We had a great trip Walleye Fishing on Lake Erie in early June. We were in the East end of Lake Erie hoping to get some early walleye as they migrate around the east end of the Lake from the American side. Every year the migration begins from Dunkirk, NY to the Niagara River mouth and to Pt. Abino.
I think this is because there used to be a stocking program for walleye in Dunkirk, NY. -I caught an 11 pounder many years ago with a tag from Dunkirk and reported it to the US Fish and Game Service. I don't think the stocking program is still in effect at Dunkirk, but I spoke to another Canadian fisherman who caught a big walleye with a tag from Ohio. Perhaps they still provide a stocking program in Ohio-let's hope so!!!
In June, walleye can be caught trolling worm harnesses in 30-50 feet of water. As the summer progresses, walleye continue to migrate West in Lake Erie in deep water. By mid August and September we've caught them in 80 feet of water West of Port Maitland. We stay in the East end of the Lake but walleye are everywhere in Lake Erie. The most consistent fact is they are found deeper and further West as the summer progresses.
Good Luck On the Water!!!
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