Lake Erie Salmon (Coho) Fishing Charters

Lake Erie Salmon (Coho) Fishing Charters

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Best Salmon (Coho) Fishing Charters in Lake Erie

Top Salmon (Coho) Fishing Charters in Lake Erie

Salmon (Coho) Fishing in Lake Erie

Salmon (Coho)
  • Size 2-6 lbs
  • Food Value Good
  • Game Qualities Excellent
  • Habitats Inshore, Lake, Nearshore, River

(Oncorhynchus kisutch)

Lake Erie Salmon have been somewhat inconsistent for the past few decades. But despite the fact that stocking was cut entirely many years ago, Salmon are still showing up in good numbers.

When you are done catching limits of Walleye, just go a bit deeper. Salmon are all around Lake Erie, from Northeast Ohio to Dunkirk. You take them where you find them!

When & Where

Pink, Coho, and Chinook Salmon can be found anywhere on the Lake, but it takes that special angling skill to locate them. Landing a tackle-busting bullet Salmon is every angler’s dream. Some say they wander down from the upper Great Lakes or naturally spawn, but it doesn’t really matter. They are there and biting!

The eastern basin of Lake Erie in New York offers much deeper and colder waters, which is exactly where Salmon prefer to be. Salmon fishing is good from late August through October when they are about to run to the streams. The occasional large Chinook, Coho, and Pink Salmon is not the most uncommon species in the eastern basin!

Pink Salmon are found in good number in Pennsylvania’s waters. In April and May, the newborn Salmon run downstream to the Lake. They begin ascending tributary streams later in summer and early in autumn.

Steelhead fishermen often hook some Pinks and Coho in the fall run. Fishing near the mouths of the creeks can also produce good results. Just go out and check yourself!

How to catch them

Lake Erie Salmon fishing is often combined with Steelhead charters. The most productive and famous fishing method is trolling.

Larger Salmon tend to group in deeper and colder water. In order to get the right depth, your captain will use sinkers, downriggers or divers. The first and the last are used with a variety of bait and lures, such as plugs, spoons, or flashers. Sinkers are small lead weights and divers are larger.

In order to catch your Lake Erie Salmon, you need to get on the water, rig your equipment, locate the fish, and convince them to bite. If you have a professional guide with you, this is easy. They know the Lake’s patterns, honey holes, and hottest spots. Be prepared for a challenging search and an exciting battle!

Lake Erie Salmon (Coho) Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Salmon (Coho) fishing in Lake Erie varies moderately throughout the year. High season is April to May and August to October. Low season is January to February and November to December. There is no closed season.
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Reviews of Fishing in Salmon (Coho) Fishing in Lake Erie

First Time with Captain John
Mark C. fished with JT Sportfishing Charters on October 17, 2020
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Yes, plenty of overnight options and charter possibilities
Fishing with Albert
Ken P. fished with What A Catch Charters – 30' Tiara on October 17, 2020
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Have layers of clothes Listen to your captain of whats working to catch the fish
Fishing with Robert
Douglas B. fished with Myrmidon Fishin' Ful Charters on October 11, 2020
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Yes but pay attention to the upcoming weather and be flexible. Even though we were not able to it would have been easier on all of us., Mr. Hughes and Carol were great.
A Half-Day With Captain Barry
Kevin R. fished with Schultz Sportfishing Charter on September 17, 2020
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
The fishing is plenteous and exciting. However, prepare for swift currents, a tremendous undertow, and do not take the river and lakes lightly.
Half day Walleye fishing on the bandir
Michael C. fished with Bandit Sportfishing Charters on August 23, 2020
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Stay hydrated and the more fun you and your gang have the better they crew support you!
Fishing with Paul
Natalie T. fished with Niagara River Guide Service on August 18, 2020
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Be prepared to deal with the mighty waves of Lake Erie
Full day on Eyepopper
Norman F. fished with Eyepopper Fishing Charters on August 15, 2020
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Go in June or July fishing slows in August.
A Day on Lake Erie with Captain Mike.
Tom E. fished with Reel Eyez Sportfishing on August 8, 2020
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Find an experienced captain who knows how to fish Lake Erie.