Although this isn’t really a fishing report, it won’t be long now until I am posting actual reports on the fantastic action up at Port Clinton, OH. As always, “The Trophy” will be back in the water the last week of March. We will fish the Port Clinton, OH area all of April and May before moving the boat east for the summer months to Ashtabula, OH.
Did you know that it is estimated that 90% of Lake Erie’s Walleyes migrate to the western basin in the spring? This whole area has many reefs, shoals, islands, and river systems. The water is shallower and warmer and with all of this structure, this is where almost all of the spawning takes place. With millions of Walleye concentrated in the shallower waters this time of year, it’s easy to see why Port Clinton in the spring is the place to be! It is one of my favorite times of year. In April we vertical jig while drifting over the reefs and beaches using light tackle; this is truly a “trophy” time of year. In fact, the biggest Walleye that we have ever boated aboard “The Trophy” was a 14-˝ lbs. monster that we caught on April 1st jigging in about 20 ft. of water. May is a transition month. We do a little drift fishing and casting, and we may troll depending on what is working best. The results either way is almost always a very full fish box!
Whichever time of year you come up, rest assured that the fishing will be excellent. We just follow the fish and change techniques and tactics as need be so everyone catches lots of Lake Erie’s finest Walleyes. If you are thinking about a charter, right now is the time to book a trip with us. I would also like to remind everyone that I will be at the Pittsburgh, PA Sport Show, Feb. 16th through the 20th. Please stop by booth #1414 and let’s talk fishing!