Day 2 Fishing with Walleye Weiss, Jim, and Jack 9/7/17
by Capt Juls on 09/07/17
After a Big Bopper's breakfast with my Wisco crew, they followed me over to Catawba ramp to launch. We were the only rig in the parking lot. I didn't think there were going to be too many people going out today, due to the WNW wind. She was blowing at a steady 16-17mph with gusts up to 20 from time to time.
I chose to go out of Catawba, because I was expecting a west wind, and that would have made the waves a little less than what they would be up where we were yesterday. But, the wind wasn't quite out of the west...it was a little NW too, so there wasn't much protection from the land by Oak Harbor today. However, it wasn't that bad. We were floating in 1-3's with the occasional 4's thrown in for good measure.
They caught their three man limit of 90 perch, but they really had to work for them. These guys have the patience of saints, and the grit of an old western cowboys, but they got the job done... one perch at a time!
The water clarity over by Clinton Reef was dirtying up pretty quickly. We would catch some and then it would stop...then, we would catch some...then, it would stop. The bite was sometimes very light, and sometimes very aggressive. We repeated that scenario at four different locations between Clinton Reef and the ramp.
The winds for tomorrow are a little lighter, but not by much... and, we are looking at going out from 9 to 3pm unless the hourly forecast changes for the better, and we can get out earlier. But, looking at it just now, it would appear that I get to sleep in a little in the morning, and the 9 to 3 schedule will hold.
We will launch out of Mazurik's and head back up to where we were yesterday.