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wldh
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FISHING REPORT
5/22/15 7:42 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny
Fished May 16 thru May 20 west and east of middle bass had air temps from 78 to 45 deg. and water temps from 68 on Sat to 54 on Wed but didn't seem to hurt the fishing caught our 3 man limit everyday by 12:00 crawler harness's with gold no. 3 blades the best 20 to 25 down on dipsy divers and 40 back on 1 1/2oz. inline wt's. Fish ranged from 21" to 29" tried east of Kelleys but not much there. Caught 3 female's with spawn in them also.

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xcvatr
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5/7/15 7:43 AM CST
headin to kelleys next week and was wondering if trere is anything going on there and if crawlers are workin yet.

p m me if you like

wish2fish
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FISHING REPORT
5/1/15 10:44 AM CST
Yeah xcvatr, with tourney going on, only report we're gonna hear is crickets chirping. ..

xcvatr
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4/30/15 4:20 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 56° - 60° F Water Temp: 51° - 55° F
so is this thread dead now? no one fishing erie any more???

Eye Spy
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FISHING REPORT
3/23/15 8:48 PM CST
Ice fishing is pretty much over for 2015 but there is still quite a bit of ice on the lake. We are supposed to get a big blow Wednesday so that should help; however north winds for the weekend will blow ice back in. There is a chance of getting out in boats this weekend but I am not very optimistic of that happening unless Wednesday's wind really breaks things up. On a side note, there are a few fish being caught in the rivers.

cowboyridn
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FISHING REPORT
3/9/15 11:10 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 11° - 15° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
Fished from March 1st through March 6th on Sunday we caught our limit of 8 walleye using orange silver / orange gold little cleo's in 26ft. Monday we caught 7 walleye in the same location about two miles away from west sister island just to the left one mile. Tuesday we moved in to 24ft and used silver little cleo's and found the afternoon bite and caught 4 walleye. Wedsday we moved deep into 29ft caught 2 waleye and 2 perch on silver little cleo. Thursday morning we fished shallow 19ft and didn't catch anything so we moved to the location where we caught the afternoon bite in 24ft and caught a couple on the gold orange and gold silver little cleo's. Friday we fished at the 26ft location in the morning then moved to the 24ft location for the afternoon bite and caught some fish at both locations using the gold orange and gold silver little cleo's. All together two of us caught 28 walleye with the bigist at 12lb.

Buckuuu
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3/5/15 1:06 PM CST
Anybody been out lately? Comin up next weekend. Hope ice holds strong one more week. Crazy warm up comin. Fished Outta port clinton last week January and did ok. Lookin for some eaters to bring back to il

1987sylvanoffshore
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12/18/14 12:32 PM CST
Everything you mentioned will work, I use 8 lb line with a floro leader. Almost everybody tips with shiners and uses a stinger hook.

UFCreel
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12/14/14 12:07 PM CST
Hi guys, might be making the trip over by there this winter. If the ice is good. I have a few questions though. Any help would be appreciated. What jigs do you guys use out there? Jigging raps, Swedish pimples, Do jiggers, Little cleos. What size and colors? Also what pound ice fishing line do you guys recommend. I am getting up there in age. Have always wanted to get out there and it was just never possible. Hopefully this winter will be the year. For the trip of a life time. Again Thanks for any and all help. Charlie.

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Eye Spy
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FISHING REPORT
8/10/14 8:39 PM CST
Jason Strickland, Mike Emole and they boys were treated to some great fishing the past two days. Yesterday we filled a five gallon bucket with perch and then topped off the day with 38 walleye in 3 hours. Today they wanted to get on the road early so we only fished less than have a day but still managed 17 more eyes. Yesterday all fish were caught trolling on harnesses, j-7's, and spoons. Today we casted for the first hour and pulled seven fish before putting the trolling gear in the water. Perch were caught north of C can and walleye were west of rattlesnake island. I am open both days the weekend of August 23 and 24 if anyone is interested.

Eye Spy
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FISHING REPORT
8/3/14 9:29 PM CST
Saturday Clint Smith and the boys started out perch fishing north east of little pick reef and had a really good bite going until Mother Nature decided to interrupt us with strong winds, rain and an impressive lightning show. We yanked the anchor and rode out the storm that lasted about an hour and a half! After the storm, we decided to go after the eyes north east of niagra reef. We pulled spoons, j-7's, and harnesses behind jet divers and ended up with 25 walleye with the biggest going just over 28"! Great day with a great crew, already looking forward to their trip next year. Today I took my dad, two brothers, 3yr old niece and Kenley perch fishing near where we walleye fished yesterday. The action was pretty much up and down from the time we started. The perch were a little smaller than the jumbo's we caught yesterday but we ended with 20 lbs in an hour and a half of fishing. With football starting in the morning, I am off until Saturday. I apologize for not posting reports this year, I have been super busy and just got lazy. In a wrap, fishing has been awesome! I have run around 40 walleye charters and had a limit or within a couple fish of a limit every trip but one! Most of our fish have been caught trolling worm harnesses, spoons, and j-7's but we did have a couple days where we had limit catches casting worms. Perch season is starting to heat up now and if the past couple days are an indication to the rest of the summer/fall, it is going to be fun. I have open weekends left in August and September for combo perch/walleye trips!

Eye Spy
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FISHING REPORT
7/28/14 9:06 PM CST
Thursday brought strong winds in the morning so we held off until 2:00 to take off. We started trolling 4 miles ne of niagra reef and started catching right away. We continued to pick at the fish until we had our 24 fish limit around 8:00. Saturday was a steady bite with our 30 fish limit by 12:30. Sunday was another good bite but my crew wanted to be done by 11:00 so we ended up 2 fish short of our 30 fish. Most fish were caught on worm harnesses but we did pull a few on spoons and crank baits. Also thought I would throw in a pic of my mount from some of the fish I pulled through the ice this winter.

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Eye Spy
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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.

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Eye Spy
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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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Eye Spy
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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.

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