Tight Lines Captain Don !
The Perch bite was a little slow but is hot as of last week and will remain this way until the end of October ! Walleye catches have been excellent with some batches with a 6 lb average . Plenty of 2003 year class fish available 8 plus lbs ! Find below pics of our recent meat runs : ) Also notice an unusual catch as of late a 28inch musky from 72 feet of water ! The first from Lake Erie I've EVER seen personally.
Tight Lines Captain Don !
49 Walleyes , a Steel Head Trout , and numerous tasty white bass in two days . Fishing has become catching as of late and it will continue to be for months to come ! Book your trip of a lifetime now the remaining dates are dwindling ! Fish right now are averaging 6lbs and plentiful !
6-10-14 Good numbers of fish are to be had and with a 6-7 lb average size . We hit 4 limits or 24 Walleye off Conneaut , OH and the previous half day trip we got 7 of 13 bites in the boat in 3.5 hours . The fishing will keep improving daily ( if that's possible ) ! Find below some pics from our recent nite bite & day bite excursions ; along with some video footage from Shawn's first ever Walleye ..... An amazing experience that I got to be a part of !
I hope everyone is ready for a great season ; the fishing is gonna be HOT !
I am pleased to report the harsh winter we were experiencing has subsided and cooperative fish are lurking near . Find pictures and videos of our winter fishing and recent trips below . The creeks were pretty much locked up until a week ago when warmer temperatures let the majority of the accumlated ice flow back to Lake Erie . Frank came up to fish near perfect conditions on Saturday March 22nd . He brought 5 steelhead and two nice brown trout to hand ! Frank did not let these fish have a chance bringing in more than 75 % of what he hooked ; a fine job dude !
The water had a perfect "green" patina and visibility was 15-20 inches into the water column that makes a great scenario for excellent cold water steelheading . These conditions are great to help one learn how to "read" water in search of these arm length trout in lieu of sight fishing them .....
Our 2013 Charter Season is over however ; the fall trophy Steelhead and Brown trout returns were excellent and local tributaries continue to fish steady . Even in cold temperatures fish have been continually decieved throwing flies , egg sacks , live minnows , trout beads , and jigs . Some fresh fish have been caught and observed moving into tribs with each rain or melting snow event we receive .
Winter flows on our local tribs usually maintains a beautiful "green " color that typically makes the bite better than early season's clearer flows . The coloration is caused by sediments that run off from shale / clay deposits on our banks .
There remains plenty of available opportunities to catch these fish as we approach April . Find below photos of recent catches from October through November . Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or needs you may have tight lines .......... Captain Don Stephens
Owner 724-272-1479 ( cell )
Fishing has been great .... Steelhead continue to move into local tributaries with each rain event we receive and as the flow increases so does the bite ! We continue to catch Walleye , Perch , Small Mouth Bass , Brown Trout , and Steelhead off shore when weather cooperates .
Our annual New York ventures also brought many fresh King Salmon , Browns , and Steelhead trout to hand . As of late there has been a lack of rain so spin fishing has been our main stay along with stripping / swinging streamers for early morning chrome . Larger tributaries have been producing decent fly fishing conditions. If you need information do not hesitate to call ; I will be happy to assist you ! Below you will find photos of some the recent catches ....
A local news piece I did on picking a stream guide .... double click http address below to view .
Ed's group came back for 3 straight days of perch funning and some beautiful Walleye to boot !
8.30.13 We managed 16 Walleye and 180 short order perch
8.31.13 Perch still commiting suicide 180 more !
9.1.13 Again more signs of non- stop action 180 perch a three day total of 540 perch and 16 Walleyes great weekend with awesome company .
Additionally do not forget the Steelhead and trophy Brown Trout are beginning to move into area tributaries . Recent video footage provided below ! Book your guided Lake Erie Steelhead trip soon we are filling fast for October and November ! We also offer near shore trolling trips to begin end of September and last through the middle of November ( weather dependent ) . If you want custom flies for steelhead you are in the right place ...... Place your order soon !
8.15.13 Charlie's group joined me for 150 short order perch on a beautiful lake !
8.17.13 Ed's group joined me for a tough bite ; we managed 8 nice walleye and 60 big perch
8.18.13 Same group came aboard and we whacked 210 perch in two hours of non stop perch ripping action !
8.24.13 Tyler's group came aboard for a heafty cooler ! 23 Walleye and a nice 6lb steelhead were the victims .
Clark , John , Evan , Macy , and Chase had no stop action with 210 Perch over the rail in just over two hours of catching! James & I helped the numbers joining in to catch our limits as well ! 7 limits of sweet tasty Perch fillets !
Dave's Group had an excellent half day trip with 6 walleye and 60 perch brought over the rail in four hours of catching ! An excellent day of non stop action !
Dean's group did 120 Perch and a bonus 9LB 32inch walleye while perch fishing ! Richard whacked a double the bottom hook had a 10" perch and the top hook a 32" Walleye ! ( pictured below )
I took a meat run with my first mates ..... The four of us fished from 3PM - 8 PM with 14 Walleye and 120 Perch brought over the rail in 5 hours ! ( not pictured )
8.10.13 Greg's group brought 180 perch over the rail in just over 2 hours of catching ( not pictured )
Dan's group joined us for a Walleye run and for the most part had unco-operative fish beneath us . We trolled for 3 hours with only one Walleye brought over the rail and five fish lost half way to the boat . We decided to perch fish and brought 90 over the rail in 4 hours of fishing . A bonus Walleye was had perch fishing by Dan ! Two walleye caught while perch fishing in two weeks ( a very uncommon occurence ) .... Lightning can strike twice .
7.12.13 Jim's group was mislead by our famous lake erie forecast group calling for winds und 10 MPH and showed up to 4-7 ft waves . Only 8 perch were brought over the rail despite our best efforts . A great time was had on the " rollercoaster ride " ..... especially from the kids !
7.12.13 Terry's group whacked 21 Walleye in a full day . An excellent bounty of fish with a 6lb plus average !
7.19.13 Heath's group caught 75 perch .... Once again the forecast mislead us ... The lake was 3-5 foot waves however we managed to have a great time and took what fish she gave us !
7.21.13 Darel's Group had a great day ( pictured below) we whacked 12 walleye a steelhead trout and 120 Perch in a full 8 hour day of catching !
7.22.13 Paul's group hit 12 Big Walleye in a full day trip NE winds and a full moon slowed the bite but we did manage some beautiful fish !
Featured below Rush Outdoors outing with us ! Our footage begins 11 minutes into show . A great group of gentlemen .... Be sure to "LIKE" Rush Outdoors on social media !