10/8 & 10/15 Fishing Report

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10/8 – Got out to do some much needed Perch fishing. Found a good steady bite SE of Rattlesnake. Lots of sorting, which is good sign that there are some small perch left with all the walleye that are in the lake.

10/15 – Ran a trip on 10/13. Was rough water and a tough bite for us. Fished N. of Cedar Point Dump 1st half of the day but ended SW of Huron Dump. Dipsy’s at a 1 and 2 setting 53′ and 65′ back, TruTrip 40’s back 55′ to 70′.

Fall fishing is starting to get into full swing…so is the fall weather. Every day in the afternoons there seems to be the 30mph winds that appear a lot in the fall. Look for the fishing to remain steady but with bigger fish starting to appear when you are able to get on the lake. Water is in the low 60’s now and cranks will soon be taking off. Some good reports are coming in from casting on the piers at Huron and Catawba.

Look here for TripTrip’s to purchase from Big Fish Tuff and soon Reef Runner will be the go to bait for the fall!

Capt. Kelly Schmidt
419-702-0589

9/30 Fishing Report

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Made a trip out fun fishing with some good friends. Fishing started off steady but quickly slowed when the sun came out and the wind switched directions. We still managed our 4 – person limit of some nice fish. Ran mostly a Dipsy program running 3 a side on a 1, 2, and 3 setting with small scorpion spoons and the mid sized Silver Streak spoons. Leads at 50′, 60′, and 70′ were the best for the day.

Still have some dates available before end of season in a few weeks.

Capt. Kelly Schmidt
419-702-0589

9/15 Fishing Report

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Fall fishing is off to a great start! After the blow last weekend, the fishing is now really starting to pick back up. Look for fishing, AND BIG FISH, to start to really heat up for the fall. Going to be a great fall for fishing! Call to get your charter booked today!

Reminder that we are running a “Fall Special” till the end of season…$550 for 4 guys. Don’t miss out on some great fishing before end of season!

Capt. Kelly Schmidt
419-702-0589
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9/4 Fishing Report

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Walleye fishing is “still” going strong. The size is starting to improve for us with fall quickly approaching and water temps starting to go down. The walleye fishing from here on out until the end of season will just continue to get better and with larger fish! We are still fishing the same TruTrip 40’s and dipsy divers with small spoons program east of Marblehead between Cedar Point and Huron. Look to start incorporating crankbaits as the water cools.

We had a great group with us this past weekend. This was their first time trolling Lk. Erie and done a fantastic job! Limits both days of good quaility fish and one 30″ fish!

8/13 Fishing Report

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After being away from the lake for a family vacation, we had a perch trip for a bachelor party this past weekend. Fun…Fun…group of guys that battled out a slow bite and some that were not feeling so well to end with 118 really nice perch. Perch fishing remains good with some days and locations being better than others. Great job to this group of guys!

Captain Kelly Schmidt
419-702-0589

7/30 Fishing Report

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No scheduled trips this weekend allowed us to do a little fun fishing. Saturday started out on the rough side and a little slow but after a few moves we caught a “really” nice 2-man limit of mostly 10″ – 11″ perch. Who says there are not quality size perch in the Western Basin???

Sunday morning was a great early morning before sunrise leaving the dock. Ran way east to some deeper water (44′ to 45′) and had a steady bite resulting a 2 man limit of 18″ to 22″ walleye in a few hours. Great Morning!

Captain Kelly
419-702-0589

7/23 Fishing Report

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PERCH!! PERCH!!

Had 2 combo trips (perch and walleye) scheduled for this past weekend but due to the weather forecast we leaned towards the safe side and rescheduled. For Saturday the weather man completely missed the forecast so we got out in the afternoon – evening for a little fun fishing with a couple others from the marina. Decided we wanted to do some perching…boy did we find some perch! I can say the perch fishing is starting to take off. It was not a fast and furious bite but definitely enough to keep us busy with a lot of 9″ – 11″ perch. Had a ton of fun! We have openings for perch, walleye, or combo trips. Getting into some of my favorite times of year to fish.

Captain Kelly Schmidt
419-702-0589

7/16 Fishing Report

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Another great weekend of walleye fishing on Lake Erie!Our weekend started Friday morning with a father/son duo trip. It was the son’s first time fishing Lake Erie. We first started fishing an area NW of Kelley’s Island where I’d caught some good fish the evening before fun fishing. Unfortunately they were no longer there. After making a couple passes we moved back down off of Lakeside. By this time is was late morning, full sun, and little wind but we still prevailed catching a limit of good “eater” size fish for them. Trutrip 40’s 35 – 45 back with small spoons was the presentation. It was a blast spending the morning with this father/son group and made for some awesome memories for all of us! Great job guys!

Saturday morning we had a group of 5 up for a Bachelor’s trip. We left the dock at 5:30am and setup again off of Lakeside pulling TruTrip 40’s 35 back with small spoons. Sound like a broken record? Sorry but this presentation is just slamming fish and is very common presentation this time of year. By 8:30am we had their limit of fish plus with some nicer fish mixed in. Awesome group to fish with! Had a great time!

Perch fishing is starting to take off…look for the bite to get better and better as we get into late summer and early fall. This is a great time to book either a Perch trip or Walleye trip or a combo of both. Fall is some of my favorite times to fish!

Captain Kelly Schmidt
419-702-0589

www.eriegardlesssportfishing.com
www.facebook.com/eriegardless

7/9 Fishing Report

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Fishing is still going strong!!!

Recent mayfly hatch slowed the bite just a touch but limits are stilling being caught in short order daily. With the warmer water and calm summer days, trolling has been producing better than casting but casters are still catching fish and have their days. Popular areas from the past week have been on the Canadian line between Middle Island and North Bass, South of Kelleys in the ferry lane, and east of Kelleys.

We ran three trips over the extended holiday weekend with great results. 1st trip was ran up on the Canadian line running Trutrip 40’s 30’ to 45’ back with small scorpion spoons. Had great results with limit catches. 2nd trip was on Sat after a NE blow all day Friday that had the water still on the rough side Sat morning. We opted to run west of the islands and fished around Rattlesnake Island in some protected waters. Again, ran Trutrip 40’s 25’ to 35’ back with small spoons. Water was stained a little and was a slower bite but still managed 24 fish for the group of 5. 3rd day had much better water conditions and allowed to run east of the islands. We had the same group that we had on day 2. Fishing was great with a limit of a better grade of fish than we’ve had for a few weeks. Here Trutrip 40’s were ran 75’ to 95’ back with small spoons, Dipsys on a 1 and 2 setting back 35’ and 65’ all caught fish. Great weekend on the water with some great people!

Captain Kelly Schmidt
419-702-0589

www.eriegardlesssportfishing.com
www.facebook.com/eriegardless