Inland fishing has slowed this week with lower water levels at Berlin, but its still accessible, especially in the Northern part of the lake. If you're heading to Berlin, target walleye in the Northern part of the lake trolling Flicker Shads/Flicker Minnows. If you are targeting crappie, look for fish near the 224 bridge or the railroad trestle early morning and later in the evening. Target those fish with jigs and Panfish Assassins.
Lake Erie continues to be excellent. The only negative we are hearing is that the shorter fish are now in deeper water mixed in with some of the bigger walleye. You will probably be wading through a bunch of smaller fish, which is a great problem to have. Anglers using wire are using Bomber 24As and Bandit B Shads and having really good success. Try the Northland stick baits as well as they are designed to run on wire and run deeper than most baits.
Spoons continue to be the absolute most popular bait for our customers. Badmo spoons are outselling Stinger spoons 10:1 this week and we just received an order of Badmos yesterday. Our hottest colors have been Gum Drop, Purple Haze and any spoons with split back colors. We also expect an order of new Stinger colors in the next day or so as well. We talked to a few anglers this week who were unaware of the benefits of the snubbers for dipsy divers. Come see us and we'll tell you why they help catch more fish!