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Lake Erie Bite

"J"

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Buddy I fished with Saturday, he’s part of the Student fishing league. Kids matched up with adults being the guide and providing the boat so they can fish tournaments. They have sponsors and fish for points for angler of the year and win trophies and bragging rights.
He has a brother sister combo and they fished the exact same spot we did. They had close too 30 keepers today as well. Amazes me how they stack up on a spot like that year after year .....
The young lady was on them, her best 5 fish were pushing 20lbs.....
 

"J"

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Ned rig amazes me on how effective something so simple is. All the years, technology, etc, and a jig head with a Caterpillar looking stickbait will crush them
Simplicity at its best..... Just goes too show how we can over think a situation....
Those TRD baits are a game changer though, I will say that. We can catch a dozen fish on those and hey still look good.... Usually only lose them from a snag.... The most toughest longest lasting plastics out there from what we’ve seen.... We super glue he bait too the jig head and it’ll last all day.... Well until a snag decides too take it away from us.... 😂
 

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Lake Erie did not disappoint . Took a buddy and his son today . After 90 minutes we only had one or two . Slow . Made some adjustments and before long we we're on them . Had a fire drill at times trying to keep all the rods fishing . Good grade of fish as well.
Ended up fishing 17-20 fow pulling flicker minnows at 2.2 , 50 ft back.

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Flicker minnows are the shit. I run them as a propwash rig about 12' behind the motor and crush saugeye. No pics, but I borrowed the nephews motor again and took Father in law to Indian Lake today. Only had three keepers 3.5 hours into it. Made our last move before it got bananas out there. Landed 6 keepers and about a dozen "not quites" along with 3 big crappie the last two hours. Most keepers were just over 15"
 

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When you guy use the ned rig do you use mainly soft plastic worms or do you use the soft plastic crawfish? Either or?

We always used soft craws on the charters but I will be fishing around the islands soon so will have to use other methods.
 

"J"

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When you guy use the ned rig do you use mainly soft plastic worms or do you use the soft plastic crawfish? Either or?

We always used soft craws on the charters but I will be fishing around the islands soon so will have to use other methods.
The 3” TRD worms is all we’re using with good results.
 
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Took a landowner who lets me hunt out fishing today . Launched the boat a little before 7 and had our limit by 830ish.

We casted today again . Fun fished for a bit after our limit . Upgraded a couple in the livewell and threw a few back .

He'd never trolled with planer boards so to finish the trip I ran in shallow and pulled cranks . Got 4 more in about 20 minutes .
Packed up and got home before Noon.

What a great time to be fishing Erie for walleye
 

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I had half a dozen acquaintances up there last week. They go up the same week every year to catch smallmouth. They didn’t do very well, said they were still out deep so they switched over to walleye fishing. If they were correct, you should be in business.
 
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"J"

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Over in this neck of the woods they’re still in close, they’re starting too disperse but still good #’s being caught. Bonemonger was just up there this last week and had a good day.
 
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"J"

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Thank you for the replies guys. Will post updates over the weekend. Mainly target them with soft craws on a Carolina rig and charters boats in the past. Looking forward to trying to get them with the kayak and casting lures
Ned rig, drop shot and tube jigs will catch you some good quality smallies buddy