Lake Erie Walleye Report - Christmas 2023

Lake Erie Walleye Fishing
Lake Erie Walleye Fishing on Christmas!🎄With our Christmas gathering being rescheduled due to sickness, we decided to take make the best of it and chase some big winter Lake Erie walleye. We left the Huron, Ohio launch around 8:30am. Perfect conditions, especially for late December. The sun was out and the lake was calm. It felt like a spring morning with the warm temps and seagulls greeting us. We ran east to some old December waypoints to find the fish scattered and not quite up in the column yet. Pulled a few fish and then ran back NW towards the Huron River. Around 10am the fish woke up and started coming up in the column. From 10-noon they really came alive and we had great action with lots of doubles and triples. When we decided to head in, the action was still hot. They were likely feeding well into the afternoon. We landed some absolute tanks today. Our best depth was 37-38' of water. Speed was 1.3-1.5mph. Suspending Bandits 38-80' back was most consistent. Ever since the Suspending version of the Bandit walleye deep was released, it has become a staple in our lineup. It's been one of our top crankbaits for 2 years running. We caught a few 2oz snap weight fish at 50/15. ( Snap weight at 50' and then another 15' of line for 65' total. ) Bill Lewis PWC and WNC Reapers 45-60' back caught a few as well. The Blue Shiner Suspending Bandit caught the big girls. Water temp was around 40 degrees. Lots of "thick" marks on the Lowrance. The big girls are hanging out in schools right out of the river in good numbers. You don't have to run far right now. Just a mile or two out of the river and you should start marking fish. Fill your freezer or play catch and release with a bunch of big fish feeding! Make sure to watch the river mouth area for floating debris. There were about 15 trailers in the parking lot when we left. Merry Christmas and good luck to everyone going this week. If you are wanting to get out but your boat is winterized or your a boat-less angler, check with a captain HERE
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Lake Erie Walleye
Lake Erie Walleye
Lake Erie Walleye
Lake Erie Walleye
Lake Erie Walleye