Lake Erie Fishing Report:
Happy Fourth of July weekend! This weekend should be a great weekend to get out on the water and fish and here is what we have heard:
Walleye fishing continues to be some of the best fishing it has ever been. There have been multiple reports of large numbers of undersized Walleye being caught. The best fishing has been NE of Kelleys Island and near the Vermilion Weather Buoy, as well as nearshore off Huron and Vermilion in 16-22 feet of water. There have also been reports from the Central Basin less than 3 miles offshore in 25-50 feet of water our of Lorain, Gordon Park and Edgewater. Popular bait has been trolling deep diving crankbaits and spoons behind dipsy divers, as well as casting harnesses and weight forward spinners.
Largemouth Bass have been found near structure including breakwalls and nearshore areas, and have been producing large numbers of fish. Popular bait has been spinnerbaits, chatterbaits and soft plastic presentations.
Channel Catfish have been excellent in numbers and size in Sandusky Bay, as well as other tributaries of Lake Erie. There have been several reports of fish over 10 pounds. Popular bait remains shrimp fished on a Carolina rig, as well as worms, cut-bait, stink baits and various others. Best bet has been to target channel edges.
The water temperatures are: Toledo at 72°, off Cleveland at 67° and off of Erie at 67°.
If you make it out on the water this weekend, remember to stop in the shop or send your report and pics to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a happy Fourth of July and God Bless the USA!