Fishing report for the week of June 8, 2008.: , ,
Fishing Report Posted: June 09, 2008

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Posted by Capt. Walt Ermansons on June 09, 2008 at 06:39:58:

A pretty good week. It didn't take long to get back into catching limit catches on most days aboard "The Trophy". Some days are quicker than others and we're still dealing with quite a few windy days but for the most part I am quite pleased with how our Ashtabula trips are now progressing. Things should only get better as more and more migrating fish arrive off shore where they will spend the summer in the bait rich cooler waters here off of Ashtabula.

One thing remains the same right now everyday. It is an extreme early morning bite. So far we have been putting the bulk of our fish in the box in the first few hours of daylight. The fish are in very shallow water lots of the mornings and are very high to the surface. I remind and urge all my groups to be at the dock by 5:00 a.m. and certainly no later then 5:30 if you want to catch lots of fish. Its really that simple.

I also want to remind everybody that the lift bridge in the harbor is closed for the entire season for repairs and you must come in by way of Rt. 11 just like my directions direct and not a short cut through town for those staying at some of the local motels. River Marine where I dock is also under new management so I hope everybody understands it's going to take a little while as the new people learn the ropes with licenses etc. Lots of changes everywhere this season.

I want to thank everybody that has already been out with us this season and that have dug deep in their pockets at the end of the day with extra tip money to help offset the fuel crises that my business faces this summer. We have not increased rates for a couple of seasons but certainly could not have even imagined what is happening right now at the fuel dock. I really don't know how we are going to make it once we start running well offshore. I hope that all of my upcoming trips also take this into consideration when settling up at the end of the day. It just plain sucks that I have to worry about crap like this rather then just focusing on filling the box, no matter what it takes.

Capt. Walt

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