12-16-1999, 09:59 AM
What has this wind done to the lake clarity conditions? Will the forecast allow for it to clear up for the weekend or the beginning of next week? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Have off for the next two weeks and would like to fish if condition are fishable.
Swat1, Den, ETT any of you guys help out? Thanks in advance.
I drove the lake from clev to huron yesterday 15th and the lake is a mess. The wind and rain has it all mud. It will take some time to clear if weather permits, have strong wind west so it will be awhile. I have caught fish in the muddy water in the past and will try if the lake lays down. If I get out will let you know. Hope you can get out maybe Den will keep you up on cond. He lives close to the old girl. GOOD LUCK "HUCK"
As Huck said, the lake is a mess, right now.the winds should be calming down, and the temperatures are supposed to raise again by monday, so that means a southerly wind of some kind.the biggest question will be how long before it clears, but again as has been stated, the fish can be caught in dirty water, they still eat. i will update this as soon as i see any difference ,or hear of any action going on.when the lake calms enough there will be some guys on it. good luck and good fishin. the areas that we fish will clear quicker than the others anyhow.
The weather is supposed to be cold for Friday,a clipper coming through from the s/west and cool Sat, warming up some Sunday and Monday(upper 30's)winds south/s/west. so if anybody is planning on fishing the weekend and next week, just be sure to dress warm and above all BE CAREFUL.i will be monitering channel 79, so if any problems or questions just give me a shout. for more updates just call me at 1-888-855-9032. good luck and good fishin.
With air and water temps below 40 degrees, safety must be a primary consideration. If you go in the lake all bundled up there is a real chance it will be your last trip. An ice fisherman went through a couple years ago close to where I live. Had help immediately. They got him out in short order, but he died from hypothermia. I'm not saying you need to be afraid of the lake, but shame on you if you don't crank up your respect dial. Go get em just be careful. The fewer boats are out the more careful you need to be. Cold waters effects can be almost immediate. I tell people all the time to look over the side of the boat and realize they are looking at death. You have your life in the palm of your hand so act accordingly. If that's too strong, I'm sorry!! That's the way I see it. There is no fishing so good that it is worth dieing for.
12-17-1999, 06:53 PM
Good words of caution ETT. I believe the anyone fishing Erie at this time ot the year should be working in close proximity to a buddy in case of trouble! No one can last more than a few minutes in these conditions. Waiting for the water to clear, hopefully before "Winter" sets in.
As i have stated in many of my messages, BE CAREFUL. Any Body of water has no respect for the human life, BUT you have to RESPECT IT. so as i have said many times before be careful. good luck and good fishin
12-18-1999, 02:11 PM
Sorry I can't be of much help here. The last I was out was a week ago today (Saturday). If the weather does calm down like it looks it is today I may try tomorrow or on Monday and will let you know. Like the others have said though you need to very careful out there and don't forget to drain your motors and boat when you come back in. Ice in a lower unit isn't very good for them either.