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Fishing Report Posted: January 01, 2023

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Posted by Capt. Walt Ermansons on January 01, 2023 at 16:19:14:

Happy New Year Walleye fishing fans! Here we are, nearing the halfway point of the off-season. Itís been a real roller coaster of a ride weather wise thus far this winter especially here close to Lake Erie with several dramatic lake effect dumps,record cold temps and unbelievable winds. And then each time just a few days later itís back into the 50ís! Just crazy! At the height of the Christmas weekend storm winds were clocked at 70 mph plus off of Ashtabula Harbor with waves to nearly 30 ft! I bet my Walleyes were out there thinking like, WTF! Lol! Hopefully Mother Nature gets all this crazy weather out of her system and we can return to smooth sailing when we really need it and believe me, it will be here before you
know it.

Everyone knows how fabulous the Walleye fishing was last summer so there is no need to rehash all of that. In fact, most of you that have fished with me over the
span of the many years knows that over the last few seasons it has never been better for the Walleyes. Limits most days weather permitting have come quickly
and easily. This has been because of the many back to back super record successful Walleye hatches. This past years Walleye hatch statistics are in from the experts that watch that kind of thing and although it was not record smashing as in some of the past 6 or 7 years, it is still considered to be more than excellent!
Weíll take it!

This fun and successful fishing is what is keeping me in the game. Although retirement is beckoning and my body is telling me that it is really time, we are
going to try to squeak out yet another season. 2023 if we make it will mark my 37th year! Man, thatís a long time to do anything no less then to brave Lake Erieís
punishing waves day in and day out like Iíve been doing for so long now. Iíve said it before that to fish at the level that Iíve been trying to run at you either have to be a young man or just plain nuts. I guess now I know which camp I fall into! Ha! Anyway, I hope everyone continues to stay warm and safe these remaining few months and that your thoughts start to drift towards the warmer days to come and yet another adventure aboard THE TROPHY!

Capt. Walt

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