slightly cooler water in the shallows may hold more fish.

OTHER SPECIES Fall season - Catfish and sheepshead can be caught in Sandusky Bay and the other bays and river mouths fishing on the bottom or near the bottom with live bait or stink baits in shallow water on warn days and deeper water on colder days.  Bullhead try the shallower parts of bays and in the various marshes.  For panfish and largemouth bass fish the harbors and dock areas in deeper waters as well as nearshore areas with nearby aquatic vegetation in the morning and evening.