Walleye Fishing with
Seasonal Patterns for
Lake Erie Walleye
Smallmouth Bass and Perch
Great month for the experienced jig fisherman. Most of the fishing takes place on and around the reef areas, along the western shoreline. The most popular baits among anglers are the purple hair Jigs fished in 4 to 15 feet of water. Check out our April Fishing Special!
Post spawn walleye are very abundant in the western basin. Nice 22" – 26" 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 a 30" casting harness can be equally productive. At Lakeland Charters we almost exclusively drift fish.
June is a good consistent month for walleye fishing. The water is warming up and the fish are becoming more aggressive. This is a good time of year for the inexperienced angler. 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 worm harness tipped with a night crawler.
No doubt the best month for catching a limit catch of walleye 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.
The water temperature plays a big factor on how active the walleye bite is in August. Generally, good walleye 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. This is a good month for Walleye/Perch trip combinations!!
September 10th – November 1st Walleye
This time of year we are usually fishing in Canadian water. Combination fishing trips - Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, & Perch. 2010, 2011 Smallmouth Bass/Perch fishing was stellar in Canadian waters. Walleye fishing was day-to-day with good catches brought in.
August, September, October Perch
It’s not uncommon for 6 anglers to catch a limit of 30 perch per person in 3 ½ to 4 hours. Lakeland Charters offers a 6-hour perch trip. Perch fishing makes great family trips. Prime time for perch is the month of August. August is a great time for Perch/Walleye combination trips.
September and early October Bass:
Always the most productive months for thrilling smallmouth bass action. Written in the In-Fisherman Magazine, Lake Erie is considered one of the top 10 bass spots in the country. Live bait rigs with a soft craw are the most productive methods.
August Combo Perch/Walleye
The last several years have been producing excellent walleye/perch combo days. We would Walleye fish for 3-4 hours in the morning, then spend the rest of the day perch fishing or vice versa.
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Port Clinton, OH 43452
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