Lake Erie Islands Fishing Report

January 15th, 2018
Ice fishing out of Catawba State Park: Starting Tuesday, wind will come out of SW 10-15 MPH. A little more than that on Wednesday and then 20-30 SW on Thursday. I would like to tell you ice is good but as of today, there are spots that have 10" of ice and after the rain and North wind over this past weekend, there are areas with 2 and 3 inches. A lot of fishermen were walking out yesterday and today. Some sleds and ATV'S also. If you go, do it slow and very cautiously. Anyone that is going out of park is heading south first and then west. Another option is East Harbor State Park for panfish and yellow perch. You may want to do that and give Catawba time to heal if it can.   Read more...
January 11th, 2018
Walleye fishing the past 2 weeks has been pretty good, especially with the early ice. Not a lot of big fish yet. A lot of jumbo perch have also been caught. This is something very different from past ice seasons. The size and number of perch being caught has been great. Now the bad news...at least for the next 3 days (especially for those of you coming a long distance or from out of state), it would be advisable to hold off. Lots of South wind today (Thursday) until early afternoon tomorrow and then North wind and snow. There is a lot of water on the ice. IF ice holds and doesn't move much, it should firm back up over the weekend and into the first of next week with the cold temps and north wind ...   Read more...
January 5th, 2018
Walleye fishing has been quite good going out of Catawba State Park this past week, especially today Friday. Thickness of ice is 8-10 inches in most places. Early in the week, Crane Creek and Magee Marsh opened up and the ice there pulled away from shore. From Camp Perry to Catawba Island, the ice has stayed good and locked in. Most fishermen running out of Catawba are going 1-3 miles NW. Productive lures have been the Rattle Streak, jigging rapalas and swedish pimples. Chrome, Blue, Perch and Antifreeze have been best colors. We DO have EMERALD SHINERS, waxworms and nightcrawlers as well as a great selection of ice lures.   Read more...
January 3rd, 2018
Contrary to all the posts the other day that the ice is gone and whatever, Catawba has 8-12 inches of ice. Folks are heading West and Northwest anywhere from 1-3 miles out of the state park. We will be opening tomorrow morning at 6:00 a.m. and will be open every day. We do have EMERALD shiners, waxworms and nightcrawlers, as well as a good selection of ice lures, ice augers and rods and reels, and all your other ice fishing needs. Haven't gotten the store quite all together yet, but we're getting there! A customer stopped today to give us a report. They were 1.9 miles NW out of Catawba and had 12 nice walleyes including one 30 incher. 

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January 1st, 2018
Just wanted to let everyone know, we will be opening Thursday, January 4th. at 6:00 a.m. and will be open every day.  Catawba Launch was pretty much full today. Hope to hear some reports soon. Will do our best to keep you posted on here as well as on our facebook page. We will have emerald shiners and waxworms available.   Read more...
December 31st, 2017
Cold, cold temps coming up this week with several nights below zero in the forecast, should lock things up pretty good by next weekend. We will be opening Friday, January 5th. at 6:00 a.m. and will be open every day.  We will have emerald shiners, waxworms and crawlers, as well as a good selection of ice lures and all your other ice fishing needs. Just a reminder to anyone going out...please remember to bring back everything you take out, including your trash!  We have a great resource here in Lake Erie, and we all need to take care of her for ourselves, as well as for future generations. If you have 2017's fishing license, it is good until the end of February, 2018. We will start posting fishing reports on here, as well as on our facebook page, as soon as we hear any news. Be safe out there everybody and good luck!   Read more...
December 29th, 2017
Mother Erie is making ice! We will keep everyone posted. Looks like some pretty strong west winds ahead here for the upcoming weekend but supposed to stay very cold. Hope what's already there stays put. Time will tell. Keep your fingers crossed everybody! I know everyone is getting anxious! Check into our page every now and then in the upcoming week for updates! Happy New Year everyone!   Read more...
November 19th, 2017
We are now closed for the season. Our 39th. year in the books! Wow! Want to thank everyone who came through our doors this year and patronized us. We sincerely appreciate each and every one of you. We will keep you informed of lake conditions, as far as a possible ice fishing season, looking forward. Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving, a Very Merry Christmas and everything good in the New Year!   Read more...