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Fishing Report Posted: May 29, 2007

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Posted by Capt. Walt Ermansons on May 29, 2007 at 21:57:50:

We are back home in Ashtabula, OH and we are catching fish! Big fish! I wrapped up my stay at Port Clinton for the spring season on Sunday by doing what we have been doing all spring, limiting out in near record time. We took a boat limit of 36 Walleyes in about 4 hours time trolling up by D can. I was hoping for an earlier quit because after getting the guys squared away and on the road, it was time for me to jump back in the boat and head east.

About 5 hours later and 106 gallons lighter on gasoline (at $3.89 OUCH!), we pulled in to Ashtabula about 114 miles east of Port Clinton. Ashtabula is my home port and where we will remain the rest of the season. Normally I leave a couple day window between trips just for traveling should we have any problems with weather but not this year. I ran my last trip in Port Clinton on Sunday and my first trip out of Ashtabula the next morning, Monday, Memorial Day.

Conditions were ideal for my first trip out east where the waves can be challenging with no islands to hide behind. With the flat lake Monday morning, I decided even with the high gas prices to run about 20 miles back west toward Perry for my first troll of the summer season. We were not disappointed. It wasn't long after we set lines we started hitting the Walleyes. Best depths turned out to be 51 - 54 ft. of water with #40 Jets about 120 ft. back working well. We took back to back 29 and 29 1/2 inchers on a 3 1/2 setting Dipsy about 115 ft. back. Wow! Can you tell we're back in the Central Basin? Although we did not limit out, we did end up with around 20 Walleyes for the day. Not too bad for not having anything figured out yet!

Fishing will only get better with each passing day now. Water temps are pushing 60 degrees already, the magic number for us here in the east. I have several days open for a charter that I would like to fill coming up if anybody would be interested in catching some trophy sized Walleyes. These early trips back home here seem to produce the biggest fish of the year. I have this Thursday, May 31st available as well as Sunday, June 3rd, and Monday, June 4th open because of a last minute two day cancellation (very frustrating). Anyone interested can call me any time of the day or night on my cell 216-387-2656. We are also available for afternoon trips for those that may be a bit more local.

Capt. Walt

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