5 over 30" in this April catch
Early April-Early May
The majority of our walleye fishing is done trolling. Our boat is rigged to troll big boards. If you're not familiar with big boards, we have a large board on each side of the boat that tows a line up to 200 feet out the side of the boat. If you look in the top picture, just to the left of my shoulder you can see the board flag and board tow line.This tow line will be pulled taunt by the boards which allows us to clip our rod lines to a clip which slides down this tow line. This enables us to troll a very wide path with up to 16 rods. You may think this sounds crazy, but this system has been around for a number of years and allows us to troll many rods with very little trouble. There is very little dead time in this style fishing. If you charter me, you need to be ready to work and catch fish. Most days, once we get to our spot and set the boards and rods, you will be busy for the rest of the day. Lake Erie is full of undesirable fish, and some days we have to weed through 100's of fish to catch our limit of walleye. We also deploy dipsey divers and bottom bouncers at different times of the year. The captain and the mate will be more than happy to tailor the trip to you, whether it's just sitting back and catching fish or learning the entire system so you can rig your own boat.