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Fished all weekend out of Anchor Pointe Marina on Lake Erie. I can't believe that these fish are still hanging around!! Usually by this time the water is way too warm and most fish have headed for the Central Basin. I was on a bit of a research and development mission per say as I wanted to give some different spoons a chance to catch some fish. Everytime out I have been experimenting with some different baits and have still beeen able to get into some fish. This time I gave the Honeybee spoons a good wash and fished them about 50/50 with the usual Stinger and Silver Streak spoons. All spoons caught fish in a variety of sizes as did some spoon harnesses that I have been playing with.

Friday evening we fished for a bit SW of West Sister and came home with 12 fish and a few throwbacks. Saturday morning we filled a four man limit with 24 fish and about 8 undersized fish. We were done by 11 am and got to enjoy the rest of the day hanging out with kids at the sandbar in Maumee Bay. Sunday morning we hit the area again and the fish weren't in the exact same area but we still managed to come home with 12 and 6 throwbacks. The beauty was that we took all fish in fairly shallow water around 22 ft, with a variety of baits and fished everything from dipseys, to inline boards, to the big boards. On saturday we found a pod of big fish and worked them and managed to come up with a few 6 pound fish! Very surprising as most fish were in the 16- 20 inch range and usually the bigger fish moved out early on.

Once we found the fish we would work those waypoints and try to run most everything at the same depths. Inline boards worked well on saturday and the big boards worked well on sunday. Dipseys took the occassional fish but 90% of fish were on spoons, the rest were either on spoon harnesses or the regular crawler harness with Gulp worms. Had one Honeybee spoon that was hot all weekend in a blue and purple color scheme, other than that supermann took a fair share of fish as did oil slick. 16-17 feet down, out away from the boat over 22-23 feet of water seemed to be the ticket.

I think this was my last hurrah on the Western Basin, will be trying to do some Lake Michigan salmon fishing and will then be moving to the Central Basin to fish a couple of tournaments this fall for the hogs! Good luck if you get out. It seems that most boats have switched over to perch fishing but there are still plenty of eyes for anyone looking to get out. The fish just seemed to have broken up a bit and are now more scattered in smaller schools.
 

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Thanks for the reports Casey. Better hurry up on getting over for the salmon. Couple of big rains has the early runners already up the rivers.

When does the big fish season peak out of Huron Ohio?
 

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QUOTE(islander @ Aug 17 2009, 11:25 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Thanks for the reports Casey. Better hurry up on getting over for the salmon. Couple of big rains has the early runners already up the rivers.

When does the big fish season peak out of Huron Ohio?

Yeah, I know Tom and unfortunately now is when my time gets more limited. Had a buddy fishing out of Whitehall this weekend that did real good and last weekend when I was trout fishing on the PM and Muskegon we saw a few early fish. Another friend was fishing the little Man 3 weeks ago and was seeing salmon in the river!!

Last year I fished the Walleye Central tourney out of Huron OH and it was the last weekend in October. The winning team weighed their five biggest fish at just under 50 lbs! I am fishing the Hawgfest this year out of Vermillion and that is near the end of September. Not quite sure when the "peak" is but I know they fish out there until things ice up and obviously in the fall you have to pick and choose your days to even be able to get out on the water. I just started fishing the Central Basin about 2 years ago, so there is still a lot I have to experience.
 

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Sweet a$$ job out there Kayc!!! Are the temps maybe just a little below the average for this time of year? I was hoping to get some out from Wheatly on Saturday but never got one. Maybe there is enough bait in the West still with decent temps for them not to be moving. Who knows eh lol

We caught some Steel using the Stinger also


Great job out there, as usual!
 

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QUOTE(Large Mouth Peks @ Aug 17 2009, 12:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Sweet a$$ job out there Kayc!!! Are the temps maybe just a little below the average for this time of year? I was hoping to get some out from Wheatly on Saturday but never got one. Maybe there is enough bait in the West still with decent temps for them not to be moving. Who knows eh lol

We caught some Steel using the Stinger also


Great job out there, as usual!

Saw your Wheatley report, nice job! Yes the temps are a little below avg but are coming up quick. My experience in catching walleye out there steelhead fishing has typically been to slow down the baits a bit, and drop everything just a bit deeper. Also steelhead really like the orange and purples but my experience with walleye has been to try some different colors. We were out one time last year, had caugh our fill of steel so we dropped one side of the boat down for eyes, switched some spoons and slowed down. We didn't catch a walleye all day up to the that point and we boated nothing but eyes for the rest of the day. Oh yeah... prepare to hook up some sheep too!


Again nice work on the steel and glad to see you got out there.
 

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QUOTE(kayceedee @ Aug 17 2009, 12:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>QUOTE(Large Mouth Peks @ Aug 17 2009, 12:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Sweet a$$ job out there Kayc!!! Are the temps maybe just a little below the average for this time of year? I was hoping to get some out from Wheatly on Saturday but never got one. Maybe there is enough bait in the West still with decent temps for them not to be moving. Who knows eh lol

We caught some Steel using the Stinger also


Great job out there, as usual!

Saw your Wheatley report, nice job! Yes the temps are a little below avg but are coming up quick. My experience in catching walleye out there steelhead fishing has typically been to slow down the baits a bit, and drop everything just a bit deeper. Also steelhead really like the orange and purples but my experience with walleye has been to try some different colors. We were out one time last year, had caugh our fill of steel so we dropped one side of the boat down for eyes, switched some spoons and slowed down. We didn't catch a walleye all day up to the that point and we boated nothing but eyes for the rest of the day. Oh yeah... prepare to hook up some sheep too!


Again nice work on the steel and glad to see you got out there.


Thanks man, it was a blast for my first time. I could'a used a nights sleep, lol, but whatever, going fishing is GOING FISHING! lol We had the boat at 2.6-3.1 with the speed and we marked some biggg bait's with fish on top at 15fow down to 40fow, following these bait balls. I guess we should'a dropped our riggers down to 48' or something and kept up with the bait and waited, because we sure did put on any and every color for the Steel. It seemed like they wanted something different after every 2 fish. We'd switch, get 1 or 2, then nothing for over 30 min, then switch, then hit. I still have lots to learn. Sheeps went better then expected
 
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