Lake Erie trip Update

I’m out here on the island and sometimes I can get an internet connection. Day one, 8 walleye & one bass. Two walleye were over 10 pounds and the others were 4-6 pounds, all nice fish. But overall fishing is tough. The bass are spawning so not biting at all. No sheephead, white bass or any other action. Its like dead city, but found some fish late afternoon but we had to quit. I did get some good footage. I forgot my charger for my best camera, When I got the camera out on the ferry I forgot I just laid the battery on top so it wouldn’t run down and plop it went into the water. $40 and two hours of battery time gone. I have two other batteries, hope they give me at leats 4 hours. The other two old cameras will have to do. I did have one running on a tripod when I caught the biggest fish but it was a little crocked when waves bouncing around and I don’t know if I got anything or not. I did get the good one turned on and hopefully my brother got some good footage.

The fish are hiting a blue bomber long a medium diver for me, all fish came on this blue lure using planer board. My brother caught three on a come bomber, a favorite lure of mine. He is doing ok but got tired yesterday so had to quit early. Fishing an d rocking all day is hard if your not used to it.

I did get some great photos, and they are my laptop.

Day 2, wind switched from SW to north and it is too strong to even fish really, so taking a break today and resting up. The wind is supposed to keep switching, clockwise everyday so there will be better days ahead. I have enough footage right now to make a dvd so I’m happy. I even got a few fish on film of me filleting them, hopefully the footage is good. I should have used tripod. May need to do that again.

About Dave Tackett

Dave Tackett is from Sterling Illinois. An avid fisherman since childhood, he has fished all over the Midwest, mainly the Mississippi River pools 8-19. His home waters are pools 13 & 14. After fishing Bass tournaments for many years, he gave it up to fish for Walleye year round. He now guides and fishes for fun. He likes to take photos of the scenic places he visits on the river and likes to keep a video camera running to get footage for his Walleye DVDs. Photography is now where he most of his time working, using professional DSLR cameras and lens. These photos include landscape around the Mississippi River and the Rock River, river birds like eagles heron, egrets etc.
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