Where are walleye biting on Lake Erie?

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Where are walleye biting on Lake Erie?

This is when you can fish the central parts of Lake Erie’s basins. The Western Basin is especially known for its productivity. Eastern and Central Basins offer an excellent bite on the hottest days of summer. Because these hard-fighting fish are always on the move, it takes a seasoned guide to help you find them.

Are the walleye biting on Lake Erie?

The Erie walleye bite in Lake Erie continues to be the biggest angling story in northwestern Pennsylvania. “Nice walleyes are still out there in 60 to 70 feet of water but anglers cannot always get to them. The better fishing time has been first thing in the morning.

Where are walleye biting?

In many cases, the bite in deep lakes lags behind that of nearby shallow lakes by as much as a month. As in shallower lakes, early-season walleyes tend to be shoreline-oriented, but their depth range is much more varied.

How old is a 30 inch walleye in Lake Erie?

Generally, female walleye which are 25 inches long are about 10 years old, and 30 inch females are in the range of 20 years old.

What is the biggest walleye caught in Lake Erie?

But a state record walleye? Despite the huge schools of Lake Erie walleye documented by Ohio trawl net surveys in recent years, Tom “Blackie” Haberman’s 16.19-pound, 33-inch walleye caught on Nov. 23, 1999 has stood the test of time.

What’s the best time to fish for walleye?

The best times of day to fish for large walleye is around dawn and dusk. In particular, 30 minutes before and after sunset and sunrise are peak times. That said, walleye will continue to feed all night long. On cloudy or windy mornings, walleye may feed up to an hour and a half after sunrise.

What do you do when a walleye isn’t biting you?

Slow, methodical lifts of a bucktail or twistertail will do the trick, and the addition of a minnow or worm may coax the inactive walleye to become more co-operative. If you are fishing a deep northern shield lake, then your best bet is to fish deeper, while keying in on productive structure areas.

What color attracts walleye?

The most basic and most productive colors for targeting walleye are purple and green. These colors come in a variety of shades and can be used in a large range of depths. For sunny days, select bright or flashy purple or green, and for cloudy days try a solid, darker green or purple.

What is the best size walleye to eat?

The best eating size fish: walleye 15 – 18 inches, perch 9 – 12 inches and northern pike 22 – 28 inches. We encourage our guests to enjoy eating while they are here when the fish are at their very best freshness and taste. Shore lunches where fish and food are cooked over an open fire are especially delicious.

What is considered a trophy walleye?

Honestly, an 8-pound walleye for most folks is a trophy walleye. If you don’t fish 100 days or more each year for walleyes, then the chances of catching a 10-pound walleye are slim. I know some folks who may tell you that they’ve caught 20-30, 10-pound-plus walleyes in their fishing careers.

Where can I find Lake Erie fishing reports?

Be sure to include fishing location, time of day , lake conditions, water depth, depth where fish were caught and of course what you caught. Use this forum to view or post fishing reports from the Eastern Basin of Lake Erie. VISIT the Walleye Tackle Store. Serving Great Lakes and All Fishermen.

What’s the weather like for walleye fishing in Lake Erie?

May 20, 2021 Lake Erie Walleye fishing report Port Clinton, Sandusky, Toledo Water temperature is nearing 60 degrees walleye are getting more aggressive and the casting bite is starting. Casting on the western basin 60 to 76 degrees is prime.

Where to drift fish in Lake Erie Western Basin?

Drift fishing – Trolling walleye bite is on all over Lake Erie western basin near Port Clinton, OH. When you have a fair breeze drift fishing casting spinners CD, 24 to 30 feet off Crane Creek, G & D Can, Picket Fence, The Sock, Round Reef.

Are there any yellow perch on Lake Erie?

Yellow Perch: No reports. I nteractive Fishing Report Map. Our new format starting hopefully early July will make it real easy to read and post reports. You can read posted reports by clicking on the fish species pin. Create an account to post your own reports (free). Reports will remain on the map for two days.

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