|Steelhead ! Wow, in the last week we've been attacked by the Steelhead Trout that roam around the lake along with the Walleyes. I don't know how long it will last but aboard "The Trophy" in the last few days we've been doing as many as a dozen Trout that we've landed along with still good numbers of Walleyes. That doesn't include the tons of "fish on - fish off" that we've been experiencing with these silver bullets each day. Where all these Trout came from all of a sudden is anyone's guess but it has made for some very exciting trips for a lot of folks.|
|The Walleye fishing remains good although we did experience a bit of a slow down from the incredibly fast action that we had here in Ashtabula the first half of June. Most of the slow down lately resulted because of the heavy winds we had here this past Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. We still managed to fish and we still did good but without being able to circle on the active pockets of fish in the big waves, we came up short of the limits of walleyes which seemed almost automatic this season. Ah, such is fishing. Maybe a bit of a reality check for all of us!|
|The Walleyes and the Trout are still quite close to shore which with the high price of gasoline is a blessing for everyone. We all know however that this won't last long. We go thru this every year. Before you know it we will be back off shore 15-20 miles and cursing our daily fuel bills.For now though, the 50 to 60 foot range just outside of the harbor has been holding good numbers of mixed sized Walleyes and silver bullets. Most fish are being caught suspended in the 30 to 35 foot range. Most everyone is still pulling Jet Divers although that will surely change as well real soon as the fish start to drop deeper in the water column.|
|It has been an extreme early morning bite. The fish have been on fire the first couple of hours and then the action drops off dramatically. I've been urging everyone that has a trip booked with us to be at the dock and ready to roll no later then 5:30 a.m.|
I get to the boat at 5:00 a.m. everyday and it only takes me a few minutes to load up my ice and warm the engines and we're off. Plus with the heat of the afternoon it's nice for everyone to have a bit of a earlier quit rather then drag lures around when it's not happening any longer and the sun is burning us up. So, again please be early so we can take advantage of the early morning feeding frenzy.