iLAKEERIE Lake Erie Western Basin Fishing Report  

Sunday July 05: For everyone's safety and to keep fishing open, follow the Corona Virus safe distance, sanitizing, and other protocols. 

Walleye:  Pretty much the same as the last few days - mayfly hatch is ending so lots of limit catches are back, both drift fishing and trolling.  Generally you have to go out 10 - 12+ miles to get to the best fishing.  North and east of West Sister Island and east of Kelleys Island out near the Canadian line.  Smaller fish but plenty of action out just north of the north side of the Camp Perry range and also west of Rattlesnake Island.  It appears the fish are moving around as the mayfly hatch finishes up.  Try just off the bottom with a slow retrieve drift fishing and more towards the middle of the water column at faster speeds trolling.

July begins the movement of walleye east and north to deeper and cooler water.  As the weeks pass more fish move out of the Western Basin and by the end of the month the best fishing is Huron east.  Plenty of walleye still in the Western Basin in July but they tend to be smaller and farther out, usually near the Canadian border.  Evening fishing also picks up.

Yellow Perch: No reports.

Interactive Fishing Report Map.  Our new format makes it real easy to read and post reports.  You can read posted reports by clicking on the fish species pin.  Create an account to post your own reports (free).  Reports will remain on the map for two days.  Instructions for using the map are below the map. 

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Click and hold your left mouse button on the map and move your mouse to move the map.  Zoom in and out with the lower right map + - symbols.  Left click a pin to open that report.  Close it by clicking the x at the top right of the report box.  Toggle to full screen mode by clicking the square box at the upper right of the map.  Click it again to return to regular view.  Change to satellite view by clicking the 'Satellite' box at the upper left of the map.  Click the 'Map' box to return to map view.  Click and hold with your left mouse button on the "Pegman" symbol above the + - zoom boxes and drag it to any place on the map and release.  The screen changes to Google Street view, where you can see a 360 degree photo of that spot.  Left click and hold the mouse on the photo then move it to move left / right / up / down around the spot.  You may also use the compass symbol above the + - zoom boxes by clicking it.  Zoom in or out with the + - boxes.  The upper left information box has a pin symbol.  Click it to open a new Internet Tab with a Google map of that spot.  You can search around.  Other features are at the bottom right.  Close that Internet Tab when finished to go back to the Report Page photo.  In the information box click "View on Google Maps" to open a new Internet Tab with a new Google Map embedded at the bottom left of the photo.  Move around the embedded map while keeping the photo view.  Other features are at the bottom right.  When you are done, click the left pointing arrow in the information box to return to the Fishing Reports Map.

You may search archived reports by date using the date from / to boxes in the upper right corner of the map. 



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