Lake Erie fishing report for the week of January 1, 2017: , ,
Fishing Report Posted: January 01, 2017

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Posted by Capt. Walt Ermansons on January 01, 2017 at 09:01:49:

Happy New Year and HAPPY NEW FISHING SEASON! It seems strange to be thinking already about boating and fishing in the new year as we are locked in a particularly harsh winter here in northeast Ohio. But as always, time flies by and in a blink of an eye we’ll be back at it again. December was very brutal with tons of snow and bitter cold. What the remainder of this winter will bring is anybody's guess at this point. Seems to me though that whenever we have a hard winter that the next fishing season is always a great one around here. Last winter was very mild and the lake never even froze and the fishing was just mediocre at best in my opinion. We’ll have to see how it all plays out this year. Regardless, we’ll still catch fish as we always do and we’ll certainly have lots of fun together doing it. I can hardly wait!

So we got our big 30th year in business celebrations all out of the way last year and this season we can just concentrate on fishing. I guess 2017 will be known as my “YEAR OF THE STILL HERE” season! As I begin my 31st year, I’m not planning on going anywhere any time soon. We will again run a slightly shorter season this year as we did last year and just concentrate on our Ashtabula summer trips. These have always been our most successful and most comfortable trips. Fishing should be dramatically better this summer due to the sheer numbers of younger fish that we all saw last year. These Walleyes should all be nice eater sized keepers this summer. Rest assured that there will still be plenty of trophy sized fish caught for those of you that are still looking for that wall hanger! There always is! So till we all meet again on the water a little later this year, stay warm and stay safe and everybody think LAKE ERIE WALLEYES! See you soon!

Capt. Walt

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