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Location: walnut
Time Observed: 9/18
Water Conditions: perfect
9/19/2017
70ft of water with minnows. 6 eyes, 25 perch, lots of throwbacks. one happy kid.
Location: Boating out of Walnut
Time Observed: Sept 18 Monday
Water Conditions: less than 1 ft
9/18/2017
Seems like the walleye are hitting almost anything we put out to them. Ran dipsies 165 3 setting, 135 1 1/2 Used deep running reef runners, firetiger and a few others. Ran superman spoon 30 back and 68 down on the ball. Try again tomorrow
Location: The Point
Time Observed: 9/17/2017
Water Conditions: calm
9/18/2017
Headed out on the Perch Pirate for the morning trip. Though it is always a great time aboard the Pirate with Captain John and First Mate Rob the fish did not want to cooperate. Captain John did everything possible for the patrons (we moved I believe 5 or 6 times, we drifted). Though there were 5 or 6 Walleye caught. A few BIG Silverbass and approx. 30-40 Perch. Good lord willing we will give it another shot next Sunday until then tight lines to all. Fish On! Woooooooo!!!
Location: Erie
Time Observed: 09/18/2017
Water Conditions:
9/18/2017

As of this morning, the lake temp has risen to 70 degrees. The wind is coming out of the south at 5-10k. With waves at 2ft or less, it should be ideal to go out if the weather stays the same for the rest of the day. Most of the action is still happening in a pretty wide gap from 50-80ft. Some guys are getting steelhead while trolling for walleye. Spoons seem to be an all-around favorite with anglers out there on the lake.

Perch fishing is still hit or miss. Finding them is going to be the hardest part, but it seems like most of the action is happening on the west side. Like always, check your weather conditions before going out and stay safe.

Fish on!

Location: Boating out of Walnut
Time Observed: September 16
Water Conditions: less than 1 ft
9/17/2017
Though it is the waning days of Summer, the fishing on Lake Erie is phenomenal. We limited out on walleye yesterday. The Lake was as calm as a farm pond. Must have been 200+ boats out of Walnut Marina. All sorts of lures and all sorts of depths worked. The fish were just hungry
Location: Conneaut
Time Observed: 9/13/17
Water Conditions:
9/15/2017
Nice wall of fish. 20 inches to 29 inches There is a 12 inch perch in there I caught on a 4 inch spoon
Location: Erie
Time Observed: 09/15/2017
Water Conditions:
9/15/2017

As of this morning, the wind is coming out of the southwest and moving north throughout the day. Waves are at 1ft or less this morning and staying that way through out the night.

Guys are still picking up walleye between 60-80ft, trolling stickbaits and spoons. Harnesses are also very effective when drifting right now. Perch is starting to pick up on the west side, anywhere from 50-60ft.

Like always, check the weather and make sure it's safe to go out.

Fish on!

Location: Erie
Time Observed: 09/14/2017
Water Conditions:
9/14/2017

The winds are coming out of the west at 5-10k and changing to southwest later tonight. Waves should be 2ft or less if the wind stays the same. Most of the action is still going on in the 60-80ft range with anything from stickbaits to harnesses working right now. Fall perch are starting to pick up on the west side, to the Ohio line. Like always, be safe and check the weather before you come up or go out.

Fish on.

Location: Tribs
Time Observed: 9/9 - 9/10
Water Conditions: Cold, Stained
9/13/2017
Did some scouting on the Tribs this past weekend and went 7/9 on the fly over all day Saturday and Sunday morning. Caught some nice, fresh fish after walking for awhile to find them, but the water conditions were perfect, being slightly off-color and cold after recent rain and cool air temps, so that was likely the reason for finding all that action so early in the season. With warm temperatures and very little rain forecasted for the next week or two, I'd guess most of those fish will drop back to the lake soon if they haven't already. If you're from out of town and want to make your first trip up for the season, I'd say wait another 2-4 weeks for decent numbers of fish to come in. I'll be pushing off my next trip for a couple weeks for the same reason. Catch & release
Location: Erie
Time Observed: 09/13/17
Water Conditions:
9/13/2017

Walleye and perch fishing was phenomenal yesterday. Perch were being caught in 60-63 FOW just west of Walnut to Trout Run. Walleye are stacked from Walnut to the Ohio line in 71-75 FOW. Steelhead and an occasional brown trout are appearing at the mouths of the creeks, however, keep in mind that numbers are limited and on warmer days fish are pushing out deeper.

Fish On!

Location: Erie
Time Observed: 09/12/2017
Water Conditions:
9/12/2017
For this morning the wind is coming out of the south at 5-15k turning to northeast later. Waves are 1-3 ft with it subsiding to 1 ft or less later tonight. Walleye fishing is still great with perch starting to pick up. Fish on!!
Location: Erie
Time Observed: 09/11/2017
Water Conditions:
9/11/2017
Walleye fishing was good over the weekend for anglers that bared the weather on Saturday. Sunday most anglers reported limits early with reports coming from the Ohio line to the condos in 70-85 FOW. Fish are being caught close to the bottom for the most part so 5-7 color leadcore with weights added along with divers and riggers also producing most of the fish. Perch fishing has been steady still in 55-63 FOW off of the clay banks to Trout Run. A few steelhead are starting to trickle into the streams, however, please keep in mind it is still early and there is a lot of fishing pressure for only a few fish. Fish On!
Location: walnut creek straight out to 75-78FOW
Time Observed: 9-9-17
Water Conditions: 3-6 early to 1 afternoon
9/10/2017
Drifted worm harness's with 8oz bottom bouncers in the morning[poor mans troll] picked up walleye every 10-15 min in 75-78 ft of water mostly small 15"-22" range. Afternoon lake calmed down I trolled till we got our 3 man limit. Beautiful day out on the Big Lake Erie. Great walleye season this year, See you next year!
Location: Erie
Time Observed: 09/08/2017
Water Conditions:
9/8/2017
The lake as of this morning is on the rough side. Small craft advisory till 10 pm tonight is in affect. Thunderstorms and waterspouts going on this morning and 3-5 ft waves. Just keep checking the weather forecast and keeping an eye out for the weather to break.
Location: walnut
Time Observed: 09-06-17
Water Conditions: 3ft.down to 1ft.
9/7/2017
Waves were supposed to be 1 ft. or less. I would say 2ft. to 3 ft. early and 1 ft. later. We were heading in when wind and waves subsided so we went out to 63 f.o.w. and did better there than in 53 ft. Had to quit early and left with 40 perch for 2 old guys. Beautiful rainbow over the lake today. Fortunate to have this great fishery close enough to enjoy. Caught a large cat fish that was gold in color. Does anyone know what type of catfish this would be?
Location: Erie
Time Observed: 09/07/2017
Water Conditions:
9/7/2017
Walleye and perch fishing has been good over past few days, however, the fish are still recovering from the blow we had the days prior. Fishing should be good heading into the end of the week and weekend depending on the weather. Walleye fishing has been good just about everywhere in 65-80 FOW. Perch fishing has been consistent in the early morning with the bite off of Godrey Run in 55-58 FOW. Steelhead fishing is just starting now with a few fish showing up in the early morning, however, the bite is still very inconsistent. Hopefully with cooler temperatures at night and rain more fish will move in. Fish On!
Location: Erie
Time Observed: 09/06/2017
Water Conditions:
9/6/2017
With winds still coming out of the northwest for today it's looking like a solid morning to fish with waves 2 ft or less. Later in the day the wind is suppose to shift to the west but waves should still be 2 ft or less. Watch out for waterspouts on the lake today and showers. Most of the action is still in the 65 ft to 80 ft area. Stick baits and harness's should do just fine for getting the cooler full. Perch is continuing to pick up from walnut to the Ohio state line. Finding the perch pack is the key to success.
Location: Erie
Time Observed: 09/05/2017
Water Conditions:
9/5/2017
With winds coming out of the North West at 5-15 knots should be a steady 2-4 feet waves on the lake today. Depending on the size of your boat this could be fishable. Most of the action is happening in the deeper water at about 70 feet. Some are still being caught in close at 55 feet or less but it's hit or miss. As for the perch fishing it just started getting good a couple weeks ago. People are seeing some really nice perch in the 12-14 inch jumbo size. All this is happening in 55 feet or more it's just finding that perch pack which changes daily. Remember check your weather make sure it safe out there no fish is worth your life.
Location: Erie
Time Observed: 09/01/2017
Water Conditions:
9/1/2017
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY is still in effect today! The chances of you getting out on the lake are probably not in your favor, unless you have a pretty big boat and then it's still dangerous. If by chance you do get out most of the action is in 65 ft to 90 ft of water. Medium sized stick baits and spoons are producing well.
Location: Walnut Creek
Time Observed: 8-30-2017
Water Conditions:
8/31/2017
One more picture
Location: Walnut Creek
Time Observed: 8-30-2017
Water Conditions: 2ft less
8/31/2017
Here's a picture of our perch
Location: Walnut Creek
Time Observed: 8-30-2017
Water Conditions: 2ft less
8/31/2017
Great night to get out and do some perch fishing. We setup at 60ft straight out of walnut with all the other boats. Didn't have to move once, steady action the whole time. We managed to get 49 perch between 3 of us with some doubles. When we were coming in, I took a picture of my fish finder at the mouth of walnut.
Location: WALNUT
Time Observed: 8-30-17
Water Conditions: 2ft to calm
8/31/2017
The 2 old guys had a little trouble finding the perch today. We started out in 53 f.o.w. straight out of Walnut and found it slow. We moved to 63 f.o.w. and got some late action. Should have started there early. Lots of boats out enjoying the great day on the great lake. God is awesome.
Location: Erie
Time Observed: 08/31/2017
Water Conditions:
8/31/2017

With a small craft advisory until Friday, the lake isn't looking to good. Most guys are going to have trouble getting out on the lake. Don't worry though, the walleye will still be here when it comes down and you'll be able to get your limits - they aren't going anywhere.

Location: Erie
Time Observed: 08/30/2017
Water Conditions:
8/30/2017

Fishing conditions over the past few days have been less than ideal. Today appears to better conditions for fishing. Moving into the end of the week and the weekend, it looks to be a bit snotty. Walleye continue to be caught in the same areas, with fishing between Walnut Creek and the Lighthouse being excellent in 55-70 FOW. Plenty of fish are being caught on the Ohio line, with some bigger fish thrown in if you’re willing to make the run. Perch fishing has been good from Godfrey Run to Trout Run in 55-58 FOW. While some reports are indicating the steelhead run is here, please keep in mind that this only a handful of fish coming in the morning and evening. Once some rain and cooler nights begin, we will see more fish, but at this time, it is not worth driving up from long distances to target them.

Fish on!

Location: PERCH PIRATE
Time Observed: 8/24
Water Conditions: Calm
8/29/2017
Nice reports on this site as we move into September. September, the month perchers call the best. Let's see. So far, things are indeed picking up for the yellow guy. On this date I saw mostly 10 inchers on the port side. I wasn't on that side but missed many. My fault completely ( when hits are on, and they were, I freaking tried to set too soon) .. You know what I mean. Lost a cancelled evening trip Sunday 8/27 because of lack of people but they sure called in after the fact for that very trip. Frustrating because people don't realize that this boat will go out , and stay out , longer than you think. Captain said that although darkness will fall early doesn't mean coming back will be that early. They have been hitting hard in the dark and we have all been getting home safe in the dark but lit up Lake Erie with an experienced Captain. So yeah, book for evenings as well. He is staying out! Call them because it is definitely not over. Walnut is producing like it did last year, perhaps a little better by this time in August. Let's get out and get them. Have had a great time on the Pirate. They will go where the perch go and stay as long as they can even breaking some of the own rules so that you can catch the beast, the lobster of the lake... Stay Perchy my friends...
Location: Walnut
Time Observed: 8/26/2017
Water Conditions: 2ft or less
8/28/2017
Straight out of walnut trolled west 62 to 64 ft worm harness spoons and wonder bread bandits all produced fish biggest one 31 inches 9 lbs
Location: Straight out of Walnut
Time Observed: 8/24/2017
Water Conditions: 3' rollers to almost flat PM
8/25/2017
Wife and I went out about 10 AM. Wind out of N, so ran out about 10 MPH. Set up at 57 foot, decent marks, OK....moved to 59 feet and fish finder lit up. Solid color across bottom. Anchored and non stop action. Limits by 4 PM. Ran in at 32 MPH on flat lake. Good day all around!
Location: Erie
Time Observed: 08/25/2017
Water Conditions:
8/25/2017

Walleye fishing remains consistent heading into the weekend. Some steelhead are mixed with the walleye in deeper water. This should be a continuing trend moving into September. Perch fishing has been good off of Trout Run and the Condos.

Fish On!

Location: Walnut North
Time Observed: 8/21/17
Water Conditions: 1 footers
8/24/2017
350 on compass out of Walnut to 54 FOW anchored. Double perch limit from 3-8pm. Had to work for them today. Many 11-12 inchers. If you benefit from these posts then give back and share your story.
Location: WALNUT
Time Observed: 8-24-17
Water Conditions: 2 footers
8/24/2017
2 old guys and one young grandson limited out on perch before 11am. 57 feet of water just west of near shore buoy. Lots of nice perch with some dinks mixed in. A few junk fish. 1Large catfish got off near boat. A great day on the water. God is good.
Location: Erie
Time Observed: 08/24/2017
Water Conditions:
8/24/2017

With the last couple days giving most people trouble getting out onto the lake, we have finally caught a break with the weather. Today is only 1-3 ft waves with 5-10 knot winds out of the north. Fish can be caught almost anywhere in the lake right now, with most guys targeting the 55-65ft water. Effective baits are still small to large stickbaits like Thundersticks and Reef Runners. If you are drift fishing, guys are still picking up some nice perch while targeting walleye. For the perch guys, Ohio is picking up, as well as Walnut and west in 55-60ft of water.

For the guys fishing offshore at PI and the bay, small and largemouth bass are still being caught. Panfish are still plentiful in the bay. The best baits for bass are worm weighted rubber baits and jigs. For panfish, grubs, live bait or small jigs under a float are hitting.

Fish on!

Location: Lake Erie
Time Observed: Mon. 08-21-17
Water Conditions: calm
8/22/2017
Survived the eclipse and the world didn't end so I fished a few spots. 50 to 60 ft of water, from the Lighthouse to the Condos. Perch weren't biting , but the little walleye were. Got 1 keeper walleye. Flat water, beautiful evening on the lake.
Location: Erie
Time Observed: 8/21/2017
Water Conditions:
8/21/2017

Fishing over the weekend was consistent for the anglers battling the elements. Saturday saw rough conditions and Sunday was fishable for most boaters. Walleye are still being caught in the same depths, with 55-70 FOW being the most common depths. Perch fishing has slowed down a bit, however, there are still plenty of perch to be caught and should pick back up again soon. The weather conditions look mixed for the remainder of the week.

Fish On!

Location: walnut
Time Observed: 8/20/17
Water Conditions: 2 to 3 then 1'
8/20/2017
three of us ended up with 75. we ran out of minnows