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Location: Off the Light 50'to58'
Time Observed: 6/29+7/2+7/6 AMs
Water Conditions: Variable but decent
7/7/2015
On 6/29- 5 perch, 7/2- 1 perch, 7/6- 12 perch. I don't know what's going on but it ain't good. 1big1
Location: Condos to the "Ws"
Time Observed: 7-1 - 7-5
Water Conditions: EVERYTING
7/6/2015
The North to East winds started last wed nite and the FULL MOON shown every nite. Some fish were caught on every trip, but no large No.s. Fish were hard to scope and they seemed to have LOCKJAW! Calm conditions are needed. It will get better!
Location: trout run
Time Observed: 7/6/15
Water Conditions: calm
7/6/2015
great weather. nice and calm. fish were there but would not bite. left at noon with 10 perch.
Location: lake Erie
Time Observed: Sun. 07-05-15
Water Conditions: calm
7/5/2015
Nothing off the point, Went east, got 2 perch, 1/2 dozen gobies, and a nice tan...lol :) till tomorrow
Location: The Bay, The Mountain, off Walnut to Beach 5
Time Observed: 7/3 - 7/5
Water Conditions: Calm
7/5/2015
The Bay- Drifted with modified worm harnesses and jigged for several hours and caught a few nice Drum plus a White Bass, White Perch, and a 'Gill. Bass numbers seem to be decreasing with the Summer, as usual. The Mountain- Trolled for 8 hours in 80-130 FOW and only caught three fish. Two of which were 12" and 15" White Bass. The last, thankfully was a big 7 pound Steelhead that gave a great fight and broke water a dozen times. off Walnut to Beach 5- Trolled for 7 hours in 25-30 FOW and caught 8 fish. Walleye were unresponsive and we were catching mainly Drum with a few White Bass and a pair of Yellow Perch. Drum were still nice sizes though with the largest measuring 28" 10 pounds on a Reef Runner.
Location: EAST TOWARDS SHADES
Time Observed: SUNDAY 7/5/2015
Water Conditions: CALM TO 1 FT
7/5/2015
Buddy's graph wasn't working but we heard they were catching them at Shades so we headed there. No other boats around and we had no idea of the depth but we dropped anchor anyway to give it a try. We lucked out big time! Fish turned on quick and hit off and on all morning. 4 limits caught from 8:30 to 12:30. Very few other boats around us but looked like a large pack down around Sherwood. No sign of the John or Danny, figured they were off the light house with that pack.
Location: Lake Erie / east &west of point
Time Observed: 7-3&4-15, Fri. and Sat.
Water Conditions: 1-3s then calm
7/4/2015
Fished both days 44, 50, 55 ft. off point, went west 55 -65 ft. Went east 45,50,60 ft. north of Shades, and 45,50 ft. by the Cribs. Got 6 perch on Fri. and sad to say 1 on Sat. Alot of gobies on the east side. Wind changed from east to north and calmed. Hoped that would help the bite, nope! Oh well, :) till tomorrow.
Location: 50' NW OF WALNUT
Time Observed: 7/2 7/3
Water Conditions: 1' TO 3'
7/4/2015
FISHED BOTH DAYS FOR PERCH. NE TO EAST WINDS SHUT IT DOWN. CAUGHT 12 THURSDAY. CAUGHT 25 BETWEEN 4 OF US FRIDAY PLUS 1 28' WALLEYE. 2' TO 4' WAVES WHEN WE LEFT FRIDAY.
Location: From shades beach to lighthouse
Time Observed: 7/3
Water Conditions: light chop
7/3/2015
We tried everywhere and looked over a lot of water,nada. Caught 1 keeper and 1 throwback. No marks,just empty water. Very few fish caught around us. 730-1200pm.
Location: SHADES/LIGHTHOUSE
Time Observed: THURSDAY, 2 JULY
Water Conditions: ROUGH
7/3/2015
NOAA radio called for waves 2 feet or less and I looked at the buoy data before I left the house and waves were under a foot. The plan was to drift for walleye for a few hours then join the perch pack. Put in about 6:30 and found 2 to 4s. Went to Shades and drifted for eyes in 35 to 45 fow but managed only sheep head and 1 large perch. Found the pack in 55 fow by lighthouse at around 11:00. Buddy caught 6 perch in 2 hours but then they turned on nice around 1 o'clock for about an hour. 2 of us bucketed 20-30 perch. No jumbos today, but decent size. Hate dealing with 2 to 4 footers in my 18 ft aluminum.
Location: Off the condos, 54' H2O
Time Observed: June 29- July 1
Water Conditions: Variable
7/1/2015
The morning trips the last three days produced boat limits of nice sized perch. and a early return to the dock. Some silver bass were also part of these trips with a few bonus wqlleye. call us at 814-450-3571 for trip info for the rest of the weekend.
Location: Lake Erie
Time Observed: 6-26-15
Water Conditions: rough, 4-6 Ft. waves
7/1/2015
The crew of the O Danny O would like to thank Andy Cowell and Andy Houghton of the Erie Times News for their story about party boat fishing in Erie. today 7-1-15. The crew wants you both to come fishing again, but on a CALM DAY so you can take part in what you wrote about! ,
Location: Evening onLake Erie
Time Observed: Mon. 06-29-15
Water Conditions: Calm
6/30/2015
Went out to 50ft. off the point, nothing happening. Moved east towards Shade's, caught a mix, perch,goats,gobies, and Anchor-girl caught a nice sized smallmouth. A slow but nice evening.
Location: The Lagoon and Walnut Creek
Time Observed: 6/26 - 6/28
Water Conditions: Calm (in the back waters)
6/28/2015
The Lagoon- Around 50 total fish with lots of nice Largemouth, a few Rock Bass, and plenty of hand-sized Sunfish (primarily Pumpkinseeds). Walnut Creek- A nice pair of 16-18" Smallmouth were caught using black jigs.
Location: Hammermill Stacks
Time Observed: 6/26
Water Conditions: 2/3-4 occasional 5-6
6/26/2015
50 ft waterfirst drop caught my first ever Bourbot.8lb. great screen produced jumbos .2hr limit with bonus 8lb. walleye also.
Location: P.I. Lite to weather bouy
Time Observed: 6-20-6-24
Water Conditions: Variable
6/25/2015
The weather again dictated fishing conditions. Sunday was a slow day. Monday was a "limit out" day. Tuesday "it was rolling." Wed. was a good numbers with many limits trips. Bonus walleye were a caught on most trips. The O Danny O is running two trips daily the rest of the week. Call us at 814-450-3571 for trip info.
Location: Off the Light @ 50ft
Time Observed: 6/24 7:30 til 1pm
Water Conditions: 1ft rollers 69 degree water
6/24/2015
The first 3 hours we caught 8 perch, the next 2 hours we got 60. Bite quit at 12:45, mostly bigger fish, with about 10 silver bass mixed in. Nice day overall, except for the bugs, never saw so many this late in the season, hope they are gone soon. 1big1
Location: 52 ft. off point
Time Observed: Mon. 06-22-2015
Water Conditions: calm
6/23/2015
Tried out with a few other boats, sun out and water was laying down nicely, breeze dying, beautiful day. The perch must have been enjoying it too, very slow bite. Caught 9, all nice sized, then the weather changed and we had to beat feet off the lake. Was fun while it lasted. :) till next time !
Location: Beach 9@ 53ft
Time Observed: 6/22 7:30-11:30am
Water Conditions: 1 to 2ft rollers 67 degree water
6/22/2015
Once again, no early bite, followed by no mid morning bite, followed by no late morning bite, which led me to follow 79 south earlier than usual. Three of us caught 16 perch, worst trip of the year to date. Can't win em all. 1big1
Location: Weathher bouy to the dump
Time Observed: Fri to sunday
Water Conditions: Calm to Rough, changed daily
6/21/2015
The wind and the weather after friday nite slowed the fishing down for the O Danny O for the rest of the weekend. A nice amount of fish were caught but no limits. The O Danny O will start its 7 days a week schedule tomorrow . For info about trips call 814-450-3571
Location: The Point, Misery Bay, Walnut Creek
Time Observed: 6/20/15 - 6/21/15
Water Conditions: Varying: Calm to Choppy
6/21/2015
The Point (50-55 FOW)- a White Bass hammered a Michigan Stinger but more importantly caught a monster 30" 12 pound 'Eye on a Reef Runner. The Bay- a nice 24" 6 pound Drum and a trophy 20" 5 pound Smallie in an hour or so. Both on Emerald Shiners drifting with modified worm harnesses. Walnut Creek- trio of 6-7" Steelhead smolts on very small pieces of nightcrawler (in addition to the several chubs and gobies in between them). Smallies were abundant but hesitant to hit anything, eventually coaxed three in to pounding large jigs.
Location: off lighthouse
Time Observed: 6/20/15
Water Conditions: cloudy light wind
6/21/2015
Joined the perch pack about 8am. Moved around for bit and did zilch. Danny O and the EJ were in search mode also. Deciding we had enough, we left the pack of about 40 boats in 52 for and headed straight toward shore. At 44 fowl the screen lit up like I hadn't ever seen before. It stayed like that for 3 hours while we boated 4 tickets. Best perching day I ever saw. were also in search mode.
Location: walnut
Time Observed: 6/20/15
Water Conditions: calm to 1'
6/21/2015
4 of us went to 48' off walnut. bite was slow at first. they picked up around 8 am. we left around 12:30 with 4 limits of perch. not bad for a east wind!
Location: 48'-50' off Lighthouse and 3rd Rock Pile
Time Observed: week of June 15th
Water Conditions: Calm
6/19/2015
Fishing the afternoons has been good this past week. 2 private charters had limits of nice perch and a few white perch and silvers. The families from Mechanical Contractors Association had over 325 yellow perch for their group this morning June 19th. We will be back to our full schedule with 2 trips daily starting June 25th. Thanks to all who fish with Big Red.. Capt. John and family
Location: Misery Bay
Time Observed: 6/13/15
Water Conditions: Slight chop
6/18/2015
Planned on trolling for lakers but large swells said otherwise so we headed back to the bay to do some rough fishing. Caught several trophy drum (>5 lbs) plus some yellow and white perch, a pair of nice rock bass, and two nice walleye around 24". All drift fishing with harnesses. Walleye still hanging around the shore at night as well and caught a keeper on a pier on a silver spoon.
Location: Beach 9@ 53'
Time Observed: 6/17 7:30 til 1pm
Water Conditions: Flat to 1' chop 64-64 degree water
6/18/2015
We can't seem to get an early bite going this season. The first 3 hours we had 10 perch in the box, by 1:00 we had 75 and it was time to go. Left them biting. 1big1
Location: P.I. lite to weather bouy
Time Observed: June 17
Water Conditions: Calm to 1 - 2 East
6/17/2015
Both of tOdays trips had limits or high numbers of all sizes of perch and a small No. of silver bass. Evening trip had full limits and onE 29" WALLEYE.
Location: around Beach 9
Time Observed: Sunday, 6/14
Water Conditions: calm, flat
6/14/2015
Lousy numbers today. Started about 8 a.m. and finally got chased off the lake by the storm about 11:30. 4 of us maybe had a limit and a half among us. Both the DO and the EJ picking up and moving around this morning. The fish did seem to want to turn on just before the storm came in as I pulled in a quick 3 or 4 but we didn't stick around to find out.
Location: Point to Weather Bouy
Time Observed: Wed 10 to Fri 12
Water Conditions: Flat to 5 Footers
6/12/2015
Good No.s of fish and some limits on all trips, boat limited out thursday nite. Fridays mornings trip caught good No.s of assorted sizes of fish with a lot of limits in 48' of h20 off of P.I. Lite with 2 bonus walleyes. The boat will be running two trips Sat. and Sun. o u i
Location: Beach 9 @ 53ft
Time Observed: 6/11 8am - noon
Water Conditions: -1ft rollers 58-60 water temp
6/12/2015
The bite didn't start till 10am, then it was steady and when we left they we still biting. 3 of us got 74 perch, 1 white bass. They were hugging the bottom, 1ft off the bottom and the bait was out of the zone. Mixed sizes, mostly decent. 1big1
Location: 39'
Time Observed: 6-7-2015 sunday
Water Conditions: flat to 1'
6/8/2015
Found the perch pack in 39 ft of water in front of trout run so we started there. Caught a mixed size limit of perch a few throw backs and one bonus 26" Walleye on a bottom bouncer with a worm harness about 10' off the bottom.... That made my day. Beautiful day out on the water.
Location: trout run
Time Observed: 6/7/15
Water Conditions: 1' chop
6/8/2015
first trip of the year. started in 42' not much. moved in to 39' started catching nice perch. ended up with 14 slabs. threw back 10 small ones. chop got the best of the first mate so we went in.
Location: Beach 10, DUMP, SHADES
Time Observed: THIS WEEKEND
Water Conditions: CALM TO UNFISHABLE
6/7/2015
A TOUGH WEEKEND FOR FISHING. NICE NUMBERS OF NICE FISH WERE CAUGHT ON FRIDAY, AFTER THAT THE FISH HAD LOCKJAW AND MOTHER NATURE WAS THE BOSS! . "IT CAN ONLY GET BETTER."
Location: Trout Run 42'
Time Observed: 6/5/2015
Water Conditions: less than a foot
6/7/2015
Started fishing for perch around 9am in 42 feet off Trout Run. Bite was slow so we moved slightly to the east in the same depth of water. At around 10 am the fish turned on and by 1pm we had a double limit. Fish would come and go. We'd catch 10 and then nothing for 20 minutes before catching another 10. Surface water temp was 56 degrees. Later in the evening we tried for walleye off Godfrey. Fished 40 feet down to 20 with willow leafs bouncing bottom. No luck.