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Postby Ohio farms » Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:12 pm

Just returned from a walleye fishing trip on Lake Erie. Two of us ended up with 11 fish. An 11 pounder, two 7 pounders and nothing was less that 24 inches. Lots of fun, but I'm exhausted.

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Postby Woods Walker » Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:00 pm

NICE! What time should I be there for the fish fry? I'll bring some homemade coleslaw!
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Postby Ohio farms » Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:18 am

It's a long drive for you, but anytime Woods.
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Postby Deebz » Tue Jul 01, 2014 6:55 pm

Nice!

Did you use a charter? My brothers and I are talking about going on a guys trip to Erie, but we don't really have any idea where to start.
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Postby Ohio farms » Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:17 pm

Deebz, yes it was a charter out of Lorain, Ohio. It was Bo Kay Fishing Charters and he has a webpage that will give you all the specifics. We fished 3-5 miles out trolling 12 rods. Used planer boards, jets and dipsy divers. Just watching them put the lines out and the management of them was impressive. Captain was a nice guy who was very knowledgeable about the fish and the waters of the central basin. I went with my brother and two other guys and all of us had a great time. We ended up with 12 walleyes and lots of white bass and a few sheepshead. One was 11 lbs, two more 7-8 pounds and the rest were in the 5 lb range with two 22 inchers. Our limit was 18, but ours were really nice ones. We plan on maybe going again this fall. We had nice weather with waves 1 ft. to calm. Lake Erie can get rough, so fishing can be weather dependent, but as we all know that if you play in the outdoors, weather is always a big part of it. Later, the steelhead will be out there and they are a riot to catch. I have 4 rivers within 20 minutes of my house where the steelhead run every spring and fall. I love it.
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Postby Deebz » Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:27 pm

That sounds awesome. Do the charters pretty much do strictly trolling? The general consensus is that we would like to do more drifting/jigging type fishing.

I definitely have steelhead on my bucket list! If I ever become a billionaire I'll probably just buy an awesome RV and cruise the country doing all the outdoors stuff I've ever wanted to do.
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Postby Ohio farms » Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:11 am

The Central basin is much deeper than the Western which makes trolling generally more productive. Casting to fish that are deep is not very effective. Even on a long cast with time given to let the lure drop to the bottom, the lure is only moving through the fish zone for a small percentage of time. Sometimes walleye do suspend in the water column in deep water. In those cases drifting will work. If you want to drift and cast, the Western basin in the Sandusky area might be a better choice. I would rather drift and cast, but trolling multiple lines covers more area effectively.
As for steelhead, while they are not the best eating fish, they run and jump like crazy. Hope you get a chance to try run into some.
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Postby Sailfish » Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:21 am

how do those eat btw?
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Postby Ohio farms » Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:43 am

Really, really good eating. Nice white mild flaky fish. Walleye is a member of the perch family which is also one of the best fresh water eating fish. As with most fish, the smaller ones are better tasting, but they all are great.
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Postby Sailfish » Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:38 am

Well I have had me some Perch in MI, and it was GOOD!

Didn't know those fish were in the same family.

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