|Well another spring weekend for 2008 has passed on Lake Erie and the catch report for the trollers were very good and fair for the drifters. High winds and two fronts passed through on Saturday causing a slow down on walleye activity, but it should pick back up as the week starts to finally get temperatures in the 70-80 degree range.|
The water condition was very stained to muddy below the range buoys, reefs, and along the shore line. Further out around the islands it was very fishable to very clear at the border line. The fish are finally on the move east. Catches before the blow showed walleye being caught on the western reef area to C can.
As of the weekend just north of Niagara can to D can was producing walleyes for the drifters. Also west of Green island north to West Reef was also producing. There is a large school of walleye between the range buoys to Catawba but the water has to clear up before activity starts. Further east the best is around American Eagle and Gull reefs.
Casters are taking walleye on bouncers with 2-4 oz of weight and harnesses and long lines with ĺ to 1 oz using mayfly rigs. The trollers were producing a lot of nice walleye using jets, dipsys and spoons.
Remember, itís that time of year, white perch and sheep head. I caught a lot of heads this weekend and itís their time to spawn in the lake. If youíre out on the lake please be careful, the lake conditions can change on a minute, just as it did on Saturday. The second front came in during the afternoon and within 15 minute we had 4-6 footers with a few extra 6 plus waves. As far as I know everyone got in port safe, but keep your eye on the southwest part of the lake.
We still have some prime dates open for the late spring and summer with special rates.