Captain Bob Brown Jr. aboard “Sundance” reports that the walleye fishing on Lake Erie has been productive in recent days, despite the fluctuations in the weather. He said that the mayfly hatch is waning, but the recent run of cooler weather possibly slowed that trend a bit.
Brown added that some of the shallow-water areas are just starting to perk up as walleyes work the rocks searching for minnows. In recent days, Brown’s parties have been dodging the wind while drifting and casting with Weapons in gold, orange and yellow, along with other weight-forward rigs, and finding fish northwest of North Bass Island and south of East Sister, along the international border.
The trolling contingent is focusing its efforts for walleyes to the east, towards Vermilion. Brown said there have been decent catches of perch coming from the south side of Kelleys Island in about 26 feet of water, and in deeper water off Ballast Island.