We were told that they were catching Walleye out of Port Maitland, but my buddy went there July 5 and he got nothing. Two other friends had been fishing off the mouth of the Niagara River and got 2 July 5.
So we tried fishing out of Crystal Beach near the border, in 40-45 FOW and we got lucky.
We were 5 for 7. We got 3 nice walleye off in-line planar boards, about 120 ft out with fire-tiger stick baits, likely 15 ft deep.
We got 2 others on copper and yellow worm harness from down-riggers set at 35 ft deep in 40 FOW.
We also got 2 other good hits, one on a purple stick bait off planar board running about 15 ft deep.
So most of the walleye hits were off planar boards and apparently suspended higher up off the bottom.
I did not get anything off my usually trusty purple and black worm harness..... surprising.
Anyway we had a beautiful day on the water.
Winds were from the SW 2-7 km/hr and created a nice cool breeze on an otherwise hot day.
Breeze created some chop, scattering sunlight and possibly allowed walleye to strike higher
in the water column.
Great Walleye Fishing!
Maddalena Environmental Inc.