If you have never tried your luck in Lake Erie, experienced anglers say that now is the time to do so. The warmest and shallowest of the five Great Lakes, it has been brimming full for years, producing record-breaking classes of walleye. Erie’s trophy fish makes a delicious treat for seasoned locals, but also attracts flocks of newcomers. Join them for a fishing experience of a lifetime.
Take one of the Lake Erie fishing charters to the Western Basin, where an abundance of walleye is a thing that fishermen’s legends are made of.
Though the 2nd smallest of the five Great Lakes, the surface area of Lake Erie is the 11th largest in the world – 9,910 square meters. Entrapped by an 871-mile long shoreline, this ample body of water is a renowned fish factory fed by the mighty Detroit River. From July through September, Erie’s sunsets are among the most beautiful in the world. This is also the best and busiest time for the Erie fishermen.
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The best season to fish in Lake Erie is throughout the months of May through August. Since Lake Erie is prone to extremely harsh and cold winters it’s best to fish during these summer months.
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Unless you are a native Lake Erie angler, one of the best ways to catch Erie walleye is to sail off with a guide on one of the Lake Erie fishing charters. The bountiful waters of this lake dance to Mother Nature’s unpredictable tune, making impromptu offshore fishing a potentially dangerous experience.
Finding your way on Lake Erie can be difficult without proper equipment and accurate navigation, which leaves you at the mercy of sudden weather changes like waves and fog. First-time Erie anglers are therefore advised not to troll or drift fish without an experienced guide and a professional boat.
Despite that, popular fishing techniques and props on Lake Erie include:
Lake Erie has been a hotspot for anglers in recent years. This especially applies to walleye and smallmouth bass, though Erie boasts a goldmine of several other types of fish such as:
If you are looking for an experienced and friendly fishing captain to make this experience stress-free and fun, look no further than FishAnywhere’s Lake Erie fishing charters. Whatever kind of fish you prefer and whichever angling method you find best, our charters will take you on a trip to remember.
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