Fishing report for the week of April 14, 2008.: , ,
Fishing Report Posted: April 13, 2008

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Posted by Capt. Walt Ermansons on April 13, 2008 at 14:24:14:

Much better ! Things are finally looking up here at the western basin of Lake Erie. After a warm and windy week, we are getting some good water temperatures and the Walleyes are starting to react accordingly. As of this weekend, we are seeing surface temps right around 45 degrees. The weekend itself was back to cool and raw but we still managed to get some fishing in with good results aboard "The Trophy"

This past week the Toussaint and Locust Reefs were fairly productive. The beach areas west of Davis Besse had water clarity issues but still produced some Walleyes. The K can area was fairly good but the fish are still not jumping in the boat like they were the past two springs in this area. With some effort though, some nice catches are finally being caught. All areas could stand some cleaner water but until we get a week of calmer winds, this is not likely to happen any time soon.

We are still on a blade bait program aboard "The Trophy". Vertical jigging these vibrating lures seems to work better while the water remains muddy. If we ever get cleaner water I'm sure the lead head hair jigs which were so hot the past few years will start to dominate again. Right now in the stained water I'm focusing on the brighter colors in the blade baits. We had good results with gold Vibee's and Firetiger Heddon Sonars. We did manage to pull a few on the purple jigs but not anywhere near as good as we did on the blades.

I still have the following dates open for the remainder of April. The 16th and 17th, the 23rd and the 26th (a SATURDAY!), and the 29th and 30th. All are excellent choices and the way this spring is going, they will be right in the peak of the spawning run that we are fishing presently. I look for the action to be fast and furious once the water temps hit 50 degrees plus. This should happen in the next week for sure. Anybody that wants to hook up for a fun day aboard "The Trophy" can make arrangements with me directly on my mobile/boat number (216) 387-2656

Capt. Walt

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