Planned fishing trip on Erie this weekend

Luv2Boutdoors!

Ten Pointer
Steelhead may be hard to come by, but walleye should be very abundant.

I grew up in Buffalo, NY

I assume you're launching from the Canadian side since you're from Ontario?

Good luck. Cant wait to see some pix!
 

woodmoose

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Last minute planning, buddy called me up and has a charter booked for Lake Erie for Sunday and needed one more person, quick little groveling and pouting to the wife and am all set. Walleye and steelhead are the target fish, and prefer a few more steelhead than walleye for the grill.
Pictures shall be taken

have fun!
 

Soilman

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Good luck, Dobber! One of my "wish list" items after retirement is to visit one of the Canadian canoe trail parks and fish for lake trout and pike. I watch a lot of the Canadian bushcrafter's YouTube channels and they sure make it look like fun!
 

Mr.Gadget

Old Mossy Horns
Fished up there a bunch growing up.

Remember catching a bunch off Kelly's Island.

Fun days of all you want 10 lb eyes.
At the end it was hard pressed to pull a 5 pounder out.
 

dlbaile

Ten Pointer
My Grandparents would take me fishing up that way right on the Canadian border , we would stay in old quaint cabins right on the water, don't know if any body has heard of it was Black Lake, caught a lot of small mouth, northern pike ,walley,yellow perch, and an occasional muskey. Good Luck
 

Homebrewale

Old Mossy Horns
Last minute planning, buddy called me up and has a charter booked for Lake Erie for Sunday and needed one more person, quick little groveling and pouting to the wife and am all set. Walleye and steelhead are the target fish, and prefer a few more steelhead than walleye for the grill.
Pictures shall be taken
I took a lot of trips to Sandusky, OH to take a charter out of there. Why the preference for steelhead over walleye for the grill?
 

woodmoose

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Thanks. I didn't really think about "grill" when I posted. I was thinking about taste. Fried walleye is just about the best tasting fish you can eat.

oh yeah,,,walleye is good eats pretty much anyway it's cooked,,,but steelhead was made for grilling by the Big Guy upstairs
 

darkthirty

Old Mossy Horns
gotta buddy who’s from up there just got back. 6 of’em went out with a charter. They were 4 short of their 6 man walleye limit, caught two steelhead and lost two at the boat.
 

dobber

Twelve Pointer
Too much cool water right now for the steelhead, need some of it warm up and then they will be in tighter groups and easier to target.
Walleye is a better eating fish fried and certainly will be keeping the cheeks, but i have a trip booked in September where i plan on eating my body weight in eyes between chasing moose
 

HarryNC

Six Pointer
Good luck, Dobber! One of my "wish list" items after retirement is to visit one of the Canadian canoe trail parks and fish for lake trout and pike. I watch a lot of the Canadian bushcrafter's YouTube channels and they sure make it look like fun!
My sons and some of our friends did a bunch of canoe trips to Quetico Provincial Park when the boys were younger. Great trips, great fishing (when the weather was right). Rugged country, get your paddling and portaging muscles in shape before you go! Here's a little fish porn.
 

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Luv2Boutdoors!

Ten Pointer
My sons and some of our friends did a bunch of canoe trips to Quetico Provincial Park when the boys were younger. Great trips, great fishing (when the weather was right). Rugged country, get your paddling and portaging muscles in shape before you go! Here's a little fish porn.
Those are some great pix of some fine northern fish species you have there sir!

Thanks for sharing
 

Granville Hunter

Button Buck
Used to go to Black lake every year as a kid but that was over 30 years ago. I remember catching nice crappie on rocky points almost every cast during spawn in mid May. Caught lots of nice northerns as well. I’m from the Buffalo area and caught plenty of eyes and SM on Erie as well
 

dlbaile

Ten Pointer
Used to go to Black lake every year as a kid but that was over 30 years ago. I remember catching nice crappie on rocky points almost every cast during spawn in mid May. Caught lots of nice northerns as well. I’m from the Buffalo area and caught plenty of eyes and SM on Erie as well
It's been like 40 + years for me would love to go back one day and fish it again, but man it's a long trip from here. Dought it is the same at all ,I would imagine a lot more populated now.
 

BarSinister

Old Mossy Horns
I've fished charters in Lake Ontario a few times during the summer and did well with Steelhead and Salmon. Once the thermocline sets up, they are fairly easy to find with down riggers. Good Luck!
 
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