Lake Erie fishing report for the week of August 24, 2014.: , ,
Fishing Report Posted: August 24, 2014

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Posted by Capt. Walt Ermansons on August 24, 2014 at 06:13:24:

A very nice week at work! After a week like the one we had before last where the weather really challenged us, this one was just like the one we had here a few weeks ago. Practically perfect! Just simply delightful weather to work with. “The Trophy” put a lot of miles on each day this week, running out into the lake on average about 15 miles out and then trolling all day and then running back the same 15 miles. No big deal though when the lake is flat like it was. And that’s what we mostly had here last week. Very calm seas of mostly 1 to 2 footers or less everyday. Man I wish it could be like that more often!

The Walleye fishing remained very good for us and many of the others out there. We spent most of the week running northeast ourselves but there were a lot of different areas that the different charters and private anglers found fish in. The particular school of fish that I have been chasing for a while now does seem to be on a slow and steady march eastward however. And rather then keep rolling up the miles, it might be time to take a look at some of these other areas that the guys are fishing. Especially the closer ones. Even though the lake has been quite flat, my fuel bills here as of late have been rather ugly. Along with a flat lake also comes the temptation to get into the throttles a little more then we would normally cruise in when there is a chop on the lake! Lol!

The fish themselves have been very predictable. Just a nice layer of fish hanging about 50 to 55 foot down in mostly water 69 to 72 foot of water every day. They have been stacked like this for a very long time now. Get offshore, get your stuff down deep and get ready to get busy. Oddly though here as of late, we have not been getting a strong early dawn bite. Seems like everyday now we manage to get all the rods or almost all the rods in before they really start to bend. But once they do start to fire, the next few hours are usually very hot before we start hitting the wall where things really start slowing down. And it does almost everyday around 10ish it seems like. Though we have been getting all of our fish, it is noticeably harder once that “wall” rears it’s ugly head most every day.

So it’s here. The last week of August already. It just does not seem possible. At least we did squeeze out a couple of really nice weeks out of this month. That amongst a couple of weeks that I would like to forget about. But we got through all of it so far and I look forward to possibly having yet another great weather week to round out the month with. Right now, the forecast looks no different then last weeks did. They are still calling for considerable warmth although it never did get as hot this past week as they had called for. That part was OK with me. As long as they don’t call for and we don’t get those dog gone big winds here in the final dog days of summer. I think Mother Nature still owes us some nice weather yet this summer. Stay tuned...

Capt. Walt

* It is imperative to be setting lines with the very first hint of daylight. And with that said, 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! Also, please remember that there are no fishing license sales at the marina and that those must be secured else where ahead of time. Any questions, call me 216-387-2656

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