We are going to join the Black Friday madness….SO….
If you book a charter for Lake Ontario (Wilson) in May/early June or a Lake Erie (Dunkirk) walleye charter from mid-June to late September, including deposit, this Friday, November 23, 2018, take 10% of the rate of your charter! One day only!
We recently headed to Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia with Capt. Gary (Kongo) to meet up with our friends Chris and Kris to do a little striper fishing. I booked our trip with Capt. Scott Ward of Carson Custom Charters. He’s a great guy and worked hard to put us on the fish.
The weather turned out to be pretty good…a bit cold…but we avoided the rain that was forecast and that we drove thru to get there. Interesting ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway in the fog too!
Kris got the biggest one…a citation fish over 38″ and 21 lbs! We ate fish two nights too and they are delicious!
Was a great trip and a really fun weekend! Nice way to cap off the season!
We very sadly have pulled Times Two for the season. It was without a doubt our best season in the spring on Lake Ontario and the rest of the year on Lake Erie. She’s earned her nap!
2019 is forecast to be more of the same, all things being equal and 2018 was EPIC! We definitely had our best season ever for walleye, and the DEC folks say the next few years should be the same! Can’t wait!
Thanks to those that worked as crew this year….Capt. Al (Instigator) and Capt. Joe (II Bulls) who filled in admirably for Gary (Kongo) up at Wilson and Jack, Marty, Frank, Tom, Don, Gary and of course Gerb on Lake Erie! Also want to take the time to thank a number of Captains on both lakes that helped us keep you on the fish!
Our 2019 season will start April 28th or so in Wilson…come join us for some fantastic early season brown trout/laker fishing, followed by coho and kings! We will be there until late May/early June depending on the bite.
We will be in the water on Lake Erie by June 10, ready to rock the walleye fishing!
A number of groups that have already booked their dates so the sooner you get your date(s) to us the better. Weekends fill up first!
And remember we will be giving a walleye seminar at the Niagara Falls Outdoor Expo in January….great cure for cabin fever!
Finished out our 2018 walleye season in great fashion!
For us, the final 2 weeks was a deeper bite…60-80 riggers, 150-175 on the divers on 2, leadcore 7 and 8 and 300 copper down the chute.
Same lures that have been doing it all season….diving sticks (including Bay Rats off the boards, small spoons off the riggers and long shallows off the copper and divers. Purples and perch patterns were the best for sure.
Kind of funny that we started our 2018 season in light rain….
Temps moved around some, so we made some adjustments….but great fishing again, nice lake conditions….could have done without the bugs!
Great way to spend my birthday! Fishing with Jack and Gary. More of the same…..lots and lots of lures in the boxes, but really have run the same basic setup for weeks. Only variation has been on what core….
Headed out on the 31th to 70ft or so….DESERT! SAY WHAT? so we decided to track north and we found them. Deep in the water column, but once we were there a great bite!
On the 1st…natural move is to head back to same water….no significant change in temp, directions, etc overnight ….and WHAT??? Ice water. 14 degree break between 50 and 55 on rigger in 70 ft. Head north, out to 100 ft+ and we found them again!
Frank and Tim had it down for the most part….and so did Buttercup!
September 2….didn’t like look on radar…but it was a ways away…and then it got closer, and closer….had a good bite going….but time to get the heck out of there!!!!
140-165 clipped divers, 6 and 8 color on the boards. All sticks. 50 and 60 ft riggers with small spoons. Finally got chute rod working today after a couple of days of no show…300 copper with a shallow stick.
Lisa wants to catch one tomorrow..so hopefully forecast holds!
The consistent 2018 fishing continues….despite some rough water conditions over the last week. The fish, for us, moved a bit farther offshore then they have been…75-90 vs 60 ft a couple of weeks ago. Down temp really warmed up, and the fish went deep. Didn’t take us too long to swap out the high lines for 10 color, copper and deep riggers and divers.
Our Friday group was cancelled due to weather several times in 2017, and had to move once due to a conflict this season, so it was nice to finally get out and on some fish. Really improved once we ditched that banana!
Saturday was rolling pretty hard, and everyone hung in there! Great early bite.
Because that bite was so good, we rolled out after our trip to grab a few so we could have a walleye dinner and weren’t disappointed!
And finally Sunday…another rolling Lake Erie day….but very solid action, especially the first hour or so!
Same basic lure package….divers on the boards, small spoons on the riggers and a mix of shallow sticks on the walker divers. Only real difference was the adjustment to deeper settings. I should note too that we dropped to a 5 rod set Saturday and Sunday…2 riggers at 62 and 68, 2 divers at 170-185 on #2 and a 300 copper down the chute.
So two years ago we bought a 15′ Blue Fin, so Jack had a boat to bass fish off of, and a chance to learn the lake a bit, and to handle the waves a bit. Mission accomplished, but time to move up to something a bit more Lake Erie worthy…..
So…out with the Blue Fin…..
And in with the replacement…..
Not much bigger, but more stable, slightly deeper and with the addition of a top and side curtains this fall…. a lot more Lake Erie ready!
Not sure about the name yet….might prove to be time to name on “Black Jack” after my father and Jacks grandfather……