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CAPT. RYAN BOND
CAPT. RYAN BOND
Joined: 5/1/2007
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FISHING REPORT
7/21/14 3:04 PM CST
Great fishing the past week with Woodsy's crew from Cincinnati, Chuck Spivey's crew from northern KY and Tom Orr's crew from St. Louis. Casting was slow but we did catch a few fish slinging worms but the trolling bite was awesome. We had limit catches Wednesday-Sunday fishing west of rattlesnake island. Worm harnesses and j-7's caught most of our walleye. We had three fish ohio's with the biggest going 29 1/2"! I am off for a few days spending some time with Tana and the kids so we enjoyed soak city today and heading to the Toledo Zoo later in the week.

[This post was last edited on 7/21/14 at 3:06 PM]

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CAPT. RYAN BOND
CAPT. RYAN BOND
Joined: 5/1/2007
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FISHING REPORT
7/15/14 6:49 PM CST
It was a great day on the water with an awesome group of guys. We started trolling 12 miles north east of the marina near the kidney and had great marks but the fish were sluggish. After trolling a little farther west, we found a pod of active fish and caught good until it slowed back down around noon. Around 1:00, we decided to giving casting a shot to change things up; bad decision by me because we didn't catch another eye lol. We pulled lines at 2:00 with 29 walleye (one stinking fish short of a limit). That one fish is still eating away at me. We caught fish on spoons, worm harnesses, and j-7's behind jet and dipsey divers. I had a lot of fun yesterday, hope to see you guys again. I was off today but fishing tomorrow through Sunday.

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CAPT. RYAN BOND
CAPT. RYAN BOND
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FISHING REPORT
7/10/14 9:15 PM CST
Fishing picked up today after a tough couple of days Tuesday and Wednesday. We started casting on Tuesday and pulled 3 fish before deciding to throw the trolling gear in the water. We pulled three fish in the first couple minutes but then a thunderstorm came threw providing us with lightning, heavy rain and gusty winds but it only lasted a few minutes before clearing up. About an hour later, another storm came through that was 10 times worse that the first one! The lake went from 3 footers to 7-8 footers within minutes! After fighting with storm number two for 30 minutes, it finally cleared and we got back to fishing. In the end, we had 17 eyes in the boat. On Wednesday, we were treated to 3-5 footers until 11:00 and then the lake settled down for the afternoon. We ended with 23 walleye. Today, we ended with a 4 man limit by noon. Trolling fish came on mainly harnesses but I did catch a few on spoons and j-7's. All casting gigs came on hold indiana blades fished on he bottom. We fished a different location each day from 8 miles west of the marina to 14 miles north east of the marina. I am off tomorrow but fish this weekend and every day next week except Tuesday.

[This post was last edited on 7/10/14 at 9:18 PM]

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seank301
seank301
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Joined: 6/22/2014
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FISHING REPORT
6/22/14 3:26 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Fished north of West Sister this morning pulling a 3 person limit in 4 hours. 1 oz in line with harnesses and crawlers. Most fish were in top 18 feet of water with a few coming on bottom bouncers. Blades with purple seemed to do best. Speeds were 1.2 to 1.5. Fish were perfect eating size 16 - 22 inches. Great day on the lake. Most of the Charters were trolling spoons behind jet divers and catching plenty.

CAPT. RYAN BOND
CAPT. RYAN BOND
Joined: 5/1/2007
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FISHING REPORT
6/20/14 7:57 PM CST
Fishing was good again today. We made two drifts and pulled six keepers and released a couple sub 15" eyes. The trollers were smacking them pretty good so we switched over and finished out our 4 man limit in a little over two hours. We were fishing south of rattle snake island in 32 fow. The fish we caught casting were hugging the bottom but we did catch some high fish trolling. Harnesses, spoons, and j-7's were the baits of choice.

I have not heard of anything going on around Kelly's


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bigfishross
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6/20/14 11:00 AM CST
anything happening at kellys isl. thanks bigfishross

D.W.1
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Joined: 6/13/2008
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FISHING REPORT
6/19/14 6:06 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F
Fished out of Port Clinton for my first time on Erie. Went with Shore Nuf charters on the Watona head boat last Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. Had fun but heard a lot of you should have been here last week. Left with 1 nice walleye and 1 eater cat both times out. There were a few people with more but most left with no fish. The Mayfly hatch may not have helped our cause. Both trips I fished next to people who said they left with their limits multiple times in the previous weeks but not that day. If I come back next year I might have to come a couple of weeks earlier. Took the Jet boat to Put In Bay Sunday afternoon. The microbrew pub was good and lots of good food everywhere. Just watch out for the crazy golf cart drivers. Later D.W.

CAPT. RYAN BOND
CAPT. RYAN BOND
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FISHING REPORT
6/15/14 9:34 PM CST
I had a great weekend of fishing with Chris Anderson jr and sr. We started casting Saturday morning we headed out north of west sister island and made a couple of drifts putting 15 eyes in the boat. Chris sr. had never trolled and wanted to see what it was like so threw the gear in to show him how it was done. In about an hour of trolling we caught our last three fish and threw back quite a few more. Today was another casting day with out 18 coming in two drifts . All casting fish were caught on gold bladed harnesses fished close to the bottom.

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CAPT. RYAN BOND
CAPT. RYAN BOND
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FISHING REPORT
6/12/14 7:40 AM CST
Walleye fishing continues to be very good with many limit catches. Monday we fished north of west sister island trolling spoons, j-7's and worm harnesses behind jets and dipsey divers. We finished off our 6 man limit around 10:30 and got my cheese heads in early for their 8 hr drive home. Eric and crew are a blast to fish with. Tuesday we went back out to the same area and found the fish moved a couple miles farther north but once we found them, it was game on. At one point we had 6 fish on at once. We again finished out limit around 10:30 and then decided to check out the shallows but we found the skinny water to be pretty empty. Yesterday I decided to stop about 5 miles se of where I fished the past couple of days and we had an absolute fire drill! We had 18 fish in the boat before we got all of our lines in the water and had 36 fish in the boat at 9:00 and lost at least 10 more! For the second straight year, Jim Gravel and his Cincinnati boys had two great days of fishing. Since I got in early the boat got a complete scrubbing from head to toe. Off until the weekend.

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bigfishross
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6/9/14 2:26 PM CST
have the walleyes move near kellys isl.? thanks bigfishross

CAPT. RYAN BOND
CAPT. RYAN BOND
Joined: 5/1/2007
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FISHING REPORT
6/8/14 7:51 PM CST
Sorry for the lack of reports, I have been really busy the past few days. I am going to keep is short because I am dead tired! Thursday 5 man limit casting by 12:00. Friday and Saturday 6 man limits each day trolling. Today 6 man limit both casting and trolling. I have fished three totally different areas from 5 miles west of west sister to rattlesnake island. Casting fish are all coming off the bottom on gold harnesses and trolling fish are coming on harnesses, j-7's, and spoons. Three more days in a row and then two needed days off. Sorry but no pics, I am going to bed (even though it is still light, 3 am comes awful early)


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CAPT. RYAN BOND
CAPT. RYAN BOND
Joined: 5/1/2007
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FISHING REPORT
6/2/14 1:59 PM CST
Awesome walleye fishing continues! 36 fish casting by 11:00 Friday and 10:30 Saturday. Sunday, we had a 5 man limit by 12:00. All fish were caught on worm harnesses fished near the bottom north of c can. Since I was back in early on Friday I went and picked up Kenley and took her out for a couple hours and got her in on the action trolling close to the marina.

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5/31/14 8:21 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
Had a wonderful 3 days with Capt.Happy from SEA BREEZE charters.We trolled & drift fished with good catches all three days. Several fish above 25 with average around 20

CAPT. RYAN BOND
CAPT. RYAN BOND
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FISHING REPORT
5/25/14 8:53 PM CST
Awesome walleye fishing continues in the western basin. I had a morning and afternoon trip yesterday and a morning trip today and had a 6 man limit (36 fish) each time out. We started out casting yesterday morning near round reef and even though we had no drift we still managed to pull 6 fish. We then moved ne about 5 miles and started catching fish right away. We trolled the same area yesterday afternoon and this morning. All trolling fish came on either spoons or worm harnesses 50-65' behind jets and 47-57' on a 3 dipsey. Biggest fish was 27" with the average fish around 18".

[This post was last edited on 5/25/14 at 8:55 PM]

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5/19/14 9:45 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 56° - 60° F Water Temp: 56° - 60° F
Had a great weekend fishing with Capt. Ryan from Eye Spy Fishing Charters. He put us on fish as usual and we caught some beautiful walleyes. We trolled both days and ended Saturday with 36 and Sunday with 33. Fish ranged in size from 17" up to 27" with an average of 21-22"

Thanks Capt. Ryan!

Rob

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