As part of the Erie PA Charter Boat Association, I along Captain Bert Campbell of Reel Obsession Charters and Captains Paul and Becky Greiner of Lake Erie Custom Charters, took a group of Northeast Middle School students a few hour fishing experience. The highlight of the day aboard the “Outcast” was boating a 39” Muskie. A great time was had by all.
We headed out with Nate and Holly into the same conditions that tested us the day prior, blistering heat and dead calm. We also found the bite to be the same, grind! We managed a half dozen Smallmouth Bass, and an estimated 40+ sheephead and white bass.
Day 2 with Justin and Jeff, we started off the with an average bite which slowed to a grind as the mid heat and dead calm conditions set in. Despite the poor bite we ended the day with a dozen Smallmouth Bass and 3/3 on some bonus Walleye.
We headed out on Day 1 of a two day Smallmouth Bass fishing trip with Justin and Jeff. We managed to find a steady Bass bite going 18/20+ on Smallmouth Bass and 4/5 on some bonus Walleye. A pair of 5# Smallmouth Bass and a 8# & 9# Walleye were the highlights of the day.
We departed the marina on a picture perfect lake with Troy, Kathy and Elliot. We set up, managed a few fish before our spot dried up and we went into search mode. We got a hot tip from our friends at Blacktop Charters and we decided to make a move. After finding the spot the bite was on and we finished the day going 17/18 on Lake Trout.
Once again we headed back out to the spot with Randy and Dan, changing winds with thick fog at times seemed to give the Lake Trout lock jaw. We did manage to grind out several takers finishing 7/11 on Lake Trout.
Heading back out for some Lake Trout action, we teamed up with Dave and his crew and the bite was on. We managed a steady bite ending the day going 18/22 on Lake Trout, boxing a bonus Walleye.
I headed out with Bob, Jay and Tyler on the search for hungry Lake Trout. After a slow start we managed a steady pick ending the day going 11/17 on Lake Trout.
I headed out on the first Lake Trout trip of the year with Denny and his crew. After a slow start we dialed into a steady bite and managed to end the day going 26 for 29 on Lake Trout and boating a bonus 8# Walleye (the first Walleye of the 2016 season). Once again fish averaged in the 10-14 # range with the biggest fish going 18#s.
I headed out with Capt. Ron, Mate Greg and Shreffy for a day of Lake Trout fishing. Knowing we were on borrowed time with the approaching winds we dialed in quickly going 14 for 18 on Lake trout, before calling it a day at noon when the nasty west winds hit us. Fish averaged in the 10-14 # range with the biggest going 18#s.