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93 More Days Until the Official Day of Spring!

by Capt Juls on 12/17/18

I'm counting down the days until Spring, when I start the 2019 Lake Erie charter fishing season.  It's been relatively warm for December, and we've gotten out a couple of times, but it's been windy for the most part, keeping us on shore more than we would like.

Tomorrow (12/18) looks like it's going to be a good day to go out, so I'm heading out with a friend in his boat...probably to Canadian waters to look for some perch this time. Do we have to run all the way up there to find perch? Absolutely not, but when the lake is flat, it's an opportunity to run up there. There are some big perch over there, and we want to find some. :)

Wednesday, looks like another good day to get out, but this gal has to go in for a root canal and crown...again...so, I'll be stuck on shore nursing a numb jaw for the day. :(

They are doing well walleye fishing here in the Western Basin, as the big walleye migrate towards their spawning grounds. The biggest fish still seem to be over towards Clevleand, but are making their way west each day. When the weather allows, many folks are still heading out in the  smaller boats, as the big charter boats are all stored away for the winter.

Smithwick Perfect 10's with 2oz snapweights seem to be the ticket for most. Bandits run without weights anywhere from 60 to 80 back is also a contender for good catches. Most are running a speed of 1.0-1.4mph. 

I've opened up my blog to comments, and would like to hear what techniques my readers have used successfully during the fall/winter months, that might be different than what everyone else here uses. So, if you are so inclined, please feel free to share your experiences here with everyone. :)

As for my 2019 season....I have open dates from April through November, so if you want to book a trip, the sooner you reserve your dates, the better!

Please contact me for open date information...as this website doesn't offer an online calendar. You can call/text or email me anytime!

Thanks, and have a great day!

Capt Juls

Comments (1)

1. Joe said on 1/15/19 - 12:47PM
Love Love Love this blog. I have learned so much from you just by reading your report. One question, in regards to the Bandits, are you using the shallow lip or deep diving models? or both? thank you!

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