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 )
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 !
On Independence Day Gary & Son limited on eyes along with the first mate bringing in two additional Walleyes for a total of 14 ! We had a beautiful lake for the day with 1 foot waves .
On Friday 7 / 5 /13 Chuck , Nick , and Chuck Jr. came aboard for a similar bite bringing 14 Walleye over the rail and another pancake lake with off & on rain showers ..... An excellent experience was had by all!
On Saturday 7 / 6 /13 Jerry & Michelle came aboard for the Queen's first Lake Erie Walleye experience and to everyone's delight had a superb bite from all species ! Two limits of Perch & Walleye and a bonus steelhead & walleye James ( the mate ) pulled over the rail ! 13 Walleye , 60 Perch , and a steelhead .....
On Sunday 7 /7/13 Russ , Jay , and Rob came aboard for Jay's birthday trip of "catching" not fishing ! Jay's first Lake Erie Walleye was a good 7 lber and an excellent gift ! These gentlemen combined with the Captain and mate for a total of 150 perch over the rail and 3 bonus Walleye ! The day started with gentle 1-3 foot waves ( 15 knot SW winds) and had to be called two hours early when the Lake built to 3-5 foot waves ( 25 knot west winds ) with whitecaps .....We all wished for the lake to callm down as the 3 eyes came over the rail in only 30 minutes of trolling! The 25 knot west winds proved to be a little too bumpy ...... So much for the NOAA predicted 10 knots or less wind forecast .....LOL
6.30.13 The fish are hot & heavy right now ! Great company with Joe , Dave , Jen , James and myself combined to relieve lake Erie of 30 Walleye in 7 hours . Before our lines could be removed from the lake four other fish were brought aboard and had to be released ! The lake has been rough the past couple of days and shut down our bite but we will be back on them when the weather allows !
6.29.13 I first mated on a friends boat 25 Walleye and 2 steelhead came over the rail ...... Another great day on the lake .
The time has come to put a dent in the Walleye population our first good coolers of the year have started coming in when the weather permits !
On 6/14 Rob's group got 4 Walleye , 12 Small Mouth Bass , & 25 Perch the north wind pushed cold water in and spoiled our walleye bite but fun was had by all with plenty of action throughout the day .
6/14 Evening Greg's group wanted to drift fish the evening and was rewarded with a 9lb 29 " Walleye and a few perch !
6/15/13 Greg's group hit 21 Gianormous Walleye and 6 smallmouth in shallow 25-35 feet of water . A bunch of smiling faces and a heavy cooler !
6/20/13 Ben & company did 11 big Walleye and 60 of the finest perch I have seen this season .... They averaged 12-14 inches !
6/21/13 Julie , Rob , Jolene , Mike , Jack , & Dakota whacked 24 giant walleye and caught some rays aboard our vessel . Thank you for letting me share in the boys catching thier first ever Walleye they were a gift to my day ! Mike got some aerial footage of the harbor with his remote control helicopter pics are below ! Thanks again Mike for the beautiful pics !
6/22/13 www.rushoutdoors.com Host John Lenox , Kevin , Joe , Craig came aboard to film some giagantic walleye fighting action ..... The lake was a bit bumpy to start but layed down nicely . We landed 11 BIG walleye and got some excellent footage ! Tune in to the Sportsmens Channel and check out RUSH they film some great outdoor action . Our full length 30 minute program will air in January of 2014 ! Thanks for coming aboard gentlemen an excellent day .........
6/23/13 Dan's group managed 16 hefty walleye with a 6lb+ average ! Great company on a beautiful lake that remained flat all day ! Below you will find an assortment of videos , pictures from the trips above . There are also aerial shots .of Conneaut , OH harbor .
We have finished our night walleye portion of the year and are offering day Walleye and Perch trips from now until the middle of September . Fishing has been excellent for early season Walleye and I have heard good reports of jumbo perch catches as of late . Pictured below are some pictures of our night and day walleye trips as of the last few weeks . On Saturday Shane brought a heafty 10 lb 10 ounce fish over the rail , Thursday Joe with a 9lber , and a few others over 8lbs in the last few weeks . A couple other catches worth mentioning was a 6lb 21 inch smallmouth on Memorial day and a 15+ lb Catfish night fishing for walleye ! Contact us now if you want to book a summer Walleye or Perch charter !
Warm Regards ,