Big walleyes a late season thrill for Lake Erie anglers

Nov 23, 2021 | Ottawa Outdoors | 0 comments


As we share the last fishing report of the year, most people are fishing for walleye for the Fall Brawl and the Walleye Slam. Like we reported in the Spring and Fall, most of the fish being caught are some of the biggest that we have ever seen.

I went out fishing on Sunday, taking my regular crew and a film crew from the Midwest Outdoors television show, and we caught a lot of walleye that weighed in around 5 to 7 pounds each, with our biggest weighing about eight pounds. We were out about five miles off of Huron in 40 feet of water using Bandit Lures and our new bait, the “Dead Eye.”

We were using no weights and set them back behind the boat about 90 feet. We also were using 2-ounce weights with these set 6 to 100 feet back.

Everyone is still fishing for the derbies that are going on through Sunday, Nov. 28. We have an angler staying with us from out of state and they have been catching walleye in 9 to 15 feet of water using Smithwick Perfect 10 lures set back 25 feet. He is mostly fishing the shorelines from Huron to Vermillion in the evenings and has been getting 9- to 10-pound fish.

Good luck to everyone fishing the derbies.

I want to thank Dava Neff and D’Arcy Egon for all of their help every week on the column for you guys. It amazes me how many people tell us they look forward to reading the report every week.

In closing, Happy Holidays to everyone and I will see you again in the Spring!

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