Walleye getting a little finicky around Lake Erie

Aug 24, 2022 | Ottawa Outdoors | 0 comments

Some big walleye are being reported caught, usually be trolling the hot spots around Western Lake Erie.

The Lake Erie walleye are, as usual, being put into the fish coolers with regularity around the Lake Erie Islands. As usual, the big schools are continuously on the move, making the fishing a puzzle to solve each day.

Anglers who trolling for their walleye are still running between the Cedar Point Dumping Grounds and Huron Dumping grounds. Trolling speeds have been about 2.1 to 2.2 miles per hour with lures about 70 to 85 feet behind the boat.

Tru-Trip Diving Planers and variety of medium-sized spoons are still doing the most damage on these fish. Don’t be afraid to switch some trolling rods over to crank baits, with a few walleye preferring the diving plugs.

The anglers who are casting for walleye with Weapon lures and weight-forward spinners have moved to the rock piles around the Lake Erie Islands Islands and are targeting walleye, casting to 10 to 15 feet of water. You will have to work harder for them, but anglers are pulling limits.

The spinner rigs need to be laying on bottom before starting a very slow retrieve to bring lures and nightcrawlers up to the boat. The walleye fishing still seems to be a morning bite, one that has been shutting off between 10-11 a.m.

Catfish are still biting in the Sandusky Bay. The best bite seems to be at daybreak and sunset right now using shrimp and cut bait.

We are still getting some decent yellow perch reports. The green-and-gold panfish are being caught south of Green Island and around G Can and D Can along the firing range. Many of the perch being caught have to be sorted to release the small ones.

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