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Good News for Western Basin Walleye Anglers

It sure has been nice being able to wear shorts out in the boat these past couple of weeks. I thought the warm weather would never arrive, but I’m sure glad it finally did! 

Water temperatures are now in the high 60’s and low 70’s and there are still plenty of walleye in the area. Reports of big fish being caught to the east, (Lorain and further east), have begun, so those fish have already left the west end and are on the move to their summer hunting grounds. However, there is still some pretty phenomenal walleye fishing to be had from Toledo to Vermilion. 

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Walleye fishing conditions are improving day by day

Tim and Nick Becker

Walleye fishing is about the same as it has been for the past few weeks, with scattered pods of fish moving from area to area as the water warms, but there is good news. The weather is improving and it’s making the time on the water fishing for the elusive beasts much more enjoyable. You can keep the long underwear in the dresser, and heavy layers of clothing at home. It’s time to start thinking shorts and flip flops. Finally!

It’s been an up and down spring with the warm temperatures taking their sweet time getting here, but they just might be here to stay now. Water temperatures are reaching the high 50’s to the low 60’s now, so it doesn’t feel like a refrigerator out there when the wind blows. 

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Looking for some family fun? Go perch’n!

In this day and age of instant entertainment at the push of a button on a home computer, video game, cell phone, or television, it is sometimes hard to get kids away from the electronics to go outside and experience what the outdoors has to offer. Living in a town next to one of the best fishing lakes in the world is an opportunity not to be missed.

Fishing is not usually at the top of their list of fun activities, due to the lack of patience that develops as we mature. While walleye fishing can be exciting at times, it demands more patience, since it is not always fast and furious action.

Perch fishing can be the perfect solution to a family outing on the water. It’s relatively inexpensive to get set up with the basic equipment of a 4 ½-5 foot ultra light rod, and an inexpensive reel to match it. Then all you need are some shiners, a couple of Zip-Loc bags, a cooler full of ice, and a counting device to keep track of how many fish you are catching.

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