Fishing Report for the week of 5/11/03 - Port Clinton, OH : , ,
Fishing Report Posted: May 12, 2003

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Posted by Capt. Walt Ermansons on May 12, 2003 at 22:12:08:

A pretty slow week. This was by far the toughest week we�ve had since the first week of April. A pesky east-northeast wind blew almost all week. In fact a few days were very miserable with rain and cold temperatures.

We ended up fishing either behind the islands or on the lee side of Catawba. Although we caught a few Walleyes on all of our outings, it was nothing to write home about. We ended up using bottom bouncers with crawler harnesses each day. We caught some on both gold and chartreuse spinner rigs. My hopes for getting a couple of days of trolling in were quickly erased with the lousy weather pattern. I think you could probably get a few more Walleyes vertical jigging if you could get a calmer day with a slow drift. The Sheephead are really starting to turn on now along with a lot of White Perch. The �beach� west of Davis Bessie has very dirty water with the rough water all week.

Not a whole lot to talk about this week. Water temps are now in the upper 50�s off of Toledo. The weather for the next couple of days is supposed to be windy with possible gale force winds. Just what we don�t need. We�ll see. The trolling up in the flats should be just about ready to cut loose if we ever get a break from the wind. Stay tuned.

Capt. Walt

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