Sports Erie-area fishing report for weekend of June 14-16
Category: fishing reports
Jun 17th, 2019 by Keith Worrall 238
Modified Jun 17th, 2019 at 12:39 PM
Large walleye have been caught in Lake Erie on a variety of lures and baits.
Lake Erie walleye fishing has been good to excellent. The bad news; weather is not always good. Excellent walleye fishing is reported from eastern Ohio to Buffalo, and probably from eastern Ohio to Detroit.
Productive depths in the Elk Creek area have been 20 feet to 40 feet, the same continuing eastward past Walnut Creek. Fish from 15 feet in low light out to 40 feet around the Point. Try 38 feet to 50 feet out of Shade’s Beach. At North East Marina, fish anywhere from 25 feet to 50 feet. Then into the Dunkirk area move deeper, from 34 feet out to 70 feet.
A 10½ pound walleye was reported at Dunkirk, and a 31-inch walleye at North East. Walleye of this size seem to be more numerous this year during spring than at any time in my memory. Lures, baits and fishing methods are not very important. Some successful walleye anglers troll, some drift, some bounce bottom, some cast and retrieve.
Some boats have reported that the larger walleye are suspended, while the smaller walleye, about 20 inches, are close to the bottom. Many walleye anglers call 20 inches perfect size.