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Bottom Bouncer

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  1. There's still a decent bite going on in Barcelona. Got a two man limit today with fish scattered from 65 - 83 fow. Most came off the bottom but 4 came off the riggers at 45 ft. All came on worm harnesses and no color was dominant.
  2. I can't help but think it has to do with water clarity. The last 2 times out the bite was great until 9am. Once the sun was high in the sky they all but stopped. The early morning bite is always better, but it usually slows down a little more gradually. This is a hard stop. Might be a coincidence, but maybe not.
  3. Fished out of Barcelona again this am. Got 6 before 9 and then only 4 between 9 and 4. They were a little deeper today as most of our fish came in 75 fow. 7 of them came off the bottom and 3 came off downriggers. Watermelon, black/ chartreuse, and red/copper harnesses today. Also got one short and a perch.
  4. $15 to launch??? I'd like to see the marina stay open, but $15 is outrageous.
  5. Fished just west of Barcelona harbor this morning in 58 - 80 fow. Got 6 from 8-9 and only one more after that. All of ours came right off the bottom and 5 of our 7 in 65 fow. Watermelon and black/chartreuse. Thanks to everyone for the info. It helped a lot.
  6. Got out this morning and marked quite a few fish spread out from 65 - 80 fow. Just couldn't get them to bite. Ended up with 4, all suspended around 60 fow. Talking to a few guys at the fish cleaning table, the perch are starting.
  7. Got 11 this afternoon/evening in 72-80 fow. All on harnesses run very close to the bottom.
  8. Fished 4 hours this am in 60 fow off Sturgeon Point. Got 2 in the first 15 minutes and then they shut off.
  9. Is anyone catching near Buffalo or SP? The bite in Dunkirk has cooled off (for me at least) and I thought I might try our end of the lake again.
  10. It could be the timing. I know a lot of guys catch fish mid-day, but I have my best luck the first 2 and last 2 hours of daylight. I'll be out tonight around 6:30. Good luck.
  11. Got a 2 man limit tonight in just over 2 hours in 70 fow. Half came off the bottom and half were suspended. Used 4 different color harnesses and all caught fish. A really great night to be on the water.
  12. We were out Mon and Wed evening for about 4 hours each night and only caught 4 & 3. All came from worm harnesses on the bottom in 40-52 fow. Suspended baits did not get a single bite. What a difference a year makes. Based on the screen I think there are plenty of fish, they just aren't biting. May head west this weekend in search of better numbers.
  13. Got out for a few hours this evening. Started behind the windmills in 35-37 fow. Tons of fish on the screen, but didn't catch anything. Moved out to 45-47 fow and got 6 in about two hours. Unfortunately the sheephead were out a little deeper too, but if that's the price to catch walleyes we'll live with that.
  14. Thanks for the posts. We got out a little after 6pm and got 2 in the first ten minutes in 40 fow and then nothing for 2 hours. I saw your posts and moved into 30 - 35 fow of smokes creek and got 5 in 45 minutes.
  15. Got out Sat am and only managed one fishing the windmills. Is anybody getting daytime fish?
  16. Last weekend they were still out in 66 fow. They may have started moving in a little, but I'd start there with at least two lines on the bottom. Good luck.
  17. Got out yesterday afternoon/evening and got 11 in 63 fow on wormharnesses slow trolled (3 on the bottom/1 suspended). Is anyone catching any fish in shallower water closer to the harbor?
  18. Got two man limits Sat morning and Monday evening. 61 fow drifting worm harnesses right on the bottom
  19. Went out the south gap tonight and fished 43 - 52 fow. Got 12 with a few misses and 3 lost. All on wormharnesses slow trolled on the bottom. Color didn't seem to matter tonight
  20. Went out Friday evening behind the windmills in 43 - 46 fow. Got ten on wormharnesses right on the bottom. Color didn't seem to matter.
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