Do you remember the good old days of the late 70's and early 80's?
It was a time period when you could cast almost any lure in the water and catch walleye. Here we go again!
We have had two of the best walleye hatches ever in the last 5 years according to the ODNR.
The 2018 walleye hatch looks to be the 2nd best ever. ODNR's 2018 August trawl survey found 112 walleye per hectare. Compare that to the 20 year average of 27 per hectare. The 2015 hatch is considered to be #5 best all time.
We expect to see lots of 18 to 20 inch walleye (good eaters) this year. Lake Erie still has plenty trophy walleye lurking around the reefs and islands as always.
No question about it Lake Erie's "good old days" are NOW.