Fishing report for the week of August 1, 2008.: , ,
Fishing Report Posted: August 01, 2008

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Posted by Capt. Walt Ermansons on August 01, 2008 at 19:08:11:

Wow. August ! It almost seems sur-real to me as how fast this summer is flying by . To me it feel's like the movie "Ground Hog Day". I do what I do, over and over and over again. And the days and weeks are just flying by. And the results have been amazingly consistent. Limits on most days. In fact, some days have been literally too fast, even by my standards. But you know what ? You can't have it both ways. You either get out and knock the snot out of them and get er done, or you ride around and drag lures all day and look stupid. I just as soon go out and kill them and be done with it. Apparently most of my regulars have felt the same. Everybody has seemed quite pleased with the early quits and everybody has been re-booking for the following season. Life is good.

The fish have seemed to go no where the last few weeks. They just seem to be hanging out around the 8-9 mile to the 12 -13 mile mark off shore. Most days we are running slightly north west. The fish are just there. Day after day, over and over again. As a charter captain, consistency is the best thing that could happen to us. Figure out what lead lengths are working and stick with it. Most Days the fish are very deep. Get you're stuff down there and hold on ! We have been fishing for the marks that are showing up on the fish finder in the 55 to 65 ft.below the surface. It has just been plain working. I have it pretty much figured out and everyday thus far it has been a slaughter. I am just hoping that we can keep it going for the next month and a half. That's how much longer I have left in my Walleye season. It just seems incredible to me. It seems just like yesterday that we put the boat in for the season. Just like I said before, over and over and over again. That's how this season has been for me thus far. Very good and very fast everyday so far ...

Man, I can't believe how generous you have all been. Fuel prices have been killing me this season and you guys for the most part have been steping up to the plate and taking that into consideration when settling up at the end of the day with generous tip money. While others have been trying to pass on fuel sur-charges, I have just been focusing on filling the box and letting the chips fall where they may. It's been good all the way around. I get the job done everyday and all of you have made sure that the bills get paid. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. After all the years I've been at this, I am very pleased with my clientele and the relationship that we have. It gives me hope for the years to come.

Just as I have been preaching all season long, we still need to get off by 5:00 a.m. We now have some travel time involved and we want to make sure that we get off early enough to where we can get out there and arrive at the hot spots just as day light breaks and start setting lines in time for the feeding frenzy. This has been half of the reason that I have been so successful. I have most all of you convinced as to how important it is to be fishing out there in the wee hours of the morning when the bite is on. It has paid huge dividends for all of us aboard "The Trophy" and it has been the reason we have had the edge on the competition. First out, first back . It's a beautiful thing. Please remember that the drawbridge in the harbor is closed to car traffic and that you must come in by way of Rt. 11 as all of my directions spell out . Also please remember th at the upcoming Perch season will be here in a matter of a few short weeks. NOW IS THE TIME TO BOOK YOUR PERCH TRIPS !!

Capt. Walt

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