Aug 22 - Weekend Recap!

Aug 22 - Weekend Recap!

Well this time lets begin with Lake Erie!

Safe to say now that the Walleye fishing is very good in most places now. 

Port Burwell continues to produce fast limits of Walleye & some Rainbows. 55-65 FOW has been the productive range. Spoon in Reg or Super Slim sizes have been best. Hot colors are Mixed Veggies, Greasy Chicken, Pink Panties, Watermelon, Blueberry Muffin, Andy's Walleye Slapper & Orange Crush. Body baits also can work good, Yaleye Mooneyes & Hooligans & Ripplin Redfins Downriggers, Divers & Lead core all working well.


Moving east, Port Maitland - Port Colborne also doing very well. Lots of fish coming from 60-80 FOW. Worm harnesses are going good but a very good bait has been Worm Burners. These are a small WD spoon from Dreamweaver with a harness leader behind. It allows you to troll a little faster & the Walleye just love them!

Hopefully the good walleye action continues for another month or so!


Over on Lake Ontario, the fishing is excellent still too. 

Its the last week of both the Great Ontario Salmon Derby & The Silver Salmon Challenge. Lots of big Salmon are staging all over the lake. Some are inshore close to the river mouths while many are hanging out anywhere from 60-100 out front, waiting for the water to cool a bit. Flasher/flies & meat rigs continue to be best. Below are a few colors that have been good lately. 

Those looking for numbers & a mixed bag, can find excellent action in 250-300 FOW. A spread of spoons down 30-60 ft will work good. Some of the better colors are here:


Reminder that the CATCH THE FRY Salmon Tournament is coming up next weekend.


A tournament for all Salmon Anglers!
Lots of Prizes from great sponsors!
Tournament Emcee is Brent Bochek from Setting the Hook TV
Main Event Registration Early Bird Registration Deadline Fri Aug 26, 5pm.
All early bird entries qualify to win a Penn Fathom Line Counter Reel ($300 value)
Main Event Registration Deadline Thurs Sept 1, 5pm.
You may sign up on Saturday morning between 530-6 at the launch ramp but a $20 late fee will be applied
You may cancel your registration penalty free before Thurs Sept 1 5pm
Any cancelation after then, you can get a full refund less $20
Calcutta Registration Deadline Thurs Sept 1, 5pm.
6 rods max in the water at anytime.
All of Lake Ontario is open to fish (Ont & NY)
630am blast off.
All teams must be checked in by 3pm at each marina or at the ramp. A member of the tournament committee will be on hand each site. Coolers at marinas will be transported to SCGFA clubhouse for weigh in.
Teams competing in Main Event only are to have no more then 3 Salmon in their cooler at weigh in. These teams will weigh in first. Dry boxes at weigh in. No loose ice or water. Teams are responsible for identifying their "big fish". Only one "big fish" will be weighed per team.
Teams competing in both divisions may not have more then 5 Salmon in their box. They must be able to identify their 3 biggest Salmon for the main event. Those will be weighed first, the their 5.
Prize Structure
Main event - 3 fish $100 per boat
1st place 50%
2nd place 30%
3rd 20%
(SLA club takes 15% )
4th place - 10th place prize packs
**Last place team with 3 fish weighed wins a Penn Squall Line Counter reel
Optional High Performance Calcutta
5 Fish Box $500 per boat
100% pay back
1st place 50%
2nd place 30%
3rd Place 20%
4th place a Penn fathom Line Counter Reel ($300 value)
50-50 big fish pot - optional
$50 per boat,
1st place 50% to the biggest fish, (other 50% to the SCGFA Pen Project)
2nd $250 Dreamweaver Gift certificate
3rd Prize Package from the Big One Cutbait
1ST $2125
2ND $1275
3RD $825
1ST $7,500
2ND $4,500
3RD $3,000