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Post Posted: 10:45am - Feb 11,19 
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I've been watching this thread and had a quick question. Growing up we spent a few weeks every summer vacationing on Saginaw bay (80's up to late 90's when I went to college). Walleye up there were plentiful and we were lucky enough to have buddy with a boat so we made it out a fair amount fishing. I never was able to crack the 10 pound mark (close many times with some 9 pounders). What's a good time of the year to hit Erie for a walleye over the elusive 10 pound mark in open water? I've heard of some 14 pounders coming from Erie, is there much truth to that? Thanks!

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Post Posted: 11:24am - Feb 11,19 
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My 2 cents which is only worth a penny.


There are big fish caught all year, but to increase your odds, then fish when they are bunched up.



Detroit river down to the Maumee river and east to the Islands. mid March thru April.
Basically the west end.
Possible prespawn and beginning of eastward migration.

Huron river area and south shore in Nov and Dec.
True trophy this time of year as they are putting on the winter feed bag heading back west to river systems and reefs.

Only problem is the weather.
Early and late season can have some fast changing weather at those times.
Just have to watch and run over for a few days when Mother Nature is happy.

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Post Posted: 12:37pm - Feb 11,19 
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Thanks! I heard Spring was a good time but I do enjoy being on the water when its a touch warmer. It sounds like April is the time to be there and hope for some nicer temps.

November and December are out for me. I'm in the woods in November chasing whitetails and December is too tough to get away with the holidays and leaving town for warmer climates the last week of December.

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