October 18 2015 Perch and Small mouth Bass fishing good.
October 18 2015
Perch and Small mouth Bass fishing good. Walleye very slow.
Combo trips are a must on the western basin of Lake Erie. The main schools of walleye have not arrived off Huron Vermilion as of today. Perch fishing has been good and remains the staple on Lake Erie for the western basin. Marble head Light, Kelly’s Island near the airport, The Kidney and Taco Bell in the U.S. waters. Canadian waters Wagon Wheel to Sheriton Point.
Walleye update. Walleye left Ashtabula over a month ago and should have arrived in the western basin prior to date and very well may be. Due to the predominate windy conditions most of September and October thus far most charter boats are pulling early. We are no exception. October 27 we are done for this season. The lake water turned over about a week ago and that screws with the walleye until the water stabilizes. How ever very few boats are now running and their is a lot of water to be covered. It would not surprise me to hear of good catches of walleye at anytime off Huron – Sawmill – Vermilion. There has been a spotty nite bite off Kelly’s Shoal. Slow trolling crank baits day or night will start soon.
Walleye Hatch 2015 – Well above average. Perch fisherman all over the lake have been catching this years young of the year an average of ten or so per boat per day. We are seeing them all over! With several good hatches in 2013 and 2014 followed by this years mega hatch. Lake Erie will remain the walleye capitol of the world! Some of the young walleye from this year are already ten inches long! A incredible growth rate most are five to seven. So there is plenty of forage.
Putting this years hatch into perspective, we are still catching walleye from the record hatch of 2003. This years final tally on the hatch is not out yet but how ever it is being compared to 2003. This years hatch alone should sustain a above average population of walleye in Lake Erie for years to come!
I will be fishing in the Florida Keys. Islandmorada January through March any one wanting some saltwater action call me on the same number.
Capt. Jeff, Blake and Dennis will be ice guiding on Lake Erie for walleye.
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