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Anyone ever fished Lake Erie?

Postby woodyard » Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:39 pm

My son and I are thinking about getting a quide trip together since he is in that area now. Anyone with any experience or recommendations ?
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Re: Anyone ever fished Lake Erie?

Postby arctic_cat » Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:40 am

what kind/species of fish?
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Re: Anyone ever fished Lake Erie?

Postby Grandslam11 » Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:45 pm

We went on a guided trip last June. We trolled for walleye. We caught a 6 man limit. We brought back a BUNCH of fillets. I’ll try and get the guys name we went with.

The trolling took a lot of fun out it. I think we had 10+ rods out at one time. But the guy did his job. He helped us catch a lot of fish


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Re: Anyone ever fished Lake Erie?

Postby woodyard » Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:10 pm

arctic_cat wrote:what kind/species of fish?

Most likely walleye or maybe lake trout.
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Re: Anyone ever fished Lake Erie?

Postby double browtine » Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:56 pm

There is some awesome smallmouth fishing up there too. I have never been, but I used to work with a guy that pulled his boat up there every year from TN. He caught alot in the 4-6lb range.
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Re: Anyone ever fished Lake Erie?

Postby poorhunter » Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:00 pm

woodyard wrote:
arctic_cat wrote:what kind/species of fish?

Most likely walleye or maybe lake trout.


Skip the lake trout IMO anyway. Caught a whole bunch of them in the Upper Peninsula one summer. They were fun I guess, but didn’t taste any good and the walleye and smallmouth are a lot funner to catch.
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Re: Anyone ever fished Lake Erie?

Postby WTM » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:08 pm

id fish the eastern basin if i could, Penn. or NY side, part of the central and western basin is still polluted. the eastern side is where they catch steelhead, coho, browns and healthy walleye anyways.
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Re: Anyone ever fished Lake Erie?

Postby Grandslam11 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:33 am

Where we fished it was all about perch and walleye. I think they told us we would have to go up near NY to get into the good smallmouth. I have perch/walleye every day I was there. Perch is an underrated tasty fish, I might have liked it more than the walleye.
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Re: Anyone ever fished Lake Erie?

Postby Buzzy » Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:00 pm

poorhunter wrote:
woodyard wrote:
arctic_cat wrote:what kind/species of fish?

Most likely walleye or maybe lake trout.


Skip the lake trout IMO anyway. Caught a whole bunch of them in the Upper Peninsula one summer. They were fun I guess, but didn’t taste any good and the walleye and smallmouth are a lot funner to catch.



Dude I think you may be the only person ever to say they dont like lakers.

To the OP there are great walleye, perch and smallmouth fishing.
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Re: Anyone ever fished Lake Erie?

Postby rsimms » Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:39 pm

Check out Capt. Denny Sharrone. I have not fished with him up there yet, but he has fished with us down here. He is a great guy. I am looking forward to getting up there to fish with him.

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Re: Anyone ever fished Lake Erie?

Postby WTM » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:17 pm

looks like fall is a good time for walleye up there:

https://www.cleveland.com/sports/2019/1 ... utType=amp
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Re: Anyone ever fished Lake Erie?

Postby Buzzy » Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:36 pm

I’ve fished it many times. Just talk to the guides and they will tell you where the fish are. I suggest talking McReel Thing Charters if they are still running. The steelhead are pushing up the streams by Cleveland right now. If you get by Buffalo there is excellent smallmouth fishing.


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Re: Anyone ever fished Lake Erie?

Postby Big Ben » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:16 pm

We used to go out of Port Clinton, Ohio for walleye and do well. Several charters go out of the marinas there. Want to have a blast try and hit the white bass spawn out on the reef's. 6 of us fishing once caught 502 in two hours first day, 512 in two hours second day. I was catching them 3 at a time with a 3 jig setup. We went for Walleye and limit then for the couple hours for the white bass.
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