Lake Erie fishing report for July 19, 2015: , ,
Fishing Report Posted: July 19, 2015

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Posted by Capt. Walt Ermansons on July 19, 2015 at 16:53:44:

Just as good as it gets! PERIOD! We enjoyed some unbelievably incredible world class Walleye fishing this past week aboard ďThe TrophyĒ. Each and every outing that we ran was a smashing burn with the fish coming just about as fast as we could possibly go. Most of my crews right now are all repeat guests from previous years and some even being with me from just about every year that Iíve been doing this. We worked together like a well oiled machine everyday. Everybody knew what to do and even I was amazed at how smoothly things went. We would be shooting two lines back out with three fish coming in. And thatís what you got to do when the feeding frenzy is on. You have to move fast and you canít make any mistakes doing so that costs you time straitening things back out. And it doesn't hurt to have a little luck on your side. We set up each day right in the thick of things and never looked back till we were done. Most days that didnít take too long. Like I said, just as good as it gets!

But we still continue to pound the miles to do so. The very best fishing has been way out for us and we went straight to the juggler vein each day before we ever even dropped a line. Most days that meant a 20 mile run out in the complete pitch dark of the pre dawn morning. And just about every morning we would capture the first 5 or 6 of our fish in the still full fledged dark. Pretty neat! We would have a ticket in the box before most others have even left the harbor! 20 miles out and 20 miles back on average each day. Thatís not counting the miles of trolling around in between either. I am sure right now there are plenty of days where we log around 50 miles a day! On the weeks where I manage to run 7 days a week, thatís around 300-350 miles! And with an average fuel economy of about a mile a gallon at the very best, well the fuel consumption for me has been off the charts too. But thatís what we do. We go to the very best possible spots that I am aware of. No matter what. And this week it really paid off for us.

It wouldnít be right if I didnít discuss this past weeks weather at least in one paragraph. For the most part, it was rather decent for a change. We did have one major hiccup on Wednesday. We had a one day blow that came out of nowhere on Wednesday that was so severe that it kept all of the charter fleet not to mention all of the private crafts back at safe harbor. The marine forecast had small craft warnings up that morning with waves predicted at 4 to 6 foot. The northeast wind was so violent that morning that I honestly believed it was probably a whole lot bigger then that out there even. No fishing that day. The very next day, Thursday was exactly the opposite and probably the nicest day of the year for us. Sunny skies and a dead flat lake with about a 6 inch ripple on it all day. Zero bugs and super low humidity with unbelievable great visibility and just the most comfortable air temperature possible. Not hot, not cold, just perfect. And once again it left me scratching my head. Is this really even the same lake I was looking at the day before? Man, like Iíve said so many times before what a difference a day makes around here!

So with the earlier quits this past week and me having Wednesday off, Iíve even managed to get somewhat rested back up again sneaking in some bodacious mid day nippy naps. Still though 2:30am when my alarm clocks go off rolls around mighty quickly each morning and Iím like WHAT! when they do go off! I sure donít feel rested at that crazy hour! lol! We continue to roll off the dock at 4:00am each day and I strongly urge all my upcoming trips to continue to do so. . And as I look at next weeks weather forecast weíre especially going to want to get our early mornings in before the heat of the day kicks in as well. It actually looks like we are going to have a hot week around here finally. I sure don't want to be riding around out there by mid day in the heat after the big bite dies off. Hopefully we can keep this great week that we just had this past week going. OK, here's something that I haven't mentioned in quite a while. I have a very prime date to offer that recently opened up due to a cancellation. Monday, August the 3rd is now available for anyone that is looking. A three day weekend for someone! If anybody wants to go for a really long boat ride and catch a big box full of world class Walleyes Iím your man and that can be your date! Call, e-mail or text if interested. Well that about does it for yet another week. Talk to all of you again in about another 300 miles or so...

Capt. Walt

*I would like to remind all of my upcoming charters. As I have been simply asking all along now for the last few years, please try your very hardest to keep your group size to a very comfortable, more personal experience of 4 people for everyone involved. I myself just flat out DO NOT WANT more then that on my boat anymore for these summer trolling trips. This is not a hard rule or policy (yet) but if you folks want to keep me happy and chartering for years to come, you will do this for me and for yourselves. Also, we ABSOLUTELY need to be off the dock by 4:00am to 4:30am at the VERY LATEST! Our best fishing is ALWAYS at the crack of dawn and WE DO NOT WANT TO MISS OUT ON THAT OPPORTUNITY! Please, DO NOT BE Late! I am at the boat and ready to roll everyday by 4:00am and if you want to catch lots of fish, you will be ready as well!

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