Talked to the conservation officer today and the harbors are locked up tight with guys fishing. Anywhere from 6 to 8 inches of good ice. I will be heading up as soon as I get a couple days of muzzleloader in.
huge hatch of a couple years ago in area lots and I mean lots of fish to the 14 inch range managed only 33 keepers in 3 days six guys on charter boat
winds storms cold front mayfly hatch all occurred
about 300 whiteperch whitebass cat's
did not troll as these guys "just don't do it" even though reports were bigger fish trolling from friends that just got back before we arrived
I DO NOT VIOLATE BUT BE AWARE THE WARDENS ARE ALL OVER LOOKING FOR PEOPLE PUSHING THE SIZE LIMIT
MOON PHASE (7%)
61° - 65° F
61° - 65° F
Actually a Marblehead East Harbor base. Out for my annual erie walleye trip. Been a very tough spring wwith numerous regulars commenting they had not gotten blown off lake in 2-4 years.
Tremendous numbers of sub legal 15" eyes, not sure of any color pattern but gold, purple and orange mentioned a lot. Pulling meat thru the water most productive. Tremendous blow churned up lake last Sat Sunday, finally laid back M afternoon with many folks doing well the last third of the day Monday. On Tuesday many folks got limits. Fish not that deep yet, most taken in top half of water column. Several in our resort got a few incidental perch even on a downrigger, even some 10# channel cats mid water column swiming up from bottom to nail harnesses! Bigger 28" eyes from 2003 or so hatch. If the tremendous # sub legal eyes are any indication gonna carry fishery for a while. One bait shop (HiWay Bait) said perch numbers coming up but most target them later in summer.
For those of us used to only a day or three possession limits, the Ohio daily limit 6 eyes (> 15") for as many days as you care to fish (reezers full) seems a bit over the top BUT, it is based on a tremendously productive walleye fishery, maybe the most productive on earth.
This is big water so be careful and enjoy this unique Great Lake fishery
My wife and I will be in the area for the next 2 weeks. Any one know of a smaller guide or boat captain? Not looking for the big party boats. It will be just the wife and I and our small dog (10 lbs boat veteran) unless I can talk her into leaving her at the hotel.
Boy "O"Boy, Wisconsin Fishermen (check Lake Link Wisconsin) are much better at giving their fellow fishermen information about the Lake, approximate area that they're fishing and what type of bait they're using Lake Erie is a big lake and passing some information ain't going to hurt.
Beach Cliff resort is 1 block from the Put-in-Bay Ferry good rates easy to deal with and very fishermen friendly. If you are looking to camp Fenwicks has a camp ground they are right by the Camp Perry Firing Range reef complex.
Hello guys we are coming out April 26 to May 1, haven't been out in about 10 years and used to stay on Kelly Island. Don't really want to spend the money for the farey so thinking about a campground thats reasonable. Most the State parks look to be closed til the 1st. If I remember right we can still use them just the facilities are not open??? Thinking of someplace closer to the lake, first thought was Catawaba Island. Any thoughts on places to camp. Thanks, Tim