As the end of March comes to a close here along the Lake Erie shores we are hoping it takes with it the unpredictable weather that seemed to be the only constant this month. While there were some decent weather days they were few and far between. The wind was very brutal with several Nor’easters causing high waves that made Lake Erie a mud pit. As April rolls its way into the year it looks as though it will give us some favorable days on the water.
We have just about finished up all our winter projects that included Auto Pilot, preventative engine maintenance, some new paint and a few gel coat repairs. The repairs are completed and we are anxiously waiting for the right day to launch the boat and be able to take her on a test run.
The spring fishing sounds like it has started to pick up both in the rivers and out on the reefs. Reports on the rivers are that the fish being harvested are mostly males with a few of the females starting to show up. The Sandusky River had the earliest reports of females being caught as they prepare to make the way to the spawning grounds. Fishing on the Maumee River had been slow but the recent rain and warmer weather seems to have brought a new pulse of fish preparing for the annual spawn. Reports of jig fishing are starting to come in with limits being caught on Niagara and Locust last week before the last big winds that we had. The trolling bite is still good around Kelley’s and South Bass Island, fishermen have been using crankbaits at slow speeds. While most will focus around the reef complex of Lake Erie plenty of fish can be caught around the Marblehead area. Our Lake Erie Fishing Charter season is shaping up to be one for the books and we hope to see you out there.