Well, we have sadly closed out the 2017 charter season on Lake Erie.
The season started a touch on the slow side in mid-June, but once it got going in early July thru the last week of September, it was pretty darn good. Mother Nature was not kind, and wind was a factor for most of the season. I can’t tell you how many times we told someone “the fishing is good, if we can get there!” or remarked that we won’t know what to do if we ever get a calm lake to fish.
Bay Rats were again a great early season board bait, and took their fair share of fish off the divers and boards all season. Hard to beat a bait that is produced 40 miles down the lake. In the long deeps, purple wish and the machine were solid all year, cracked sea coral, my secret, coho crusher and cheap sunglasses early. In long shallow, the rainbow smelt became one of our go to baits as the season wore down.
We did well with small spoons off the riggers, like the WD’s (Fly girl was the best) and a couple different colors from Krantz (formerly Contender).
We started off running 4/5 color lead, and ended the season towing 10 color with and with out extra weight and the copper down the chute.
We really appreciate those of you that came with us for the first time this year, and the growing number of you that are repeat clients (now friends!)
A few pics from this season….
We will be updating our site thru the next few months and will be adding all of the pics we have from this year.
REMEMBER…..Our season will start in late April on Lake Ontario for anyone interested in some great spring salmon fishing, and we will be back and at it in Dunkirk mid-June. Particularly for walleye, our weekend dates will fill up fast so get your date(s) booked early!
We will also be at the Niagara Falls Outdoor Show Jan 19-21, 2018!
Thanks again for a great year!!