|Well, the mayflies have started to hatch in the western basin with signs of hatch laying on the surface of the water around the islands. This has been a very good week for fishing walleye with the 2003 and the 2004 spawn being the center of the catch. Although strong storms have slowed the bite down a little, the catch has been very constant. |
We recorded catches of boat limits east of the islands and north of the range buoys last week with catches of over 150# of walleye per boat. The trollers are still producing limits and early ones using jets and divers with spoons. The best for the casters have been high counts with harnesses and if the wind is high, using bouncers with 3-4 oz weighs with harnenesses .
The best areas are, but can chance with the hatch, are the reefs to A can, then north of Niagara east to Catawba Island area. The fish are starting to move east, so just west of the islands to the Canadian line and between the island area. All around Kelleyís Island is good towards Cedar Point. Remember, there is a lot of walleye out there and itís a matter of finding active ones. I know of captains that came in with short limits because of wrong choices. Try to work with someone including those ego captains to find active fish, I know I work with the locals and the dockers on a daily bases and it helps everyone.
Very little action on the perch, but BASS season opens in a few Saturdays and thatís going the be fun.
We still have a few prime dates open for this month and the start of next, contact us at www.lakeeriefishing911.com