What a fantastic day we had fishing for Walleye on Lake Erie. I was out last Tuesday with my good friend and fishing partner, Mike Poplawchuk. Lake Erie was smoking hot for walleye fishing. Check out our video below.
Summary of Important Facts Fishing For Walleye on Lake ErieHere are some of the important fishing facts of our daytrip on Lake Erie.
1) All our walleye were caught on worm purple and black worm harnesses. We saw no need to change colours as the action was constant.
2) We were fishing near the US/Canadian border on the Canadian side in about 40-46 FOW near the mouth of the Niagara River.
3) While we started fishing at 8:30 am, we caught only 1 walleye all morning. The rest of our Walleye were caught between 2:30 and 4:00 pm.
4) All successful fishing for walleye on Lake Erie was from the down riggers, with cannon balls set 2-5 feet off the bottom, with leads 50-60 feet back from the cannon ball.
5) Although we had extra lines out, we didn’t need them. All the action was from the down-riggers.
6) About half the walleye we caught were induced by releasing the worm harnesses from the cannon balls and letting them rise. A lot of times walleye are just following the bait and releasing the harness from the cannon ball can induce a strike. This worked great for us.
7) We tried to run at 2-2.5 mph but we actually got better results when we slowed down to 1.9-2.0 mph. (even though this raised the risk of catching sheep head, or fresh water drum).
More Fishing For Walleye on Lake ErieWe’ll have more videos of fishing for Walleye on Lake Erie as I get a chance to get out. Hopefully the winds won’t be too bad in the coming weeks. Get out there and wet some lines!
Who knows, this great fishing day may be the result of resurgent populations of walleye on Lake Erie!
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