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Birthdays with a side of education?!?

This day we celebrated a queens birthday by having an instructional day on the water with a couple guests that joined me during the FishUSA walleyepalooza this spring. 
The goal? See the seminar tips and tricks in action. 
It was a perfect setup. I had some shallower fish located, and that is the PERFECT setup to run our small boat worm based walleye vacuum, and thats what we did. We made a long run west and targeted fish from about 15 feet down to the bottom using all the methods we outlined during the seminar. The bottom bouncers were on fire first thing in the morning. We had a ton of fish hitting the net of all shapes and sizes, my crew got to see exactly why I fish this way. As the day continued the bouncer production waned a bit, and the dipseys and board rods kept us busy. My boards were running unassisted (no weight) flicker minnows and deep hit sticks in about every color you can imagine.  Leads were anywhere from 70 to 110 feet. Yes 75 feet unassisted was catching fish consistently. 
A Deep Hit stick in Pink Lemonade was the hero of the day, but it seemed like any color that was in the right area was quickly scooped up. There are some high fish out there that Im betting most people are ignoring. It might surprise you how big they are too. 

Quote of the day after a we landed a pretty standard 20 inch walleye on a bouncer tried to cross the boat through the motors and multiple lines:  I feel like I just gave birth! he was cracking up, I was cracking up. This days queen of the vessel was unimpressed with us. She was quick to point out how wrong he was. But, luckily she didnt abuse us too badly. 
This is hands on full contact fishing at its finest! 
If youve always thought that walleye dont fight you have to give this a try.  
My morning availability is limited, but afternoons are still pretty flexible. Give me a call asap if youd like to give this a shot. 

Side note: 
Fun tool of the year so far... Garmin Livescope... I never would have thought it was be such an asset trolling AKA power drifting. My holy smokes... When you know exactly where your gear is running you can dial program to a T. I think Im going. to love this thing... 

You can check out the video from the small boat seminar that Captain Keith and I gave here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sq3_G6AOlm4&t=26s

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Birthdays with a side of education?!?

This day we celebrated a queens birthday by having an instructional day on the water with a couple guests that joined me during the FishUSA walleyepalooza this spring.
The goal? See the seminar tips and tricks in action.
It was a perfect setup. I had some shallower fish located, and that is the PERFECT setup to run our small boat worm based walleye vacuum, and that's what we did. We made a long run west and targeted fish from about 15 feet down to the bottom using all the methods we outlined during the seminar. The bottom bouncers were on fire first thing in the morning. We had a ton of fish hitting the net of all shapes and sizes, my crew got to see exactly why I fish this way. As the day continued the bouncer production waned a bit, and the dipseys and board rods kept us busy. My boards were running unassisted (no weight) flicker minnows and deep hit sticks in about every color you can imagine. Leads were anywhere from 70 to 110 feet. Yes 75 feet unassisted was catching fish consistently.
A Deep Hit stick in Pink Lemonade was the hero of the day, but it seemed like any color that was in the right area was quickly scooped up. There are some high fish out there that I'm betting most people are ignoring. It might surprise you how big they are too.

Quote of the day after a we landed a pretty standard 20 inch walleye on a bouncer tried to cross the boat through the motors and multiple lines: "I feel like I just gave birth!" he was cracking up, I was cracking up. This days queen of the vessel was unimpressed with us. She was quick to point out how wrong he was. But, luckily she didn't abuse us too badly.
This is hands on full contact fishing at it's finest!
If you've always thought that "walleye don't fight" you have to give this a try.
My morning availability is limited, but afternoons are still pretty flexible. Give me a call asap if you'd like to give this a shot.

Side note:
Fun tool of the year so far... Garmin Livescope... I never would have thought it was be such an asset trolling AKA power drifting. My holy smokes... When you know exactly where your gear is running you can dial program to a T. I think I'm going. to love this thing...

You can check out the video from the small boat seminar that Captain Keith and I gave here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sq3_G6AOlm4&t=26s

#willfishforsmiles #chasingdreams #chaseyourdreams #fishforsmiles #gofishwithryan #fishingislife #fishingtrip #lakelife #fishing #letsgofishing #cdgallery #lake #erie #lakeerie #walleyefishing #walleye #fishingboats #fishing🐟#walleye #laketrout #laketroutfishing #walleyes
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1 day ago

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Awesome report...is your LS on the bow motor or pole? Still trying to figure out best way to utilize it.

Father’s Day celebration number two of the year. 

When your dad works a ton and barely takes a day off, you should definitely take him fishing!

An afternoon trip after a road trip is what the doctor ordered for this pair. 
We hit the water right around 1pm with visions of greenbacks dancing in our heads. Target depth number one was in the low 60s, and we graphed around a little bit before landing on some promising Golden Arches… not those arches… 

The marks were scattered, but present. We set up without much fanfare and I was able to get setup before the action started. Just when I was starting to wonder what the deal was, the fish decided it was time to eat. From there on out they were not bashful and my livewell was quickly gathering sammiches. Worms for the win, Colorado and butterfly blades were on fire and my slow roll was loading the boat. It wasn’t long until we were wrapping up out deep and making a move to my petting zoo for some additional farm animal fun. Colors didn’t seem to matter much, against popular school of thought I had Chartruese and chrome firing together for some reason. Sometimes what’s right is just what works.
This was the biggest box of the season so far. My guests let me know that their 12 fish completely cleaned and ready for the freezer yielded 18 lbs of fillets. That’s not something I generally keep track of, but it was a haul.

We joked, we carried on and we were in harvest mode for a short stretch. My guests were pros on the rods. It was warm and the fishing was hot. What a day indeed. See you on the water!

#willfishforsmiles #chasingdreams #chaseyourdreams #fishforsmiles #gofishwithryan #fishingislife #fishingtrip #lakelife #fishing #letsgofishing  #lake #erie  #cdgallery #lakeerie #walleyefishing #walleye  #fishingboats #walleye #laketrout #laketroutfishing #walleyesImage attachmentImage attachment+5Image attachment

Father’s Day celebration number two of the year.

When your dad works a ton and barely takes a day off, you should definitely take him fishing!

An afternoon trip after a road trip is what the doctor ordered for this pair.
We hit the water right around 1pm with visions of greenbacks dancing in our heads. Target depth number one was in the low 60s, and we graphed around a little bit before landing on some promising Golden Arches… not those arches…

The marks were scattered, but present. We set up without much fanfare and I was able to get setup before the action started. Just when I was starting to wonder what the deal was, the fish decided it was time to eat. From there on out they were not bashful and my livewell was quickly gathering sammiches. Worms for the win, Colorado and butterfly blades were on fire and my slow roll was loading the boat. It wasn’t long until we were wrapping up out deep and making a move to my petting zoo for some additional farm animal fun. Colors didn’t seem to matter much, against popular school of thought I had Chartruese and chrome firing together for some reason. Sometimes what’s right is just what works.
This was the biggest box of the season so far. My guests let me know that their 12 fish completely cleaned and ready for the freezer yielded 18 lbs of fillets. That’s not something I generally keep track of, but it was a haul.

We joked, we carried on and we were in harvest mode for a short stretch. My guests were pros on the rods. It was warm and the fishing was hot. What a day indeed. See you on the water!

#willfishforsmiles #chasingdreams #chaseyourdreams #fishforsmiles #gofishwithryan #fishingislife #fishingtrip #lakelife #fishing #letsgofishing #lake #erie #cdgallery #lakeerie #walleyefishing #walleye #fishingboats #walleye #laketrout #laketroutfishing #walleyes
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3 days ago

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Nice catch

Awesome report!

A little Father’s Day fishing outing yesterday turned into a sight seeing mission when we saw a familiar set of sails on the horizon. 
We snuck in for a closer look before we turned our attention toward some delicious walleye fillets. 

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A little Father’s Day fishing outing yesterday turned into a sight seeing mission when we saw a familiar set of sails on the horizon.
We snuck in for a closer look before we turned our attention toward some delicious walleye fillets.

#dontgiveuptheship
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4 days ago
Fathers Day came early. 
Its only fitting that my father daughter scouting day was hunting down some fish for my father/son duo. A fathers day present of walleye chasing was on the agenda for my guys and the walters didnt disappoint. 

We had an iffy forecast for thursday morning and my guys were coming into town from a rather long trip, so we opted for an afternoon start a day early. A 1pm launch time in mid-june could be unpredictable, but this year has been awesome fishing right out of the gate so I was confident. We were greeted by a beautiful lake with calm conditions. I couldnt be happier how the day panned out.
We stuck to a slightly shallower gameplan that most and found a calm lake and had the area completely to ourselves. 

Pass number one was focused on my small/slow (1.5mph)  worm program and we were overrun with fish. We had a full afternoon of fishing ahead of us, so we headed for some of our western shallows and the petting zoo to extend our adventure. In the shallows we ran a mix of flicker minnows and Deep Hit Sticks at around 2.5 mph. We were able to catch keepers all over the water column and as the day went on churned out a pretty respectable box for my guys. Its hard to believe were not even to the middle of June yet. What an amazing fishery!

It was a happy fathers day for sure. A beautiful lake, swapping hunting stories, and hope for future doctors. Great time fellas, thanks for letting me be part of your awesome day on the lake.Image attachment

Fathers Day came early.
It's only fitting that my father daughter scouting day was hunting down some fish for my father/son duo. A fathers day present of walleye chasing was on the agenda for my guys and the walters didn't disappoint.

We had an iffy forecast for thursday morning and my guys were coming into town from a rather long trip, so we opted for an afternoon start a day early. A 1pm launch time in mid-june could be unpredictable, but this year has been awesome fishing right out of the gate so I was confident. We were greeted by a beautiful lake with calm conditions. I couldn't be happier how the day panned out.
We stuck to a slightly shallower gameplan that most and found a calm lake and had the area completely to ourselves.

Pass number one was focused on my small/slow (1.5mph) worm program and we were overrun with fish. We had a full afternoon of fishing ahead of us, so we headed for some of our western shallows and the petting zoo to extend our adventure. In the shallows we ran a mix of flicker minnows and Deep Hit Sticks at around 2.5 mph. We were able to catch keepers all over the water column and as the day went on churned out a pretty respectable box for my guys. It's hard to believe we're not even to the middle of June yet. What an amazing fishery!

It was a happy fathers day for sure. A beautiful lake, swapping hunting stories, and hope for future doctors. Great time fellas, thanks for letting me be part of your awesome day on the lake.
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1 week ago
I’m lucky to have some of the best guests a guy can ask for. While you all are awesome, I had one of my absolute favorites on board today.  
Even though I’ve completely stopped aging (yeah right) my princess is growing up right in front of me. 

A little scouting mission for the week to come and she and I landed on them. It was as fast as we could manage rods, and “keeping a few for dinner” ended with a loaded table at the cleaning station. 

Our biggest fish were split between dipseys and Colorado harnesses and unassisted flicker minnows (yep even though we’re slow trolling)

Bottom bouncers and in-line weights were hard to keep in the water long enough to catch good fish, but they also chipped in. At one point we had four fish on at once and then we scaled back our presentation a bit. 
Expect some sorting out there, but if you get into lots of shorts, vacate the area. There are schools of bigger fish out there!Image attachmentImage attachment

I’m lucky to have some of the best guests a guy can ask for. While you all are awesome, I had one of my absolute favorites on board today.
Even though I’ve completely stopped aging (yeah right) my princess is growing up right in front of me.

A little scouting mission for the week to come and she and I landed on them. It was as fast as we could manage rods, and “keeping a few for dinner” ended with a loaded table at the cleaning station.

Our biggest fish were split between dipseys and Colorado harnesses and unassisted flicker minnows (yep even though we’re slow trolling)

Bottom bouncers and in-line weights were hard to keep in the water long enough to catch good fish, but they also chipped in. At one point we had four fish on at once and then we scaled back our presentation a bit.
Expect some sorting out there, but if you get into lots of shorts, vacate the area. There are schools of bigger fish out there!
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1 week ago

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Looks like you had fun

Ladies rule!!

I hope you’ve all had as amazing a spring as I have. �It’s already been a wild one for me. It began in Lorain Ohio catching giant walleye, ran back home for smallmouth and panfish, shifted to giant Lake Trout and made a slight detour to chase a turkey or two before pulling me to Lake Ontario Salmon country for some tough, but rewarding fishing. 

Now that I’m settling back to my home territory at the freshwater fishing capital of the world it’s time to start the walleye party. I can’t wait to see you all on the water this season.  ��Here are a handful of photos from the spring. I look forward to sharing a bit more about my adventures as the season keeps rolling on.Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

I hope you’ve all had as amazing a spring as I have. �It’s already been a wild one for me. It began in Lorain Ohio catching giant walleye, ran back home for smallmouth and panfish, shifted to giant Lake Trout and made a slight detour to chase a turkey or two before pulling me to Lake Ontario Salmon country for some tough, but rewarding fishing.

Now that I’m settling back to my home territory at the freshwater fishing capital of the world it’s time to start the walleye party. I can’t wait to see you all on the water this season. ��Here are a handful of photos from the spring. I look forward to sharing a bit more about my adventures as the season keeps rolling on.
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2 weeks ago
More updates to come from salmon country, but tonight we’re back on the walleye grounds. 

Church Tackle

More updates to come from salmon country, but tonight we’re back on the walleye grounds.

Church Tackle
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4 weeks ago

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Question. How do you keep your boards from diving under water. Both Church’s and Offbshore are doing it. Weight all the back and even Bandits with a 2-3 oz will dive.

King #her 👍🏻👍🏻🎣🎣
First king ever!

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King #her 👍🏻👍🏻🎣🎣
First king ever!

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1 month ago

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Nice King Salmon, congratulations.

Nice fish!!!

They are getting bigger the next one could be a whale lol

Nice !!

King me! 🎣

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1 month ago

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That's a big fish

I'm jealous

Nice fish Ryan.

Love those screamers

Lake erie? Awesome fish either way!

Man those ruined fishing for me lol

Nice one Ryan

OH YEAH, NICE CATCH..

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