Fishing Dates Port Clinton
Great month for the experienced jig fisherman. Most of the fishing takes place on and around the reef areas, along the western shoreline. The most popular baits among anglers are the purple hair Jigs fished in 4 to 15 feet of water. Check out our April Fishing Special!
Post spawn walleye are very abundant in the western basin. Nice 22" – 26" walleyes are very common. Overall, May is a good month for bigger fish. Bottom bouncers with a 3-4 foot leader, containing 2 hooks, gold blade, and gold beads produce the best. Also casting a 30" casting harness can be equally productive. At Lakeland Charters we almost exclusively drift fish.
June is a good consistent month for walleye fishing. The water is warming up and the fish are becoming more aggressive. This is a good time of year for the inexperienced angler. Walleyes tend to be easier to catch, limits are common, size of fish average 18" to 25", and the weather is nice. The most productive presentation this time of year is drift fishing, casting a worm harness tipped with a night crawler.
No doubt the best month for catching a limit catch of walleye in the western basin of Lake Erie. The Ohio Division of Natural Resources has proven that the catch rate per angler is best during this month. July walleye fishing is Lake Erie's best-kept secret. Don't let the warm weather fool you, book your July walleye trip today.
August WalleyeThe water temperature plays a big factor on how active the walleye bite in August. Generally, good walleye catches continue to be brought in through the first 15 days. After that, "the water tends to be too warm", and walleyes become very difficult to catch. They go deep and hug the bottom becoming very lethargic. This is a good month for Walleye/Perch trip combinations!!
September 1st – November 1st Walleye
This time of year we are usually fishing in Canadian water. Combination trips make for great fishing trips this time of year: Walleye/Smallmouth Bass or Walleye/Perch combinations. Smallmouth Bass/Perch fishing can also make for a stellar fishing trip in Canadian waters. Walleye fishing this time of year can be day-to-day, but good catches are brought in. Talking with your Captain ahead of time is an excellent choice to figure out what the best combination for production will be during this time of year.