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Old 05-18-2018, 03:44 PM
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Default Lake Erie walleye fishing is off the charts .

So captained updated me , they have caught 300 more fish then this time last year ,and he said c,m on up
. All the best !
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Let's all say fish on !
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Old 05-18-2018, 03:50 PM
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I just wish I could hear you say “warleye”
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Old 05-18-2018, 04:31 PM
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Walleye fishing has been very good but lots of north winds have the lake a muddy mess right now. Today is also a strong north wind day so fishing this weekend won't be worth even going out. Strong north winds turn the fish off and stir up the mud from the bottom of the lake, walleye don't like real muddy water. I have had my boat in for a couple of weeks and have only been out once.

When are you coming this way Vince? My offer to take you out doesn't expire. I would suggest you email me before you make the trip so I can let you know what the latest fishing report is. If you were to come to fish tomorrow I would tell you to not bother because it's not worth the cost or time.
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For 20+ years I thought walleye on TV looked a lot like pickerel until my dad's friend from Manitoba, where I had visited to catch and eat them, finally confirmed that they were the same species of fish. Suppose its the same as you dudes coming around calling speckled perch crappie.
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Originally Posted by raystein View Post
For 20+ years I thought walleye on TV looked a lot like pickerel until my dad's friend from Manitoba, where I had visited to catch and eat them, finally confirmed that they were the same species of fish. Suppose its the same as you dudes coming around calling speckled perch crappie.
I think they were always called pickerel in restaurants because walleye doesn't sound as appetizing.
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I think they were always called pickerel in restaurants because walleye doesn't sound as appetizing.
The Canadians in Ontario call them pickerel but us yankees call them walleye. Pickerel are actually a member of the pike family as in northern pike. Walleye are a member of perch family and one of my favorite fish to eat, salt water fish included.

Back on topic, it is still shallow water night combat fishing for the eyes here on the east end. I don't start the harvesting until things warm up and they go deeper. My Florida blood does not abide fishing in the cold
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I think they were always called pickerel in restaurants because walleye doesn't sound as appetizing.

people call fish fish different names in different places but down here pickerel are agressive shark mouth bastards not to be messed with. First one I caught when I was 10, treble hooked a 24” on the top of his mouth. Pop-Pop wasn’t to happy trying to remove that hook.
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Originally Posted by My Turn View Post
The Canadians in Ontario call them pickerel but us yankees call them walleye. Pickerel are actually a member of the pike family as in northern pike. Walleye are a member of perch family and one of my favorite fish to eat, salt water fish included.
I don't know how that can be when they are the same fish, just with two different names? But you are right, they are a Great eating fish.
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Pickerel and walleye are NOT the same fish nor in the same family of fish:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walleye

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_pickerel
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Originally Posted by osudaddy View Post
Pickerel and walleye are NOT the same fish nor in the same family of fish:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walleye

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_pickerel
Yes, but that would be a good way to start a conversation in a diner near Lake of the Woods. Haven't been up there in 40 years, but back then at least the people I knew there called what you call a walleye, a pickerel.
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Pickerel is as close to a garbage fish as one can get in freshwater. Walleye = best eating freshwater fish hands down, on every menu out west and called exactly that.
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Originally Posted by raystein View Post
For 20+ years I thought walleye on TV looked a lot like pickerel until my dad's friend from Manitoba, where I had visited to catch and eat them, finally confirmed that they were the same species of fish. Suppose its the same as you dudes coming around calling speckled perch crappie.
no kidding! I always thought walleye were a larger species. Learn something new every day.
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no kidding! I always thought walleye were a larger species. Learn something new every day.
Not the same. Google and books are your friend.
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Great to hear and worth noting that Lake Erie was so polluted a few short decades ago it was well on its way to being a dead lake.

We would all do well to study up on what saved it.
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Great to hear and worth noting that Lake Erie was so polluted a few short decades ago it was well on its way to being a dead lake.

We would all do well to study up on what saved it.
We are having problems with blue green algae because of to much phosphorous run off that is getting into the lake from animal waste on farms and because of the Detroit wastewater plant. The officials are addressing the situation so hopefully they will get a solution in the next couple of years.

Even with the algae problem there are still more fish in Lake Erie than all of the other Great Lakes COMBINED! Talk about a recovery from the 60's and 70's!

Walleye @ Kroger's is $21.49/LB and perch are over $23/lb. I have seen perch over $20/lb but never walleye. A few years ago I had probably 150lbs of perch filets and 100lbs of walleye filets in the freezer. I give away almost all of the walleye meat when I keep them, I do a lot of catch and release on the walleye. I could find someone every day that wants yellow perch, as I mentioned in another thread, they are the best eating fish I have ever had.
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walleye vs pickeral. ok, from my view, which is based on my interaction with Canadians that camp with me in Florida......they are one in the same. That's what they call our walleye. Not gonna argue.Russ, here is link to aerial photo's of lake. Obviously when cloudy , you don't see much but it's pretty good indicator when you do get a clear shot.- https://coastwatch.glerl.noaa.gov/mo...s.php?region=e

The LEWT tourney was supposed to be held today but they pushed it back till Sunday. I'd be willing to bet that we'll see 5 fish bags weighing in the mid 30's for sure. Mostly fish from the Lorain area.

Ton of fish around the islands. Me and a lady friend got 9 on Thursday with one going over 6 pounds. Fish are everywhere! Good weather, wind wise on wednesday, thursday and friday.
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[u]Just seen Facebook report from spoonfeeder out of channel Grove. They gotv24 today
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walleye vs pickeral. ok, from my view, which is based on my interaction with Canadians that camp with me in Florida......they are one in the same. That's what they call our walleye. Not gonna argue.Russ, here is link to aerial photo's of lake. Obviously when cloudy , you don't see much but it's pretty good indicator when you do get a clear shot.- https://coastwatch.glerl.noaa.gov/mo...s.php?region=e

The LEWT tourney was supposed to be held today but they pushed it back till Sunday. I'd be willing to bet that we'll see 5 fish bags weighing in the mid 30's for sure. Mostly fish from the Lorain area.

Ton of fish around the islands. Me and a lady friend got 9 on Thursday with one going over 6 pounds. Fish are everywhere! Good weather, wind wise on wednesday, thursday and friday.
Argue about what...…? I was just repeating what I was told by guys that are on the lake. I got text messages from 4 fishing buddies today that they were looking for cleaner water, not all of them dock in the Marblehead area and are farther west where the water gets stirred up more than in the islands area.

My alternator didn't survive the winter so I have only been out once all year. I know about the modis satellite and check it often, the last time I looked it was to cloudy to get a clear view of the lake.
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Russ/.I came up there April 25th .
I did a walk on charter with Capt'n Eric .Eyecatcher charters.
Man what a great time.
I was one of 6 .and these kids were fun (30 year olds).
We caught our limit.
I took the fish & had em cleaned .and went over to the crows nest for dinner.
Walleye & perch with the fixings
It was great,
Next time I promise you. I will BOTHER you.
I will under the agreement that I pop for Gas .Bait & beer @ the very least.
I always treat my friends as guests even when I'm a guest .lol.
All the best!
I had a blast out there in Marblehead.
The lake was fogged in.and were about 1 mile out.
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Originally Posted by vincentdivincenzo View Post
Russ/.I came up there April 25th .
I did a walk on charter with Capt'n Eric .Eyecatcher charters.
Man what a great time.
I was one of 6 .and these kids were fun (30 year olds).
We caught our limit.
I took the fish & had em cleaned .and went over to the crows nest for dinner.
Walleye & perch with the fixings
It was great,
Next time I promise you. I will BOTHER you.
I will under the agreement that I pop for Gas .Bait & beer @ the very least.
I always treat my friends as guests even when I'm a guest .lol.
All the best!
I had a blast out there in Marblehead.
The lake was fogged in.and were about 1 mile out.
Vince,
You were lucky to get a seat on Eric's boat. Usually booked pretty solid. He's one of the better charters that trolls.
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