07-06-2002, 12:27 AM
I am in the United States Air Force currently deployed to a remote location, helping support Operation Enduring Freedom. I am looking forward to getting into some good walleye fishing when I return to the good ol USA. I will be back around the middle of Sept. Thinking of heading to Lake Erie, Port Clinton area. How is the walleye, smallmouth fishing at that time of year? What baits work the best in the fall, what size fish can I expect. Thank-you for any information, I live in Omaha so it will be about 750 miles to travel, the walleye fishing around here sucks.
Whitetip (Killer Trained Medic)
07-06-2002, 07:02 AM
I have been going to Lake Erie and fishing out of the Port Clinton area in late September for years with a very good charter captain (Rick Dunlap). In late September, smallmouth fishing is very good with good numbers and size. Walleye fishing is hit or miss and does not get consistently good until early October. I usually end up fishing the Canadian side for good smallmouth/walleye fishing this time of year. If you go in September, make sure that you have a captain that will run far for you. Or, for closer and more consistent fishing, you might want to wait until early October.
The big time fall bite is out of Huron (25 miles east of Port Clinton). And it really gets going in late October through ice up. Good luck and thanks for your efforts. God bless.
07-06-2002, 05:39 PM
Walleye are hard to predict - I have had decent success in September, although they may still be in deeper water. I watch all reports and would be more than happy to take one of "our countrys best" fishing. Let me know when you will be in the area and I can give you information or set up a trip to go fishing.
Hawk Eye Mike
07-07-2002, 06:28 PM
Whitetip, some years out of Huron, Ohio; we catch fish by mid-Setpember. Huron is only another 25 minutes from Port Clinton, and that's nothing when you are driving 750 miles. Likewise, I would be glad to take you fishing, when you are back in the states. I have my boat docked in Huron beginning after Labor Day. You can e-mail me at Hawkeymik@aol.com. If you hit Huron right in timing, you will be spoiled forever.