Fishing report for the week of May 7, 2006.: , ,
Fishing Report Posted: May 08, 2006

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Posted by Capt. Walt Ermansons on May 08, 2006 at 18:34:55:

Going strong! Although we had a couple of days where we had to work a bit harder for our catch, we also had a couple days where we had 36 fish both days by 12:30 in the afternoon! Some really nice Walleyes as well. All of our fish came from the K-can area in front of the Davis Besse nuclear power plant, and everything was caught on the 5/8 oz. purple jigs that we�ve been working most all of this spring.

I still can�t help but feel that the jig bite is just about over. Spots are becoming sporadic and are few and far between now. If you got on the right spot it was just crazy. The trollers are really starting to bring in some really nice consistent catches. I believe that I am going to be switching over to a trolling program this coming week. After all, we are already entering the second week of May.

It is hard to believe that we are down to our last three weeks here in the western basin. It has been a great stay thus far. I�m anxious to put some real hogs in the boat and it looks like trolling will be the only way to do it this year. Although the jigging was excellent, we�ve been just overwhelmed with the three year old Walleyes from the monster hatch of 2003. Next spring we should see a lot of these fish as 5 pounders over running the beaches and reefs. The Smallmouth Bass are becoming very active now although the season just closed. Perch fishermen around Kelleys continue to pound the yellows.

Fuel prices at the marina docks in Port Clinton took a sharp increase for the second week in a row and now sit at $3.499 a gallon. I would like to remind everyone that a $5.00 a man fuel surcharge is in effect aboard �The Trophy� to help try and offset this un-comprehendible rise in operating expenses. This is added to the balance due at the end of the trip.

The water temperature is at 58 degrees off of Toledo. As we have had all this spring, we still have a handful of available dates left for Port Clinton for the next three weeks. For more information I can be reached on my mobile number 216-387-2656.

Capt. Walt

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