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    Yes,this has been the worst perch catching season...

    Yes,this has been the worst perch catching season in memory.Seams like the balance in Erie is out of whack.The perch catching has been terrible all over lake past 3yrs and now the western basin has...
  2. Good job Capt Sam on getting most those nice fish...

    Good job Capt Sam on getting most those nice fish on cranks.Was thinking of my bandits that would qualify as darker natural colors.I was thinking khaki,perch and pooh bear purple.Was that the colors...
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    Good to see a report from you.Had not seen a post...

    Good to see a report from you.Had not seen a post for a while.Were you fishing somewhere else lately,like lake Ontario?
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    Read some reports on OGF about catching perch but...

    Read some reports on OGF about catching perch but not much info on exact location.Saw a picture of a cooler full from a four man limit Sept 3rd that had live shiners to use.
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    Water dog, a die hard perch fisherman,must be too...

    Water dog, a die hard perch fisherman,must be too depressed to post about the worst perch season in memory.They have been catching limits in Conneaut though.Some guys are still hoping as the water...
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    Juls,You post more frequently and with a more...

    Juls,You post more frequently and with a more detailed report than all the posts I read.Love to read too.We know you have a full plate with working your charter and taking care of home and dogs.I was...
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    We have traditionally started catching walleye...

    We have traditionally started catching walleye casting on the rocks/reefs in middle of September.Like right now.We are hoping to get out this weekend and try casting.We tried casting August 30th for...
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    Dismall is all you can say for the perch fishing...

    Dismall is all you can say for the perch fishing on lake Erie.Some people say they are still there but eating the water flees.Hard to believe the perch fishing in the western basin has crashed like...
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    I read somewhere that it takes 4-5 yrs for a...

    I read somewhere that it takes 4-5 yrs for a yellow perch to reach 8".Not sure if true or not but sounds about right.
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    Seams the walleye bite east of Kellies has slowed...

    Seams the walleye bite east of Kellies has slowed down from the few reports I was able to find.This time of year traditionanally slows down due to the warmer water temps.It does seam that the water...
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    Labor Day trolling east of Kellies

    We fished Monday east of Kellies.Were a lot more boats out walleye fishing,than I would have expected.Must be due to the poor perch fishing so far this season.Took us 5hrs to get our 3 man...
  12. Services for my 100yr old buddy and casting on the rocks

    We were going out Friday for the shake down cruise on his new boat.Had difficulty with new electronics as usual.Found out several days ago,my good buddy Emmitt Duffy passed and his services were also...
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    I do remember two boats running together heading...

    I do remember two boats running together heading east with us.Could have been you.If you or your boat gets struck by lightning you can have more severe injuries or death if touching metal.But a...
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    East of Kellies Sunday thru the Storms

    We trolled east of Kellies Sunday.Had a 50% chance of storms,but they kept coming through.Was supposed to be at my buddies place 6:30am but was greated with thunder instead of my alarm at 530.Looked...
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    We use the offshore inline board system with the...

    We use the offshore inline board system with the tattle flag upgrade that goes down with a bite and the OR18 release.Never tried the church brand but from what I have seen fishing think most guys use...
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    Good idea Juls on changing that dipsey to a 2...

    Good idea Juls on changing that dipsey to a 2 setting.That is exactly how we got a tangle yesterday.My 3 setting with 90 lead came up and tangled my inline board.What a mess.Had to cut.With a storm...
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    Some guys switch to single hook with spoons but...

    Some guys switch to single hook with spoons but have not heard of single hooks on cranks.Think single hook May put a crank out of balance and may not swim properly.
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    That's the first I have heard this years hatch...

    That's the first I have heard this years hatch could have been another good one.That would be remarkable to add another good class to the 2015 and 2018 hatch.There has been some speculation on the...
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    As our ret cap said,the satellite view will tell...

    As our ret cap said,the satellite view will tell you where the algae bloom is progressing.Would love to have frequent views of our western end in the spring to see the muddy,stained and clean...
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    When we are using multiple inline boards on one...

    When we are using multiple inline boards on one side and an outside board has a fish,i grab the rod which is 8'6" and go to opposite side of boat and reel fairly fast.The board will sort of skip on...
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    Thanks Sam,gonna run more cranks next time out...

    Thanks Sam,gonna run more cranks next time out and set the lead and 2oz sinker the way do it.Most posts I read go 20ft then 2oz sinker but I will try it your way with 50ft lead first.
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    The algae bloom does not effect the health of the...

    The algae bloom does not effect the health of the fish or contaminate the filets.Pooh Bear told me years ago the algae did not effect the catch rate of fishing either.The warmer waters effects the...
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    Thanks Sam,We fished sunday and yes spoons did...

    Thanks Sam,We fished sunday and yes spoons did slow down catching.Had one bandit out that did catch 3 fish but only had inline boards out second half of day,because had 4ftrs the first half.I didn't...
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    Interesting Nfreund that you commented on the...

    Interesting Nfreund that you commented on the bouy info.When we are planning to fish I start looking at the IWindsurf app for Erie West location.Around 2 days out is when you have a good idea on wind...
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    We also fished back in the 80s and 90s casting...

    We also fished back in the 80s and 90s casting mainly west of bass islands.We became friends with a charter in our marina.He gave us a laminated paper that had numbers for like 40 locations that only...
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