The nights are getting cooler, the grass is growing slower, the annual plantings are blooming less, and all are tell tale signs that the summer season is coming to an end. The fall colors are starting to emerge, and that can mean only one thing in regards to fishing on Lake Erie; it’s only going to get better!
As you know, in the spring we have the most enviable fishery in the country on this end of the lake, but towards the end of summer, most of our big walleye are over on the east end in deeper waters, leaving us to struggle to find the smaller pods of walleye that stayed around . Come fall, those big fish will start returning to the Huron and Vermilion areas in large numbers. They haven’t quite started their return yet, but it shouldn’t be long, now that the water temperatures are starting to drop. As of yesterday, the water temps around the island area were still in the 68 degree range, but with our cooler nights and days, it shouldn’t take long for the lake to cool, and get those walleye moving this way again.