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Location: Geneva on the Lake
Time Observed: 9/17 - 9/18
Water Conditions: Flat to Rough
9/22/2021
Fish are moving west based on what I saw in Ohio. Lots of nice fish stacked in 68 to 71 feet with steel in the mix. Very little junk. Better fishing west compared to what I heard in PA waters.
Location: Steelhead Alley
Time Observed: 9/18/21
Water Conditions: Low And Clear
9/20/2021
I went up to Erie this past Saturday and had quite a bit of steelhead action considering that it is September. I hooked 8 on the centerpin, all of which got off because I am clueless on how to fight a fish on a centerpin lol. I did land a nice chrome buck on a white inline spinner though. On the centerpin I was using dead minnows and peach beads to get all those strikes.
Location: Lake Erie Tribs
Time Observed: 9/20/21
Water Conditions:
9/20/2021
Anglers are catching Steelhead. First light seems to be the best before the sun gets high. Mix bag of jigs and flies are working while others are throwing spoons at the mouth. Be on the look for rain this week to push more fish in. TIGHT LINES!
Location: Tribs
Time Observed: 9/17-9/18
Water Conditions: Clear
9/20/2021
Started my steelhead season out a bit early, tough conditions but there are fish around. Caught a decent number, and missed a bunch. Also caught one of the biggest steelhead of my life. Some video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sw7JAxaONt8&lc=UgyyiOUKBe9DEtncy-J4AaABAg
Location: Lake Erie and Tribs
Time Observed: 9/17
Water Conditions:
9/17/2021
The lake fishing for the weekend looks pretty good, but we all know that can change so please still look before coming out. Anglers are still picking up Walleye but this is coming to an end. Steelhead fishing is starting to pick up. Anglers are casting spoons and jigging around the mouths of the creek. When weather favors fishing Trout Run can be very productive this time of the year. TIGHT LINES EVERYONE!
Location: Walnut
Time Observed: 9/13/2021
Water Conditions: 2'-3s
9/14/2021
Headed out north for the morning fished 65-75fow trolled east picked up 6 walleye and a nice steelhead all on plugs blue/silver and yellow/white in color.
Location: Home
Time Observed: 9/11, 9/12
Water Conditions: Windy
9/14/2021
So I wrapped up boat fishing for walleye this year and move to shoreline. Huge thanks again to The PERCH PIRATE for a great 2021. Captain / owner John , captain Bob , Jake and Kosh ( awesome mates). Learned more this year and caught much more. Hit presque Isle this weekend. Got a 12 inch perch, bluegills and sunnies that are so much fun. Looking for crappies now. Going to try once again for burbot when its colder. Then….. back on the PIRATE in summer. Had fun with you all. To Ron, Mike and Ward on the the pirate, thanks for the friendship. Hope to see you again. I remain, ThERaVen
Location: Lake Erie
Time Observed: 9/13/21
Water Conditions:
9/13/2021
The weather and Walleye fishing continues to be hit or miss for Lake Erie. On a positive note, some anglers are catching Steelhead by the mouths of the creeks at first light. Continue to watch the weather to plan the best day out to fish. Weather is the most important thing this time of year with how fast things can change. TIGHT LINES!
Location: Walnut
Time Observed: 9/4/21
Water Conditions: Perfect
9/4/2021
Limit of walleye in 70 fow. Caught a bonus chrome dome too! Keep em lines peeling!
Location: Walnut
Time Observed: 9-4
Water Conditions: FLAT
9/4/2021
Straight out good marks in the 50s out to 75. Riggers, divers, and board rods all caught fish. Lots of shorts in the 50s. 3 man limit plus a steel.
Location: Lake Erie
Time Observed: 9/2/21
Water Conditions:
9/2/2021
After a rough lake yesterday and it continuing into the morning. It is very hard to say what this has done to Walleye fishing. Before this fish were scattered every where. Anglers were getting fish inside in 30-40 FOW others were out deep in 65-70FOW. The one common factor was a lot of anglers were pulling harnesses. Continue to watch the weather to plan the best day out. TIGHT LINES!
Location: Walnut
Time Observed: 825
Water Conditions: 3
8/31/2021
I was thinking the same thing, I never realized how many were lost. I may have a new board given the lack of accurate descriptions.
Location: Walnut
Time Observed: 8/30/21
Water Conditions: OK
8/31/2021
Wow, bad week for planer boards!
Location: Walnut
Time Observed: 8/19/21
Water Conditions: 2'
8/30/2021
Looking for a lost board an Aurora Lite port side with Scotty mini planer board clips (yellow) and a orange flag
Location: Walnut
Time Observed: Last tues
Water Conditions: 3’
8/30/2021
No hits yet on found board description. I’d expect the owner to provide the make, clips, flag etc….or if they were not present.
Location: Lake Erie
Time Observed: 8/30/21
Water Conditions:
8/30/2021
Over the weekend the bite was better the further west you went. Its a mixed bag of throw backs and cookie cutter sized fish. Plugs and harnesses continue to both work. TIGHT LINES!
Location: Walnut
Time Observed: 8_28
Water Conditions: FLAT
8/30/2021
56 foot west of trout run. Good marks. Had 14 in the box when we lost the planer board. All fish came on bayrats. Best colors greens and purples.
Location: Walnut Planer Board
Time Observed: 8_28
Water Conditions: FLAT
8/30/2021
White home made similar to amish. All thread rod and pvc board. Probably still has a snubber on it
Location: Lost Planer Boards
Time Observed: 8.24.2021
Water Conditions: Lost Planer Boards
8/30/2021
I lost two planer Boards one was a Brand New Green (short Board) like an Offshore Tackle board but Green. And I lost a Yellow Offshore Tackle Short Board too.
Location: Walnut
Time Observed: Sat aug.28
Water Conditions: 3’
8/29/2021
I found a board without any name or number. If anyone can describe it in detail I’ll return it to you. Mike
Location: Kinzua
Time Observed: 8/29/21
Water Conditions: Clear
8/29/2021
Kinzua Kitty, Yes it is very possible that what they observed was a Sturgeon. There is a definite past history of Sturgeon in the Allegheny River and it would not be far to guess that they have survived in the lake since it was dammed. Some information is on line if you want to research. https://www.fishandboat.com/Fish/PennsylvaniaFishes/GalleryPennsylvaniaFishes/Pages/Sturgeons.aspx Nearly 20 years ago I owned 2 photos of an old Pittsburgh Fishing Club that was on the Allegheny River. One showed the members of the club and the other showed a Sturgeon hung from a tree that was approx 10-12 foot in lenght. The men who caught the fish were also in the picture. The photos dated to the early part of the 21 century in the 1900-1910. Ron
Location: Kinzua
Time Observed: 30 years
Water Conditions: Beautiful
8/26/2021
Well you can probably tell by my name I live in Kinzua Country. I can see the reservoir from my living room and fished here for over 40 years but we go to Erie as fishing is rough here unless you go to the reservation. You want to experience a tough bite go on the” Zoo”. The walleye here have been at 14 inches for 30 years. We do have friends that do very well but they practically live on the lake and live for fishing….they are the best! I agree these bite offs are like a musky and we have caught some but my husband said the fish he saw surface was like something. he has never seen …. Like it should be in the ocean. One of our friends in Erie suggested might be a sturgeon???
Location: North & West Of Presque Isle
Time Observed: 8.25.2021
Water Conditions: 4 Ft Waves. 79.45 Degree Water Temp
8/26/2021
We headed out at 12:10 PM yesterday just after noon. Waves started out to be 2 1/2 ft. to 3 ft. But quickly went to 4 ft. The Wind and Waves report was to be 1 ft. or less. THEY WERE WRONG. We fished in 70 to 76 Ft. Depth and marked allot of fish at 55 ft. to 58 ft. deep. Decided it was too rough to fish. Came in. NOTE: The other week we also had two (2) Bite offs also. Brand New Bandit LURE was hit so hard it bit the line off above the lure. Tied on a NEW Lure and only 10 minutes later same thing happened. I used to MUSKY fish at Kinzua Dam and it was much like a MUSKY Strike. We run 12 and 15 lb. Mono and it wacked the line clean off above the Lure both times.
Location: Erie / The Point
Time Observed: 8/21 - 8/22
Water Conditions: 1' or less
8/24/2021
Fished 8/21 and 8/22. Tough bite both days. Crawlers and spoons on dipsy's produced the best. 8/21 was an especially brutal bite. Ended the day with 3 walleye's and 1 steelhead. 8/22 was much better and ended up punching two tickets. 70' FOW was the best depth. I saw someone mentioned in their report that they had a couple fish bit off their lures. I had the same happen. I had a hit on my outside board that sent the board screaming back, and then it just went limp. Come to find out my Bandit was complete bitten off. Never happened to me before. Lost another lure due to the same thing the next day. Strange.
Location: North of Shades
Time Observed: 8/22
Water Conditions: Calm.
8/23/2021
Fished deeper water. Fish were both above and below the thermocline. Used small spoons. Kept 18 walleye and 15 steelhead.