Lake Erie Walleye Fishing Reports 2018
Lake Erie Fishing Reports
Walleye, Bass, Perch, Port Clinton, Toledo, Marblehead, Sandusky
Lake Erie fishing reports presented by Coe Vanna Charters.
Lake Erie Western Basin fishing reports covering
Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, and Perch fishing on Lake Erie’s Western Basin.
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We are excited about all the walleye in Lake Erie.
Walleye fishing should be well above average this spring summer and fall and for at least several years to come. Fishing like the 70’s. Back then everyone caught their limits of walleye pretty much on a daily basis – just some finished quicker than others! Exciting Year Ahead!
Walleye Jig Fishing Report April 21, 2018
Lake Erie Walleye bite was hot this morning.
Fast Eddie and the Williamsport crew slammed their walleye limit by 10 am Jig fishing.
Jig fishing bite will hold very good until Mid May due to cold weather and water temperatures.
The near shore reefs, Turtle Reef, Locust Point, Crib and Toussaint in front of Turtle Creek the Maumee Bay between Toledo light and Turtle Island was an absolute Blitz this morning.
Double dipping walleye meaning one swimming in the net trailing the one you have on your hook. The spawn is in full gear and the walleye fishing will be fantastic as long as the weather holds.
We are running short notice weekday specials for 2 to 8 people
Call or text Capt Dave for info 419-355-4732
Lake Erie Fishing Report April 14, 2018
Maumee Bay to Bass Islands
Walleye fishing has been excellent from Maumee Bay- Toledo Light – Turtle Island- The Pear, In front of Crane Creek, Locust Point, Wild Wings , K Can to Turtle Reef all the near shore reefs.
Excellent walleye fishing and limit catches have been consistent. However this time of year as it is any time of year but especially in April when we are fishing shallow water catching is all about lake conditions. It doesn’t take much wind to muddy up the shallow water.
Getting good lake fishing conditions this spring has been the occasional day or two them its back to wind wind and more wind. Which is pretty much what the next several days according to windfinder we can expect.
Friday pretty much everybody took limit catches of walleye jig fishing. Some caught theirs quicker than others. The daylight hit was strong as the walleye are concentrated in the shallows.
Lots of good eating walleye not many big ones yet. Start shallow in the morning either on top the reefs or 8 to 10 feet of water at sunup and move deeper with the fish as the sun gets higher. Late morning and mid day 16 feet of water seems to be the best. Then again late in the evening work shallower water as the walleye move back in.
Black and purple hair jigs , John Deer Green 3/4 or 1/2 ounce have been our best. Tipped with a minnow.
Lake Erie fishing report April 8th Western Basin
Port Clinton Ohio to Toledo light.
Fishing Saturday morning was on the slow side on the western Basin due to the heavy West Northwest winds that crank well into the night and the cold weather. However we caught walleye we did not catch a limit but we had a good time and it’s not always about catching limits. As the day progressed water was slowly starting to clean near the Nearshore reefs. Zebra mussels help to clean this up and they are beginning to get active. Some limits of walleye were caught late in the day from Toledo light to Turtle Island. The water from the Maumee River cleaned up and some fish moved in late in the day. With the warmer temperatures finally on the way and the winds looking favorable walleye we’ll start spawning heavy soon. It wouldn’t surprise me to see limit catches posted today and with each passing day the fishing should get better. So expect to see limits posted from Turtle Island to Toledo light and the near shore waters on or near the western Basin Reef complex Cone, K Can, Turtle Reef, Locust Point, Crib, Toussaint will all be on fire soon.
Typical catch of spawning spring walleye in the picture to left. April is the only time of year when walleye come to us. The walleye are staged to spawn in the deeper waters from the Islands to Toledo which includes the western basin reef complex where we dock nearby.
We can easily turn 100 plus walleye per trip in April jig fishing when conditions are right. Rod in hand armed with purple and chartreuse jigs we work the reefs and shelf breaks along the reefs. Walleye are driven by their instinctual urge to spawn swarm the reefs by the millions. At times it is like catching bluegills out of a stocked pond! Average walleye will range from 2 to 6 lbs with the occasional trophy caught with jigs.
Slow trolling crank baits, bandits, and husky jerks will produce more trophy walleye on an average day after day than jig fishing. However the fishing is slower. Tuff choice to make catch trophy walleye trolling or hundreds with jigs. We will do either. So give Coe Vanna Charters a call with any questions you may have or to schedule your Lake Erie walleye fishing trip.
Capt. Dave Call or text 419-355-4732