We left the dock in Marblehead at 8 am since I had to work at the firehouse the night before; the forecast for the day was hot and sunny with light winds. The plan was to troll for the day in the South passage just off shore. Fish have been holding in this area for over two months. The walleye have had plenty of food the entire time and although some have migrated to the east, plenty have stayed within 5 miles of Marblehead. The areas that have proven to be most effective are on contours of 25-30 feet of water for us, creating some short lead lengths for the Tru Trip Jets means faster resets and being able to keep more lines in the water means more fish in the cooler. After setting the boards and dropping lines in the water 1 mile north of the channel it was very quickly recognized that we had started in the wrong place, turning to the east and running in the South Passage would produce better fish. Our initial lead lengths were 25 and 35 back, but as we made our way past the crowd of boat traffic and the Kelley’s Island Ferry, we found some fish in deeper water away from the crowd. As we reached the deeper water we started to adjust our leads to 45-55 and then once again to 65-90 back. We had to work for the fish and it took the full 8 hrs of the scheduled charter but we managed to land a full boat limit of 8 guys. The cooler was stacked full of some nice eating size Lake Erie Walleye. This was the groups first Lake Erie Walleye Charter with me and talks of scheduling another are already in the works. The hot Michigan Stinger Spoon color of the day was purple demon in the stock and the Ultraviolet version. It was a great day with some new clients and once again we managed to send customers home with fish.
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