|Well another holiday for the 2008 season is passing and it seems that the walleye want to cooperate as well as the weather. Over the past few days the weather has been very good and if you work hard enough the fishing has also been great. The water condition is very fishable, with nice stain water from the range buoys to around the island area. Further north in the triangle the water is semi clear which makes your lure presentation a little different.|
We are still catching a few nice perch around the islands in 25-28 foot of water and the commercials are still running traps along the shoreline of Port Clinton in 15-18 foot so watch the flags. So the perch are still close in on the south shore.
The problem with the water warming up is that a lot of white perch and sheephead are starting to show up. So make sure you have a few extra worms on board. This adds to the action for the day, specially for the young anglers.
The best locations for walleye this week are inside the range buoys in 26 foot of water and just north of C can and Niagara buoy. Those have been very good for the casters. Just north about 3 miles they have been producing some nice walleye also. Another area is just west of Rattlesnake and Green islands would be a good choice, just try to stay away from the boats to get the best results. Lastly, between the islands is still good but you must have wind to produce in this area or you must troll. Most of the main areas in the western basin are producing nice walleye at this time and the first migrations are starting to show. The water temp is in the mid 50’s.
The casters are using harnesses with ¾ to 1.5 oz of weight, while the trollers are still running jets from 55 to 85 feet with spoons and dipsys out to 60 foot.
The fishing should start to heat up around Catawba island within a week if the water clears up. We still have some prime dates open for this spring, contact us on our web site.