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Fisher of Men Location: Boating out of Conneaut, Oh
Time Observed: Monday, August 18
Water Conditions: 2ft or less building to 1-3s
My crew got there late due to work. Started perching 59-60 flow straight north of harbor. Began at 9:30 ended around 2pm with 5 tickets and a 28"+ 7lb+ walleye on a perch rig. Lots of radio reports of limits on walleyes in 70' flow and deeper. Be safe on the water. Blessings
BARRYGOFISHIN Location: Point&North East
Time Observed: Mon,Tues
Water Conditions: Chop to flat
2 days perchin and total of 5 yes 5 perch between 2 guys.Moved numerous times,with total almost 10 hrs fishin.I'm with 1big1 whats the problem?
do wa diddy Location: 54' just west of the point
Time Observed: 8/17 Sunday evening
Water Conditions: near flat
Joined the small pack about 4pm and the bite was on. All perch, NO junk fish! 52 total for 2 of us. Several over 13" but all good size.
Pope Location: 60&57' off the light
Time Observed: Monday 8/18 am
Water Conditions: 2' rollers 71 degree water temp
We had one of the most unforgettable days of perch fishing ever, record breaking actually. 3 guys, 3 1/2hrs,0 fish. When I say zero, that means no fish of any kind, unbelievable. Conditions couldn't have been better. Marked fish all morning, I can't figure out why they wouldn't bite. 1big1
highroller Location: Walnut creek
Time Observed: 8/16
Water Conditions: 3-7's
Went out north/west slowly to 68-74 ft got 1 eye before the 7 ft waves scared us off the lake. Seen many limit's of walleye caught at the marina when we got back. Most fish caught early. The early bird gets the worm they say we started later in the morning.
Fisher of Men Location: Olcott, NY
Time Observed: August 7-11
Water Conditions: 2 ft or less
Fished out of Olcott NY 4 days. Weather has really messed up their season. The water is too cool. Kings are few and far between right now. Caught one legal king, 1 14lb Steelie and another one 12lb 12 oz. Plan to go up in May next year. Be safe on the water
wormburner Location: Erie out of NE Marina
Time Observed: 8/8/14
Water Conditions: ESE wind change to NE 1 footers to almost calm
Boated three eyes and lost one at the boat. 29.5 incher on DD at 2 1/2 160 feet out on chartreuse/purple spoon and the one lost on this setup. 2 - 27 inchers, one on DD 2 1/2 with yellow flash Renoski 200 feet out and one on 5 color LC followed buy 30 feet of braid with RR in purple. Fished 107-109 FOW
Pope Location: Off the light 57'
Time Observed: Friday 8/8 am
Water Conditions: 1ft to too flat 74 degree water
Started strong, then the lake went flat and so did the bite, caught 46 perch between the two of us. Nothing real big or small, average sized fish. Not much junk either, ho-hum trip. 1big1
BARRYGOFISHIN Location: Point 78ft
Time Observed: 8/7-8
Water Conditions: Flat
2 days 2 limits by 10:00am.Deep divers w/5 color lead.Spoons & harnesses.Reefs w/ 3oz.
pikepredator2 Location: 60 FOW JUST WEST OF POINT
Time Observed: THURSDAY, 7 AUGUST
Water Conditions: 1 to 3 FOOTERS
Started off in 58ft off beach 9 with the rest of the pack. started catching immediately, then bite just shut off. moved farther east to 60ft just west of the point and 2 of us had our limits by 10:30. alot of nice sized perch plus what I thought was another huge sheephead turned out to be a 26in, 6 3/4lb walleye. that was fun on an UL perch rod.
eyemonger Location: Lake Erie
Time Observed: 8/4
Water Conditions: light west wind 1-2ft
A group of us headed out on the Edward John, excited to catch perch! Rode out saw the perch pack off to our right. The other boats we passed were catching fish left and right. Just when we thought we were going to anchor they turned wide left and ran down the lake a mile. Dropped anchor for an hour, nothing! Pulled anchor rode in a big circle came right back to previous spot and dropped anchor again. Still no fish! Played this same game 3 more times until 11:30 (typically when the bite slowes down), then they took us over to the perch pack, road around the perch pack for another hour so we could watch the other boats catch fish. Then finally at 12:30 anchored up so that a full boat of paying fisherman could pull 15 perch! I owned my own perch boat for years friends, I know the program. Don't waste your time or money with these clowns! What used to be a good fishing trip on a decent priced head boat is now nothing more than a money trap!!!!!
wormburner Location: N. East Marina
Time Observed: 8/4/14
Water Conditions: 1 footers SW wind
Finally got a day I could get out and weather cooperated. Fished West of the marina in 50-55 FOW with LC 5 color followed by 70 feet of braid on a Renoski off planner board landing one and losing another eye. Landed 4 more on dipsey 140 feet back with chartreuse and purple spoon. No real hogs. Bunch of junk as well on these and various other lures.
Pope Location: Off the light 57ft
Time Observed: Monday 8/4 am
Water Conditions: 1 to 2ft 73 degree water
Another beautiful day on Erie, 3 of us caught 78 perch and half as many junk fish, not too bad. Lots of boats out for a Monday, about twice as many as Friday. From what I heard on the radio everyone one was catching fish. Bite shut down @ 11:00, we left 11:30. Good times. 1big1
10bears Location: walnut
Time Observed: 8/3/14
Water Conditions: calm
two of us went just east of walnut in 59' to 65'of water. we marked tons of fish. we only trolled for 20 minutes & we had a eye on. most people were in 70' plus of water west of us. we ended up with 9 eyes. we lost 4 more eyes. all were caught on meat. watermellon gold & yellow & black & green willow leafs. 55' down on riggers was our best producer. #1 dipseys on 3 1/2 setting 175' back. nice day on the calm lake.
Pope Location: Beach 9- 57'
Time Observed: Friday 8/1 am
Water Conditions: 2' rollers
We finally caught more perch than junk, 53 for 2 guys. The fish were all nice sized with only 2 dinks. The bite shut down at 11, pulled anchor at 11:30. A real nice day to fish, no bugs, nice water, cooperative fish. 1big1
Fisher of Men Location: Boating out of Walnut
Time Observed: Thursday July 31, 2014
Water Conditions: 2-5ft waves
NOAA forecasted 2ft or less. Right! Try 2-5ft waves. Saw a couple water spouts starting. I took 4 Amish friends perching. We caught 2 white bass for every perch. But we did land a couple of walleye. One 21inch and the other near 31 inch!. Weather on Saturday is suppose to be less than 1ft waves. I am looking for a couple more people to go perching with me. if interested email
Trader Jack Location: 58 fow aboard the Edward John
Time Observed: 7/31 AM Trip
Water Conditions: 3-5's rough
7/31 AM Trip. Lake Erie was anything but calm with 3-5's to start the day while dropping to 3-4's later and a continuing brisk w/sw wind which made the EJ rock-and-roll all morning. But, Capt. "One-Drop" Justin and 1st mate Joey parked the EJ in 58 ft. of water over a cooperative combined herd of silver bass and yellow perch. The perch were a bit "fickle" to start and the silvers were attacking everything. By mid-morning the perch became more aggressive and were able to "beat-out" the silvers for our bait. 27 anglers brought 260 yellow perch over the rail along with double that amount of silver bass. There were two limits of perch and a few others in the high 20's. Forgot to mention that Mike Giles also caught a walleye along with his perch. An enjoyable day "catching" on a rough Lake Erie. <*(((((><
Matt2616 Location: Walnut
Time Observed: 7/26/14
Water Conditions: Calm
I fished with the group from the post before. The poster forgot to mention his potential new long line record. He hauled a 28" walleye in from 497' behind the boat (10 colors of lead core and the rest braid w/ a deep diving reef runner). U talk about an arm workout. If anyone has a story to beat that I'd like to hear it.
MrBall Location: Walnut
Time Observed: 7/26
Water Conditions: morning - choppy, afternoon/evening - calm
Slow trolled the entire day, both with and against the current/waves. Anywhere from 58 to 68 FOW, with 64 being the most productive. Direction didn't seem to matter. As amateurs, I thought we did decent...Picked up 17 foggyeyes between 4 of us, 3 fishing at once. Ran 2 setups with #1 Dipsys with Renosky lures in chartreuse shades. Also long lined (about 300 ft.) one setup with lead core and 3/4 oz swivel trolling sinker in front of Reef Runners and Bayrats. Firetiger patterns seemed to be the ticket. 32" was our biggest. Evening fishing was great.
gypsum fisher Location: out off point
Time Observed: 7-26
Water Conditions: rough
my buddy and I trolled where no one else is and got two eyes 58-61 ft renoskies purple and pink
Countryboycharters Location: Walnut
Time Observed: 7-26
Water Conditions: Am 3 foot to slight chop
Three man limit by 1 straight out of the nut 65-75 fow. All came on meat. All colors were productive.
10bears Location: walnut
Time Observed: 7/25/14
Water Conditions: 1' to 3'
we started north of perch pack. we were 59' to 65'. pick a steelhead on first pass. we went to 78' nothing. came back in & stayed at 61' to 65'. we would pick a eye or two then we pull lines & run past walnut set up & troll east. we ended up with 8 eyes & 1 steelhead. waves got the best of my freinds dad so we went in at 1pm. no bugs!
Pope Location: Beach 9@55'
Time Observed: Friday 7/25 am
Water Conditions: 1 to 3 close chop West wind 73 degree water
We had a "reel" slow day. Caught 46 perch, 4 hours. Fish were decent sized, but somewhat lethargic fighters, not much color to them either. Caught quite a few silvers and sheephead also. 1big1
FishSandwich Location: Out of Walnut
Time Observed: 7-25-14
Water Conditions: Choppy 2's
Hit it early for the first time this year. Went straight north and trolled around 55-65 FOW. Caught too many white bass to count and unfortunately they weren't picky and seemed to hit everything we threw. Moved west mid morning between 50-55 FOW and caught a few eyes on harnesses. Watermelon, Monkey Puke, BlueBerry Muffin All produced fish. Left at noon with 5 good eyes. The chop made things difficult and we talked to a few boats who got skunked and a few that did about as well as us. On a side note, saw a decent amount of guys perching but all I saw them pull up was white bass.
marliezx7 Location: walnut
Time Observed: 7/22/14
Water Conditions: 1' or less
Caught a 2 man limit by noon NW of Walnut in 58 to 63' of water. Ran inline boards, 180' back with 4oz weights. Caught them on gold flash and pink panty RRs. The gnats were ridiculous! Good luck!
10bears Location: 10bears
Time Observed: 7/22/14
Water Conditions: flat
started off walnut in 59' to 65'. one small eye & tons of silver bass. pulled lines & went east to north end of trench. started getting them in 63' of water. we ended up with 12 eyes. willow leafs & meat. copper,yellow & gold & watermellon. 55' on riggers & 175' on 3 1/2 setting on #1 dipseies. 9 eyes were 6 to 8lbs. 3 were 19" to 22". gnats were almost unberable.
BARRYGOFISHIN Location: Off Point 70 ft.
Time Observed: 7/22
Water Conditions: Flat
Limit by 9. 4 on in-line boards stealth core renoskys.150 back 3 set dipsies Renoskys. Beat the heat but not the bugs.
scesser Location: Condos
Time Observed: Sunday
Water Conditions: 1-2 footers
Got a late start Sunday, started in 60'off Condos, went East, picked up 3 Eyes right away on worm rigs, green & purple with Dipseys - set on 3 - 160 - 180, continued East, no luck other than Jumbo Sheeps and Silver bass, headed back West, picked up 5 more in original spot off Condos 65 - 70 - also had luck on Green ReefRunner and Watermellon RR off boards and worm rigs off Dipseys.
Pope Location: Off beach 9 56' and 52'
Time Observed: Monday 7/21 am
Water Conditions: Flat
We struck out pretty bad yesterday. No sheep, no silver, only 13 perch. Just never found any that wanted to eat. Oh well, that's fishing. 1big1
Perchin23 Location: Off point
Time Observed: 7/21/14 pm
Water Conditions: Calm
Fished just west of the point in 54 ft of water and caught 4 limits in just under 3 hours. Many doubles. Most good sized fish with a few dinks silver bass and sheaphead mixed in. Overall a great day on the water.
Trader Jack Location: 49' west of Lighthouse
Time Observed: Aboard the Edward John - 7/21/14 AM Trip
Water Conditions: Calm flat, very light SW breeze
Edward John Perch Fishing - 7/21/14 AM Trip - Very mild and calm with a light SW wind. Capt. Justin and 1st Mate "Cuzz" anchored the EJ in 49' of water west of the lighthouse. Started slow and then the silver bass attacked, triples and doubles everywhere on the boat. You could not get your bait to the bottom without the silvers picking it up. Lots of action for everyone as 40 anglers brought in almost 300 yellow perch and 5-600 silver bass.. We had a two hour stretch mid-morning where it was non-stop catching action on the entire boat. Lots of fun. Keep on 'bitin . . . <*(((((><
eriefishforeman Location: Out of Walnut
Time Observed: 07-10-14 to 07-18-14
Water Conditions: All of the above
Our first trip to the BIG pond this year turned out to be a very good one. At 12.05 pm on July 18 we netted our 122nd & final Walleye of our 1st of two week long trips scheduled for this summer. Over 1/2 of our fish came off the boards while towing mad flash Thundersticks off of weighted braid & 5 color lead core. The rest off them came via a set of walker107mm divers pulling Renosky & yozuri plugs in mainly a rainbow trout pattern. We also caught quite a few on meat with watermelon harness'. Unfortunately we lost 2 out of 8 1/2 days of fishing due to high winds. By the way, all fish were caught in 52'-65' fow.
10bears Location: walnut
Time Observed: 7/21/14
Water Conditions: real calm
went n.w. to 53' we ended up with 2 limits of nice perch. going out in am. on tuesday for walleyes. will post catch on tuesday eve.
mountain-worm Location: Lake Erie. the point
Time Observed: Sun. 07-20-14
Water Conditions: 1 ft. and less
Perch bite was slow. Tried at 52 ft,55, then 60, moved further west, then back in to 52 foot. Managed to catch my limit, but it took forever. Little schools would move through and you would catch a few at a time. Always a good day fishing.