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wormburner Location: North East
Time Observed: 8/29/14
Water Conditions: SE winds building 1-2 footers later calmer
8/30/2014
Ran out in front of Freeport 95 to 115 feet of water with most fish taken in 106 -106 feet. Limit of walleye and released a smaller one. Various setups, Lead core and dipsey divers #3 200 feet back. Lures, blue berry muffin spoon, Renoski in perch pattern and Reef Runner in purple flash and green flash. Fish 55 to 60 feet down.
Pope Location: Off Condos 56ft
Time Observed: Friday 8/29 am 7:45-9:45
Water Conditions: 1ft then less 73degree water
8/30/2014
Caught fish from the get go, had three limits in two hours. The screen was black with perch, couldn't keep our lines in the water. Fish were on the smaller side, only 3 jumbos and only 2 white bass caught. Fun day. 1big1
Trader Jack Location: 57' of water off Beach 10
Time Observed: 8/28/14 - Edward John Perch Fishing - AM Trip
Water Conditions: Started Rough (3-4's) ended with a light chop
8/29/2014
Edward John Perch Fishing - 8/28 AM Trip - Started off rough with 3' to 4' waves early with 15 mph north winds which made the morning ride out interesting. Capt. Justin and 1st Mate "Joey" anchored in 57' of water. The bite started off good with lots of perch being caught, particularly in the stern. It tapered off after a couple hours and we made a quick move to a second spot which was just a short flash and over in 10 min. The third drop was a charm as the entire boat was catching and a really good late morning bite helped 34 anglers finish the day with 548 perch. 10 anglers limited out. By the time we pulled anchor to head back the winds had died down and the lake just had a light chop. Good fishing today . . . Keep on bitin' . . . <*(((((><
Fisher of Men Location: Boating out of Walnut
Time Observed: Tuesday and Wednesday August 26-27
Water Conditions: 1-3ft Tuesday, 2ft or less Weds
8/28/2014
Tuesday fishing north of Elk in 61-71 FOW. Fish down 50-57. Caught a few good size walleye and missed a big steelie at the boat. Wednesday went perching in am, picked up 75 and one small walleye. Went walleye fishing and missed two. From the Radio chatter it sounded like the walleyes were few and far between. Be safe on the water. thunds2 send me ane email george.yates@comcast.net www.fisherofmen.net
thunds2 Location: Erie
Time Observed: 8/28
Water Conditions:
8/28/2014
Wondering if anyone is needing a guy to fish with for walleye or perch this weekend Saturday-Monday. Working in the area and unfortunately didn't bring my boat down. Very experienced Lake Michigan angler. Willing to pay for gas. Call me or text 9206640303 or email
Pope Location: Off the Light 56ft
Time Observed: Tuesday 8/26
Water Conditions: 2ft capping
8/27/2014
The two of us caught 32 perch in 3 1/2 hours fishing, not too good, but better than zero of a week ago. We had wind out of South, waves out of West, under current out of East, made line control near impossible. Fish were all on the smaller side, no jumbos. 1big1
Trader Jack Location: North of Presque Isle
Time Observed: Edward John - 8/26/14 AM Trip
Water Conditions: 1-2's to calm
8/26/2014
Edward John Perch Fishing - 8/26 AM Trip - Started off with a pretty heavy chop (1's to 2's) and brisk SSE wind (15-20 mph)., Capt. "One-Drop" Justin and 1st Mate "Joey" parked the big red boat in 58' of water all alone west of the perch pack. The bite started off pretty steady and really picked up after a half hour. Everyone was catching and several doubles and triples were brought over the rail. The entire perch boat pack was surrounding us by that time. By noon the bite dropped off and the winds died but not before 35 anglers brought 505 perch over the rail. Great fishing, lots of fun today. Keep on bitin' . . . <*(((((><
Lovgren69 Location: NorthEast
Time Observed: 08/25/14
Water Conditions: 1-3's
8/25/2014
Headed out and ran west to the area where we had good marks last week. Roughly 12 mi northwest of harbor. Empty screen for miles! What a difference a week makes! Searched to the west from 90-105 fow and found more of the same-empty screen. Moved in closer and scouted 75-80 fow and found very sparse marks so set lines and continued to troll west. Pulled 2 hogs (29" & 30"), dropped 1 (20'), and loads of white bass. Very slow day and very few fish marked. Ended up 22 miles west of the harbor when we pulled lines. Very long boat ride back into the waves. Guess the fish are scattering and headed back west
highroller Location: Out of walnut
Time Observed: 8/24/14
Water Conditions: 1-3 then 3-5
8/25/2014
Started out north to the perch pack in 54fow only got a few. Wind picked up so we trolled east towards the point in 62-64 fow picked up 2 walleye and lost 1. Then the wind picked up so we started drifting and picked up more Perch and lost a small eye at the boat 8oz weight with worm harness and spoons off of the down riggers 55ft down. Fun day out on the big lake.
Grouse2028 Location: beach 11 then west
Time Observed: 8/24
Water Conditions: 1-2 then flat then2-3
8/24/2014
Started at perch pack off point plenty of boats but few marks. Caught 2 fish then moved west several miles. Caught 75 keepers between 4 anglers. Nice class of fish. Only 1 white bass and it was huge. Wind blew us off anchor so we quit.
Fisher of Men Location: Boating out of Walnut
Time Observed: Friday August 22
Water Conditions: 1ft or less
8/23/2014
Got a late start. Perched NW of Walnut in 54 FOW. Got 2 limits easily. Very few white bass. Lots of dinks thrown back. Lake like glass. Heard most walleye fishermen getting 4 or more in deeper water. Be safe on water. george.yates@comcast.net www.fisherofmen.net
gypsum fisher Location: lampee
Time Observed: 8-23-14
Water Conditions: 3-5ft
8/23/2014
near shore bouy said 1-2ft got to lampee to see white caps and 3-5 fts...almost all boats that came to launch .turned and went home ..we stayed for 3hrs to see if things calmed down before we went home
Fisher of Men Location: Boating out of Conneaut, Oh
Time Observed: Monday, August 18
Water Conditions: 2ft or less building to 1-3s
8/20/2014
My crew got there late due to work. Perch fished in 59-60 FOW straight north of harbor. Began at 9:30am, ended around 2pm with 5 tickets and a 28"+ 7lb+ walleye on a perch rig. Threw back lots of dinks. Only a few white bass. Heard lots of radio reports of limits on walleyes in 70' FOW and deeper. Be safe on the water. Blessings; george.yates@comcast.net www.fisherofmen.net
BARRYGOFISHIN Location: Point&North East
Time Observed: Mon,Tues
Water Conditions: Chop to flat
8/20/2014
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
8/19/2014
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
8/19/2014
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
8/17/2014
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
8/14/2014
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
8/10/2014
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
8/9/2014
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
8/8/2014
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
8/8/2014
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
8/6/2014
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
8/5/2014
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
8/5/2014
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
8/4/2014
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
8/2/2014
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