Fishing

Oct 19 2014

Fishing

People come to fish the waters around Kelleys Island for catfish, yellow perch, smallmouth, white bass, and walleye. Island bait shops sell supplies and licenses. Fishing Charters are available through Island Captains. Walleye fishing challenges the skills of both pros and beginners and reigns as the king of sport fisheries. Walleye in the 2 to 4 pound class are common, and trophy fish in the 5 to 10 pounds are no surprise.  When ice forms on the western basin of Lake Erie, shanties and “bucket fishermen” dot the ice-covered landscape with anglers in pursuit of Lake Erie’s most popular sport fish, walleye and yellow perch. Anglers use ice jigs or jigging spoons tipped with live minnows to catch walleye and perch spreaders baited with minnows for yellow perch.