iLAKEERIE Lake Erie Western Basin Fishing Report  

April 15: Water temperatures at major reef complex 42+ degrees, walleye spawn is on.  Jig fishing the reef complex and other shoals and reefs is the easiest fishing method.  Remember up until mid June or so there is a thermocline in the Western Basin.  Water temperatures at the surface may not be the same as the bottom temperature.  Take a drop over thermometer with you and check the bottom temperatures, looking for 42 degrees and higher.

Walleye:  Good to limit catches trolling off the reef complex and elsewhere around the islands where clearer water can be found.   Jig fishing the major reef complex has slowed until the water clears from muddy.

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We are looking forward to updating this fishing report to a more modern interactive format which will allow people to post their own reports.  This will happen sometime in April.