Archive for July, 2011

Rainbow Trout Wheatley July 29 2011

Rainbow trout and walleye are still hitting good out of Wheatley.

Rainbow Trout Setup

Rainbow Trout Setup

Although they seemed to have moved eastward, this fishery is great and you should get in while it lasts. It can actually end very quickly. No doubt we will get a cold, windy week later in August and that will be the signal to the fish to move on in there annual cycle. Once the water gets mixed up and temperatures start to cool in the upper layer, the fish will be gone as quick as they came.

Trout, Walleye Spoons

Trout, Walleye Spoons

This year set up right from the start for a good year and I can’t remember a better year. I have been using a very simple setup. I run two number O dipsey divers out from 60 – 80 feet of line and the dipsey setting 3 on the bottom. I think I could have held to two colours for the whole season and I would have been fine. I love that “Jerry Lee” by “Yeck Lures”. That spoon is copper with orange tape. The other colour I could not live without is my custom painted RDP as seen in the photo. This spoon has been the most consistent spoon in my box for several years. I have painted a bunch of them. Year to year we have seen Northern King watermelon, monkey puke, greasy chicken wing, and orange crush but none of those seem to go from year to year. You can see my starting line-up but in all honesty, those other baits just haven’t stayed on very long.

Go fishing for rainbow trout and walleye at Wheatley before it all ends.

Great Walleye Fishing Wheatley July 22 2011

Walleye and Rainbow Trout Wheatley July 22 2011

Rainbow Walleye Wheatley July 20 2011

Rainbow Walleye Wheatley July 20 2011

The walleye fishing in Wheatley has been phenomenal this week. I fished Wednesday and boated 8 walleye and fished Friday. On Friday I boated an unbelievable 21 walleye and 5 rainbows and was back at the dock by noon.

The fish are real nice and a real handfull to get in the net when fishing by yourself and trying to manhandle 6-7 pound fish with one hand and net with the other hand. Video tape of some of those net jobs would be very interesting.

 

 

Rainbow Walleye Wheatley July 22 2011

Rainbow Walleye Wheatley July 22 2011

The big dipsy diver has been doing the damage at 60-70 feet out and occasionally I dropped back further. Copper spoon with orange tape, watermelon and my old favorite custom painted blue/pink/white as seen below are catching fish. I couldn’t keep the walleye off this morning to catch my rainbows.

 

Wheatley Fishing July 16 2011

Fishing Lake Erie

Fishing in Western Lake Erie is arguably the best all around fishing in the world. Things have been going quite well in the Wheatley area so far this year.

Fishing Lake Erie

Fishing Lake Erie

I have had a lot of fun the last couple of weeks. Although I have caught fish the last seven trips out, Saturday morning I GOT SKUNKED. See Jason, (one of my readers just getting into the fishing game) it happens to everyone. I don’t know if I need to move away from my little favorite spot. Last I heard, rainbow fishing was slow Saturday morning but they were catching a few more 8-10 miles east of there. I may need to run east next trip but the location I have been fishing in my S.S. Minnow at 4.5 miles out was really handy. Stay tuned – lots of Wheatley rainbow fishing to come!

Rainbow Trout Fishing Wheatley July 9 2011

Wow – The Wheatley rainbow trout fishing

 

 

Rainbow Trout Fishing Wheatley
Rainbow Trout Fishing Wheatley

is really cranking on and the fun and excitement of catching these fish is unbelievable. They are jumping out of the water and fighting like crazy. The size of some of the fish that are being caught is unbelievable. I took my little 15 foot S.S. Minnow out for the morning and caught a limit of huge rainbow trout in 50 feet of water again
The total weight of those 5 fish was BIG and they nearly filled a large cooler.

 

Rainbow Trout Fishing Wheatley

Rainbow Trout Fishing Wheatley

I can only see things getting better. The weather the last week really was perfect to set the area up for a great season. The rainbow trout have come to Wheatley!!

Rainbow, Walleye Fishing Wheatley

Rainbow Fishing Wheatley

Rainbow Fishing Wheatley

Things are shaping up nicely for a great season of fishing in the Wheatley area. I was fishing out of Wheatley marina again on Wednesday with an older gentleman you will notice in an earlier post. We had a busy day and the fish are big. We ran out of cooler space actually. We boated 6 very nice rainbow trout and 5 large walleyes. We were fishing about 4-5 miles SE of the harbor and spent most of our time in 50 feet of water. Spoons colors were the same as previous post, with the purple/pink spoon doing almost all the damage. One spoon I painted last weekend had much of the paint scraped off from fish activity. Get in and have fun!

Fishing Report Wheatley July 3 2011

Fishing Report Wheatley July 3 2011

Spoon Colors Rainbow Fishing Wheatley

Spoon Colors Rainbow Fishing Wheatley

Fishing for walleye and rainbow trout is really picking up and with the weather the next week, it should be in full swing by the coming weekend. I took my little 15 footer out Sunday morning and went SE out of Wheatley harbour to 50 feet of water. I fished until 11:00 A.M. and boated 4 real nice walleye and 2 very good rainbows as well. I was simply fishing 2 large dipsy divers with 80 feet of line out. Good colors for me were my own custom painted purple pink spoon and a copper spoon by Yeck Lures.
It is working it’s way around to a fun summer of fishing out of Wheatley for Rainbows and walleye.