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ChromeBandit412 Location: West Side
Time Observed: 9-28
Water Conditions: calm lake
Fished into the lake at the mouths of a few of the west side tribs. Fished hard all day and caught 5 nice steelies and this gnarly hook jaw Brown Trout! Fish hit on power bait, egg sacs, minnows, and grubs. A school of fish moved in shallow for a short time and the fishing got Hot! Great early season trip.
pikepredator2 Location: OUT OF EAST AVE.
Time Observed: SUNDAY 28 SEPTEMBER
Water Conditions: CALM
Moved around a lot today. Seemed to be sporadic jerking throughout the pack. After 3 or 4 moves we ended up in 70 fow. They'd turn on, then shut down, then turn on again. Like that all day today. We did see a few boats that seemed to be jerking consistently all day. Lake stayed pretty flat in spite of all the wind shifts today. 3 of us managed about 70 perch. 70 huge perch. Haven't been out in a while but these were the biggest perch I've seen in a long time.
jlearsi67 Location: lower Elk, mouth of 20 and 16 mile
Time Observed: 9/25-9/27
Water Conditions: clear/less than 2 footers on lake shore
Fished mouth of 16 mile in late afternoon on Thurs 9/24. My only goal was for my son to land his first steelhead. He ended up landing his first on a Blue Fox minnow spinner. That was the only action for us, but good enough for me. Fished the lower parts of Elk and landed a few on skein over the next few mornings. Never really tore it up. Fish would turn off and on all through the morning. When the sun hit the water, takes were few and far between. No fish to be caught at the mouth of 20 mile the late afternoon we fished it on the 26th. Using spinners and spoons, I landed a decent smallie - that was it. Need rain in the worst way so some other parts of the creek can get fished. Brought home a few for the smoker.
otterparty Location: 58' 1/2 Mile West of Perch Pack
Time Observed: September 26,2014
Water Conditions: Calm
We headed out towards the perch pack early, but decided to go west while the other boats followed the John into shallower water from about 63'. We were all alone west of the pack at 58', and our decision to buck the trend paid off big time- the fish finder was solid black with wave after wave of perch. We limited out early. Another great day on Erie!
dmrodannyo Location: 55-60' off of the point.
Time Observed: 9-26-14 on the LUCKY PENNY
Water Conditions: Wind S to East, waves to 2'
The S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie would like to thank Capt. Kevin Battista for providing the Perch Charter today to the winners of the trip that Kevin sponsored as one of the prizes for last year S.O.N.S. "Fin and Fur Drawing." The winners all limited out! The 2015 raffle tix are already being sold at gun raffles and other public events.
dmrodannyo Location: 55-60' off of the Point.9-26-14
Time Observed: 9-26-14 on the O Danny O perch Boat, A.M. Trip
Water Conditions: Wind S to East, Waves to 2"
The O Danny O, fishing the same packs as the Big Red Boat and the Lucky Penny was back at it's dock by one oclock with a full boat limit.
10bears Location: walnut
Time Observed: 25&26
Water Conditions: caim both days
fished 62' of water n.w. of waflnut. limited out both days. my fising buddy caught a 22" walleye. most perch were nice sized, some were real jumbos. we are going to hit again saturday. Its time to put boat away bow season starts next week. great year of fishing!!!!
Trader Jack Location: 63 fow off Presque Isle
Time Observed: 9-25-14 AM Trip - Edward John Perch Fishing
Water Conditions: Light chop, light SE Breeze.
Edward John Perch Fishing - 9-25-15 AM Trip. Another beautiful Lake Erie morning with a very light chop and light SE winds. The fish were in a little closer than yesterday as discovered on our way out by Capt. Justin. 1st Mate Joey dropped anchor and the battle was on, finally tapering off after the school moved on in late morning. Capt. Justin kept right after them and made a quick move dropping anchor in 63 ft. of water. All 26 anglers on board proceeded to limit out and we were able to head back to port early with a full boat limit of 780 perch. As a real bonus on top of all the perch, 4, yep "four" walleye were also brought over the rail today. An outstanding trip. Keep on bitin' <*(((((>< Join Edward John Perch Fishing on Facebook.
dmrodannyo Location: North of the Point.
Time Observed: 9-25-14 O danny O Perch Boat.
Water Conditions: The Big S.E.. Nice Perch Chop
The Warmer and Faster "Big White Boat" running it's fall schedule, THUR - SUNDAY had a very good day with most of the anglers limiting out, with a lot of "JUMBOS" for good measure
Trader Jack Location: 70 fow off Presque Isle
Time Observed: 9-24-14 AM Trip - Edward John Perch Fishing
Water Conditions: Light Chop, light SE winds, perfect
Edward John Perch Fishing - 9-24-14 AM Trip. A cool start to a really nice morning on Lake Erie. A light chop with mild SE winds and lots of warming sunshine started the day right on our way out to hunt the perch today. The fish are out a bit farther than we've seen all year, but the longer run by Capt. "One-Drop" Justin and 1st mate Jason were well worth the effort. Our crew placed us over a herd of some of the largest jumbo perch that we've seen all season in 70 ft. of water. 33 out of the 36 anglers on board this morning limited out by the time we had to head back, some were done as early at 9:30 am. Our group brought 1,020 perch over the rail today and about 700 of these fish were cleaned on board, so the guys had their hands full. A very memorable outing on "the Big Red Boat" on a perfect Lake Erie fishing day. Keep on bitin' <*(((((>< Join Edward John Perch Fishing on Facebook
JKarick97 Location: Trout Run.
Time Observed: 9/24/2014.
Water Conditions: Calm and Clear.
Myself and my cousin fished the mouth of Trout Run this morning from about 6am - 12pm. First cast and I had a fish on, but ended up breaking off. We both knew it was going to be an amazing day. My cousin then caught his limit within an hour of being there, whereas I had a bit more of a late start. By the end of the day, between the both of us we landed 17 Steelhead, and probably had close to 50 hook ups. There was probably 30-35 people fishing, and I would say everyone caught a least 1 fish, if not more. Fish were being caught on minnows, powerbait and spoons. Crazy Day!
DownSouth1 Location: 16 mile
Time Observed: 9-23
Water Conditions: low clear
took a walk on 16 mile yesterday water was low and clear only fish I seen was at the mouth and very few. Noticed a big tree down in the creek at the falls. Does anyone know if there are any plans to remove it ?
Fisher of Men Location: Boating out of Walnut
Time Observed: Friday Sept 19th
Water Conditions: 2ft or less
Caught two limits of perch in three hours in 69 FOW. 1 of every 3 were dinks which we throw back. Few white bass. Good pack of boats. Heard several boats doing well on the walleyes on meat, plugs and spoons. We went into troll in front of Trout Run. Caught one nice steelie in 8 FOW at 2.2mph with a red and white Blakemore. They no longer make the plug but Poor Richards still sells them. The wall at Walnut and the stream were pretty full in the morning. There were a few fishermen and women on the shore at Trout in the afternoon. Be Safe on the water.
BARRYGOFISHIN Location: North East 95-100
Time Observed: 9/19
Water Conditions: 1-2's to flat
3 Eyes & a Steelie all on spoons.160 3set wire and 60 down on rigger.
zombeck29 Location: Elk, Walnut, Trout Run
Time Observed: September 20 2014
Water Conditions: Super Low and Crystal Clear
Steelhead season is almost here !!! Fish are beginning to stage at Elk several guys were fishing just upstream from the boat launch and several fish were brought in within the half hour I was scouting.... At Trout Run there were people tanning on the beach and several pods were playing the in and back out game. It was quite amusing.
dmrodannyo Location: 68 ' off the Hammermill stacks - point.
Time Observed: 9-19-14 O Danny O Perch Boat.
Water Conditions: S Winds, Waves from the East., Current from West!
Same location as yesterday different results. Full limits for all the warm passengers MOST fish were JUMBOS! Hope the good weather holds for the weekend, the big white boat will be out there.
dmrodannyo Location: 69 Deep off of point
Time Observed: 9-18-14 O Danny O Perch Boat
Water Conditions: 1' in the morning 2'-3' at end of trip
A lot of warm passengers caught a lot of limnits with a lot of JUMBOS today.
Pope Location: 65' off the Light
Time Observed: Wensday 9/17 am
Water Conditions: 1 to 3s close chop
Last trip of the season for us, pulled boat. 2 man limit in 2 1/2 hours, mostly jumbos. Many thanks to the reporters on this site for your information, or I would have fished way shallower. 1big1 out.
dmrodannyo Location: OFF THE POINT, DEEP
Water Conditions: CALM TO ROUGH
BARRYGOFISHIN Location: Point-65ft.
Time Observed: Today
Water Conditions: 1-2's
Same as Mon. 2 guys 2 limits. Not as many Jumbos today.
BARRYGOFISHIN Location: Point-65ft.
Time Observed: 9/15
Water Conditions: 1-2's
2 guys 2 limits 2 hrs.Mostly Jumbos.
Trader Jack Location: 70 fow
Time Observed: 9/15/14 - Edward John Perch Fishing
Water Conditions: Light Chop
Edward John Perch Fishing 9/15/14 AM Trip - Well, I wasn't really expecting much after some rough weather over the weekend. A bit on the chilly side with some light SW winds and a light chop. Capt. Justin and 1st Mate "Cuzz" put 39 anglers over a school of some very nice sized perch way out in 70 fow. A really good bite with lots of doubles and triples being caught all over the "Big Red Boat". The bite fell off the last hour but not before 39 anglers pulled 719 perch over the rail today with 7 anglers limiting out. Another fun outing. Keep on bitin'. <*(((((><
pawpawdan Location: 4mi to canadaway
Time Observed: 9-12-14
Water Conditions: low and clear in pa, faster in ny
arrived at dawn, got a 27" hen in pa. very close to the lake before 7 am. ventured east and saw fish in 7mi., 12mi., 20 mi., and chattauqua. all very close to the lake. only saw 1 other fish caught, it was at 20mi. it won't be long now, talked to the other guys out scouting, they saw limits at walnut mouth at day break.
highroller Location: out of walnut
Time Observed: sunday 9-14
Water Conditions: 1ft to calm
Found the perch pack west of the point in 67 -68 ft of water around the big red boat.First drop we picked up 2 limits of perch a few jumbos and some nice siver bass.Went trolling towards walnut only had one good fish on and broke off. Caught many siver bass while trolling in 68-73ft of water.Steelhead are being caught at walnut early morning and at night.
mountain-worm Location: Lake Erie, 68 ft., west of the point
Time Observed: Sunday 09-14-14
Water Conditions: 1ft.waves and less
Got out late, but still got a limit of nice large sized perch, and one big fat silver bass. Beautiful day to be on the water!
Fisher of Men Location: Boating out of Walnut
Time Observed: Monday September 8
Water Conditions: 1-3ft occasional 4ft
Walleye Perch and Trout are still being caught off North East. Presque Isle, Walnut Run and Conneaut. I am hoping to go up several more times. Last trip we focused on walleye and we got one in the box, lost one at the boat and through a small one back. We fished 75ft. We talked to two boats who picked up their limits in 65ft. They were catching limits of walleyes in 95ft just off the mountain. Perch fishing is still going well The trout (steelhead and browns) will soon be staging outside the streams. A nice brown was picked up in 65ft of water. They are picking up a few in the streams now. Fishermen are on the wall of Walnut mostly in the morning and evening. I am not a charter boat. But if you're interested in fishing on my boat and share expenses let me know.
Trader Jack Location: Off Beach 10
Time Observed: 9/10/14 - AM Trip Edward John Perch Fishing
Water Conditions: Decent chop 1-2's to calm
Edward John Perch Fishing - 9/10/14 - Capt. Justin and 1st Mate Jason put us over a decent school of perch this morning in the usual area off Beach 10. The wind was an issue early on again today blowing 20+. This bunch of perch was not as numerous or as cooperative as we've had in the past couple of weeks. None the less, 19 fishermen pulled in 468 perch today. Three anglers limited out and several were in the mid-to-upper twenty's on count. A real nice haul before the approaching weather from the west. Keep on bitin'. <*(((((><
Trader Jack Location: 55 fow off Beach 10
Time Observed: 9/9/14 - Edward John Perch Fishing
Water Conditions: 2' chop with heavy wind to calm at noon
Edward John Perch Fishing - 9/9/14 - Its starting to get insane. The fishing is just phenomenal, every day now is better than the next over the last three weeks. Capt. "One-Drop" Justin and 1st Mate Joey put us over the same wild and wooly herd of perch we've been after all week. The wind was fierce (30+ mph) early on making things challenging.This bunch of perch is so aggressive they just might start jumping over the rail by themselves before the season is over. 10 to 15 foot thick school of perch on the radar screen just attacking anything that is thrown over. In 55 foot of water off Beach 10 again. We were able to head back to port early today with a "full-boat-limit" as 36 anglers hauled in 1,080 (one-thousand and eighty) perch. Excellent day. Keep on bitin'. <*(((((><
Time Observed: 9/9
Water Conditions: 2's
Limit 3hrs.54ft. Few Jumbos
Pope Location: 55' off the Condos
Time Observed: Monday 9/8 am
Water Conditions: 2' chop 74 degree water
We started in 57', marked fish, no biters. Moved to 55' smashed them. 3 limits 2 hours. Size was unimpressive, only a few jumbos. 1big1
dmrodannyo Location: Off of the stacks in 60' of water
Time Observed: From.Thursday Sept.4 to Sunday Sept.7.
Water Conditions: Choppy
After a challenging summer the O Danny O Perch Boat had 4 boat limits and one near boat limit fishing from Thursday 9/4 through Sunday 9/7, this is now our fall trip schedule. Friday we were limited @ 9:53 and on Sunday limited by 10:51. Lets hope the "full moon" does not break up the perch schools. The crew of the O-D-O sends condolences to the family of "Jo-Jo", a friend of all the crew on the O Danny O.
Trader Jack Location: 57 fow off Beach 10
Time Observed: 9/8/14 - Edward John Perch Fishing
Water Conditions: Started with a nice light chop, ended calm
Edward John Perch Fishing - 9/8/14 - Just another great ride, the never ending story of perch fishing on the Big Red Boat. It took a second drop, some anglers were done on the first drop at 9:05, but Capt. Justin and 1st Mate Jason parked us over one of the most aggressive schools of perch we've seen this season. Doubles and triples all over the boat. The first herd bugged out on us after a while, but the second herd stayed with us until we pulled anchor to head back. They were so relentless that 33 fishermen had no choice but to pull 912 (nine-hundred and twelve) perch over the rail today. 27 out of 33 anglers limited out. The perch were 10-feet-thick on the radar screen most of the morning, crazy. An awesome trip . . . Keep on bitin'. <*(((((><
AdamFel Location: Lake Erie
Time Observed: 9/7/2014
Water Conditions: Choppy
Went on my first charter today and had a blast. I caught 5 walleye one weighing 7.5 pounds, a steelhead, a sheepshead, and a few silver bass. My roommate caught 2 walleye, two perch, and a ton of silver bass. Can't wait to go back on a charter next year. Reports of steelhead fishing will be coming soon from the streams.
Pope Location: 57ft off Condos
Time Observed: Thursday 9/4 am
Water Conditions: 2s to 1s 74 degree water
Sounds like I should have been further West with EJ. We did 43 perch for 2 guys. The bite was feast or famine, caught them all in two twenty minute flurries. Fish were of decent size and conditions were beautiful, so I can't complain, but some times I still do. 1big1
Trader Jack Location: Edward John Perch Fishing
Time Observed: 9/4/14 JoJo the Fish Whisperer
Water Conditions: Beautiful
Edward John Perch Fishing - 9/4/14 - As great of a trip as this was today we were very saddened on the trip out this morning by news of the passing of our good friend and fishing buddy Joe Rensel, known to us on the Edward John as "JoJo the Fish Whisperer". I'm sure JoJo was enjoying watching us catch a full boat limit as he was passing over us on his way to his new fishing lake in the heavens. We missed him, particularly today. <*(((((><
Trader Jack Location: 59 fow off Presque Isle
Time Observed: 9-4-14 AM Trip Edward John Perch Fishing
Water Conditions: Light Chop to start (1's to 2's) ended calm
Edward John Perch Fishing - 9/4/14 AM Trip - Same story different day, but even better . . . Capt. Justin along with 1st mates Joey and Jason made three drops with the last one being perfection to say the least. 41 anglers limited out . . . yep, a full boat limit of 1,230 perch. Keep on bitin' . . . <*(((((><
brittman Location: northeast
Time Observed: 9-3
Water Conditions: 1-2
Walleye are stacked in the 90 ft range straight out of marina...boxed 15 today by noon... will be back out in the am for some more...
Trader Jack Location: 62 fow off Beach 10
Time Observed: 9/3/14 AM Trip - Edward John Perch Fishing
Water Conditions: Decent chop 1-2's to start ending light.
Edward John Perch Fishing - 9/3/14 AM Trip - What can I say, the story just keep going . . . great weather, great crew, great guys, great fishing . . . Capt. Justin and 1st Mate Jason corraled a nice herd of perch and were after them all morning long with several drops in the same area. When the battle was over we took no prisoners and 27 anglers put 519 perch in the coolers today with 9 full limits. The last drop was just awesome, lots of fun with some of the most aggressive fish of the season. They attacked us. Keep on bitin' . . . <*(((((><
skeinman Location: 20 mile
Time Observed: 8/31
Water Conditions:
Fished at mouth of stream early in the morning just at daylight. Casting lures and blue and silver worked. Ended up connecting on 2 steelhead which were only between 20 to 24''.A lot of casting and a tired arm for 23 fish. But just had to get the edge off before the real fishing turns on.
Trader Jack Location: 54 fow off Beach 10
Time Observed: 9/2/14 AM Trip - Edward John Perch Fishing
Water Conditions: 3-5's to start ending with 1-3's
Edward John Perch Fishing - 9/2/14 AM Trip - Rough waters once we got past the tip of the peninsula 3-5 ft. waves with a WSW wind blowing 15-18 mph. We got bashed around pretty good. Capt. "One-Drop" Justin and 1st Mate "Joey" anchored the big red boat in 54 fow off Beach 10, about a mile-and-a-half in from where we had been catching. Good bite to start and continued steady thru the entire morning. The biggest challenge we had was the wind and waves were beating us up making fishing a demand on your abilities at times. But, the perch were in a very cooperative mood today as 17 anglers hauled 348 perch over the rail. Nine anglers limited out. We got really drenched by rain on the way back in as we got back thru the channel and at the dock. I know I'm sounding kinda whiney, but I'd do it all over again tomorrow. Keep on bitin' . . . <*(((((><
Grouse2028 Location: from stacks to west of lighthouse
Time Observed: 9/1
Water Conditions: 1/2'
Looked everywhere for the perch caught 8 in 4 hours. Went back to perch pack off stacks in 61 feet and caught 40 in 1.5 hours from 1230-200pm. Tough bite.