Lake Erie Fishing Report:
Happy Memorial Day weekend! We hope that everyone has a wonderful weekend and enjoys some time out on the water! There hasn’t been a lot of chatter this week, but here is what we have heard:
We have had reports of Walleye being caught on 5/8 oz and ¾ oz purple Erie Dearies in 21-28 and 42 FOW, drifting at speeds of 0.9 – 1.1 mph. Some anglers have also had luck trolling with #2 Offshore Tadpoles with Michigan Stinger spoons. Some action has been had around Geneva in 21-28 FOW, with the best action going west to Geneva, over Conneaut. Over the past couple weeks, a lot of reports stated that large schools are heading east bound, with a popular spot being between the Marblehead lighthouse and the SE side of Kelleys Island. Anglers in the Western Basin have begun drifting with crawler harnesses and weight forward spinners in depths of 20-35 feet. Trolling still seems to be the popular route, and has produced more limits. In the Central Basin, there has been action reported at 38 FOW out of Vermilion and at 40-55 feet of water at Gordon Park.
Smallmouth Bass fishing has been good at 5-15 FOW throwing tubes and ned rigs, as well as using chatterbaits and crankbaits. The most popular areas have been around the Islands, near Vermilion and near the breakwalls at Gordon Park, Ashtabula and Conneaut.
Channel Catfish fishing has been good in numbers and size in Sandusky Bay area due to the increase in water temperature. The most popular bait of choice has remained shrimp fished on a Carolina rig, but there have also been good reports with worms, cut-bait, and stink baits; targeting channel edges.
Water temps: Toledo 67°, Cleveland 53°, and Erie 65°.
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