Lake Erie fishing report for June 1, 2014.: , ,
Fishing Report Posted: June 01, 2014

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Posted by Capt. Walt Ermansons on June 01, 2014 at 17:58:24:

Home again and really GREAT fishing back here! ďThe TrophyĒ made itís annual trek eastward on Saturday of Memorial Day weekend uneventfully after a morning charter at Port Clinton which set the tone for the day. We caught the fish that we needed that day record fast, got out of Port Clinton bound for home record early and on a almost dead flat lake, made the 120 mile run back home in record time. 4 hours and 42 minutes, dock to dock. The only other record that I set was one that I wasnít all that keen about. It was the total $$$ that it took to replenish all of the burned fuel that day. We fueled up at Port Clinton before shoving off. Then less than 5 hours later we were filling back up again, a very empty fuel tank at these new astronomically, absurd fuel prices that we are seeing both on the street and particularly disturbing, the marina fuel docks. Ouch! I think perhaps that most casual local boaters might not even burn in a summer what I pumped through my tank in that one day! Did I mention, OUCH?

But none the less, itís good to be back in my home port again and itís especially good to be back with as good as the fishing has been for us since I have returned. We have had no problems getting limits or near limits each trip out. Granted it may have been a bit faster there towards the end of my stay at Port Clinton with limits the last 8 trips straight that I ran up there, but the shear size of the hog Walleyes that we have been catching back here have all but overwhelmed all of my Ashtabula guests and even me. Frankly, I had almost forgotten how consistently big these central basin Walleyes really are. I had gotten acclimated to netting 2 to 4 pound fish on average the last 2 weeks in PC and seeing these monsters come to the net fish after fish is even astonishing to me. Even after all these years. Wow, what a fishery we have out this way. Too bad its so dead earlier in the spring around here or I would never leave!

But none the less, itís good to be back in my home port again and itís especially good to be back with as good as the fishing has been for us since I have returned. We have had no problems getting limits or near limits each trip out. Granted it may have been a bit faster there towards the end of my stay at Port Clinton with limits the last 8 trips straight that I ran up there, but the shear size of the hog Walleyes that we have been catching back here have all but overwhelmed all of my Ashtabula guests and even me. Frankly, I had almost forgotten how consistently big these central basin Walleyes really are. I had gotten acclimated to netting 2 to 4 pound fish on average the last 2 weeks in PC and seeing these monsters come to the net fish after fish is even astonishing to me. Even after all these years. Wow, what a fishery we have out this way. Too bad its so dead earlier in the spring around here or I would never leave!

So now itís just a matter of settling into this deep water fishing for me and just getting back used to the super early departures which are a must around here. I attribute the ďTrophyísĒ better then average success rates around here to the fact that we are very early risers and recognize that in this much cleaner water that it is imperative to be setting lines with the very first hint of daylight. And with that, I would like to have all of my upcoming trips that might be reading this report to take note and PLEASE be at the dock between 4:30 and 5:00am at the VERY latest. Fishing is the very best the first few hours of daylight and we DO NOT want to miss out on that opportunity! OK, now that Iíve scared everyone away with that, I have one very prime open date to offer that will be here before you know it. I just took a cancellation for Fathers Day, Sunday June the 15th. How cool would it be to take your Dad or some Dads out fishing on this very special day? As per usual, if anybody would happen to be interested, you can call me at any time, day or night on my mobile number, 216-387-2656 right up to the very last second of that date should it is still be available. Hope to hear from somebody sooner then later on that one! Fishing is really GREAT right now...

Capt. Walt





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