Anybody Walleye Fishing?

Discussion in 'Walleye Fishing' started by SkiMax, Jul 3, 2006.

  1. SkiMax

    SkiMax New Member

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    Me and a buddy are thinking of heading to Erie in the next week or so. anybody been doing any walleye fishing? if so, where and how they bitin'? trolling, casting, driftin' bottom bouncers? any info is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. davesoutfishing

    davesoutfishing New Member

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    Western Basin - Walleye fishing continues to be excellent with many limits being caught. Fishing has been best N of West Sister to the Canadian border near Middle Sister, 2 to 4 miles N of “B” can of the Camp Perry firing range, and along the Canadian border W of North Bass. Drifters are using mayfly rigs or worm harnesses with bottom bouncers, while trollers are using worm harnesses with inline weights or bottom bouncers and jet or dipsy divers with spoons.

    The best yellow perch fishing in the western basin has been around Ballast Island and E of Kelleys Island. Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.



    Central Basin - Walleye fishing in the central basin has been good. Fish have been caught 3 miles offshore from Vermilion to Lorain, 5 miles N of Cleveland in 42’ to 48’ of water, 6 miles N of the Wildwood State Park in 60 to 64' of water, 2 to 4 miles NE of Fairport Harbor in 45 to 65’ of water, and 2 to 4 miles NW of Geneva in 50 to 65’ of water. Fish have been caught on worm harnesses or bloody nose, watermelon, killer bee and copper back spoons trolled with dipsy or jet divers. Fish are suspended and anglers are fishing down 20 to 40'.

    Yellow perch fishing has been excellent less than 1 mile out of Lorain, 2 miles N of Willowick in 38' feet of water, 2 miles N of Bratenal in 32-35', 2 miles NE of Ashtabula in 24-36’ of water, 2 miles N of Conneaut in 36-42’ of water. Fish have ranged from 7 to 11 inches. Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish. Shore anglers are catching yellow perch at Mentor Headlands pier and Fairport Harbor pier. Anglers are using spreaders with shiners.

    Smallmouth bass fishing has been excellent from Fairport Harbor to Perry in 10 to 24’ of water. Fish have been caught on tube jigs, jigs tipped with minnows or leeches, or by trolling crankbaits.

    White bass fishing has been good 1/2 mile N of Eastlake CEI power plant. Anglers are using agitators with white jigs.

    Shore anglers are catching white bass at the Eastlake CEI pier using agitators with white/yellow twistertails and small spoons.



    Lake Erie surface temperatures range from 69 to 70 degrees.




    hope this helps ya
     

  3. SkiMax

    SkiMax New Member

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    yup, sure does. thanks. I was up there fishing a month or so ago and they were right there in the western basin. sounds like they haven't moved too much in the past month. that's good as the fishing was excellent. and the nice thing about fishing there is that even if the fishing isn't excellent the longest bar in the world is right there at Put-In-Bay :big_smile:
     
  4. janton311

    janton311 New Member

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    I'm going trolling for walleye/wipers today. I'll let you know how it goes.
     
  5. buddah

    buddah New Member

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    I went walleye fishing this morning but hooked into a few nice bass instead. This is my walleye gear.
    Buddah's Tackle
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  6. breadboy

    breadboy New Member

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    my tackle box is a mess compared to yours lol.