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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! With rivers high and the lake rock'in it might be a day or 2 before it really gets good. Enjoy the Holiday.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Great Rivers

With high water this week ,we should see even more fish push up are rivers. Western streams seem to have more fish spread threw out they're systems than the far Eastern tribs. There are no lack of big fish around this season with solid 10s and larger being common. With high off color water spawn ,big jigs as well as large flies are working best. The guys making the adjustments for high water are reporting the best fishing we have seen in years.With mild temps the next few days ,the bite should stay very good.
Night walleye is still going strong with reports coming in from Huron, Vermilion and Cleveland all reporting good fishing. The best baits have remained the same all year. Husky Jerks are the best bet from shore with F-18s being the bait of choice for boaters.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Happy Holidays!

With rivers dropping steelhead fishing is firing back up. Fish are evenly spread threw out are rivers with new arrivals showing up every day. Walleye fishing is still going strong ,with mild temps and favorable winds its shown no sign of slowing down.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Mike Petruska with a 14# 2ounce giant caught in Cleveland a few nights back. Walleye night bite is still going strong. With rivers being unfishable the next few days this is a great option for guys to get out. Husky Jerks and F-18s in clown, perch or fire tiger have all been taking fish.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Big Fish

Rivers are on the drop, and should fish this week-end. Reports of big fish are coming East to West. Fish are evenly spread threw out all of are rivers and creeks. Spawn, jigs as well as flys are all taking fish. In the photo to the right ,Captain Dan Haude of Erie Adventures Sport Fishing shows off a real monster.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Rain is falling and rivers are on the rise. They should be left unfishable the next few days. The days leading up to the rain were very good. Large numbers of fish have spread threw out the system. Spawn remains best bet with jigs and streamers also working. This has been a great year for big fish ,with a large number of teeners caught! Night walleye is still going strong ,with large fish being caught. Husky Jerks and F18s in perch color have been good the past week.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Merry Christmas

Night bite walleye , still going strong! Trolling the shoreline with F-18s is still top bet. Husky Jerks in clown and blue chrome thrown for piers from Huron to Cleveland are also catching lots of big walleyes. Steelheading is at its best so far this season. High water has evenly spread fish out all are river systems. Spawn ,minnows ,jigs ,as well as many fly patterns are all working. Locally bead fishing is catching on fast. Trick'em beads in Steelhead Snot 10mm was my hot ticket ,Tuesday on Vermilion. Dime bright chromers found them irresistible.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays! Don't forget Erie Outfitters Gift Certificates make a great stocking stuffer. Night bite walleye is happening all along the shoreline. Huskys, F18s are best bet. Reports from Huron to Cleveland ,from shore and boat are coming in with great reports. Steelhead fishing is really getting going with reports of plenty of fish. Spawn has been good with a strong jig bite as well. Fish are spaced threw out the system. High water has let the travel easily to upper sections of all are tributary's. Looks like with seasonally warm temps freeze up is still weeks away. Wade safe and keep the photos coming!
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Monday, December 5, 2011

Fall Brawl Winner

This years Fall Brawl Winner "Issac" with a 13pound 11oz beast. Caught with less than 24hours left in derby. Great Job! That's a easy 1500$ in his pocket. Night walleye is showing no signs of slowing down. Huskys and F18s still remaining the hot bait. Steelhead fishing is gonna be on hold the next few days with high water and continued rain.

Saturday, December 3, 2011


Steelhead fishing is in full swing. High water has brought in fresh runs to all are rivers. Spawn , jigs as well as many fly patterns are working. Watch flow rates over the next few days as more rain is coming. Night walleye fishing is as good as it gets at this time of year. F-18s and Husky Jerks are still the best bet. The Holidays are a great time for Erie Outfitter Gift Certificates.

Monday, November 28, 2011


Looks like winter is finally here. Rivers are all blown with recent rains, Lake Erie looks like a cup of hot chocolate , and deer hunters are trying to find ways to stay dry. Welcome to Northern Ohio. A great time to get the hooks sharpened ,spawn tied or the jigs you've been putting off. With a few dry days rivers will drop in and be loaded with fresh steel. With any luck maybe fit in another walleye trip before she freezes.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Nov 25 and 60 Degrees

Hope everyone had a great holiday. Night walleye fishing is in full swill. Casters and trollers all taking fish. The first few hours of darkness still seem to be the best time. Husky Jerks as well as F-18 in perch colors are best. Day walleyes are still being taken running Reef Runners 15-20 feet down in 30-40 feet of water of Vermilion.
Perch fishing is best off Avon-Sheffield Lake area in 25-28 feet of water.
With recent rains rivers are dropping and will be full of fresh chrome. Fish will be spread out the system and will take numerous baits. With temps in the high 50s the next few days they activity lever and fighting ability will be top notch.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Great fishing!

The steelhead fishing has hit a high this week. The rivers are filled with fresh chrome fish as you can see from above, Jeff as well as many others have found them. They are taking jigs ,spawn as well as many fly patterns. As long as flows stay good fishing will remain good.
Walleye fishing is still firing in front of Vermilion over to Huron in 16-32 feet of water. Reef Runner 800s are still a great choice. Night bite walleye are in full swing with Huskys and j-18s. Pier heads break walls and any ware you can get a line wet can produce trophy fish after dark at this time of year.
The shop will be closed Monday threw Thursday this week. Anyone who needs to weigh in for the fall brawl need to contact Frank Murphy at 1-216-221-2822.
Everyone have a great Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Winter Coming

Night bite walleye are in full swing. Husky Jerks, F-18 as well as Rip Stix all taking fish. The shore line from Huron from Cleveland are all producing. Recent rains have left rivers high but in the next few days we will see the years best steelhead fishing so far. Fish should be spread threw out the system. Spawn, jigs, as well as a variety of flys will all work well.

Monday, November 7, 2011


This weeks blow have stirred things up but reports of perch off Avon Point to Rocky River are rolling in. Walleye have stayed strong from Vermilion to Huron. Reef Runners 100 to 150 back in pink lemonaid ,pink panties, as well as many other bare naked. Steelhead fishing has remained strong early morning and late evenings in low river and marinas. Steady pressure and low water have left fishing up river tuff. Rain is needed badly to get a fresh run. BIG THANKS to the Great Lakes Steelhead Co. for the killer bead assortment shown above...........

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Walleye fishing is as good as it gets. North of Vermilion trolling Reef Runners has been the best bet. White Perch,Green Flash,Pink Panties have all been working. Perch fishing has finally picked up. Lorain to Avon Point in 26-36 feet have been best. Steelhead fishing with recent rains is also very good. Jigs, eggs, flys as well as throwing spoons have all been good.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Big Walleye . Fresh Steelhead

Walleye from Vermilion to Huron is about as good as it gets. Reef Runner 800s in Pink Lemonade , Citrus Shad , Moon Eye as well as many others all working. Running baits in the top 20 feet at speeds of 1.3mph to 1.7mph are producing coolers of 6-9 pounds. Steelhead fishing is getting better with every rain. Fish have moved into all of are tributaries. Spawn bags, jigs and maggots as well as many flys have been working. Perch fishing is still tuff but small batches are finally being caught off the Avon Point.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Fall Steelhead,Night Bite Walleye

Fall colors are perfect, and rivers full of steelhead are just one of many reasons to get out. Recent rains have loaded are rivers full of steelhead. Eastern rivers have cleared first and are giving up plenty of chrome. With rain on and off ,check flow rates often to get on the best water. Spawn ,jigs as well as beads all taking fish.
Walleye during the day are being caught from Lorain to Vermilion. 800 reefs in charchuese/redhead ,green flash ,pink lemonade ,sun spots as well as others have all been working. Night bite walleye are in full swing with husky jerks in blue and silver working well. Ron Hudack has the first walleye on the board in the fall brawl.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


With rain falling steelhead fishing will be in full swing. Reports of fresh fish are coming from East to West. From recent report big fish are in good numbers, lots of 10 to 12# fish. Beads, spoons ,eggs as well as flys have all produced fish this week. The next time rivers drop will be worth wile for everyone to get out. We still have eggs available in a variety of cures including local favorites. Guys making the journey to New York and P.A. are all reporting great trips with plenty of steel.
The local "Walleye Fall Brawl" is causing some chatter with guys itching to get out on some of these huge fall walleye.
perch fishing should be great as soon as we can get out on the water. Guys trying to fill the freezer know this is the best time to get on those jumbos.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Well now it looks and feels like Fall.

With salmon running in are sister states ,steelhead season is finally here.
Cooler weather and rain rolling in ,we should see the best fall steelheading in years. Reports from East to West have been good. Fish have moved freely threw out most systems. Spawn bags ,jigs as well as streamers are all catching fish. Eastside streams are rising and West side rivers are dropping ,we all should have great opportunities by early week. Looks like walleye and perch fishing is gonna be put on hold a few days. Rough and dirty water will make things tuff. Check back for reports come early week.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Rains a good thing!

With this weeks rain coming we should see fresh pushes of fish. Getting ride of leaves and silt will just make things even that much better. Rivers from East to West including the creeks already have pretty good numbers. Low in the river system is a good bet. Spawn bags ,jigs ,as well as streamers will all work this time of year. Looks like with a rough Lake perch and walleye fishing will get put on hold for a few days. Off to cure more salmon eggs as it is the season. If you looking for fresh now is the time to stop bye.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Oct 8

Walleye fishing has been picking up on the edge of the sand bar in front of Vermilion/Beaver area. Running spoons, reefs or meet have all been working. Keep baits in the top 15 feet. Perch fishing has been spotty with best catches coming from the sandbar as well.
Steelhead fishing has been good from Vermilion to Conneaut creek. Trolling or throwing spoons in the river mouths have been great. Guys up the river are having luck drifting spawn ,small flys or jigs are all doing well.

Monday, October 3, 2011


Wind and rain has been a blessing to steelheaders but a big headache for the walleye and perch fisherman. Rivers have swollen and let fresh runs of steelhead move freely threw out are rivers and should be a great week. Smaller rivers will fish as early as Monday with others to fish bye the end of week. Jigs, spawn bags and streamers have all worked this past week. Will keep you updated on river conditions later in week. New shipment of Dan Bailey waders have been a big hit. Nothing like staying dry standing in the river all day.
Walleye and perch fisherman have a calm week to look forward to. A day are two will be needed to clean up, but midweek looks good. Right before the blow ,perching was top notch on Avon Point, with Lorain producing slightly smaller limits. Reports of walleyes were picking up. Don't forget to check out are fall brawl walleye derby.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Fall is finally here! Steelhead ,Coho , Browns and Kings are filling rivers in New York and Michigan. Steelhead are pushing in Pennsylvania and right here in Ohio. Time to dust of my Dan Baileys and head to the river. Ohio has been receiving plenty of rain so you can expect fresh fish threw out the system. Eggs, jigs and minnow patterns will be best bet. Spoon throwers are also doing well throwing off pier heads and in marinas.
Perch fishing is first class right now 34-44 feet from Beaver Creek to Avon Point . Fish are ranging from 8" up. Scotty's Hook and Line Fish Cleaning(1-216-374-2697) is doing a great job getten them cut and ready for the freezer.
Walleye fishing has been spotty but reports are coming in from guys running reefs in 15-25 feet as well as 34-44feet. Limits are hard to come buy bit the fish they are catching have been good in size. Don't forget about the Fall Brawl Walleye Derby. You can get they're info right here at the shop or the Fall Brawl Facebook page.

Monday, September 19, 2011


This week-end was a tuff one on the Lake. Perch fishing was tuff and with the lake conditions , minnows are getting hard to find. Walleye fishing was also tuff and the guys who made the long run to the Vermilion buoy are the only one to catch. Running Reefs deep was the most rewarding with a few being caught on worm harnesses. With wind and rain all week ,it will be a bit before the bite returns. Steelhead fisherman are catching fish down low. Reports are coming in from Vermilion all the way to P.A. Jigs tipped with maggots , and spawn bags have also working. The colder and rainier it gets the more fish you will see come in. If you get the chance check out some of the shops friends website for some hot steelhead beads. Great Lakes Stealhead Co. does a great job coming up with the years best offerings!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Dropping Temps

Cool nights and cold rain are dropping lake and river temps. Walleye should be making the trip back from the East. Reef Runners will become the bait of choice. In the past there will be fish found both North and South of the bar from Lorain to Huron. Perch will remain good in 34 to 44'. With the cooling of the lake jumbos should be more common.
Reports of steelhead are coming in Vermilion to Rocky as well Eastern tributaries. Marinas and down low are from ware the better reports are coming from. Large streamers ,jigs as well as spawn have all been taking fish. Cloudy days ,early mornings and late afternoons have been best. Pic above was proudly stolen from Dan McCutcheon.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Reading a new book about Steelhead Alley has my blood pumping again. Steelhead river fishing is just around the corner. Cool temps and the Salmon running in are sister states can only mean its almost here. With high winds, walleye and perch fishing is on hold for a few days. The past week sure did let us know its perch time with limits being caught in Lorain, Avon Lake ,Rocky River and all ports East. The best size fish have came in from Avon Lake and East. Shiners have been in good supply with the latest hatch about 1.5". Walleye fishing on the East end of the Lake slowing it will soon be time for the Lorain shore line West to pick up after this blow. With most fall bites Reef Runner and Colorado's ran under 2 mph will for sure fire up. Have a great week and get ready for a great fall!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

End of August

Perch fishing is getting nothing but better! 34 to 41 feet from Vermilion to Rocky River have been great. Limits of 9plus fish are being taken daily. Walleye fishing has remained good around the Avon Point area. Spinners and Reef Runners are both working well. The Vermilion buoy is still the place to be for walleye. Running Reef Runners deep is top bet. Fish reports from the 30 to 40 feet are starting to come in as well. With the cool nights and salmon running, steelheaders are starting to break out there rods and starting to plan trips. It wont be long now .a few cool rains and it will be time to start looking. Long time Steelheader Ed Novak has just released a new book ,Meet Me At The Net, about steelhead alley. Its not a how to, but a book of tails and adventures that if you fished the alley you can relate to. Check it out.

Monday, August 22, 2011

End August

Lake Erie has blessed us with another great week of fishing. The Vermilion weather buoy has remained the most consistent hot spot but reports are coming in from all over. The recent shiner hatch has brought fish on shore as well. Beaver to Avon Point in 24-34 feet have also fired up. Reef Runner and worm harnesses have been the best bet. Running baits with in 10' of bottem are taking the most fish. Perch fishing has been great in 34-41 feet, Beaver ,Lorain, Sheffield Lake as well Avon Lake are all taking limits. Looks like another great week ahead as weather cools abit.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Aug week 2

The wind has finally laid off and the Lake looks great. Thursday afternoon was a good bite for shallow walleye. Spinners and reefs in pinks and purples are still working. Guys running out to the North side of the bar are finding good numbers of fish. The shallow reef bite is still on but very early morning or late afternoons are proving the best times. Perch reports are starting to trickle in, but the guys that dont know any better are letting the lack of shiners ruin they're day. The guys that are using frozen are still producing limits in 34-38 feet. Rough water and full moon will keep most from getting shiners the next few days. Size of perch is still mainly in the 7" to 10"with a few bigger fish mixed in. Steelhead are still north of the boarder but should return in the next few weeks.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


This week has brought us great perch fishing from Beaver Creek to Avon point in 34' to 41'. Shiners are in good supply and the size of perch are getting better in compared to weeks past. The shore line walleye fishing has stayed good in the early morning late afternoon. Reef Runners iin Pink Squarrel and Pink Panties Bare Naked are a good bet. The guys running out to the Vermilion weather bouy are doing the best with harnesses in Egg and Pink Panties. The bouy bite has remained great and is showing no sign of slowing down.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Great Week-end

Walleye fishing has fired up big time here from Huron to Avon. Reports coming in from as shallow as 8' out to 30 feet. Reef Runner , Pink Panties, Purple Demon as well as most Bare Nakeds. Fish are still being taken from North of the bar on harnesses as well ,down 26' to 32'. Perch fishing to every ones surprise is still very good and limits are expected.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Walleye / perch

Another great weekend in the bank. Limits of perch are still coming in at a steady pace. 34-42 feet from Beaver to Avon Point all seem to be producing perch in the 7-10" range with some jumbos mixed in.Walleyes are still being caught inside the 30 line from Lorain to Ruggles but beware there is a lot of junk in there. Inside Reef Runners in mooneye minnow are a great bet. The 36line and North still have the most fish and harnesses have been best. The full moon has past so Emeralds are once again plentiful.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Walleye/Perch Hot July

Walleye fishing has remained great if your willing to make the run. Ran out to the line last night and with 3 quick passes 18 in the boat. Colorado's pink and copper backs, 65 to 85 back on a 2oz at 1.4-1.6. The run took longer than it did to catch the fish. Fish are also being caught in tight from Ruggles Beach to Lorain but sorting will be necessary. Perch fishing to every ones surprise is great. 30-38 feet is tops and if bite slows start fishing off the bottom,fish have been suspending.

Thursday, July 7, 2011


The sandbar is heating up! Walleyes are being caught from 39-52 feet with Reef Runners and harnesses still being top bet. Fish seem to be holding 28 feet down and best bite is early and late in the day. To are surprise the perch are still firing in 29-40 feet and just East of Lorain to Avon Point are still the best spots.
I personally ran Reef Runners at the 34-16 line at 2.2 MPH and produced 14 big fish in just a few hours. Gatorbait, citrus shad as well as green flash all took fish.......

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


The Lorain bite is in full swing but requires a long run. The North side of the bar to the weather buoy has been top notch. Margarita ,pink panties ,blue berry muffin ,mix veg have been great. 2oz and 3oz in-lines and 40 jets in the top 25 feet have been best. Perch fishing has remained good in 26-38 feet from Lorain to Avon point ,a little searching may be needed but limits are coming everyday.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Bugs/high wind

This week-end has started with mayflies and high wind. Bugs ,inches thick on walkways ,windows , cars just about every ware. Lake Erie has also been dish en out white caps, big waves and a big headache for fisherman. Earlier in the week the south end of the bar as well as Sheffield Lake area (35-49 feet)were all producing fish. Worm harnesses and Reef Runners have both been catching fish. Blue berry muffin, double orange chrush, as well as mix veg have been great harness colors and in reefs, copperhead ,pink panties and gatorbait have been hot.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Fathers Day Week-End

Happy Fathers Day! Walleye fishing has remained good off Lorain,Avon,Sheffield Lake as well as Cleveland. Limits required alittle work but defiantly worth getten out. Reef Runners and worm harnesses are still top bets. Pink and purple still are hot with orange starting to fire up. 41 to 54 feet seem to be the target depth with 54-62 tops in Cleveland. Perch fishing is still good and 40 foot seems to be the best depth.

Thursday, June 9, 2011


Sheffield Lake perch fishing is hot. 22-28 feet of water from Lorain to Avon are all producing great perch. Lots of 12" fish being taken. Walleye fishing has remained spotty although everyone is getting a few great numbers are hard to come bye. Lake has remained good so fishing should just keep getting better.

Walleye / Perch

Friday, June 3, 2011

Lorain walleye/perch

We are seeing are first limits of walleye coming from Lorain today. Worm harnesses are your best bet with spoons a close second. Perch patterns and purples are top colors. Perch fishing is excellent in 28' of water. Lots of fish over 10" with limits taking 1-2 hours.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011


With weather finally helping out perch and walleye fishing are picking up. Both seem dependent on clean water and stable weather. In the Avon Lake -Lorain area look for perch in 32-43 feet and walleyes are spread from 16 to 43 feet. Spoons ,cranks and harnesses all had their place this week end. Look foe fish in top 15 feet or tight to the bottem.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Fishing report

Looks like we finally have a great weekend in front of us. Perch fishing should remain strong in 28-42 feet. Lorain to Avon Point have had real nice catches the last few weeks. Walleye fishing with some stable weather should get better. Normally at this time of year they can be found in as tight as 16 feet working reefs and rock points. They can also be found in open water schools in 26 to 42 feet. Reef Runners and worm harnesses should be your best bet.

Sunday, May 22, 2011


Jeff Seyka and Greg Yarbough win MWC Lake Erie tournament in Sandusky. It took a 2 day 10 fish weight of 84.54 Pounds to win!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Looks like the next few days will bring us a flat lake and a chance to get out on Lake Erie. The lake will be off color and may take some searching to find clean water. Walleyes should be found along the Huron/Vermilion shore-line all the way threw Cleveland. Reef Runners will should
still be your top choice. Perch should put on the feed bag after all this rough weather. 37 to 52 feet should be top depths. Good Luck to all the MWC guys this week-end.

Sunday, May 15, 2011


Jeff Graves pulls off a big win. Great to see him and 3 other Ohio guys make the top 10!

Saturday, May 14, 2011


Jeff Graves leading the FLW on today the final day ,we all wish him luck. These guys have shown how good walleye fishing can be on Lake Erie with a 2 day 10 fish total of 82 pounds 9 ounces. Perch fishing is also heating up with limits being caught everyday.

Sunday, May 8, 2011


Perch fishing off Lorain and Avon has picked up. 40 to 52 feet are the best depths this weekend. Walleye fishing during the day is still tough with the shift in barometer everyday. Stable weather should make everything better. Night bite walleye is still producing fish every night but numbers are still low by most standards.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Good bye Steelhead /Hello Walleye

Looks like this latest rain will once again blow rivers out. This could very well be the last sign of steel head we see till next fall. Night walleye is in full swing ,shore casters and trollers are all catching fish. Purple perch and pink clown huskies as well as a variety of bare naked are working well.Vermilion to Cleveland are all reporting fish.

Friday, April 29, 2011


The forecast may actually let guys out on the lake this weekend. If water clears any at all walleye and perch fishing should be top notch. Reports are still coming in from the reef complex out west stating the jig bite is still good. Trollers are also reporting big walleye be caught in the top ten feet on reef runners 800s. Perch should also continue to be good in depths of 30-36 feet.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


The rains and high winds have kept the guys out of the river and off of the lake. Hopefully in the days to come conditions will straighten out.

Sunday, April 17, 2011


This week ended in high wind and heavy rain. The big waves have kept guys off the Lake but in this weeks MWC the Detroit river has produced 5 fish bags over 40 pounds. Rivers and streams statewide are high and muddy making steelheading tough the next few days.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Night Walleye

Walleye reports from the night casters started rolling in. Glass clown was the heavy hitter last night with reports coming in from Lorain to Avon Lake.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sunday Walleye/Steelhead Report

Rivers are dropping and fresh steel reports are rolling in. Fish seem evenly spread out through out the entire river system. Perch of Lorain have been good with plenty of nice big fish. Walleye reports from Turtle Creek area have been awesome. Guys jigging and trolling are all reporting great catches. Reef Runner have brought in best reports.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

High water/walleye/perch

Steelhead fishing has came to a sudden stop, high water and mud for this weekend. Hopefully a few days rivers will drop to a good level and fill with fresh chrome. Walleye jigging out West has fired with a bang. Hair jigs in purple, chartreuse and orange all firing.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Just wanted to show off this 14.5 # male taken a few days ago on the Chagrin. Micheal is from Germany and has only fished for Ohio steel a few times. The fish hit a white power bait tube drifted under a float. I hope he remembers this fish forever and continues to make the long trip across the pond to fish the Ohio tributaries.

Spring weather

This spring has been full of high wind and high water. Rivers are once again high and muddy and the Lake is full of white caps and dirty water. Hopefully this warm rain brings in fresh pushes of fish.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Steelhead Report and Walleye News

Steelhead reports are still trickling in. Most guys are finding it tough and are asking why the numbers are so low. Predators and netters seem to be topic most discussed. In other news around the lake, it looks like walleye limits will remain the same another year.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Steelhead Report

Good morning! Late night rain and snow have left the East side streams un-fishable. Rocky and Vermilion are fishable. Fish have been recorded throughout the system. Spawn and black stone flies have been best.

Thursday, February 24, 2011


Spring is on its way!

Friday, February 11, 2011


February 8, 2011

From: Dave Kelch, Extension Specialist, Ohio Sea Grant (440/326-5858)

To: News Media Contacts

Subject: Lake Erie Steelhead Seminar Scheduled for February 23

For Immediate Release


Lake Erie Steelhead Trout Angling Seminar Scheduled For February 23 at Bay Village Lake Erie Nature & Science Center

Want to find out HOW and WHERE you can catch Lake Erie’s giant rainbow trout (steelhead) during the WINTER AND SPRING in local tributary streams and rivers? Interested in learning about steelhead biology? Want to learn more about spinning and fly fishing techniques for steelhead? Want to know if steelhead are safe to consumer.

Learn all of this and more during Ohio Sea Grant’s Steelhead Trout Fishing Seminar to be held in Bay Village at the Lake Erie Nature & Science Center, 28728 Wolf Road. Scheduled for Wednesday, February 23, 2011 from 7 P.M. – 9:30 P.M., the seminar is co- sponsored by the Ohio State University’s Sea Grant College Program and The Lake Erie Nature & Science Center.

Pre-registration and payment of $5.00 per person (to help support the Nature and Science Center) will be necessary to guarantee seating.

Seating will be limited, and registration at the door will be accepted only if seating is available. Call the Nature and Science Center at 440/871-2900 for more information and details regarding registration and pre-payment for this seminar.

The seminar will feature two locally renowned steelhead fishing experts; Craig Lewis, professional steelhead guide and owner of Erie Outfitters Tackle Shop in Sheffield Lake, and North Olmstead’s Jeff Liskay, professional steelhead guide and regionally known steelhead angling seminar speaker.

Craig Lewis, a local steelhead guide and owner of Erie Outfitters in Sheffield Lake, will discuss steelhead fishing tactics and techniques for both spinning and center pin anglers. Steelhead guide

Jeff Liskay will reveal his secrets regarding where, when and how to catch steelhead in local Ohio Lake Erie tributary streams using fly fishing equipment.

Dave Kelch, Sea Grant Extension Specialist with the Ohio State University’s Ohio Sea Grant College Program, will cover basic steelhead biology and provide and update on the state’s successful steelhead stocking program.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The boys from Erie Outfitters after another great day of ice fishing!
Go Browns!!!!

Friday, January 28, 2011


Yes that's right we finally made the transition to Blogger for all the Shop News, Information, Reports, and Shop Specials! You guy's will now be able to get the latest news, and fishing action from all over Lake Erie with your Host and Shop Owner Craig Lewis!

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