Lake Erie fishing report for the week of July16, 2017: , ,
Fishing Report Posted: July 16, 2017

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Posted by Capt. Walt Ermansons on July 16, 2017 at 11:39:12:

A stormy, stormy week! Wow, itís never good when my lead off sentence is about the weather. But the weather played such a big role in our daily attempts to fish this past week that it is the first thing that jumps to my mind as I reflect back about the week that just was. In the past week we had mornings where we had to roll our departure times back because of impending thunder storms. There were days we had to cut our trips short and make a mad dash for the harbor because of storms. And there was a day or so where we kind of got caught in some passing weather that just blossomed overhead without much warning. And talk about rain! I think almost everyday up till Friday we had torrential rains that accompanied these daily storms. Man did it ever come down! But one way or another, some way, some how we got all our trips in. Just never a dull week up here on the north coast!

Aboard ďThe TrophyĒ this past week we bounced back and fourth between the smaller Jr. Thundersticks and the larger full sized Storm Thundersticks in an attempt to cut back on all the shorts. Let me tell you, that strategy donít work! Lol! The little guys still jump all over the bigger baits. I couldnít see any difference myself. These smaller Walleye just have no fear! Makes me wonder for as many trillions that must be in the lake lakewide right now, how many of these smaller Walleye try to eat each other! Seriously! Iíve already posted pictures of larger Walleye that had smaller Walleye in their mouths. Where do they draw the line? Iíll bet it happens! Man what a mean world of survival it must be down there when the population of one species explodes like this and the fish all compete for food!

Aboard ďThe TrophyĒ this past week we bounced back and fourth between the smaller Jr. Thundersticks and the larger full sized Storm Thundersticks in an attempt to cut back on all the shorts. Let me tell you, that strategy donít work! Lol! The little guys still jump all over the bigger baits. I couldnít see any difference myself. These smaller Walleye just have no fear! Makes me wonder for as many trillions that must be in the lake lakewide right now, how many of these smaller Walleye try to eat each other! Seriously! Iíve already posted pictures of larger Walleye that had smaller Walleye in their mouths. Where do they draw the line? Iíll bet it happens! Man what a mean world of survival it must be down there when the population of one species explodes like this and the fish all compete for food!

So as I look at next weeks weather, dare I say it looks gorgeous at this point? Maybe we will get a uneventful week for a change. I am getting pretty worn out dealing with everything that has been going on here as of late. Uneventful would be a welcome change as far as I am concerned. Maybe a few more big fish will trickle into the area as well. It almost seems like everybody is starting to catch a few more of these bigger fish on a daily basis now then we we were just even a week ago. Maybe there are more big ones yet to come. We will see...

Capt. Walt
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