Lake Erie fishing report for the week of July 27, 2014.: , ,
Fishing Report Posted: July 27, 2014

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Posted by Capt. Walt Ermansons on July 27, 2014 at 12:34:17:

A up and down and up week. Again, it was all about the luck of the draw in how the weather was on any given day last week and how the fishing related to that. Early on in the week we had dead flat conditions with the fish on fire for us aboard “The Trophy”. By mid week though yet another strong cold front for this time of year came rip roaring through on Wednesday creating again nasty lake conditions and very challenging fishing. We fished but really struggled to get all of our fish that day. As conditions deteriorated, we knocked off a bit early coming up short of our limits for the day. One of only a handful of days where this has happened this summer for us aboard “The Trophy”. Limit catches have been more the rule then the exception this summer as it usually is for us this time of year.

And the next day, Thursday was not any better. After getting beat up pretty good myself the day before, I wasn’t too eager to go through all of that again on back to back days. With conditions supposedly improving according to the marine forecast as the morning progressed, I had the guys on a weather delay. Well after rolling our departure time back three consecutive times in two hour increments each with no real backing down of the wind and waves, I reluctantly ended up pulling the plug for the day and called the trip off. These lost days in this month of July are starting to add up. I’m not too terribly happy about how the weather has treated us this month. What ever happened to the dog days of summer with hot, humid and hazy conditions like other Julys have been in years past. What's up with all these cold fronts that keep rolling through every few days?

Friday rolls around and its like the past two days had never happened. Flat seas, pleasant weather and once again great fishing. I just have to scratch my head. And again, all the weekend warriors attack the lake and think, wow, what a great summer! Must be nice to be so charmed that the days that you fish are so very nice. Not so much for some of my guests that waited all year for their long awaited fishing trip only to have it fall on one of the crap days that keeps rearing it’s ugly head around here as of late. Just plain unfortunate. But we do keep bouncing back from these cold front set backs and it seems like each time that we do come back, we come back even harder with even more phenomenal fishing. Friday was no exception. We did great and Saturday was off the charts great. In less then three hours actual fishing time, we took 31 beautiful Walleyes. Now that’s moving some rods!

So I’m looking at the start of the weeks weather forecast and guess what? Yup. Yet ANOTHER very strong cold front is forecasted for the area. Imagine that! As I write this report up, I am torn in what I should do. Let the guys come up, hoping that the forecast is wrong and not as severe as they are calling for? Cancel the trip and save the guys a ride up? Or just go anyway and hope for the fish to be suicidal and get them fast and get off? Decisions, decisions, decisions. I hate it so much. And usually whatever I decide to do, it’s more times then not is the wrong decision. If I tell them not to come, it ends up being nice and everyone ends up going but me and I end up sitting wondering what the Hell just happened here. Sigh. It just is not easy. As I look at the calendar, we only have a few days left in this roller coaster month. I for one am more then ready to flip the page. Talk to you guys again in AUGUST!

Capt. Walt

* It is imperative to be setting lines with the very first hint of daylight. And with that said, I would like to have all of my upcoming trips that might be reading this report to take note and PLEASE be at the dock between 4:30 and 5:00am at the VERY latest. Fishing is the very best the first few hours of daylight and we DO NOT want to miss out on that opportunity! Also, please remember that there are no fishing license sales at the marina and that those must be secured else where ahead of time. Any questions, call me 216-387-2656

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