Lake Erie Walleye Fishing

 

 

Lake Erie Spring Walleye Fishing

April is a great month for catching walleye on the reefs. Most walleye caught are the 19"-23" males spawning on the reefs. Most of the fishing takes place on and around the reef areas, along the western shoreline. The most popular baits among anglers are the 3/4 oz. to 1 oz. Purple Hair Jigs fished in 4 to 15 feet of water.
 
May the post spawn walleye are very abundant in the western basin. Nice 22" – 30" walleyes are very common. Overall, May is a good month for bigger fish. Bottom bouncers with a 3-4 foot leader, containing 2 hooks, gold blade, and gold beads produce the best. Also casting or long lining a 30" casting harness with gold blade will produce. At Lakeland Charters we almost exclusively drift fish.

 

Summer Walleye Fishing on Lake Erie

June is a good consistent month for fishing. The water is warming up and the fish are becoming more aggressive. Walleyes tend to be easier to catch, limits are common, size of fish average 18" to 25", and the weather is nice. The most productive presentation this time of year is drift fishing, casting a hammered gold worm harness with a night crawler.
 
July is no doubt the best month for catching a limit in the western basin of Lake Erie. The Ohio Division of Natural Resources has proven that the catch rate per angler is best during this month. July walleye fishing is Lake Erie’s best-kept secret. Don’t let the warm weather fool you, book your July walleye trip today.
 
**Many June and July trips are spent fishing in Canadian waters, and it is highly recommended that groups come prepared for their trip in June and July with a pre-purchased Canadian fishing license. In 2013 most June and July trips were in Canadian waters producing many limit catches and 2-4 lb average box of fish. Please call for details.**
 
In August the water temperature plays a big factor on how active the walleye bite is in August. Generally, good catches continue to be brought in through the first 15 days. After that, "the water tends to be too warm", and walleyes become very difficult to catch. They go deep and hug the bottom becoming very lethargic.

Fall Walleye Fishing

This time of year we are usually fishing in Canadian water. Combination trips make for great fishing trips this time of year: Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, & Perch combinations. 2013 produced excellent catches for Walleye/Perch fishing combinations in Canadian waters. 

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Docked at:
2021 NE Catawba Rd.
Port Clinton, OH  43452
Phone/Fax (419) 798-8618
or (419) 341-2720
email:  clem@cros.net