We left the dock a little late today as our crew was driving in from a ways out. Still made decent time and had lines set around 7am. Found some good suspended marks in 30' of water and began setting lines. We set up about a mile from where we fished the day before. Marks were looking more active today, so we were optimistic. The water color was also looking like it had improved since the previous morning. As soon as we got the lines set, the boards started to go back. We pulled a triple right out of the gate. Everyone was having fun and the fish were snapping. We started a circle to stay on the pod and pulled 3 more. By 8am the sky was turning very dark and we could see a wall of rain coming from multiple directions. The forecast was looking beautiful for this trip according to the weather man. They were wrong, per usual. Our crew was already chilly as they dressed for the warmer part of the day, so rain was not going to be our friend. The lightning started cracking and thunder was right above us. The wind kicked up out of nowhere and we said, it's time to pull gear. Being 9-10 miles offshore, there was no other choice. As soon as we said it's time, the down-pouring rain started. We got absolutely hammered with rain as we were trying to bring all of the gear in and then for the entire run in. We were all soaked to the bone, but everyone was still laughing it off. The hour we had fishing was great and they got to experience a small piece of Lake Erie Walleye fishing before we got chased off. Suspending Bandits were doing the work again today. 100' back at 2.1 mph was our program for them today. A WNC reaper pulled a few nice fish as well at 70' back. A Michigan Stinger Scorpion Spoon on a 2 oz snap weight at 30' back on a stern planer caught as well. The surface water temp was hanging around 59 degrees. The bite was much better than the previous day, but the thunderstorms cut our trip short from being another banner day on beautiful Lake Erie.