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Location: walnut
Time Observed: 7/9/2020
Water Conditions: calm
7/9/2020
Fished from walnut to the clay banks. 38' to 43'. kept 9. a few were nice size. Caught fish on everything. riggers 38' down. Big dipsey's 3 1/2 95'back. lead core with deep diving plugs. threw a lot of under sized eyes back!
Location: Walnut
Time Observed: 7/8/20 morning
Water Conditions: 1’ or less
7/9/2020
Stayed in 30’-40’ just west of walnut. 2 of us managed 6 keepers, 2 over 20” and 11 shorts. Most on harnesses trolling and a few on bottom bouncers/Erie Dearies. Fished for about 3.5hrs screen was full the whole time.
Location: Off walnut
Time Observed: 07/08/20 - evening
Water Conditions: 1' or less
7/9/2020
Hot but near calm conditions last night out of Walnut Creek. Most boats were in 40-50' between Trout Run and the Clay Banks; a few were in closer; a few way out. Marked a lot of fish mostly from near bottom to around 30 feet. Plugs, spoons, crawlers - no one method seemed to work better, but crawlers harnesses produced more junk fish. Walleye were mid-sized, mixed in with undersized. Also caught one nice perch off a downrigger, and one mark looked like it could be a perch school, but no one was fishing for perch. Beautiful evening on the lake.
Location: Lake Erie
Time Observed: 7/8/20
Water Conditions:
7/8/2020
The challenge that a lot of the walleye anglers are facing right now are throw backs. Fish are making there way east from Ohio with water temperatures rising. Anglers are spread out every where with boats inside 30 FOW and some as far out as 70+ FOW. Dragging worm harness's in purple and chartreuse are taking most of the fish with some anglers using deep diving stick baits with snap weights or lead core. Stay safe and healthy out on the lake. TIGHT LINES -Josh
Location: Walnut
Time Observed: 7/3/20
Water Conditions: 1-2 ft
7/4/2020
My buddy and I started the morning out in 40 fow west of walnut access and caught two shorts rather quicly...marked lots of fish...moved out to 70ft of water and trolled west to east with the wind and managed a two man limit by 2pm. Fish were in the 30 -40 ft range. Dipseys with harnesses and worm burners in rainbow and green colors caught the most fish. Biggest was 6lb and 26 inches. Over all a great day on the water.
Location: Walnut
Time Observed: 7-2-20
Water Conditions: Waves 1 ft/Sunny/Wind NW
7/3/2020
Went out in 40 FOW, started to pick up little dinkers, no size at all! Went out to 55-60 FOW. Fish were painting anywhere between the bottom and 25 ft. The fish at 25 ft appeared to be bigger on my fish finder, but couldn't get any to bite. Concentrated on the bottom fish. Caught 5 of my limit with a Northland Purple Cisco worm harness(# 4 Colorado blade) between 0930-1200. Ran small Dipsies on #1 setting at 85-90. Trying something different, I decided to drift for a period of time when the bite slowed down around noonish. I put a Northland Rainbow Blue worm harness on with a leech, caught a 22 inch walleye within 15 minutes.
Location: Lake Erie
Time Observed: 7/3/20
Water Conditions:
7/3/2020
The west side is starting to pick up with walleye action. Anglers are getting fish inside of 30 FOW. Stick baits are the lure of choice for inside of 30 FOW. Enjoy the holiday weekend and stay safe. Also don't forget July 4th is a fish for free day in Pennsylvania. TIGHT LINES -Josh
Location: Wulnut - west to clay banks
Time Observed: 7/1/2020
Water Conditions: 1-3ft morning, <1ft afternoon/evening
7/2/2020
Trolled west all the way to the OH line in the late AM and afternoon. Most activity was in <30 FOW, fish were feeding very shallow in the column (12-15ft). Bite was slow and size wasn't there. Some decent keepers. Evening was on fire at 40-45 FOW around the clay banks. Copper harnesses and burners off #1 dipsys were the flavor of choice
Location: Between Walnut & Presque Isle
Time Observed: 7.1.2020
Water Conditions: 0.7 Ft. Of Waves 71.6 Degrees F
7/2/2020
Went out on Wednesday 7.1.2020 fished between Walnut Creek & Presque Isle in 58 FOW. All Walleye caught were holding at 55 to 56 ft. of water. I went over a school of Walleye that stretched about 3/4 of a mile and everyone caught was right at legal limit. I released all those. None of the fish triggered the Dipsy Divers or the Downriggers. All the fish in that school were all the same size. Good Luck.
Location: Erie / The Point
Time Observed: 6/30/2020
Water Conditions: 2'-4'
7/1/2020
Fished the evening between the point and the condos in 58 FOW. Harnesses on dipsies ruled the day. Caught one on a small stinger behind a jet and inline board. The rest were caught on harnesses behind dipsies. Ran #1 dipsies 45' feet down on the outside rods and 50' down off the corners. Pink and blue color combos did the best.
Location: Lake Erie
Time Observed: 7/1/2020
Water Conditions:
7/1/2020
With the water temperature slowly rising fishing continues to get better. Going west has been better then east in the last week. Some anglers are still in tight only fishing 18-30 FOW and finding fish using deep cranks on mono. Other anglers are out in 60+ FOW finding fish with dipsies and riggers. Continue to watch the water temperatures and weather to plan the best day to go out. Stay safe and healthy. TIGHT LINES!-Josh
Location: Geneva/Ashtabula
Time Observed: 6/30/2020
Water Conditions: Calm then 2-4
6/30/2020
Fishing will be getting better on the eastern side soon. Everybody is limiting out in eastern Ohio now. We limited out today using anything green in color. Husky jerks, flicker minnows and 3.75 inch spoons in 60 FOW. marked most of fish between 40 and the bottom. Ran cranks with 2oz snap weights and spoons off dipseys 110’ back. Using big boards. My buddy limited out using green harnesses in another boat
Location: Between Walnut and Elk
Time Observed: 6-29-20
Water Conditions: Slight chop!
6/29/2020
Fished with lures on dipsys first hour. Nothing! Switched to worm harness, caught 20 inch walleye in 5 minutes. Bite was on! Caught a 26.5 inch, two 23 inch, and three 20 inchers. Lost a couple of nice ones at the boat! Took awhile to get the dipsys dialed in. Using purple worm harness, fishing 30 FOW, 40 and 45 off of reel on a small dipsy, setting number 3.
Location: elk
Time Observed: 6/29/20
Water Conditions: calm
6/29/2020
fished 43' of water. fish were on the bottom. would not touch lures or spoons. willow leafs 40' down off the riggers. 3 1/2 setting on big dipseys. 135' back!
Location: Port Clinton
Time Observed: 6/28/2020
Water Conditions: lightly stained, 73 degrees
6/29/2020
The bite was definitely hot in the morning. Trolled spoons in 25 - 35 FOW south of West Sister. Beautiful day on the water, waves 1-2 with a little breeze. There were a bunch of mayflies still floating from the recent hatch which had us a little worried at first. Had a 4 man limit by 10 and our 6 man limit by noon. Several mid 20 inchers, a few shorts mixed in.
Location: Lake Erie
Time Observed: 6/29/2020
Water Conditions: 1'-2'
6/29/2020
Anglers fishing from Walnut to Shades Beach are catching more and more walleye limits. There's still plenty of short fish to pick through but the numbers are coming our way! Dipsys with spoons and bottom bouncers dragging crawlers are all producing really well in. Walleye keep heading deeper but can still be found in 30-40 FOW but are also at 60+ FOW. Tight lines and be safe!
Location: Point
Time Observed: 6/26/20
Water Conditions: Bumpy
6/26/2020
Drifted north of the point. Caught 7 eyes before 11 am, all caught with bottom bouncers and harnesses and worm burner. Approx 53-58 FOW
Location: Lake Erie
Time Observed: 6/26/20
Water Conditions:
6/26/2020
Walleye fishing is slowly getting better as the water off of Erie warms up. The walleye migration from Ohio is not quite in full swing but just over the boarder in Ohio the fishing has been great. The warm weather coming in the next weeks will heat up the fishing!! Reports have said walleyes are being caught on dipsys and small spoons in 60 FOW off of Walnut and Presque Isle. Goodluck and stay safe~ Jake
Location: Shades
Time Observed: 25 June 2020
Water Conditions: Bumpy
6/25/2020
Fished west of Shades Beach, 2-3 footers. Got two walleye, a huge catfish and a bunch of other stuff. We were using bottom bouncers with harnesses. Marked a lot of fish but not many biting. Most were around 28 feet deep.
Location: Lake Erie
Time Observed: 6/24/20
Water Conditions:
6/24/2020
Walleye fishing continues to be spotty due to the cold water temps. Anglers are catching some in 20-30 FOW or out deep in 68+ FOW. Stick bait and spoons seem to be working the best. Large and small mouth bass are still being caught in the bay. The smallmouth season is slowly winding down with many fish returning back out to the lake to find deeper water. Remember to check the weather before going out on the lake to plan the best possible time to fish. TIGHT LINES! -Josh
Location: Lake and Bay
Time Observed: 6/22/20
Water Conditions: 1' or less
6/22/2020
We will be seeing some storms roll in. There is a chance of thunderstorms this morning and will continue on into the afternoon and this evening. The Walleye bite is still hit and miss right now due to the lake turning over last week. Anglers are catching them in 20-30 FOW still and 50-60+ FOW as the water continues to warm up. No reports on perch currently but hopefully we will see some better numbers this year! Largemouth and smallmouth are still being caught in the Bay and all around Presque Isle. The smallies are moving out into the Lake seeking those deeper depths, 15-20 FOW. Tight lines and be safe!!
Location: out of walnut
Time Observed: 6-20-2020
Water Conditions: 1FT or less
6/21/2020
Thanks to the guys at poor richards they told me where to find some walleyes and it payed off we got a 2 man limit between the point and the condos 65-70 ft of water. they were hitting good till about 10:00 am then they shut off. they were on the bottom stinger spoons 60ft down and lg dipsys with worm harnness back 200 ft 3 setting we got on the water at 5:am and it was already a madd house. Tight Lines and Happy Fathers Day Everyone!
Location: walnut
Time Observed: 6-19-20
Water Conditions: Glass
6/19/2020
Tough day today. Ran all over from OH line clean to in front of walnut. Fishing 60ft - 35ft. Marked tons of bait early AM with no fish to be found in proximity. Moved deeper Fish were scattered and sporadic with a few ok pockets. Managed to squeak a 3 man limit with a few shorts and a pile of junk fish. Nothing seemed to stand out lure wise caught on mostly everything that we threw except the worm burners.
Location: lake and bay
Time Observed: 6/19/20
Water Conditions:
6/19/2020
Walleye anglers are still being affected by the North East winds the lake had last week. Trying to find warmer water is the key to success. In shallow is slowly getting back to normal but still isn't there just yet. Out deep is hit or miss with finding active feeding fish. Watch the weather in the coming weeks to figure out a plan for deep or shallow fishing. TIGHT LINES -Josh
Location: walnut
Time Observed: 6/17/20
Water Conditions: calm
6/17/2020
Tried in shallow off trout run. didn't mark many fish. Went out to 60 foot. Fish all over the graph. about 50 boats. never saw one person net a fish. Talked to a few guys at the launch. Same story lots a fish but they wouldn't bite!!
Location: Lake Erie
Time Observed: 6/17/20
Water Conditions:
6/17/2020
Mixed reports on walleye anglers fishing inside of 20 FOW still and out over 50+ FOW. Stick baits and harness's are both working. Most anglers are using stick baits when in shallow and harness's when out a little deeper. If you wanna try something new and fun, jig for walleye inside of 20 FOW. It can be a blast with spinning gear. As always remember to check the weather for the best possible day to go out. Stay safe and healthy! TIGHT LINES -Josh
Location: Walnut
Time Observed: 6/16/2020
Water Conditions: Waves 1-2
6/16/2020
Drifted for a couple of hours and caught nothing in 40-45 FOW. Fish finder was mostly blank. Moved to 55-60 FOW, drifted for 30 minutes, bite was on! Caught three that were 18 inches, a 14 incher, two drum and a 23 inch catfish. All of them hit a purple worm harness! They wouldn't touch any other color I put out. Appears purple is the hot color for worm harnesses this year!
Location: Off beach 10
Time Observed: 6/16/2020
Water Conditions: Waves 1 foot - temp 60
6/16/2020
Caught a limit of 17-23” walleye in 40 feet of water off of beach 10. Used a medium dipsy with 125 feet of line. Bay rat small spoons caught all the fish. Also picked up bonus steelhead and one laker (thought they would be deeper). Middle of the day.
Location: Lake Erie and Bay
Time Observed: 6/16/20
Water Conditions:
6/16/2020
Most of the walleye action is happening out deeper in 40+ FOW. There is still a night bite in shallow between 5-15 FOW, but we are at the tail end of that. Anglers fishing from shore in the bay are getting good panfish, smallmouth and largemouth. Always check the weather before going out to be safe and plan the best possible day to fish. TIGHT LINES -Josh
Location: Lake Erie and bay
Time Observed: 6/12/20
Water Conditions:
6/12/2020
Be safe over the weekend if you plan to fish. Walleye anglers are catching walleye out a little deeper during the day and at night fish are still shallow. The smallmouth bite continues in the bay, along with a good panfish bite. TIGHT LINES AND FISH ON! -Josh
Location: Lake Erie
Time Observed: 6/11/20
Water Conditions:
6/11/2020
Walleye anglers continue to have success out a little deeper during the day. 20-30 FOW with deep cranks when out deeper during the day. At night anglers are in tight to shore 5-15 FOW. Also anglers are taking advantage of the panfish shore bite around the PI. Smallmouth are also being caught from shore around the bay on both the PI and city side. TIGHT LINES AND FISH ON -Josh
Location: 10miles west of walnut
Time Observed: 6-9-2020
Water Conditions: 1-2 feet
6/10/2020
Hammered down from walnut to Ohio line trolled east landed 5 eyes all over 24" 1 at 30" caught a couple big cats and tossed back a few yearlings trolling spoons and harnesses at 2moh in 38fow worked hard to find them but it was worth the effort