Archive for May, 2013

Leamington, Wheatley Fishing Report for 2013

rainbowsI think we are all starting to get a bit eager to fish the waters around Leamington, Pelee and Wheatley. I put together a little primer to offer a quick insight showing when things began to pick up steam in the Leamington and Wheatley area for rainbow trout and walleye.

NOTE** Water temps are a little behind this year and I expect things to be at least a week later this year with typical weather!

2012 Wheatley Leamington Highlights

Sunday, May 27th, 2012 at 3:49 pm   Things are picking up steam here on the North shore of Lake Erie. There are reports of walleye being taken in the Leamington area in the typical early season locations such as I reported last year at this time. See Fishermen have also begun to prospect the water out of the Wheatley area. There have been a couple of rainbow trout boated already.

Friday, June 8th, 2012 at 7:45 am   Fishing About to Turn On at Wheatley I broke the ice yesterday fishing out of Wheatley. I went out to my usual stomping grounds SSE and started around the well marker there. I worked out and east and picked up 2 walleye in 52 feet of water. It was not a huge day but picking up 2 fish was significant.

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 at 3:00 pm   Rainbow Walleye Fishing Wheatley SS Minnow Catches Walleye Rainbow Fishing Wheatley Things are really picking up steam fishing out of Wheatley. I went out today and boated 9 walleye and 1 rainbow. I badly mishandled the net and lost 2 additional nice walleye. I caught my walleye SE in 54 feet of water and my rainbow came at 60 feet of water. I was releasing walleye by 8:00 AM and packed up for the day at 11:00 AM.

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012 at 7:58 am   Rainbow and walleye fishing really picking up. I think I can safely say we are officially there now and we should have good fishing for a couple months until the water starts to cool and winds mix it up. Saturday was a little bit tough but still showed great potential. I actually fished a pretty long day for my usual and fished into mid afternoon. I covered a little more territory than usual. I ended up catching 5 walleyes and 2 rainbows.


Monday, July 9th, 2012 at 8:12 am   Just a quick report here – went out Monday and fished the morning. Boated 7 walleye and 3 rainbows and lost 1 rainbow. Walleyes hit on Yeck Killer Bee early and 70-75 feet of line, 50 feet of water on big dipseys. Rainbows came a bit later in 56 feet of water on my custom Yeck RDP and Yeck Highway Huckleberry. I dropped a bit more line (80 feet) on the big dipsey.

2011 Wheatley Leamington Highlights

Monday, June 13th, 2011 at 7:30 am   Walleye Leamington June 12 2011 Walleye fishing is here on the north shore of lake Erie near Leamington. This nice 2 man limit of walleye was caught a few miles west of Leamington on Sunday.

Monday, July 4th, 2011 at 8:34 am   Fishing Report Wheatley July 3 2011 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.

Friday, July 8th, 2011 at 8:15 am   Rainbow, Walleye 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.




Western Lake Erie Fishing Report

Fishing Report Leamington, Wheatley, Pelee Island, Detroit River


Walleye (Photo credit: Mykl Roventine)

Jigging for walleye in the Detroit River is progressing well. Smaller fish are showing up in numbers. Earlier in the run many large fish were boated when conditions allowed. The wind, rain and dirty water resulting was making it more difficult but those who persisted caught nice fish. I made a few trips this past week with my son. We hung in there and caught a wide variety of sizes which I like to see. Overall it appeared that many of the rivers jiggers prefer the Finn S rubber minnow. I have used that bait for many years now and aside from the 4″ natural looking brown worm, that is my bait of choice. Jig head and rubber color vary with water clarity.

The lake walleye fishermen are catching fish in U.S. waters out from the spawning areas and the walleye are on the move. They are jigging and slow trolling for the walleye during this early lake bite.

Fishing Leamington, Pelee Island, Wheatley

There have been no significant reports of catches of perch or walleye around Leamington, Point Pelee or Wheatley yet. I imagine perch can be caught around Grub Reef and in deeper water off Pelee Island and the shipping channel. No significant numbers of walleye have moved north into Canadian water yet but this latest spell of warm weather will definitely have them on the move.

Colchester would normally be the early location for walleye and it offers some great perch fishing through a big portion of the year. I would think some of the regulars are catching perch out off Colchester Harbour but I haven’t actually heard any reports myself.

Let’s hope Mother Nature goes our way and sets up for a great fishing season in the Leamington, Wheatley waters. I will begin posting any significant developments throughout the season.

Good Luck and Good Fishing this year!


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