Lake Erie Islands Fishing Report

April 20th, 2018
FINALLY, a break in the weather. The lake is a tad muddy in the western basin. BUT each day from here on out should improve the lake clarity. Hopefully, the jig bite will improve each day. Purple, John Deere Green and Blue have been the best jig colors. I still believe in tipping jigs with a live shiner. No one can ever tell me it's not a plus, but an extra incentive, especially in muddy water. Prior to the big winds last weekend and the beginning of this past week, the jig bite had really turned on. A lot of nice sized males were caught. Going out of Catawba, Toussaint, Round and Niagara Reefs were all producing. There was one day where everyone was catching. No one was moving around or running ...   Read more...
April 13th, 2018
Jig fishing on the reefs for the past 3 days has been on fire. Many limits in short periods of time. If you're planning on fishing tomorrow (Saturday), you may want to plan it early. Very little wind early morning but then it's going to turn NE and blow strong. Sunday is going to be just the opposite. It's going to blow strong in the morning and die down in the afternoon.   Read more...
April 10th, 2018
Wind, Wind, Wind...Will it ever end? We've been open for 6 weeks now and every day, it amazes me how many hardy fishermen insist on going out in our lousy weather. If you are fortunate to fish today, you should have some luck. The jig bite has picked up in the past few days, even with the water temp still hovering in the upper 30's. Toussaint Reef has been one of the better reefs to jig. Some are using shiners on the jigs, some aren't. You have to believe that live bait would be a plus in this stained water. This is coming from someone who sells live bait, however, but we believe any extra incentive in dirty water can only be a plus. The trolling bite has been up and down. For the ...   Read more...
March 13th, 2018
Wanted to clear up some false rumors and information that's been going around on several sites on the internet about our business. WE ARE NOT CLOSED. WE HAVE NOT SOLD. WE ARE still here, well stocked, and open everyday for the 2018 fishing season! Now we just need this lousy weather to turn around for everybody! Currently, we are open 6 a.m.-4 p.m. everyday. Hours will increase as the weather improves.   Read more...
February 27th, 2018
We will be opening for the season this Saturday, March 3, at 6:00 a.m. Catawba and Mazurik ramps are ice free and open. We will have Lake Erie Emerald Shiners, Nightcrawlers and Waxworms. What would opening for another great season be without a bunch of great sales!!! Here you go!!! All crankbait lures: Buy 6, get the 7th. one free. All Special Mate crankbait boxes $49.00. All driftbags, $10 off. Stearns flotation suits, $419.00 (regularly $495.00). We only have 3 of these left in XXL. Sunline Supernatural Mono 16 lb. Test Bulk Spool in either green or clear. Regularly $49.95, now only $40.00 per spool! Just a reminder, as of March 1, 2018, the new fishing licenses will be required. Only price ...   Read more...
February 9th, 2018
With the deteriorating conditions of the ice on western Lake Erie, we will be putting the pimples and rapalas away and waiting to get the crankbaits and Erie Dearies back out! Although the ice fishing season was short,it was sweet while it lasted. Welcome to Ohio!   Read more...
January 23rd, 2018
Due to weakening ice conditions on the lake, we are reducing our business hours. Effective Tuesday, Jan. 23rd. we will be open 6a.m. until noon every day. Should conditions improve, we will adjust it. PLEASE, if you desire to go out onto the ice on the lake or even East Harbor, be extremely careful.   Read more...
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...