The dog days are nearly upon us, but dog-days heat arrived early.
For anglers, that doesn’t mean fishing has turned off. In fact, big fish are being caught around the Erie area.
“A 15 1/2-inch perch was pulled from 30 feet of water off Shades Beach,” outdoors writer Mike Bleech reported this morning in the FishOn! fishing report for this weekend. “The previous week, a 33-inch brown trout was caught at a depth of 60 feet off Shorewood. A 9 1/2-pound walleye was brought to Poor Richard’s Thursday.”
Mike’s especially keen on yellow perch and walleye fishing in Lake Erie this weekend. So is Logan Osborn, 10, of Harborcreek Township, who caught this 8-pound 5-ounce walleye July 6 on Lake Erie.
If you’re not having any luck of your own, check out how other anglers did in their chase for prizes. Weigh-in for Saturday’s annual Perchin’ on Lake Erie Yellow Perch Tournament is 2-6 p.m. at North East Marina (wind day is Sunday). And weigh-ins for the third tournament in the Presque Isle Division of the Great Lakes Largemouth Series are Sunday at 3 p.m. at West Pier ramp, Presque Isle State Park.
If you catch a fish, large or small, consider sharing a photo with the area’s other anglers in the GoErie trophies gallery.