Outdoor Beacon; Mother Nature puts fishing on hold ’til next week

Oct 11, 2023 | Ottawa Outdoors | 0 comments

Some surprisingly large Lake Erie yellow perch are making anglers smile when the sun shines.


The week’s fishing weather started out beautiful, with people getting limits of perch. Then Mother Nature decided not to cooperate for the weekend, when we have had nothing but strong west winds, which makes fishing tough.

The weathermen are calling for the high winds to last until Wednesday of this week. It will take a few days for big Lake Erie to settle. Until then, here are some good reports from this past week.

Perch fishing was doing really well at the Marblehead Lighthouse, and out front of Lakeside with many people catching limits, along with nice fish. The D Can, and G Can areas still produced nice limits of perch as well.

We have been receiving some nice walleye reports, as well. The schools of walleye are starting to move back to the Western Basin areas. An early report that most people will like has noted schools of walleye between Lakeside and the southeast corner of Kelleys Island while trolling lures 50 to 100 feet back.

Walleye have also been caught around the Huron dumping grounds again, as well as Middle Island on both side of the Ohio-Canada line. Casters have been getting walleye in these areas as well using the same program, casting single hook harnesses and nighttcrawlers.

Catfishing fans don’t have much to report this time of year. With the winds, everything right now looks like mud. The only plus to this weather is it’s going to drop the water temperatures fast, which should kick off the fall fishing.

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