28 March 2022 - Air Temp 25 deg and Water Temp 38 deg

Traxton, Hunter, Todd, Travis, and I started fishing in the afternoon when the wind went down to 16 mph.  We started East of South Bass Island and trolled with the waves towards Kelleys Island. The wind slowly went down throughout the afternoon. Trolling speeds were between 1.3 and 2 mph.  Purple and Pink Top 20's and the Red and Gold Deep Bandits were the most productive with 100 to 130 foot of line out. The Barometric pressure was at 30.26 and the 18 fish ranged from 18 1/2 to 26 3/4 inches.       

29 March 2022 - Air Temp 25 deg and Water Temp 37.7 deg

29 March 2022 was a chilly day on Lake Erie with an 8 mph North wind. We came in with a limit of nice Walley ranging from 19 1/2 to 26 inches. We averaged right at 24 inches per fish. The Walleye were active most of the day when we could find cleaner water. Trolling speeds ranged from 1.1 to 1.7 and we let from 100 to 130 foot of line out. The hot lure for the day was purple, pink, and chartreuse Bandits. Other Bandit colors were sun spot, wild thing, blue chrome, and blue shiner. The air temp was 25 deg and the water temp was 37.7 deg. The Barometric pressure was 30.37.

30 March 2022 - Air Temp 39 deg and Water Temp 38 deg

We started fishing at 10:30 North of Kelley's Island in cleaner water in the 17 mph SE winds with trolling speed ranging from .4 to 2.4 mph. We let out 90 to 150 foot of line.  The Bandit lure, Sunspot caught half the fish. Other colors that caught fish were blue chrome, purple, pink, chartreuse, and electric zebra.  The barometric pressure dropped a bit to 29.86.  We fished in water depth from 44 to 54 foot.  We had 5 doubles today with the smallest fish at 18 1/2 inches and the largest was 27 inches. 

1 April 2022- Air Temp 37 deg and Water Temp 39.8 deg

Todd, Travis, Traxton, Hunter and I started fishing northeast of Kelly's Island in 38 feet of clean water.  We got a late start because the winds were west to northwest at 19 mph.  The Barometric Pressure was at 29.88.  We had light snow flurries just before noon and again around 1:30. We trolled at speeds from .6 to 2.5 mph.  We let out from 90 to 150 foot of line. The most productive lures were Bandits and Top 20's. Bandit colors were sunspot, blue chrome, purple and pink. The Top 20 color was Marvin.  The guys ended the day with a limit of nice walleye with an average of 23 inches.         

2 April 2022- Air Temp 32 deg and Water Temp 38.9 deg

We started fishing east of Kelly's Island in 42 feet of clean water. The winds switched to the southwest at 3 mph. The Barometric Pressure raised to 30.19. We trolled at speeds from 1.2 to 1.4 mph along with stop and goes. We let out from 90 to 150 foot of line. The most productive lures were custom painted flicker minnows by Travis, Bandits and Top 20's. Flicker minnow colors were blue chrome and bleak. Bandit colors were sunspot, blue chrome, khaki, purple and pink. The Top 20 color was Marvin. We got a nice limit of walleye with a little better average than yesterday.

3 April 2022- Air Temp 38 deg and Water Temp 39 deg

Ken, Kyle, John, Dan, and I started fishing between Kelly's Island and Middle Bass Island in 32 to 34 feet of stained to clean water. The winds picked up a bit from the southwest at around 8 mph. The Barometric Pressure was 30.05. We trolled at speeds from 1.2 to 1.8 mph along with stop and goes. We let out from 80 to 160 foot of line. The most productive lures were custom painted flicker minnows by Travis, and blue Bandits. 

4 April 2022- Air Temp 39 deg and Water Temp 39.5 deg

Ken, Kyle, John, Dan, and I started fishing between Kelly's Island and Middle Bass Island in 32 to 45 feet of stained to clean water.  We moved to Rattle Snake around 5;00 and the water temperature was 41 deg. The wind blew at 10 mph from the southeast. The Barometric Pressure stayed at 30.05. We trolled at speeds from 1.2 to 2.0 mph along with stop and goes. We let out from 80 to 160 foot of line. We used multiple colors of flicker minnows, bandits, and top 20's.

5 April 2022- Air Temp 38 deg and Water Temp 39.3 deg

We fished between Green Island and Rattle Snake Island in 32 to 33 feet of stained to clean water. The wind blew at 3 mph from the west. The Barometric Pressure dropped to 28.89. We trolled at speeds from 1.1 to 1.7 mph along with stop and goes. We let out from 50 to 70 foot of line. Blue Chrome and sunspot bandits were the productive lures.

6 April 2022- Air Temp 45 deg and Water Temp 40.4 deg

We fished between Green Island and Rattle Snake Island in 33 to 44 feet of stained to clean water. The wind blew at 10 mph from the south east. The Barometric Pressure was 29.67. We trolled at speeds from 1.2 to 1.9 mph along with stop and goes. We let out from 50 to 110 foot of line. 60-80 feet out worked the best. Blue Chrome and purple & pink bandits were the productive lures.

7 April 2022- Air Temp 45 deg and Water Temp 39-40 deg

We fished near the border in 38 to 43 feet of stained to clean water. The wind blew from the south at 13 mph. The Barometric Pressure was 29.62. We trolled at speeds from 1.2 to 2.0 mph along with stop and goes. We let out from 50 to 110 foot of line. Blue Chrome and purple & pink bandits were the productive lures. Amelia's custom painted bandit lure worked very well.

8 April 2022- Air Temp 41 deg and Water Temp 40.9 deg

We fished near the border in 38 to 42 feet of stained to clean water. The wind blew from the southwest at 14 mph. The Barometric Pressure was 29.63. We trolled at speeds from .9 to 2.0 mph along with stop and goes. We let out from 50 to 110 foot of line with 60-80 out working the best.  Multiple colors of bandits caught fish. Amelia's custom painted bandit lure also worked very well again.

10 April 2022- Air Temp 41 deg and Water Temp 40.9 deg

Bob, Paul, Ron, and I fished near the border in 38 to 42 feet of stained to clean water. The wind blew from the northwest at 6 mph. The Barometric Pressure was 30.06. We trolled at speeds from 1 to 1.7 mph along with stop and goes. We let out from 40 to 80 foot of line. Multiple colors of bandits caught fish. Ron and Bob each caught a nice proud angler walleye.

11 April 2022- Air Temp 39 deg and Water Temp 41-44 deg

After the thunderstorm we fished near the border again in 38 to 42 feet of stained to clean water. The wind blew all day, so we trolled at higher speeds from .3 to 2.1 mph along with stop and goes. We let out from 60 to 90 foot of line. Multiple colors of bandits caught fish. 

13 April 2022

Bob, Ron, Paul, and I fished near G can. The wind was from the south at 14 mph.. The air temperature started at 50 deg and warmed up a bit until the wind started coming up. The water temperature was 43.8 deg.  We pulled Deep Bandits with 15, 18, 20, 25, and 30 foot of line on one side of the boat and 50, 60, 70, and 80 out the other side going 1.1 to 2.0 mph. The most productive colors were pink squirrel, pink lemonade, and blue chrome. The barometric pressure started at 29.81. We finished up shortly after noon with a limit of nice walleye, including three proud anglers.  

15 April 2022- Air Temp 47 deg and Water Temp 43 deg

We started fishing near G can in 24 feet of stained water. The wind was out of the southwest at 14 mph. The Barometric Pressure dropped to 29.97. We trolled at speeds from 1.1 to 2.9 mph with the waves. We let out from 23 to 90 foot of line. The most productive lure was fire tiger deep bandits. Later in the day we moved over to the chute and Paul landed a nice walleye over 30 inches.  

16 April 2022- Air Temp 43 deg and Water Temp 44 deg

We started fishing in the morning near the chute and moved to the border near Kelly's Island. The wind was out of the northwest at 12 mph. The Barometric Pressure was up a bit to 30.00. We trolled at speeds from 1 to 2 mph with the waves. We let out 30 to 50 foot of line on one side and 60 to 90 on the other side of the boat. The most productive lure was the fire tiger deep bandit again. Paul caught another 30 incher.

11-16 April 2022

Paul, Ron, Bob and I cleaned 127 walleyes for the week with 7 proud anglers.   

18 April 2022 - Wind and Snow

Tom, Jay, Allan, and I started fishing in the morning near Green and Rattle Snake catching a couple of fish right away and then we moved near Kelly's Island. The wind started out of the east at 18 mph. and then calmed down and switched to a westerly wind reaching up to 20 mph. by the time we made it to the dock. It started to snow at 11:30 and continued until 3:30 when it started raining. The Barometric Pressure started at 30.05 and dropped to 29.9. We trolled at speeds from .7 to 2 mph with the waves. We let out 30 to 120 foot of line out with 80 foot out catching the majority of the fish The most productive lure was electric zebra, reflection, and purple deep bandits. The heated cab worked very well for the day!!

21 April 2022

We started fishing in the morning north of South Bass Island and picked up a couple of fish and then we moved to the west side of Kelly's Island, to the border, to the chute, and finished back at the north side of South Bass Island. The wind started out of the southwest at 21 mph. and switched from the west dropping to 17 mph. when we headed in. The Barometric Pressure was 30.03. We trolled at speeds from 1.0 to 2.0 mph. We let out 50 to 110 feet of line. We used bandits, reef runners, and bay rats.