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June 8, 2023
Lake Erie Class
Today was a helping day at OSU's Lake Erie Sportfishing Class at Stone Laboratory. Ashley and David were my students Eric Hirzel Sr. had another pair of anglers.
Lake Erie provided an abundance of Walleye for us today. Being a class we ran multiple programs to shown the variety of methods that can be used to bring Walleye to the boat.
We started off with Big Fish Tuff Tackle Co. TruTrip 40s and 50s running spoons. Once we dialed in the spoon leads, we added Ripplin Redfins and Shakey Shads to the TT 40s.
Dipsey 3 setting 38 back with Colorado harnesses took several nice Eyes.
Great day sharing Lake Erie with these students.
Raymarine Autopilot remote got a lot of work today as the boat traffic was a bit heavy for a weekday.
After catching David and Ashley went to work cleaning their Lake Erie bounty.
June 9, 2023
Family Walleye Charter
Lumitec lighting help ready the boat in the pre-dawn hours.
We had the 1st Mayfly land on the boat today.
Matt, Zach, Michael, Adrian took a long ride North and we pointed the boat South and set a South troll on the Raymarine Autopilot.
Big Fish Tuff Tackle Co. TruTrip 40s 30 and 40 back with BADMO LURES Arrowhead spoons. Crawlers on the TT50s and 3 Dipsey at 38 back.
Only one throw-back today. A bit slower than yesterday but solid fish today.
Speed was 2.1 mph.
Got a nice shot of Blindsided today.
June 3, 2023
Family First Walleye
Early start this morning to be sure we had plenty of fishing time before the winds arrived.
We set lines West of the Islands focusing once again on high fish.
Big Fish Tuff Tackle Co. TruTrip 40s 25 and 30 back using BADMO LURES Arrowhead spoons did most of the damage today.
Wormburners on TruTrip 50s 27 back took several nice Eyes.
Speed was 2.1 to 2.3 mph.
Lumitec lighting looks good waiting for today's guests.
#BigFishTuff #CiscoFishingSystems #blackh2odog #lewsfishing #Lumitec
June 2, 2023
Afternoon 2 HR Walleye
Today's 2 hour Islands and Eyes on BlackH2oDog Charters was a Walleye beatdown.
Alice, Ella's and Baxter visiting the area from Atlanta wanted an opportunity to catch "a" Lake Erie Walleye. This was a group of over-achievers.
They caught and released 16 Walleye from 16 to 24 inches and a handful of smaller Walleye.
TruTrip 50 on the corners with wormburners 24 back.
TruTrip 40s 25 and 30 back with BADMO LURES Arrowhead spoons had multiple doubles coming to the net.
We set boards not far fron the harbor as this was only a 2 hour trip. Speed was 2.3 mph.
June 2, 2023
Walleye Dog Days
BJ and John are two of my longest repeat clients.
On past outing they asked to fish with one of the BlackH2oDog Crew. Bos'n was along for today Walleye harvest.
We have great conversations on our mutual interests in dogs.
We set our first rod at 7:05 and by 8am we had 15 in the box. We spent a few more hours having conversations while netting Eyes and setting our Big Fish Tuff Tackle Co. TruTrip 40s and 50s.
40s 25 and 30 back with BADMO LURES Arrowhead spoons.
50s with wormburners at 27 back.
Even had one take a spoon on a tripped 40 floating on the surface.
Honestly didn't have time to look at speed for the first hour. Never had time to put in one of my trolling bags. So we finished with speeds from 2.2 to 2.6 mph.
May 29, 2023
Grandfather and Grandson
Navy Veteran Nelson and his Grandson Caden set out to fill their freezer with Lake Erie Walleye.
We headed West once we cleared the harbor walls.
Behind our Big Fish Tuff Tackle TruTrip 40s and 50s, we ran a program of BADMO LURES Arrowhead spoons, Rapala FJs and a single wormburner.
Speed was 1.9 to 2.0 mph.
Caden was awesome setting lines today. We had our boat limit of Walleye before 9 am and we played a little catch and release until 11am when they had enough reeling.
May 28, 2023
Family Fun Fishing
Round 2 included Lake Erie 1st timers from Indiana. Gina Mike and their sons Brady and Layton.
We headed West of the for the late afternoon Walleye Outing.
We ran BADMO LURES Arrowhead spoons and Rapala FJ 7s behind Big Fish Tuff Tackle Co. TruTrip 40s and 50s. Best lead were 35 and 45 at 2.0 mph.
This crew was awesome catching their limit and a catch and release before heading for East Harbor State Park Marina.
May 28, 2023
Three of a Kind
Round One on Sunday were Mike Craig and Kurt.
We headed between the islands to run BADMO LURES Arrowhead spoons and Rapala FJ 7s behind Big Fish Tuff Tackle Co. TruTrip 40s and 50s.
Best lead was 35 for the TT 40s. 30 on the TT 50s. 24 on Dipsey 3 setting.
Speed was 2.0 mph
We were all revelers today followed by a bit of catch and release.
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May 27, 2023
Father Daughter Walleye
James and his daughter Lily opted for a quick 2hr Islands and Eyes Lake Erie Walleye charter.
We set up just outside West Harbor running same program as earlier today.
Big Fish Tuff Tackle Co. TruTrip 40s and 50s each took one. They each got one during our brief time on the water.
We also caught the beginning of a great Lake Erie sunset.
May 27, 2023
Walleye Had no Chance
Kevin his wife Lorly and sister Karen were out to catch some.of Lake Erie's finest Walleye. This was an awesome fun crew. Made for an enjoyable day.
We headed West of the Islands and ran a program of BADMO LURES Arrowhead spoons and Rapala FJ7s. All were run behind Big Fish Tuff Tackle Co. TruTrip 40s and 50s. 40s were best at 30 to 50 and the TruTrip 50 at 24 and 30.
We all reeled today and played a little catch and release.
We would hit a pocket and try to turn but they were gone next pass.
We had a fair amount of 7 to 10 inch Walleye.
May 21, 2023
Father Son Walleye
Day 3 with Fisher onboard BlackH2oDog Charters. We had 3 days booked for Walleye with the dogs.
After an hour delay waiting for Scott and Clayton to arrive we were able to leave dock. We headed between the Islands in search of the Walleye we left Saturday afternoon. We found marks tight to the bottom and in the upper 10 feet of the water.
In a couple hours we had half our limit. But they called a wrap as they had to leave to attend a birthday party.
TruTrip 50s 28 back. 2 oz inline weights 15 to 40 back.
Speed at the Fish Hawk Electronics was 1.0 to 1.5
May 20, 2023
Windy Walleye Day
Day 2 of bring your dog to work was a delayed start due early morning winds.
Robyn, Joe and Luke got their sealegs early and went right to work sending Off Shore Tackle Company planner boards out and bringing Walleye in
Caping of the 1st hour was a giant 16 lb Catfish. This 30 inch stopped the Offshore in its tracks. We landed 3 Walleye by the time this giant reached the net.
Our program was all Crawler Harnesses 2oz 40/50 back, TruTrip 50s 28 back and Dipsey 3 setting 22 to 35 back.
The Fish Hawk Electronics X2 has been extremely useful in maintaining our speed. Our best speed was .08 mph up to 1.3 mph.
Not wanting to drill holes we are using SeaSucker Marine vacuum mount for our Fish Hawk. This allows me to quickly reposition the unit to either side of the boat.