(Left) Nick Giachetti of Marblehead caught this pair of 28" walleye recently in Ontario waters near Hen Island. (Right) Tony from Ashland, KY, caught this trophy 21" smallmouth bass with Capt. Kendall Parsley on the charter boat Drift Away.
Walleye have been biting around the islands for the past few weeks and this week has seen the bite start to slow a bit in the areas around South, Middle and North Bass Islands. There was good fishing to be had at times as walleye have been biting around the reef edges in 10-26’ of water for the most part. After weeks of warm and dry conditions, the stormy weekend has caused the bite to slow in the shallower waters. Some spots still producing were on the west side of North Bass Island, near Hen and Chicken Islands in Ontario waters, N of Sawmill Creek near Huron and around the points and reefs near Kelleys Island. Some nicer sized walleye are starting to show up and some fish hitting the docks at Channel Grove Marina have been as large as 25” this week.