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Fishing Outlook

The early part of the season is the spawning season for Walleye. Good time for a trophy fish. If the weather cooperates the spring fishing is tough to beat We mostly fish the reef complex just northwest of Port Clinton. Jig/minnow combinations and blade baits are the best offerings this time of year. The spring fishing starts at the end of March and extends to mid May.

As the water temperature increases in mid May the walleye move of the reefs to deeper water. This is also a good chance for some trophy Walleye as the big females recoup from the spawn. As the summer months roll in we catch big numbers (lots of fish). Not to many trophys but if you want to load up on those great eating Walleye, now is the time. Drifting and casting worm harnesses is the best bet in the morning while trolling spoons and harnesses in the afternoon have been the most productive. This is a great time for limit catches in the 1-4 lb class. This fishing normally continues June thru August.

September thru November is some of the best fishing of the season as we follow the fish to the deeper waters off of Huron, Ohio. Casting worm harnesses is a proven technique while the trolling in this area has been, what I consider, the best fishing of the year. The walleye here average 4-5 lbs, with many fish over 10 lbs being taken. If you want big Walleye, this time of the year offers you the best opportunity. Limit catches are not uncommon here.

Last years bag limit on Walleye has been cut from 10 to only 4 in March and April. The rest of the season is 6 per angler. This is being done as part of a lake wide effort to rebuild the walleye population on Lake Erie..

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