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Crystal Beach
« on: May 07, 2019, 09:21:59 AM »
I'm new to this forum. Fish from a 14 smokercraft and my usual waters are Moon River and Lake St Clair.
I've never fished in Lake Erie but would like to try on a calm morning.
Is there a chance of landing a pickerel trolling close to shore around the Crystal Beach area this time of year? 

Thanks

Lucky Strike

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Re: Crystal Beach
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2019, 10:19:30 AM »
Welcome to the forum :thumbup:

Walleye is open year round on Lake Erie so you are good to go. The problem with early season walleye fishing is hazards like floating ice and debris and the water temps may be too cold for them to be close in shore. Right now the walleye fishing is hot in the Detroit river and south shore Lake Erie Ohio. There are walleye out of Crystal beach but the fishing doesn't get hot there until later in June and July. Perch will show up first out of Crystal, so if you go now you might get into jumbos and the odd walleye.

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Re: Crystal Beach
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2019, 11:37:19 AM »
Yep too early for Crystal beach, but perch should be hitting now.

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Re: Crystal Beach
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2019, 08:44:40 AM »
Thanks for the response to my earlier note regarding Crystal Beach and Pickerel.
Weather looks perfect for an early morning trip Sunday armed with a few worms..
If I have any luck I'll post a pick.

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Re: Crystal Beach
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2019, 07:28:14 AM »
Fishing has been hot out there the past two weeks. Good Luck and looking forward to your report. Try purple blades on the harnesses. ;)

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Re: Crystal Beach
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2019, 07:16:09 AM »
Thanks for the encouragement and info.
Launched at Crystal Beach on Saturday and trolled with downrigger towards the lighthouse. Landed this pickerel in 40 feet of water.  Hope picture is attached.
Great launch facility at the park.
Looking forward to more calm mornings on Lake Erie!

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Re: Crystal Beach
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2019, 06:36:49 AM »
Awesome fish and great looking water. Good job :thumbup: