Painesville charter captain Ron Johnson is saying the walleye fishing from Vermilion to Huron is nothing short of phenomenal.
Which comes as something of a shock, given the string of super windy days and generally rough seas of late. Which Johnson loves, matter of fact.
"It's the way we like it. That keeps the little boats away and let's us work," Johnson said.
Johnson said he and his fellow charter skippers are not only catching lots of fish they are catching lots of big fish. They are doing this by trolling spoons in about 42 feet of water - pretty shallow by Lake Erie walleye fishing standards.
"And a lot of the are up high. They've moved up into the top 15 to 20 feet," Johnson said.
An interesting point is that the walleye in this zone are close to shore while the yellow perch anglers are having to go out 10 to 12 miles for their fish.
Johnson says the walleye fishing is only going to get better, too. Pretty soon, he says, the walleye will start hitting body baits.
As for Cleveland- east area, few are the fishermen and fewer still are the fish. That is true whether the target is walleye or yellow perch.
For information about autumn walleye fishing with Johnson, contact him at 440-487-0002.
- Jeffrey L. Frischkorn