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2020 Cattaruagus Creek Launches

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My wife fished yesterday with her tournament team for the Sunset Bay Shootout (all girls team). They ended up with 7 lost a few also. Another buddy did 7 or 8 also. The fish are there just gotta get them to go.

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Fished Tuesday 11-4 right off the creek. Got 5, lost 2 on the fight. Also got 3 shepherd, and a smallmouth. All in 55' on harnesses, various colors, but with copper backs. One harness had a skirt which caught 3 fish. All suspended between 35-45 fow. Nothing caught off the bottom. Walleye 18-22". All slow trolling 1.1 to 1.3. Feels like it's starting to pick up.

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Three boats three days under bluebird sky resulted in one walleye caught. From the condoes to the reservation windmill. With the high water temperatures Try fishing west of Silver Creek now.


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Do something different. The walleyes have changed their places now with the record water temperatures.


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Do something different. The walleyes have changed their places now with the record water temperatures.


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Exactly, that’s why its called fishing and not catching. Need to change it up with this record heat.


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I fished with my daughter today out of the Catt, and we wound up with 8 walleyes from about 6 til noon. We fished 80 - 90 fow, and there was a pretty strong temperature break about 60 feet down. Most of our fish came on spoons off the wire divers set back 200, or off the riggers at 65 with harnesses...…. the first 2 fish came on 7 color cores with sticks. And that was it for the cores...… We never really marked a lot of fish, and just picked away at them all day, but I don't think we boated a fish after 10:30. 

Only 2 of the 8 had anything in their stomachs, and the contents were smaller smelt...… from what I could tell....

 

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Went today for only our second trip out of Catt. July 4 was our other trip. ZILCH both times! Wow, perplexing what has happened this year compared to the last 2 or 3. Every one has a theory. My brother in law from PA fished out of Erie last week and got a 2 man limit. We saw very little on our screen either. Saw some bait though.

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Yikes! We were gonna go out of the catt tomorrow for eyes but may change plans. Did you mark any perch in your travels? Sounds like a perch search might be more productive. Thanks for the report. 

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2 hours ago, garrymny said:

Went today for only our second trip out of Catt. July 4 was our other trip. ZILCH both times! Wow, perplexing what has happened this year compared to the last 2 or 3. Every one has a theory. My brother in law from PA fished out of Erie last week and got a 2 man limit. We saw very little on our screen either. Saw some bait though.

What depth of water did you fish Garry? I was hoping to make an attempt this weekend. 

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Went out off the creek today, got 4 walleye & 4 perch, too many sheephead & silver bass. Started at 68' with lots of mark on the screen. Best area was between 68-73 fow. Dipsys on 3 at 155' on a watermelon harness got 3 walleye, and the other came off the rigger 3' off the bottom. Sticks were not working for us. The screen today was loaded with fish like it should for mid summer, but the bite was light. We didn't get any releases & checked bait often. Lots of boats in the area.

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