Bass and Walleye Fishing Report | July 2019

Lake Erie Smallmouth
Lake Erie Smallmouth

Here is your quick report for the weekend. Be careful and watch the wind. Make sure you have the proper safety gear and a marine radio. Here is your bass and walleye fishing report

Walleye Fishing Report

Walleye are being caught all over the lake. Michigan waters to Buffalo including the Canadian side. Dipsys and spoons/harnesses and bandits have been the go-to baits. Reef runners are also catching their fair share of fish like always. There are fish high in the column and shallow. No need to travel any distance unless you are searching for bigger fish. If you want bigger fish go to the Eastern end of the lake and target the deeper fish. Dipsys and stick baits are pulling the bigger deep fish. The casting bite has been really good this year. You can cast just about anywhere you are marking fish. The Vermilion sandbar and Lorain (near shore and dump) have been really good.

Bass Fishing Report

Largemouth fishing has been very good in the marinas outside the Detroit River and all along the Michigan shoreline. The marinas around Catawba Island and Pelee Island have been very good also. The smallmouth on the Southern shore and islands are still shallow in 17-20 FOW. Look for that to change in the next few weeks as we move into mid-summer. Drop shot with a minnow or darter imitation has been the best bait for smallmouth. Swimbaits are also a good summer bait, they mimic small shad. Using an Alabama rig bouncing off the bottom is effective also for deep summer bass.

We hope you enjoyed this bass and walleye fishing report. Summer fishing on Lake Erie can be a lot of fun for the whole family. If you have not tried bass fishing, we recommend it! Hopefully, it helps you catch more fish!