Lake Erie fishing report for the week of September 22, 2019.: , ,
Fishing Report Posted: September 22, 2019

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Posted by Capt. Walt Ermansons on September 22, 2019 at 10:23:53:

Thank you. My final fishing report of this year is not going to be a fishing report at all. It’s going to be a simple thank you note. If it were a fishing report I would tell you about how unbelievably good the fishing was again this past week. Which it was. Just like the week before. And the week before that. And the weeks and months before that. No, this final entry is going to be devoted to all the guys (and gals) that make this all possible for me. My faithful, loyal and super generous returning guests who come out and fish with me. Most all of you that come back year after year after year. Some for as long as I have been doing this! Without all of you and your tremendous support, none of this would be possible for me. I feel humbled and blessed to have a schedule like I do going into next year before this year is even over. There is nothing sweeter to hear as most all of you leave the boat then to hear everyone say “go ahead and put us down for the same day next year”! We have developed a special friendship and trust that works in both directions. I can honestly say that I am truly the envy of all the other captains back at my little marina. They see and admire the special bonding that we have back at the dock everyday at the end of the trip. Regardless of what time of day it is, the “after party” back at the dock while most wait for the days catch to be filleted has become as big a part of the experience as the fishing trip itself! I had loads of fun again this year listening to and swapping stories and jokes back at the picnic tables. Reliving all of the mornings action and listening to some good music while enjoying a cold adult beverage! Good times for sure!

I thank God everyday that at age 62 (in just a few months, lol) that I can still do this at the crazy level that I do. When I started doing this work I was just a young snot nosed punk 28 year old kid. What an amazing journey this past 33 years has been! I thank God for saving the very best for the twilight years of my career. To witness and be a part of this unreal fishery that we now have in Lake Erie. Nobody has EVER seen anything like it. We are all truly blessed! And special thanks goes out to my wife Joyce that works as hard as she does to help me keep the business going and the boat clean and presentable. Although she works full time Monday thru Friday, there isn’t too many Saturdays or Sundays and Holidays if any where she doesn’t go out with us nowadays to try and give me a bit of relief from the frantic and chaotic action by helping to keep all the rods going. She does a GREAT job and most everyone that is lucky enough to have fished with her have come to love her company and all of the extra help! Thank you Joyce! Finally, I want to thank all of you that have been following along with my weekly stories here. I’ve enjoyed telling my story knowing that most all of my readers are guys that have already fished with us or have trips that are coming up. I hope the action on your fishing trip lived up to all the hype that I seemed to be painting week after week! Lol! So till we all meet back up again in 2020, I wish everyone a safe and warm off-season with many Happy Holidays! You guys are the very BEST! Thanks again. Oh, and by the way, at the last second I decided to throw in one picture from this Saturday's charter with Joyce & I and my crews catch. So I guess this was a fishing report after all! Ha!

Capt. Walt

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