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Location: North of Walnut
Time Observed: 7/26/2021
Water Conditions: 1 to 2 footers with occasional 3.
7/26/2021
Launched around 7am, finished up with 6 walleyes ranging from 19 to 24 inches after 11am. I drifted from 55 to 65 feet. Caught all but one suspended between 35 to 50 feet. Caught more then 20 dinkers and a couple of white perch. I was using a purple worm harness, a perch/chartreuse worm harness and a silver helicopter blade worm harness. The silver helicopter blade worm harness caught the bigger fish and the other two caught the majority of dinkers and keepers. Another beautiful and blessed day on the Big Fish Bowl!
Location: walnut
Time Observed: 7/26/21
Water Conditions: 1' to 2'
7/26/2021
only fished 2 hours. kept 4 threw back 5 and 1 white perch. Once again the weather report was off! just to bouncy trolling into the waves so we came in. lots of fish on the screen. 58' to 61' east of walnut! 145 back on the dipseys . 2' off the bottom on the riggers. All fish caught on meat!
Location: 65-82 North of Walnut
Time Observed: 7/24
Water Conditions: 1-2 then 2-3
7/26/2021
Buddy suggested fishing early due to Full moon, left walnut at 5:30, went to 65, could not spot anything on Fish finder, lots of boats. Decided to put down and head northeast with the wind. Picked up 2 man limit by 9:00. All large, very little dinks. Fished #2 140-150 and 0# at 90-100 - purple and black meat. ALso used 5 - 7 color lead core, not as productive as worm harnesses - all fish 22-26"
Location: Walnut Creek Access
Time Observed: 7/25/2021
Water Conditions: 2’ (Rollers)
7/25/2021
Left Walnut Creek Access at approximately 9:45 AM, after the lake calmed down. Waves approximately 2’ (rollers). Headed northwest 62’-73’ FOW. 2 man limit in approximately 4 hours; majority of fish (keepers) were over 20”. Another good day on Lake Erie. Stay Safe!
Location: Walnut Creek Access
Time Observed: 7/25/21
Water Conditions: 3-4 Rollers then settled to 1-2 Rollers
7/25/2021
Left walnut at 6am after waiting out the bigger waves, started catching them 60-70’, 7 in the box in an hour, and finished up with a 3 man limit. Only had 5 dinks. Had 3 or 4 over 24” and the rest except for maybe 3 were over 18” most over 20”. Done by 12. Pictures to follow on Empty Pockets Adventures Facebook and Instagram page! Give us a follow! Thanks!
Location: Walnut Creek Access
Time Observed: 7/24/2021
Water Conditions: 2’-3’
7/24/2021
Two man limit of walleye (18”-24”), left Walnut Creek access at 8:30 AM - straight out (North) approximately 65-73 FOW. Marked lots of fish… no junk fish, only a few little ones. We utilized dipsy divers #3 setting 134’, #1 setting 111’. Most of the fish caught on spoons (wonder bread) and plugs. Good luck and Stay Safe!
Location: Trout Run
Time Observed: 7/24
Water Conditions: Flat
7/24/2021
5 keepers for being out only 2 hours today, but what I really want to report is WATCH OUT FOR IDIOT KAYAKER. Guy in low profile kayak was WAY out, probably 1.5 - 2.0 miles offshore. Several boats came close to him, not sure if they even saw him. Just waiting to see him on the news as a fatality.
Location: Northwest of Walnut
Time Observed: 7/23/2021
Water Conditions: 1 footers
7/24/2021
Went out to 70 feet and trolled West picked up a couple of keepers, but then the dinkers took over. We took out 5 dozen of worms, and the dinkers had a field day with them. Moved multiple times, could get away from them. We didn't limit out, but took home 10 walleye ranging from 18 to 24 inches. All on purple worm harnesses with medium size dipseys fishing the suspended fish at 40 to 50 feet. Another beautiful day on the Fish Bowl!
Location: condos
Time Observed: 7/23/21
Water Conditions: calm
7/23/2021
2 man limit We were in 70' to 73'. Just east of the start of the first trench. All caught on meat! big dipseys 150' back. Riggers 50 to 55' down. Copper & green, Blue, Green, Purple & silver willow leafs!!
Location: Off the Lighthouse + beach 9
Time Observed: 7/22/2021 6:30am to 10:30am
Water Conditions: 1&3 Rollers out of North
7/23/2021
No we didn't limit out. We caught 9 walleye, kept 7. 3 of them @ 18" and 4 of the were 25 and 26"ers. Nice looking heavy fish. No junk at all, we only use spoons, " meatless" menus. I'll leave the worms for the robins. 1BIG1
Location: North of Walnut
Time Observed: 7/22/2021
Water Conditions: 2-3 ft Rollers in morning, 1-2 ft waves late morning.
7/22/2021
Another good day on the Fish bowl.....2 person limit before noon! Largest 25 inch walleye, smallest 19 inch. Some junk fish, but not much. Small amount of dinkers also. Average size fish 22 inch. All on purple Colorado #4 blade worm harness and Blue helicopter blade worm harness with dipseys. Picked most fish up in 65-70 feet of water 6 miles North of Walnut.
Location: walnut
Time Observed: 7/22/21
Water Conditions: 1' to 2' then calm
7/22/2021
we picked up 14 today. 56' to 59'. all on meat 145' on the dipseys. 49 down on the riggers!
Location: Northwest of Walnut
Time Observed: 7/20/2021
Water Conditions: 1 to 2 footers, then ROUGH!
7/20/2021
Put in around 11. Went to 48-50 foot of water and started to troll with purple worm harnesses and blue helicopter blades(hot color of the day for keeper walleye!). Caught about 20 junk fish and 30 dinker walleye. Boated 3 keeper walleye around 18 and 20 inches and picked up one drifting in the late afternoon when the wind really kicked up. PaRay is right, bring lots of worms, the dinkers and junk fish had a smorgasbord on us today. As the old saying goes....."a bad day off fishing, is better then a good day of work!" Overall, another nice day on the Big fish bowl!
Location: Shades
Time Observed: 07/20/21
Water Conditions: 1-2 Footers
7/20/2021
Nice day out on the big pond. Got out around 7am and fished until noon, marked a ton of fish around 48-50 feet. Ended up with 20 walleyes (Four Throwbacks) and enough Sheepshead to keep things interesting. Caught them on leadcore, dipsys, and jets. Bring alot of nightcrawlers, you'll need them
Location: Walnut
Time Observed: July 19
Water Conditions: A little wavy
7/20/2021
Jigged at about 55 feet for a few hours. One bite. That’s all. Then started trolling around 6:15 in about 50 feet. Caught a few small walleye then reeled in a 26 inch hog. Threw a few back including a bass. We went in the evening and stayed till dark. They were biting Erie Deries with nightcrawlers and dipsy’s on the line. We headed west and drifted to presque isle and caught fish about half way from walnut to presque isle.
Location: Northwest of Walnut
Time Observed: 7/19/2021
Water Conditions: 1 to 2 footers.
7/19/2021
Started out around noonish, heading NW for deep water. Started to mark fish from 35 feet to 50 feet. Decided to drift due North of the Clay Banks instead of troll today. Kept 9 nice walleyes(ranging from 20" to 26") and 3 perch, mostly on chartreuse worm harnesses. Purple with silver blades and perch color blades caught mostly dinkers with an occasional keeper. Hot color for drifting by far was chartreuse backed blades! Caught some junk fish, but not a lot. The dinkers ruled the day, but found some nice fish in schools. Threw about 15 small legal fish back. We were targeting the bigger ones, since they were hitting early in the day. Beautiful weather and a great day on the big fish bowl!
Location: walnut
Time Observed: 7/19
Water Conditions: 1 '
7/19/2021
ended up with 16 eyes today. most were nice size. threw 5 back and NO! junk fiah. blue and silver was the hot color today! 145' back on dipseys. 3 fish off the riggers. all the rest came off the dipseys!!!
Location: Erie - Lighthouse to Condos
Time Observed: 7/18/21
Water Conditions: 2' or less
7/19/2021
Stained water from the 7' waves the day before. Changing winds and currents could not catch up with each other so conditions were a little hard to read. Spent most of the day on a west / northwest troll in 55'-60'. Bandits on in-lines ruled the day. Caught most fish 35'-40' down. Pink, wonderbread, and chartreuse were the color producers. Eastward troll sped things up and also produced fish. Got a few on dipsy's with spoons and spoon harness with meat. Ended up being a great day with a 3 man limit and about 10 throwbacks. Zero junk fish.
Location: trout run
Time Observed: 7/15/21
Water Conditions: 1' to 2'
7/15/2021
didn't go out deep like everyone else. heard reports of 2' to 4' with a 5' mixed in. lots of fish in 39' to 43'. we only fished 2 hours. caught 3. threw back 5 small ones back. riggers 1' off bottom. dipseys 3 1/2 setting 85' back. meat only.
Location: PERCH PIRATE
Time Observed: 7/7, 7/10/21
Water Conditions: VERY DECENT
7/13/2021
I remember writing last year regarding Sars Covid 19 and how it could affect so many of us. For those of you who survived thus far, welcome back. I almost lost my significant other. As a rehabilitative therapist, I worked a covid unit. ( still do when the need arises ) Many co workers refused or quit. Others stayed home and received stimulus money. I got patients up and moving. Many survived, some did not. No lie, I was scared. Then I heard the phrase ' frontline '. I didn't care for it. If there exists a pandemic, then we are ALL 'frontline'. My nerves were calmed somewhat as I thought about our veterans, period. I met anglers and talked under my hooded outfit and remembered the summer of 2020 when covid was not in full transition. When the rain came on the Perch Pirate and we came inside that nicely covered little ship , I donned my mask looking around at those thinking ; 'one or more of your are infected.' I just had to take my chance- I love to fish. They did it all though; checked temps before you board, spaced you apart safely and cleaned like you were going to eat on the floor. No doubt that many that enjoyed fishing and had been customers to fishing businesses have lost to a virus and I give my sympathy. So where is your fishing report? Why is he writing about this stuff? ... Because. I am happy I am back. I don't talk frontline. I get to talk braided line. I get to talk to veterans again. I get to talk to those who were here before and new people. I get to support business that survived. Love that the Captain and owner still limits the number so that all can practice the art of drift/ throw/ retrieve. He could fill the boat and make more money that was lost but no, he does not. Love that I get to live another time doing what I love. Hope you do as well. that's all. Live people, live another day. Do what you want to now. So, Wednesday evening, I landed 5 eyes and a jumbo perch. My best. Saturday, 7/10: 32 walleye over the rail, 12 jumbo perch and about 10 drum for 15 people. Now, that was fishing! I am back and glad. My many thanks to this team. You remain the place to go for my 2021 chance to live what I love. I remain, TheRaVen
Location: walnut
Time Observed: 7/10/21
Water Conditions: 1-2
7/12/2021
Went out to 55 ft of water heading west and it did not take long to get a 2 man limit of nice walleye (a lot of shorts in the mix) 24'' was the biggest and 2 nice perch. The down riggers with copper on the back side worked best down at the bottom and lg dipseys with meat 150 back 3 setting worked for us. Beautiful Day Out On The Big Lake.
Location: walnut
Time Observed: 7/10/21
Water Conditions: 1' to 2' then calm
7/10/2021
55' 0f water. kept 5 nice ones. lost 3 slabs at the boat! threw back at least 15 shorts! only one sheep head! All fish caught on meat. ran the riggers 2' off bottom. dipseys at 3 1/2 and 135' back.
Location: Lake Erie
Time Observed: 7/9/21
Water Conditions:
7/9/2021
Walleye anglers are getting fish out deeper. Most anglers are getting fish on worms pulled on divers. Watch the weather as its been up and down lately with rain storms. TIGHT LINES AND BE SAFE.
Location: 43-45 East of Elk
Time Observed: 7/4
Water Conditions: 1' less
7/7/2021
kept 8, lots of marks on the bottom, Worm harnesses caught a bunch of junk fish, pink Bagley on boards, 3 oz snap weight 50' back, total 125' on planer worked the best, also caught a few on 5 color lead core with Thunder sticks
Location: Walnut
Time Observed: 7-3-4-5 2021
Water Conditions:
7/7/2021
Day one off Trout Run 45 ft of water 9 decent sized keepers. All but one came off of plugs on planer boards. 8 shorts off of riggers 3 ft off the bottom marked fish all the time while trolling. Day 2 3 keepers. & shorts and junk fish. Day 3 6 miles west near Elk Creek depth 40 45 ft. Fish bit early 630 am ist fish caught 8 keepers and 8 shorts. Marked fish everywhere. One 31 inch walleye it this a flicker minnow of the boards. Some big sheepshead.
Location: Walnut
Time Observed: 7/4/21
Water Conditions: 1 to 2
7/6/2021
48 to 62 fow south to north pulling dip diver on harness.put 4 limits in the box .
Location: walnut
Time Observed: 7/4/21
Water Conditions: 1' to 2' then calm
7/4/2021
59' to 62' strait northwest of walnut. riggers caught 5 of the 6 we caught. one keeper eye of the dipseys plus 5 throw backs. all on meat!
Location: Lake Erie
Time Observed: 7/4/21
Water Conditions:
7/4/2021
Happy 4th of July to everyone ! Fish have been spread out everywhere it seems likes. We've picked fish up any where from 25FOW, all the way out to 55FOW. The shallower you go the more junk fish you deal with. Best of luck to everyone and be safe this holiday weekend! TIGHT LINES