LAKE ERIE FISHING REPORT 1 DEC 2019

Below is your report from Thanksgiving week.

Walleye: Most of everyone’s efforts were focused from Cleveland to Huron in Ohio waters. In between weather squalls fisherman found some nice walleye that were hungry. In Cleveland walleye were mostly caught in 50 fow during the day, and along the rocky shorelines at night. During the day walleye were found all over the water column. Most opted to get to the deeper walleye using snap weights with perfect 10’s, husky jerks, or deep bandits. There were however some higher fish in the 10-15 ft. range that were snapping. Over toward the Western side of the Central basin walleye were in the 30-42 fow range. Same programs as Cleveland were taking fish. Speeds were from 1.2-2.0 mph. The shore bite still remains very good. Pick a night where the wind will be out of the South and hit the rocks. Anglers will continue to fish before ice becomes an issue. The fish will just get bigger and move further West as winter sets in.

Steelhead: The steelhead bite remains good along the shorelines and rivers from the Vermilion river to Conny. If fishing from a boat focus on the staging fish in the mouths of the rivers up to the first bridge. Troll jointed rapalas and little cleos about 50 back from planer boards. If fishing in the river the egg sac bite is very good right now. Any egg pattern will work, but nothing beats the real thing. Fish the eggs so the tick the bottom every so often under a balsa float.

Perch: There is a good perch bite going on the Western basin right now. West of Catawba around structure has been good as well as North of Green Island. Kelley’s Island has some nice fish just North of North Bay before Gull Island Reef.