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Location: Lake Erie and Tribs
Time Observed: 10/16/19
Water Conditions:
10/16/2019
With the rain that everyone has been hoping for with estimates around 1.5" , the Steelhead that have been staged outside of all of the tributary's will now hopefully be able to move upstream with some ease. With great numbers of fish being caught in the lake at locations like Walnut and Trout Run, the upstream push should be plentiful. Goodluck and stay safe- Jake from the FishUSA Proshop
Location: Lake Erie and Tribs
Time Observed: 10-14-2019
Water Conditions: low and clear
10/14/2019
With the flows of Lake Erie tributaries being very low and clear, this is making steelhead fishing difficult at times. Most of the fish are staging at the mouths at this time. This makes for excellent lake and surf fishing from shore with spoons. Anglers continue to do well on jigs under floats and Little Cleo spoons in the lake. As for tributary fishing, light presentation and finding unpressured fish is key. Some anglers are still fishing for walleye but that is slowly coming to an end. This is due to how scattered the fish are, with most of the fish heading back west. Trolling for steelhead close to shore can be a blast and very productive this time of year. Continue to watch the weather for future rain in the forecast and the CFS gauges as well. TIGHT LINES AND FISH ON!-Josh
Location: Walnut/elk
Time Observed: 10/12/19
Water Conditions:
10/12/2019
Fished the mouth walnut and around the first bend of elk. There are steelhead in the creeks but mostly still staging out the mouths . Elk access had good results with spoons . They were not taking any type of eggs single, sacs , or skein . Walnut was a different story they liked the skein there for me . Few guys caught some on spoons . Please send rain.
Location: Conneaut
Time Observed: 10/11/19
Water Conditions: 2'
10/12/2019
70' water 2 man limit of eyes. Mostly stick baits,on riggers ,dipsy,lead core. Fish were 40-65 down.green lures were good.tried for steelhead after with no luck,just wanted a battle for the boy.maybe last day out of a great year on Erie.
Location: Tribs
Time Observed: 10/05-10/06
Water Conditions: Gin Clear
10/12/2019
Some fish around in the tribs, but heavily pressured, and low clear flows. Despite this, managed to catch a few on light tippet and small patterns. Will be back up in a few weeks when we get some rain and flow. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjvA1IquBPc&t=2s
Location: Lake Erie and Tribs
Time Observed: 10-11-19
Water Conditions: low and clear
10/11/2019
Where is the rain?! We need rain to get steelhead upstream. With the water being so low, the fish see you almost instantly and get spooked. There are a few fish stacked at the mouths of Walnut Creek, Trout Run, and Elk Creek. You can fish them by throwing spoons from shore or trolling with little crank-baits and/or spoons from boats in shallow water. Walleye fishing is also still good in front of Walnut in 60 foot of water by running dipsys with spoons or deep diving cranks. Be Safe and Keep Fishing- Caleb
Location: Lake Erie and Tribs
Time Observed: 10-9-2019
Water Conditions: low and clear
10/9/2019
With walleye coming to an end, most anglers are winterizing their boats. If you plan to keep your boat out a little longer you can take part in trolling the shoreline and mouths of the tribs for steelhead. Remember this time of year the weather can change fast so keep an eye out for it. As for the creeks, they are still low and clear. Some steelhead are scattered throughout the bigger tribs but are super spooky. Check the weather for up and coming rain to make the season better. FISH ON AND TIGHT LINES -Josh
Location: The Dump
Time Observed: 10-6
Water Conditions: A little "bumpy"
10/7/2019
The weather was the big problem this week but the "eyes" are still there. A nice amount of eyes were caught drift fishing with a good amount of "shorts" put back into the lake. As usually occurs this time of year anglers turn their attention to other fall activities, so the "crew" of the Perch Pirate after a very successful second season of drift fishing for "eyes" will run this weekend, Friday through Sunday and call it a "season." For final weekend of fishing for this season call 814-746-5809 for times of running.
Location: Tributaries
Time Observed: 10-7-2019
Water Conditions: low and clear
10/7/2019
Steelhead are starting to show up in the lower sections of the tributaries. Anglers had success over the weekend, but we still need rain to get more fish in the creeks. Fishing in the lake and around the creek mouths is the most successful this time of the year. Best presentations this time of year is throwing Little Cleos or bottom fishing floating egg sacs. Watching the weather for rain is going to be the most important part of being successful. FISH ON AND TIGHT LINES! -Josh
Location: Lake Erie and Tribs
Time Observed: 10/4/2019
Water Conditions: low and clear
10/4/2019
The rain from yesterday didn't do much in the creeks therefor, the Erie Tribs are still low and clear. This doesn't mean there isn't fish in the system. A lot of anglers are catching fish off the shore into the lake. Some fish are up in the bigger tributaries. Continue to watch the weather and plan for the best day to come up and fish. TIGHT LINES AND FISH ON! -Josh
Location: Lake Erie
Time Observed: 10/3/19
Water Conditions: Rough
10/3/2019
With the lake being so rough, the walleye fishing has been hit or miss. On the bright side, the steelhead fishing has been fairly good with groups fish in the creeks and lots of fish being staged in front of the mouth and can be easily accessed by throwing spoons or floating egg sacs. Goodluck on the water and stay safe! -Jake from the FishUSA Proshop
Location: 10/3/19
Time Observed: 10/3/19
Water Conditions:
10/3/2019
Zacks, as said go to the forums. This is for reports not questions.
Location: None
Time Observed: None
Water Conditions:
10/3/2019
Zacks, was going to respond but this is the reports page. You may have better luck on the discussion page with a question. According pa Fish website, they still do.
Location: mile creeks
Time Observed: 10/2/19
Water Conditions: low
10/2/2019
this is why i stop using this site. ask a simple question & get NO answers. this once was A GREAT SITE NOW PITIFUL
Location: Out of Walnut
Time Observed: Monday Sept 30
Water Conditions: 1-3ft swells diminishing to 1ft or less
10/2/2019
Great day on the water. Only a couple dozen boats on the water. Trout really haven't showed up at the creeks yet. Fished from 10 am -1:30 pm. Got 2 limits. We went out to 71-72 FOW Northwest of Walnut. Trolled west with the wind at our backs. Fish appear to be deeper than 55 ft and below. Outside dipsies at 155-165 and inside 105-125. green/chartreuse worm harness. Riggers 60 back 55 ft down. Monkey puke and watermelon spoons. 6-8 came off riggers
Location: Lake Erie and Tribs
Time Observed: 9-30-19
Water Conditions: choppy 2-4ft changing
9/30/2019
The anglers that did fish over the weekend caught their walleye limits. Most of the action is in 65-75 FOW on spoons and divers. Some anglers are having luck first light trolling the mouths of the tributaries for steelhead. Over the weekend we had some reports of steelhead caught around the mouths. Its still early in the season and it can only get better from here on. Pay attention to the weather and rain forecast to plan the best trip to Erie for steelhead fishing. TIGHT LINES AND FISH ON! -Josh
Location: ELK CREEK
Time Observed: 9/28/19
Water Conditions: LOW
9/28/2019
DO THEY STILL STOCK THE MILE STREAMS WITH STEELHEAD?
Location: Lake Erie and Tribs
Time Observed: 9-27-19
Water Conditions: 1-2ft waves
9/27/2019
With fall temps approaching, the walleye fishing continues to be great. Steelhead are starting to trickle in around the tributary mouths. Top lure picks for the walleye continue to be spoons on divers. Throwing Cleo's at the mouth of tributaries for steelhead can be productive this time of year along with egg sacs off the bottom. Watch the weather to choose the best day to fish Lake Erie. FISH ON AND TIGHT LINES -Josh
Location: Lake Erie
Time Observed: 9-26-2019
Water Conditions: Rough
9/26/2019
With rough conditions on the lake today, fishing might not be possible. Always check the weather before going out, as Lake Erie can kick up very fast and be dangerous. Walleye fishing is still good with 65-75 FOW being the magic number. More steelhead are being caught around the mouths and shore line every day. It is still early for this but if you wanna try your luck casting Cleo's is the best lure of choice. TIGHT LINES AND FISH ON! -Josh
Location: Lake Erie
Time Observed: 9-25-2019
Water Conditions: 1-3ft waves
9/25/2019
Walleye fishing continues to be good most anglers are still out deep in 70 FOW. Spoons on divers or riggers continue to be top producers. When the wind is right drifting harnesses can be deadly. Some anglers are picking up steelhead along the shore line. Continue to watch the weather and plan your trip according to it. TIGHT LINES AND FISH ON! -Josh
Location: 1st trench
Time Observed: 21 Sept 2019
Water Conditions: SW 1' to 2' calming
9/23/2019
Walleye on Lake Erie continue to be abundant and catchable. On 11 outings since mid-May, myself and a friend have boated over 220 walleye, the majority of them released to be caught another day. In addition we also boated freshwater drum, a few nice yellow perch and many large white perch. Most walleye were in the 17-21 inch range. We only boated 10-15 over 21 inches and about 5% were 10-15 inches in length. Most noticeable this year was the lack of white bass, only boated 3. Last year they out-numbered the white perch and were large. I exclusively troll using 2 electric down-riggers, dipsy divers and in-line planer boards. Baits include plugs and spoons and adding worm harnesses as the water warms and the fish move deeper. September 21st – Ken B and myself - Walnut Creek Launch - Many boats - parking lot almost full - most were heading N and NE off the condos - there has been a large dispersed school out there all summer. We decided to head NW to the south side of the 1st trench - 8-1/2 miles from Walnut and not another boat in sight. Started marking fish in 60 fow so we set 4 lines - harnesses on the riggers and a spoon and plug on the dipsys - trolling speed 2 to 2-1/2 mph. Caught a few walleye and many white perch. Trolled deeper and hit the jackpot in 70-72 fow – the fish were in the thermocline. If we went deeper or shallower, the fish disappeared. I switched to a spoon on my rigger to avoid the white perch and Ken put a spoon on his dipsy. As long as we stayed in the magic depth we caught fish. There were some slack times and then times we couldn’t keep our rods in the water. In the end, we boated 25 walleye and kept our 12 fish limit (we normally don’t keep that many). Size was 10 inches (2) up to the largest at 30 inches (see pic - 9#2oz). The spoons that worked for me were a 4-1/2 inch green diamond prism with RED gill & hook and a 4 inch green/chartreuse with RED eye. If the weather holds, the walleye should be catchable thru late October like last year. Eyes-O-Plenty - fishing Erie for over 45 years
Location: Out of Walnut
Time Observed: Friday Sept 20
Water Conditions: 1-3ft subsiding to 1ft or less
9/23/2019
A little rough in the morning. Trolled South to North 60-80 FOW. Picked up a few on divers with spoons and crawlers. After the waves laid down, trolled East West in 75 FOW. Had 4 limits by 3pm. Only picked up a few on the riggers. Be Safe on the water!
Location: Lake Erie
Time Observed: 9-23-19
Water Conditions: Rough
9/23/2019
Walleye fishing is still consistent with most of the fishing being caught in 70 FOW. Spoons and plugs are still consistent bait with good colors being, Wonder bread, Green Frog, Cheap Sunglasses and NASCAR. Steelhead are finally trickling into the Erie Tribs and with a good rain should bring the numbers in. Good-luck on the lake and streams and stay safe- Jake from the FIshUSA ProShop
Location: Lake Erie
Time Observed: 9-21-19
Water Conditions: choppy
9/21/2019
Walleye fishing continues to be good. Most of the fish are being caught in 70 FOW. Spoons on divers continue to be the best presentation. Some steelhead are being caught around the mouths of the tribs. Watch the weather to plan your fishing trip according to it. TIGHT LINES AND FISH ON! -Josh