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Wheatley Fishing Report July 24 2012

Wheatley Rainbow Fishing Still Off

Surface Temps Stabilize

Surface Temps Stabilize

I went out for a few hours yesterday morning but the wind picked up and I had to head in at 9:30 AM. The news was not good. I marked a lot of fish on the fish finder and worked some schools of bait fish the whole time. I caught 3 walleye and lost a small walleye by the boat when I tried to hand bomb it in.

I don’t know if the rainbow moved out or if they are just upset by conditions and are off the bite. They can be very tempermental. There is still lots of fresh water shrimp building on the lines and lots of bait fish so hopefully the rainbows will stay and turn on again.

The weather looks pretty miserable the next 2 days and opening day of the Big Boyz Tournament is not especially promising.

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. I marked a number of fish down deep and surface temp was 65 degrees. Things are looking good and setting up nicely again. We just need a few warm days and calm winds. I suspect we are only a week to 10 days away from things really cranking on.

Lake Erie Water Temps

Water Temps for Lake Erie June 6 2012

Looks like the lake is warming up and the fish should be moving into the Wheatley area any day now.

Lake Erie water temps June 6 2012

Lake Erie water temps June 6 2012

 

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.

Fishing Walleye Lake Erie – Simple Rigs

Fishing Walleye Lake Erie – Simple Rigs – Tom Henricks

Fishing Lake Erie for walleye does not need to be complicated when numbers of fish are available. A big boat is not necessary and I actually prefer a small boat when weather permits. I caught 5 beautiful walleye Saturday morning before noon, fishing near shore just a couple miles west of Leamington and I was in a small 15 foot aluminum by myself. It was agreat morning.
You can fish a simple bottom bouncer rig like the one in the photos here. (SORRY THE PHOTOS ARE NOT GREAT – but you get the idea) I don’t even fish live bait and have not for years now. Simple rubber worms work fine for me. I like a long leader (about 5-6 feet)
A base setup you can work from – run out about 50 feet of line, 4 ounces of lead, and speed of about 1.8 mph. This is going to have you fishing bottom in about 24 feet of water. To fish a different depth yu can vary the weight or line out. For a bottom bouncer rig, I would try not to run any faster than 1.8 mph.
Colors can vary. I show 2 great colors, the red, white and blue and another we call RDP. I personally prefer brass or copper backs, but also use white backs as well. These colors work well together in most water clarity and sky conditions. The RDP may perform better in cloudy conditiuons and murkier water while the red/white/blue may have an advantage in brighter conditions.
That’s all you need to get started catching walleye. Good Luck and Tight Lines!!

Bottom Bouncer Rigging Walleye Lake Erie

Bottom Bouncer Rigging Walleye Lake Erie

Bottom Bouncer Walleye Lake Erie

Bottom Bouncer Walleye Lake Erie

RWB Bottom Bouncer Walleye Lake Erie

RWB Bottom Bouncer Walleye Lake Erie

Brass Back Bottom Bouncer Walleye Lake Erie

Brass Back Bottom Bouncer Walleye Lake Erie

 

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