Port Clinton Ohio and Lake Erie are have long been know as the Walleye Capital of the World furthermore many would say this is the very best area of Lake Erie to find Walleye Fishing Charters
Millions of walleye are fished from Lake Erie yearly therefore we start fishing on our 30 boats just after ice out ( mid March ). By starting early we ensure we get our share as well this is considered by many as Trophy Time.
Jiggs ( walleye killer Jiggs ) tipped with Minnows and blade baits ( silver buddy, cicadas, vibies) are the hottest ticket but above all you need to be holding the rod to land your montser walleye!.
We drift off shore over our favorite reefs and spawning beds until early May. We then switch to spinners topped with night crawlers because and as the walleye becoming more active. Our spinners of choice are weapons, Erie dearies, bottom bouncers therefore we carry these on board.
Spinners are the lure of choice when drifting until early November due to the wind potentially dying out and the lake goes flat calm you may want to break out the trolling gear. At this point we will put out the planner boards and jet divers rigged with spoons ( Michigan stingers and Yeck ) or crank baits ( Bandits,Husky Jerks, Smithwick P-10s and P-20s, Reefrunners ).
Lake Erie produces many big walleye as a result the ODNR enforcers a 15” minimum size limit and 6 per day per person May 1 through the end of February.
During the spawn March and April, Trophy Time.
Remember if you LIMIT early you can keep fishing to get your full day in. Some walleye have been found to be over twelve years old as a result of fishing limits!
The average walleye caught in Lake Erie is in the 2 to 5 pound range. Walleye over ten pounds are not uncommon. Most people agree that the smaller walleye are the best eating fish, second only to the yellow perch.
Walleye are light sensitive as a result they may not be near the surface on a sunny day therefore they will often be in the top ten feet on cloudy days.
We have two populations of walleye: resident population that live around the reefs and islands in the western basin all year. The other a migrating population that roams East and West throughout the year as a result walleye are considered to be a schooling fish.
Fish a combo trip catching a combination of smallmouth, walleye, and yellow perch at no extra charge.
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