Lake Erie fishing report for the week of June 12, 2016: , ,
Fishing Report Posted: June 12, 2016

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Posted by Capt. Walt Ermansons on June 12, 2016 at 09:24:47:

A very windy week! As I feared last weekend, “The Trophy” got a couple of days off of work this past week thanks to good old Mother Nature. Monday thru Thursday were all super nasty days right on through with Monday and Wednesday being just plain unfishable. We somehow managed to fish in a pretty good chop both Tuesday & Thursday however and somewhat salvaged a otherwise disastrous week. I don’t know how we did it but we still managed to capture 18 nice Walleyes both of those days for my 4 guys each trip. Not bad considering what we had to work with and how big the fish were.

Friday was picture perfect and left me once again scratching my head wondering is this even the same lake? My, if one only had the luxury of going only when the lake is perfectly flat. It was a real joy just to be out there and fishing was great for us! After hearing about other parts of the lake being inundated with young and undersize Walleyes this spring and summer, the Ashtabula area is suddenly flooded with 14 inch fish as well and even one year olds which are about 7-8 inches long. Commonly and affectionately called “cigars”. A real blessing to see all these young fish but oh my what a nuisance while trying to put bigger fish in the box. Friday they just exploded and seemed to be everywhere. There must have been a GREAT hatch back in 2014! It will be exciting to watch them grow! Especially when I “welcome” them aboard the boat next season! Lol!

In last weekend's report I mentioned that we had caught a nice but rare Brown Trout on one of our previous trips. I’ve had several people since ask me why didn’t I put a picture of that on my fishing report? The short answer is that when the fishing is good, I end up with way more pictures then I can possibly use with this four picture format that we have for our fishing reports. So, for the sake of full disclosure this is the picture from the week before last of the Brown Trout that some of you have asked about. It was a very nice fish which by the way earned a ride to a local taxidermist back where the guys live. It should look great on somebody's wall in their office or den or wherever it might end up! And also last week I mentioned that we caught a large Catfish while trolling. Well, we caught TWO MORE Catfish while trolling on two different days this past week! I think somebody's going around and spraying my lures with stink bait scent when I’m not around the boat in the evenings! What the heck? I haven’t caught that many trolling in the previous 30 years combined out here! Lol!

So the weekend rolls around and guess what? Saturday its back to flipping smoking stinking rough again! I’m like, YIKES! Are you even serious ? Friday was just so awesomely gorgeous and Saturday, right back to total crap again. I don’t think anybody but us ran as far as charters go. No regrets though. We had lots of fun and laughs, caught a nice box of Walleyes and everybody wants to come back again next year! You can’t ask for more then that. I know in my heart that I did what I could with what we had to work with and I was fortunate enough to have a good bunch of guys onboard that understood all of that. I really have my schedule and all of of my crews and everything about my trips exactly where I want them now! You know, I might just stick around long enough to see these “babies” “grow up”... Lol!

Capt. Walt
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