Fish and Fowl Adventures offers one of the best fishing charter rates in Lorain, Ohio. With two boats we can accommodate up to 11 people for a day of fishing charter fun. We can troll or drift when chasing Walleye. In the fall we often anchor for Yellow Perch. Call us today to reserve your groups date.
Well, we think so anyways. Our reviews speak for themselves. 11 years in the business and 3 boats strong. Thank you to all of our customers for continued support. We don’t always get limits of Walleye on our charters but we work hard and we think it shows. Heavy winds have hampered our efforts this last week, with a few cancelations in there, but when we’re getting out, we’re catching fish. More and more limits should come as the weather begins to stabilize. Bring on Summer.
Wow, what a week! As I write this, reflecting back on the last 7 days, Walleye fishing has been nothing less than spectacular. The Jig Bite is officially in full swing on Lake Erie. The weather has been cooperating and our clients have been catching limits. We even put a 10 lb. Walleye in the box this week. Follow us on Facebook for up to date Fishing Reports. We also post last minute openings and special discounted Lake Erie Fishing Charters there, so be sure to check back often.
There is nothing like catching Walleye in shallow water in April on Lake Erie. During the month of April millions of Walleye migrate to the shallow waters of the Western Basin of Lake Erie. The best way to catch them is with a spinning rod with a Purple Hair Jig attached. Other colors work well, but check the rods on any Charter Boat in the area and the rods will all have purple or black 3/4 oz. Hair Jigs on them. Tipping these jigs with minnows can help, but most of the time we fish them bare. Catching a limit of shallow water Walleyes is some of the most fun and rewarding Charter Fishing on Lake Erie.
When you’re headed out to the water in search of fowl, there are a lot of things you could fill your bag with. With limited storage space, however, you’ll want to make sure that you are using it wisely, packing items that will provide the most utility. Here are a few things to think about:
Ammunition: When on the water, you may encounter many different shooting situations that can be affected by the size of the birds, the range that you are shooting at, and the way the birds are decoying at any given time. It can be helpful to pack a variety of shells so that you can perform the best in all situations. Also, many states have certain ammunition requirements (no lead, nontoxic, etc.), so make sure that whatever you’re bringing along complies with state regulations. In our neck of the woods, you’re not allowed to take waterfowl while possessing shot other than approved nontoxic shot.
Clothing: Let one thing be known: Duck hunting is cold! As the season takes place during the winter months, cold temperatures should be expected. We have been on duck as cold as twenty-below-zero, and when you’re on the water, the air will be carrying a lot of moisture, which, with a breeze behind it, can cut through layers of clothing. Long underwear is always a great option to help you stay warm. In addition, brands like Sitka Gear make lines of coats, vests, bibs, and waders that are specially designed for hunting waterfowl, which are both lightweight and will keep you extremely warm. Socks and gloves are also important. Packing a few different pairs of gloves, ranging from heavier pairs to lighter ones, is a good idea. And, a nice pair of thick wool socks will go a long way towards keeping your feet warm.
Equipment: Before we get into gear and equipment, remember: it’s always a good idea to bring a knife along. You will always need a knife at some point. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, the first item we’d recommend is a good case and cloth for your shotgun. Out on the water, there’s a lot of moisture in the air, which will condense on the metal components of your firearm. Storing it properly can help prevent any damage. Before you even put it away, though, it’s a smart idea to wipe it down with a rag or cloth. This will help get any moisture off of the barrel, out of the action, or anywhere else it may end up on your gun. Other items that may be quite nice to have on hand would include hand and foot warmers, a compass, binoculars, earplugs, and protective eyewear.
So, fellow waterfowlers, on that note… stay safe, and happy hunting!
If you’d like to see the list of items we tell folks to bring on Fish & Fowl hunting charters, you’ll find it on our Hunting Charters page.