Weekend Recap July 18

Weekend Recap July 18


Another Summer weekend has come & gone.

Over on Lake Ontario, excellent fishing continues in different regions across the lake. As always during this time of the bite can change daily with wind & fluctuating water temps. 80- 150 FOW has been producing steady most days. Sometimes though mid day, treking further offshore can produce.

Recently the morning bite was a little slower the fast days with the full moon & it turn it was a better afternoon/evening bite.

Congratulation to Captain Cam Kilcar & Team Tail Chaser, the winners of our annual Salmon Dance tournament out of Port Dalhousie. 

Hot rigs over last few days were :
Green Casper Oki Kingfisher & green Glow A-TOM-MIK RIG
Hot Spot 11” white lightning / A-TOM-MIK white glow rig
Salmon Candy “ Fish blade, Lance’s UV 2 Face & Dreamweaver Pickled Sunshine rig
Real herring Strips & Deep Rig tackle Artificial strips both performing well.
DW 8” Spin Doctor Captain Valium & A-TOM-MIK stud glow fly
Salmon Candy Pig pen 8” Flasher & A-TOM-MIK Big Fin Glow Fly
Pro King 8” Green Glow UV flasher & A-TOM-MIK Covid 19 Fly
Dreamweaver Mag Martel Spoon
Michigan Stinger Lance 2 Face UV stingray
Moonshine Bad Toad mag spoon

For those wanting some good steady action, there has been a very good mixed bag offshore bite in 200-320 FOW recently. Lots of good sized Rainbows & Coho. Fish are being caught 25-50 feet down. Those 3-7lb coho we were catching in the Spring have doubled in size as they feeding heavily out there & oh are they fun to catch & great to eat.

Spoons in various color patterns like Blue Dolphin UV, Mixed Veggies, Jordo, Habernaro & orange crush have been working very well. Keep your speed around 2.7 MPH to cover water.

On Lake Erie, the Walleye fishing is very good now.

From Fort Erie to Port Colborne, 55-70 FOW has been good. Worm harnesses are producing very well. Color patterns like Cherry Bomb, Anti Garcia, & Blueberry Muffin have been good.

Off Maitland the bite has been better inshore around the reefs & points. Husky Jerks, Bandits, & Yaleye Hooligans have been going well.

Moving west to the central basin, Nanticoke, to the Elbow & around to Pt Burwell the Rainbow trout fishing continues to be crazy good & the walleye action has been good too. More of a spoon bite off riggers, divers & lead core. Stingers, DW superslim & small Wack’m spoons. Greasy chicken, pink panties, NASCAR, cherry bomb & Jordo are working very good.

Very good bass fishing continues on the east end of Lake Erie too. Drop shoting with Max Scent Flat Worms, Grumpy Gobies & Set The Hook Crush Worms.


Have a great week everyone!