Moon River 2014

Took a short family vacation up to Moon River Ontario to hang out and do some fishing.   Came in on the heels of the summer “polar” vortex.   Last year it was in the 90’s when got there, this year it was in the upper 50’s/low 60’s


Jack and I did get into a few nice pike, with an average size of 24″ and there are always smallmouth bass hanging around the shoals!




Lost what likely would have been my largest pike at Moon River,  and second largest in the 30+ years of heading north.   Had it up alongside the boat, tired out, no net and only 1 hook point in the outside of the jaw.   Went to grab it, and it twisted enough so the line got across the teeth…and it was gone.    My best guess is 36-38 inches which should have put it at over 12lbs.      Jack also had a really nice fish break off at the boat around 7lbs.

Little bit different this time with the cool temps, but still a lot of fun!



July 12 PM

Well, having seen the results of the previous night,                                 and earlier today, Jack had to get in on the action.                                       So we headed back out for a couple of hours after dinner.

Had this brown hit the 7 color as I was setting it in the  release.


Followed that up with 4 walleye in short order.   Not too                    bad, and that means walleye tacos in our future!


Same set ups as last two times out.

July 12 am

Had Jay and Clem again this morning.   Actually had  a                first  for “Times Two Charters”.   Clem got on a 10lb                                 walleye last  night as the last fish of the day, then got                           onto another 10lber,  to start today before we had all                             the lines  in the water!




Same program as night before with the 6/7 color                                working the best, and the 45 rigger was pretty hot too.

The  purple scatteraps were good again, and we had                                      a couple go on the Bay Rat purple mamba.  70-85 fow was                  the best.

July 11, PM

Our friends Jay and Clem made it back up to WNY again,                            and thankfully brought some good luck and good fishing                          with them!

The boys caught a window of good weather, and we got on                   to the  walleye right off the bat!





Full stick bait program, running a mix of 6 color,                                              7 color,  and 10 color leadcore,  the 45 rigger was                                        good, and we took  fish on the 145 on the divers.                                           Baits were  Rapala scatterraps, and Renoskys!

July 2

Very honored to have Irag/Afghanistan veteran Warren,                     his son Greg and friend Jason aboard today.    Thank you                  very much for your service!

The boys had never fished Lake Erie before, and we were                 able to come up with a mixed bag of lakers, walleye and                            a brown and of course the standard 40 silver bass!



10 color took all the walleye shots today on the green,                           5″ chattersticks, still more from the Scatteraps, and                                     one on a Renosky.   Yecks did the damage on the                                   trout off the riggers!

June 29

Kevin and his dad joined us for the second half of license                    free weekend.  Took this 28″ beauty before we even had                       all the rods in the water!  Kevin’s best to date!


Leadcore continues to rule, and the scatter Rapala’s                           have been the best bait at the start of this year.

June 28

License free weekend in NYS!

Got my friend Matt on board,  and he brought along his friend  Misha, from Russia.   Misha had never experienced Great Lakes fishing, although he shared a bunch of stories and photos of his brother back home.

Always really cool to have someone on board that is so excited to catch a walleye or laker!



The sliced pickles with the vodka (later at the dock) was interesting too!

June 23

Had a double boat trip with Kongo Charters…..A group of                West Virginia bass fishermen in town for the week looking                  for something different to try….

We had  Darin  and Eric  on board our boat, and put them on                 to some really nice ‘eyes and a handful of lakers!



Not too bad for a couple of bass fisherman!  Darin said he               was never on the internet either…so here you go!!

June 21/22

June 21/22

We’re about to start our Lake Erie trips for this summer….so we figured we’d scout around a bit on the front end of those…..

6/21 Took a long run east with Gerb to see what might be by the Catt.   Decent screen, but had to work for them.  5 color with a rapala was the best for us, 55-60 ft of water. Our first walleye in the box for the year!


6/22 Mother Nature continues to be cruel to the Dunkirk walleye fisherman… 5?? of northeast wind has the temperature all messed up.   Searched around with Gerb and Jack, and finally found some fish!   All nices ones, but you’re really working for them right now.


Big slide diver at 75; 4 color and 5 color leadcore with stickbaits.    At least the walleye tacos were worth the effort!!

We’re back up…..

We learned recently that the GO Daddy Blog cast service that we’ve been using was not going to be supported anymore.   But GO Daddy has assisted us with a transition to Word Press!

Not sure how far back we can get back up, or if we’ll just start fresh…but thank you for your patience as we work thru this!