Archives for May 2015

Fishing Report Lake Erie, Monroe MI 5-21-2015

Lake Erie walleye fishing was really starting to pick up as the water was starting to warm up. When the cold front started Tuesday the fishing was still very good, then the bottom dropped out on Wednesday.

Lake Erie walleye fishing Stray Cat charter fishing Monroe Luna Pier Michigan

Lake Erie walleye fishing

Brest Bay was the best with limit catch’s in 26 feet of water pulling spoons behind mini-disks. The walleye never really picked out any color on the board rods but, the best was a high diver with a cat/dog spoon.

Fishing Report Lake Erie, Monroe MI 5-15-2015

Walleye fishing has been on the slow side near Bolles Harbor and the Brest Bay area. The surface water temperature is still on the cool side around 58 degrees. The walleye are a little sluggish, so if your trolling, troll around 1.5 to 1.8 mph. We used Deep Thunder Stick Jr. but the fish never really picked out a color. The area between the 3 stacks and Turtle Island produced some very nice eye’s a couple of days ago in 13 to 16 feet of water. Lots of White Bass just off the dumping grounds in the flats so unless your targeting them avoid those areas.  The Ohio dump produced good numbers of walleyes to. Long slow trolling with Thunder Sticks 60 to 70 feet back seemed to be the ticket. Best colors, Superman, Brown Trout,  and Fire Tiger.

Lake Erie walleye fishing

Lake Erie walleye fishing

Fishing Report Monore Michigan 05/07/2015

Walleye fishing on the Michigan side of Lake Erie near Monroe has been on the slow side for over a week. We trolled Thunderstick Jr. from the front of Toledo Beach Marina to the North West corner of the dump and boated 2 walleye, one being a 6 pounder. We trolled towards Turtle Island caught 2 more walleye in 14 feet of water, then got into the White Bass. From there we ran up Bolles Harbor and trolled North in to Brest Bay and caught a couple more walleye. The water temp was around 57.5 degrees, still a little cold for a good trolling bite. Perch fishing over the dump has been slow, very slow but the fish my buddy caught were from 10 to 12 inches.

Monroe County Michigan Huron River gets steelhead fish plant from DNR

 Steve VanDerLaan is a busy guy this time of year.

As the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ statewide fish-stocking biologist, it’s VanDerLaan’s job to get the annual hatchery production – in the vicinity of 18 million fish weighing 395 tons – out to the state’s lakes and streams during a roughly eight-week window.

Stocking events often turn into a show as interested anglers arrive at stocking sites to see their future quarry. One of the trucks recently brought 32,000 steelhead to the Huron River in Monroe County, one of two deliveries made to the site. About two dozen spectators – several who pitched in to help DNR personnel hook up the discharge tubes – were on hand. Many were members of area fishing clubs, several of whom brought shotguns and cracker shells to haze any cormorants or gulls that might have come by looking for easy pickings.

             Steve Vanderlaan1 year old Steelhead Salmon stocking in the Huron River at Rockwood. READ MORE