Fishing report for the week of Oct. 5, 2008.: , ,
Fishing Report Posted: October 05, 2008

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Posted by Capt. Walt Ermansons on October 05, 2008 at 12:15:55:

It's October and the Perch are on fire ! What a run we had at the Walleyes all season long but it's now time to concentrate on the late fall Perch season. And thus far it's been fantastic. I don't think I've run a Perch trip yet this fall where we have not limited out with these tasty good sized pan fish. Many have even been in the jumbo category. Just plain fun to catch and incredibly good eating !

We have been spending most of our days in water anywhere from 50 to 70 foot deep with the Perch right on the bottom. Hook up three minnows on your rig, drop the sinker straight down to the bottom and make sure it rests dead on the bottom while holding the line tight between the sinker on the bottom and the rod tip. Pretty soon you feel tap, tap, tap and then you set the hook. Lots of times you can catch a double and if you're really lucky, even a triple !

Even though the marina is closed and I have moved the boat to a different location a couple hundred yards up river, the fish cleaning service is still available thank God. And what a wonderful job they do cleaning all those Perch for just a few bucks. I don't know why anybody would want to screw around and spend all afternoon cleaning fish when these pro's can do it in about 45 minutes for a whole cooler !

Keep in mind that with the marina being closed that you still need to get your licenses ahead of time either online through the links on my website or at the K-Mart here in Ashtabula on Rt. 20 just east of Rt. 11. They are open 24 hours also which helps us out a lot. We have about a month remaining in the season before I pull the boat for the winter. We are scheduled to come out Nov. the 3rd. Don't miss out on your last chance to spend a fun filled day aboard "THE TROPHY" catching jumbo's for the freezer. It's a long, long winter ! We still have plenty of dates available including a few weekend dates. Give me a call at 216-387-2656, my boat/mobile number. I would be glad to hook you up !

Capt. Walt

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