Lake Erie

Ottawa - Ohio


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(Western Basin) The fishing is changing here, but still regarded by many as the best and most productive Walleye and Smallmouth Bass fishery in North America. Nearly 27,000,000 Walleye are available to anglers each year!

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  1. Pink was the color that worked for me. This is my new PB steelhead . It was 31 inches

    Steelhead Trout

    1. Chad Jaco 0
      Thanks MI !!! They sure are.
    2. M I 0
      nice one!they are tough to catch !
    3. M I 0
      nice one!they are tough to catch !
    4. Chad Jaco 0
      Thanks Erich!!👍🎣
    5. Erich Senft 0
      wow, super nice Steelie bro...very nice
    6. Chad Jaco 0
      Thank you Debbie!!😊
    7. Very Nice Chad!!!
    8. Chad Jaco 0
      Thanks Josh!!👊🎣
    9. All great catches Chad..congrats bud👊🏻.
    10. Chad Jaco 0
      Thanks Al!!👊
    11. awesome job bud
    12. Chad Jaco 0
      Thanks Bryan!!👊🎣
    13. Awesome fish! Congrats on your PB! 🏆🎣👊🍻
    14. Chad Jaco 0
      Thanks Jeff!!👊
    15. Jeff B 0
      Sick catch Chad! Congrats on your new PB! 👊🏻
    16. Chad Jaco 0
      Thanks Rick!!
    17. Rick S 0
      Congrats on PB Steelhead..Thats a beaut!!
    18. Chad Jaco 0
      Thanks Mark!!
    19. Mark Merlin 0
      Wtg Chad, nice one 👍
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  2. One of the nicer ones I caught.

    Steelhead Trout with a pink Bay Rat

    1. Chad Jaco 0
      Thank you Debbie 😊
    2. Chad Jaco 0
      Thanks Capt!!👊
    3. Great catch Chad!
    4. solid SH Chad!! 👍🏻👍🏻
    5. Chad Jaco 0
      Thank you Melissa!!😊
    6. Chad Jaco 0
      Yes it was. Thanks Bryan!!👊🎣
    7. Wow,nice Steel!!😀😁
    8. Great day Chad!! Gorgeous Steelie! 🎣👊🍻
    9. Chad Jaco 0
      Thank you Rick!!
    10. Rick S 0
      All nice fish Chad!!
    11. Chad Jaco 0
      Thanks Mark!!
    12. Mark Merlin 0
      That's a beautiful fish, wtg.
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  3. Went steelhead fishing in Erie for a couple days. Mainly fished the mouths and the lake.

    Steelhead Trout with a Little Cleo

    1. Chad Jaco 0
      Thanks Melissa!!😊
    2. Chad Jaco 0
      Thanks Bryan!!You the man!!👊🎣
    3. Nice one!😀😁
    4. I’m jealous! Great catches! 🎣🎣🎣👊🍻
    5. Chad Jaco 0
      Thanks John!!
    6. all nice catches
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  4. 9/15/20: Shitved the stuffed moose and trusty side kick turtle had been all around the world and we were honored to have them aboard the Nemesis this morning. His ...more handler Joe brought a great group of guys aboard to join in on the non stop action (Brian, Chuck, Matt, Jon). Once again we used our Raymarine Axiom to scan while running out to make sure we setup on fish. After the blow we probed the water with Fish Hawk Electronics to see if temps had changed. Top to bottom was 68 to 71 degrees. We dropped our Traxstech Corporation riggers down to 60' and before I could send out another rod we had a fish on! From there non stop action all morning. Fish were a little deeper than previous outings our FishUSA stealthcore tipped with Bagley Baits on 7 cores and Bay Rat Lures LXDs on 5 cores earned their keep today. 34 eyes and a nice steelhead made it to the net today. The processed fish made for a nice meat bucket reward!

    Walleye with a Bagley Balsa Minnows

  5. 9-12-2020 Went out of Conneaut harbor today with some friends for something different. Took a long ride today, 49.1 miles total. The fish where supposed to be stacked ...more up out at the 15 north line. We motored out to the 11 line and started trolling north. We had a good steady day of picking, and at times, had most of our lines out of the water because fish were coming in. We were out amongst the freighters for sure today, but never made it past the 15 line. A good day as we boxed our 24, but a long trip for sure.

    Walleye with a Bomber Deep Long A Lures

    1. Terry kremer 0
      Larger baits, find 58 to 60 degree water near bottom and fish that. I use a fish hawk x4d probe to find the best Temps. The raymarine axiom chirp sonar is the best ...more to find fish near bottom and separate them from the bottom. They can also be suspended in the water column, if that's the case it just takes putting in a lot of hours of work and some luck finding the right school of fish.
    2. J C 0
      how do you catch em over 10lbs there? seems like i cant break the 10lb mark
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  6. 9-6-2020 First day in Lake Ontario for the Oak Orchard Big Boys Salmon Tournament. Had to bring the small boat out of the barn.

  7. 8/30/20: Waited till noon for the waves to subside. Motored out scanning the depths with our Raymarine Axiom, was going to set up deeper, but there were better marks ...more shallower than we've been fishing the last trip we were out. Setup on some good marks and it was game on! Kyle, Kelly, Pat and Janet put the sticks to the fish today boating 28 eyes and 1 steelie in short order. Lighthouse to condos 57 to 65 fow... Get some!

    Raymarine
    Traxstech Corporation
    FishUSA
    Bagley Baits
    Team Dreamweaver

    Walleye with a Bagley Balsa Minnows

  8. 8/24/20: Today we were joined by Laura, Brett, Weston, Lucas, Neil and Jacob from central PA. They all had a fun action filled morning reeling in toothy green fish. ...more Same program as yesterday, depth 73 to 81 fow... one large loop 36 walleye boxed. Thanks Weston for wanting to go on a fishing trip! We enjoyed all the smiles and great company!

    Walleye with a Smithwick Perfect 10 Rogue

  9. 8/4/20: Out with the neighbors for some fun fishing with Dave, Dave Jr., Connor, Todd, Fred and Manny. Our quest for the holy meat bucket wouldn't be in vain. ...more The bite was hot in the morning then died abruptly in 62 to 65 fow. After a bit of searching we found a small hungry pocket of eyes out deeper which we pounded to finish out our box of 42 walleye. Purple was today's hot color in those mostly overcast conditions. Most of our fish were caught by getting our baits to that 30 to 45' range.

    Walleye with a Smithwick Perfect 10 Rogue

  10. 8/1/20: Trip #2 back to the well from this morning. 62 to 65 FOW, 5 mile stretch one way is all it took to boat 30 more eyes, boxing 24 to fill some plump meat bags. ...more Hot setup for us this morning and afternoon was 5 cores of FishUSA stealthcore with Bagley Baits minnows. Fire tiger bagleys were on fire! Rich, Doug, Debbie, and 10 year old reeling machine Della enjoyed their evening mowing some tasty green fish.

    #Raymarine
    #Traxstech Corporation

    Walleye with a Bagley Balsa Minnows

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