Fishing report for the week of August 6, 2006.: , ,
Fishing Report Posted: August 07, 2006

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Posted by Capt. Walt Ermansons on August 07, 2006 at 23:31:21:

Boy this summer is really flying by. It's hard to believe that we are already into August. Walleye fishing has been simply amazing on most days. Limits have been almost automatic aboard "The Trophy" with the exceptional slower day that is usually the result of a rough lake. Still though, this summer will go down in my books as one of the nicest weather summers ever on the big lake.

The biggest problem hitting us again is the soaring fuel prices at the marina pumps. Fuel at River Marine where I dock here in Ashtabula is at $3.30 per gallon as of this report's date. Word from the marina's owner is that this trend will continue with even higher prices expected. I want to remind all of my upcoming trips that a $5.00 a man fuel sur-charge is in effect aboard "The Trophy" at this time. This is on top of the regular charter rate and is added to the balance due at the end of the trip. Such is the times we live in. We are now doing more and more offshore fishing trips, and are going through a ton of fuel.

On the bright side, we are running into more larger Walleyes again although the "03" year class is still very dominate. Steelhead Trout continue to be few and far apart. It has still been a morning bite so I urge all of my trips to be on the boat and ready to roll no later than 5:30 a.m.

Water temps are now well into the seventies. Wire line and stick baits have been working wonderfully for us. Let's keep our fingers crossed that August's weather continues to be nice!

Capt. Walt

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