05-18-2004, 01:11 PM
I'm a newbie walleye fisherman thats gonna be taking a small boat out of Cranberry Creek Marina this weekend.(weather permitting) I believe I have good walleye rods/equipment, but what would you suggest in the way of baits? I'd like to get on some perch too. I will be fishing the afternoon hours from the boat, and evening hours I'll be stuck on the shore. Any help with lures/methods would be appreciated. Thanks
05-18-2004, 01:48 PM
I believe if I were coming out of Cranberry this weekend, I would be up early and turn east out of the marina. There have been a few fish being caught in an area from about 1/2 mile east to 2 miles east and in about 20 feet of water. You should see a few boats in the area. Try crawler harnesses fished slow near the bottom. Any of the weight forward spinners, probably in gold. If you are equipped for trolling, try stingers behind Dipsy Divers back around 40 feet.
Most boats have been limiting out for Perch about 1 mile straight out in front of Vermilion. 30 to 35 Ft. of water. Again should be a pack there.
Hope this helps.
05-19-2004, 07:34 AM
We are looking to head out of Vermillion and work the reefs off sherrod and ruggles Sunday. First trip of the year and with 52 degree water we'll probably troll reef runners, shad raps, husky jerks to start inside (15-25'of water). If that doesn't produce then we'll drift weight forward or lindy rigs. If that doesn't work you can always count on some good smallmouth action off tubes.
Generally things really pick up around 58-60 degrees.
05-19-2004, 07:48 AM
Good advice so farand my recommendation would be to not be in a hurry when you get there and spend soem time talkig to Woody and the gang in teh tackle shop at Cranberry and they will help put you on fish. They have all the local hot tackle.