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Best Salmon Fishing Charters in Lake Erie


Salmon

  • Size 3 to 30lbs
  • Food Value Excellent
  • Game Qualities Good
  • Habitats River, Lake, Inshore

Salmon Fishing in Lake Erie

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!

Salmon

  • Size 3 to 30lbs
  • Food Value Excellent
  • Game Qualities Good
  • Habitats River, Lake, Inshore

Lake Erie Salmon Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Salmon 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.

What People Are Saying About Salmon Fishing in Lake Erie

"Half day trip with Captain Mike"

George Milbrandt fished with Strikemaster Charters - Cleveland on December 2, 2019

Great trip! Captain Mike was a wealth of fishing information and knew where and how to get the fish. We brought home 10 large walleye. A fantastic adventure for my son and I.

"Great trip"

Sean Baxter fished with Bugeye Walleye Charters on November 20, 2019

Me and another fisherman limited out and then some with the guidance of captain Clarence of the Bug Eye. I have little personal experience on lake Erie or trolling for that matter and despite this fact the captain put us on to the fish in short order. If you have any reservations booking with the Bug Eye and want to catch walleye don't hesitate to book this charter.

"Half day trip with captain mark"

Carol Woods fished with Bass Fishing Lake Erie on November 2, 2019

Had an awesome time! Caught lots of huge fish! Even though the weather was crappy, captain mark found us fish the entire day

"Full Day with Captain Mike"

fished with Loco Loco Fishing Charters on October 30, 2019

Mike sailed us along the shores of Lake Erie in search of Steelhead Trout and nt by luck he hunted them down. Fish On....Fish on....Fish On. We had a tremendous time. Fishing aside mike is a good guy and makes the trip fun as well. I had so much fun the next day I slept 11 hours !

"Fishing with George"

Larry Joerendt fished with GT Charter Services on October 27, 2019

First time in Detroit captin George was very professional as I explained I have caught walleye but by accident never fished for them he took his time to explain every step thank you captain George look forward to another trip in the future

"Want to catch fish?"

Raymond Polley fished with GT Charter Services on October 27, 2019

With GT Charter you catch fish!

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