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Tuesday, May 27, 2014


Walleye fishing has taken off! Limits reported from Vermilion to Cleveland. Reef Runners ran in shallow water (16-28Feet) in Red headed watermelon, Green flash as well as Pink Panties Bare Naked all top bets. Run baits as close to the bottom as possible. Boats running deeper (32-38Feet) all reported good catches on pink and purple harnesses. Dipsy's, tadpoles, and in-lines all ran deep are working. Night bite walleye is still in full swing with reports of Lemon lime and Emeralds shiner Perfect 10's working great.
Perch fishing has picked up in shallow water (23-32Feet) with limits coming off Avon Point as well as Lorain. Rivers have started to clean and smallmouth fishing has remained good. Small crank baits as well as jigs are taking fish. Crappie fishing the harbors (Vermilion,Black,Huron) has been great with lots of 12-16" fish taken. Emerald shiners fished under floats have been best with white jigs also working. The outlook for the up coming week is good.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

05/22/2014 Memorial Day Week-End Report

Perch fishing has been spotty with with guys having to move around. Lorain to Avon Point in 38 to 42 feet has been best. Size is very good and making up for numbers.
Walleye fishing has been good. The shoreline bite has been good from Vermilion to Avon. Cranks in Pink Panties and Green Flash have both been working.
The off shore bite from Lorain to Beaver in 38 feet plus have been good, with harnesses and cranks both working. Pinks and purples have all been solid. Reports of spoons starting to fire have also been coming in. Night bite walleye has been great. The shoreline from Vermilion to Cleveland have been producing good numbers and some real big fish. Husky Jerks and Perfect 10s in blue chrome have been good.
Everything points to a great week-end. Have a great Memorial Day.
Fishing Hotline 1-440-949-8935

Thursday, May 15, 2014

05/15/2014 Report

Recent rains have once again changed the game. Rivers are high and dangerous, the lake is of color. Perch and walleye fishing will be tough and will be based on are ability to find clean water. The Spring Fling Walleye Derby is in full swing with leaders as follows:
1. Doug Fair                               28.75"                              12.25lbs
2. Roger Riggs                            29.25"                               9.37lbs
3. William Dudas                         29.25"                               9.14lbs
4. Kevin Lukehart                         29"                                  9.05 lbs
5. Ron Hudak                             27.5"                                9.05lbs

The FishCrazy Derby is also up and running for details check out the following link,

Everyone is having a great time in both events.
The weekend looks like this weather should break and fishing should heat back up.

Thank you Fetha Styx for spending the last few days with us and look forward to some high quality rods and blanks designed just for us. 

Monday, May 12, 2014

Meet and Greet 05/12/2014

Tonight we are lucky enough to have Bill Boyce and Gary Shafer here from FethaStyx/Lewis River Rod Company. They are here sharing they're knowledge as well as gathering info on what you would like to see in up coming rods. If your a rod builder and wished you had a good American Made blank with a great warranty to build on? Have a opinion on what would make a great perch rod. Would like a center pin trout rod. Don't like recoils, like recoils, fixed handle, Tennessee?Stop bye tonight. We will be meeting at 5:00 at Erie Outfitters,5404 E.Lake rd. Sheffield Lake. Voice your opinion and have a bite to eat.

The recipe begins with innovative technology and the latest and greatest composites and components available. But the key ingredients to our success are people like you. By listening to anglers for whom fishing isn’t just a hobby, but a lifestyle, we design rods that capture the feeling of perfection. We create the rods that you simply will not want to fish without.
Like a lot of great companies, we’ve grown from humble beginnings. Founded over a decade ago, Fetha Styx began as a custom fishing rod manufacturer, but our reputation for building thoughtfully crafted, high-quality rods soon spread. As demand increased, we created several different series living under the motto “if it swims, we have a rod for it.”
Today our sights are set on the future. With our solid following and reputation in the Pacific Northwest and among fishing rod enthusiasts, we are now expanding our reach to a broader national and international audience. We’ve set up a system of design, manufacturing and distribution that allows us to act quickly to changes or trends within the industry’s global environment –from professional fishermen whose livelihoods depend on access to the highest-quality rods to the weekend angler who wants only the very best.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

5/11/2014 Report/Meet and Greet

                                                               Happy Mothers Day
Perch fishing has been good in 28 to 40 feet from Lorain to Avon Point. Size is good with more than a few jumbos mixed in a 30 fish limit. Walleyes are also being caught by the perch fishermen. Dropping a jigging spoon down has been paying off. Walleye fishing has remained strong out West and is heating up in the Lorain /Vermilion area. Jigs, harnesses, and crank baits all taking fish. Night walleye has been good from Vermilion to Cleveland. Perfect 10s in emerald shiner has been hot. The Spring Derby is in full swing. The latest results are as follows.

Leader Board 2014
1. Doug Fair                               28.75"                              12.25lbs
2. Roger Riggs                            29.25"                               9.37lbs
3. William Dudas                         29.25"                               9.14lbs
4. Eric Andera                             27.5"                                8.855 lbs

Don't forget we will be having a Meet and Great Monday night with Lewis River/Fetha Stix Rod Companies at the shop Monday night at 5:00. Please feel free to show up have some input on Great Lakes Rod production. Everyone is Welcome.

Saturday, May 3, 2014


Erie Outfitters fishing Hot Line 1-440-949-8934
 Rivers are flowing high and muddy and with high winds finding clean water has been a challenge. Perch fishing has remained good to guys running North of muddy water in front of Lorain lighthouse. Walleye fishing during the day has been good between Vermilion and Catawba. Trolling Deep Cranks and pulling meat has both been good. A variety of colors have been working as conditions and water color changes by the hour. Look for fishing to heat up mid week as weather stabilizes.
 Dont for get the Black River clean up 2014 is today , check out they're Facebook page and pitch in and help out if you can its a great opportunity at changing the future of the river. There is also a link to the movie "Bring Back The Black" on Erie Outfitters Facebook page to see the progress already made. Big shot out to LOCO Yaks "Stephanee Moore and Robb Koscho for all they have done.
 Spring Fling leaders so far are
 1. Doug Fair                               28.75"                              12.25lbs
2. William Dudas                         29.25"                               9.14lbs
3. Eric Andera                             27.5"                                8.855 lbs
4.Brian Davidson                         27.25"                               6.89lbs
5. Virgil Davidson                        28"                                   6.865 lbs
Good luck this week!

Call Us at The Shop: 440-949-8934

Call Us at The Shop: 440-949-8934
5404 E. Lake Rd. Sheffield Lake, Ohio 44054