Real Time Fishing Reports updated daily by Captain Dave
October 22, 2013, Brisk SW wind for past 3 days or so has taken it toll on pushing water out of the channels, making water levels low in marinas and channels. at this point and time we are going to the store around 8:00 a.m. and leaving noon or before, only fishermen that seem to be around are a few crappie fishermen, and of course the walleye fishermen are still trolling around L-can, weather permitting. What a terrible perch fall bite we have not had, some did good but most struggled, mostly weather related. NW of West Sister island was the place of choice for the lucky perch fishermen. Frost this morning. Actually we will be closing the store Sat and Sunday, we will be around just wrapping up things, until about noon 1:00 each day, call ahead if you need anything. Actually this will be the last fishing report of the 2013 season, within the next month we are having the WEB site fixed, so in the spring it should be easier to read and follow. We have struggled with this site since day one, thanks for understanding when it was down, hopefully next year will be better. We will be in Florida fishing this winter, will open store around March 10th, 2014. thanks to all our customers, friends, pro-staff and employees. Big thank you to Big Joe, Randi, Sandy, Jennifer, Danni,carissa, and anyone else that helped in any way. Special thanks to all our friends at Fenwick Marina for your support and help. . See you all in the spring (March 2014) Be healthy, Be Safe, Captain Dave from Happy Hooker Bait Store.
October 14, 2013 Today NE winds will make fishing difficult for smaller boats. Waves 2-4 feet winds 10-15 mph. Weekend weather was great lake was not calm seems like all weekend we had a good walleye chop. Walleye reports came in from all over from A-Can to the water intake. Around L-can , and 2-3 miles north of B-C cans, all trolling, using rattle tots, J-7's, Taildancers, and stinger spoons. Perch fishing also had many locations that did well, NW of west sister (just out of wind) was probably the most active place. Also, had good reports around Rattlesnake, Lots of boats pulled this weekend, on the downward slide, we will probably be open for a few more weeks limited hours opening at 7:00 to ?? Call ahead. Target date closing is Nov 1st butif weather gets crappy could be anytime. Oh by the way Sat and Sunday, we sold more reef runners than we had in a month, if thats any clue for you. Still have good selection of Custom husky Jerks, got more coming this week. Thanks to Big Joe helped me at store while Carrolyn, Sandy, and Dani worked the Apple Festival Booth, which was a big success, lots of customers stopped and visited and bought shirts. Weather was great, which pumped up sales. Captain Dave from Happy HookerBait Store.
october 10,2013 testing
october 7,2013, Past weekend fishing was spotty, one good thing the walleye are still here and biting good. Perching up NW of west sister, seems to be the place for larger perch. Today with the winds 15-20 mph out of the South, it pretty much is unfishable for the average fishermen, did have few charters that went but it won't be pretty. Probably they will walleye fish in close A-L can to the East and West. Trolling J-7 and Rattle Tots 100 feet back. Calling for better weather toward weeks end. See you at the Apple Festival in downtown Oak Harbor, Sat and Sunday. Captain Dave from Happy Hooker Bait Store.
october 2,2013, NW breeze 5-10 mph waves 2 feet or less, Hardly anyone around fishing with sports and hunting season. Perch fishing is best around 1-2 miles North and NW of West Sister Havent had any walleye reports since Sunday and those were NE of B-C can toward the kidney and F can, trolling J-7s. Today some customers are going over to Rattlesnake-Green perch fishing, will let you know about that bite. Hard to report, when we have less and less fishermen after all tis the season most of boats have to be out of marinas November 1st. Right now our closing date is November 1st but if weather goes to crap, could be anytime after October 25th. Remember Apple festival downtown Oak harbor Oct 12-13 will have booth there selling clothing, introducing some new T-shirts. Captain Dave from Happy Hooker Bait Store
Sept 29,2013 Yesterday the weather finally co-operated and every one got to fish, big, little, small boats. We had shiners for all the perch fishermen all day. Perch fishing was great for most north of West Sister actually anywhere around West Sister and near the War Buoy. Lots of fishermen caught their perch and then went up in the Kidney- F Can area and caught their limit of walleye. Reef Runners, Deep Husky Jerks, J-7 J-9 and even rattle tots. Have a good supply of shiners for the day. Even though chance of showers is predicted for today weather actually looks good for fishing today. Captain Dave from Happy Hooker Bait Store.
Sept 27,2013 NE wind prevail again 5-10 mph this morning, waves 1-3 at least, suppose to build later today and then switch to the south later tonite, making Saturday and Sunday fishing better for smaller boats. Charters have pretty much gone every day, but that NE winds have spooked the average fisherman. Fishing still good when you can get to them. Perch fishing anywhere around island some fishing East of West Sister some West of West Sister and some North of west sister Around the war buoy too. walleye fishing still good, out around kidney area, L can area still dirty wind swith to south should clear that up. Trollers J-7 J-9, rattle tots, and some body baits. Spoons still working good too, UV, Dreamcicle, Pink Helmut. Casters still doing ok, using anything gold. Bank fishing has really picked up since the nights are getting a little colder, could that be crappie they are catching, no one is talking thats a good sign. Of course still catching some nice cats. Captain Dave from Happy Hooker Bait Store.
CSept 25,2013, Thought we would have more reports from the pro-staff from yesterday morning, it got kinda ruff on the lake yesterday after noon. Only one reporting was Catfish Jack, NE of West sister seemed to be the better spot for nice sized perch, about 1 miles NE of West Sister, I am sure NW of West Sister has a good perch bite too. Cant believe there is no more fishermen around during the week. Shiner supply has been good this week. We didn't even get any good walleye reports yesterday, it got little muddy in that A-L can area, only place that even had 1/2 clean water was up by the kidney to the line. We expect that walleye bite A-L can area to be hot again when that water settles by this weeks end or sooner, after all those walleye have been there all year. Hot Tip: walleye 3 miles north of B-C cans pulling 800 reef runners, still tight lipped about this bite will try to get you more info today. Opening most mornings at 6:00 a.m. closing ?? better call first if it is after 2:00 p.m. Captain Dave from Happy Hooker Bait Store.
Sept 23,2013 Lake continues to roll this morning 4-5 footers, calming down this p.m. Woo Hoo!! they caught shiners last nite, so very soon here we will good supply of shiners. Watched few of charters go out channel this morning wasn't pretty. Be interesting to get fishing report when lake settles today. Otherwise really nothing new to report. Captain Dave from Happy Hooker Bait store.
Sept 22,2013, Strong NW wind 15-20 mph this morning. Estimating 4-6 footers. Still no shiners, full harvest moon has taken its toll. Probably will get shiners first part of this week, which is ok weather is suppose to be great. Yesterday fishermen struggled Perch fishermen had trouble getting shiners, mostly pinheads was what was available. Reports from yesterday were not good very few walleye and perch, mainly because of the weather. Hopefully reports from this coming week will be better. Captain Dave Happy Hooker Bait Store.
Sept 18,2013 Gonna be greatday on the lake waves 2 foot or less weather great. Had good perch reports yesterday North and NW of West Sister and NE of C -can. Sure there were areas north of B can too. As you know with the full harvest moon this weekend we are on FULL SHINER ALERT FOR THE WEEKEND, unless we some cloud cover shiners will either be GOLDIES (WHICH WE WILL NOT HAVE) or our own Frozen Shiners. Didn't have hardly any walleye fishermen in the store yesterday, they are still biting, but the fishermen just are not around, either they are getting ready for hunting season, county fair season, ect. Walleye fishermen might be interested in this we have replacement pins (kit with spring) for the church's Walleye board made out of stainess steel. Ask for them 5.99 each. Captain Dave from Happy Hooker Bait Store.
Sept 17th, 2013, Few days break from the fishing report, everyone is finally on the mend. Hopefully fishing report and store will be back as ususal. Crisp mornings, warming up days have been good for perch fishing. Best perching 3 miles NW of West Sister also at the Kidney and F can area, producing some nice limits of perch. This weekend is full (harvest ) moon, here we go again on shiners, they could be hard to find this weekend. Walleye bite: Some still insist on walleye fishing that A-L can area trolling and eventually they will pull their limit or near limit in there, using J-7s and Rattle Tots. Most fishermen perfer to fight the weeds and fish 3 miles North of C-can toward the line, starting to use reef runners, and custom deep husky jerks, should have better report on those this week. Weather is looking good for this week, had been having some windy days but lots of good fishing days. Captain Dave from Happy Hooker bait store.
Sept 9th,2013, Winds are gone today little cloudy, waves 2 foot or less. Not only winds are gone, but fishermen are too, hardly anyone on lake today, few brave soles that went yesterday mostly charters, did catch walleye but it wasn't pretty. Best perch bite continues to be NW of west sister island. Still catching limits of perch north of B-C-Can and NE of Niagara. Best Walleye bite still North of Cans toward kidney and canadian line. Trollers doing well using rattle tots, J-7s and spoons actually the worm pullers have had a banner year too. Spinner blades we must have 1,000 plus, including some new tomhalk blades. Remember we will be closed all day tomorrow, Tues Sept 10th, Also on Monday Sept 16-17 th will be closed all day. Normally we are open 7 days a week. Weds may have to call store for report. Captain Dave from Happy Hooker Bait Store.
Sept 8,2013Not looking too good winds out of north 15-20 mph, putting waves 2-4 on the lake this morning. Walleye fishing was good for some yesterday from L-Can to the East Cone Reef and to the west Intake. Trolling rattle tots and spoons. Perch fishermen did well N-and NW of West Sister some nice perch. Not many boats will venture out today, waves will keep them on shore. Just few dates to remember we are going to have to close the store this Tues, Sept 10th all day. Also, Monday Sept 16 and Tuesday Sept 17 will be closed all day too. Otherwise open for business as usual. Remember we have a on line store for clothing, etc. The site will get bigger and better as time goes on. We will be having a booth at the Apple Festival in Oak Harbor in October. Also, we have new shipment of custom husky jerks at the store. Captain Dave from happy hooker bait store.
Sept 5, 2013, Well big holiday over, battle of Lake Erie over and all the fishermen seem to be taking a break, even the pro-staff. not enough people have fished since Monday to give a good report, 1st thing out of our first customers mouth this morning hear fishing slowed down, of course it has if no one is fishing, from now on we will just probably have weekenders. Few fishermen that are fishing going for perch, freezer full of walleye. Last we heard walleye bite still good north of B-C can headed north toward the Canadian Line and the Kidney. Perch fishng good North of B-C cans, and NE of Niagara. Shore fishing has been good, have had increased number of bank fishermen. They are catching catfish, bass, and some perch off the piers. Right now have plenty of shiners for weekend, if we get any hot tips we will post again today, since reports are getting harder to get. Captain Dave from Happy Hooker bait Store.
Sept 3, 2013. Wow!! the holiday weekend is finally over, thanks to everyone that came in the store, customers, friends, or whatever. Calls yesterday were about the re-enactment out on the lake, every caller compained about how poorly it was orgainized, utter cluster. Not only were they late getting started, the flags everyone purchased to be able to see the ships closer, meant absolutely nothing. Boats everywhere, going in every direction. Lots of disappointed people. OH Well at least the walleye and perch fishing was good over the weekend, and the weather co-operated allowing for some good walleye and perch fishing. Walleye bite from A-L-Turtle east to cone and west toward intake believe it or not is still producing walleye. Trolling Rattle Tots, J-7, Taildancers, and Stinger Spoons,these have all been good sellers over weekend. Trolling 100 feet back 2.5 to 3mph. Both casting and trolling good on that walleye bite that is going on north of B-C cans toward the kidney and canadian line. Perch still hide and seek on them, best bite this weekend seemed to be NW and North of West Sister Island, but some did well north of B-can and NE of Niagara. We had plently of perch shiners for customers over the weekend. This morning we have N-NW breeze about 5-10 mph, producing 1-3 foot waves, about the same as yesterday, good walleye chop. Weekdays we will be trimming our hours at the store, will open early 6:00 a.m. but according how the day goes, we could --could, be closing mid afternoon 1-2 p.m. If making special trip call first. Weekends 5:00 a.m. to 4-5? Captain Dave from happy hooker bait store.
August 27,2013 Yesterday evening the winds picked up and most smaller boats stayed close to shore, but we did have good report of nice walleye caught west of west sister, down to gravel pit and intake, trolling rattle tots, spoons, some of our wormers (casting) doing well on old standards, gold erie dearies, and gold nuggests, and weapons. Perch bite continues to be good north of B-C can and NE of Niagara. Our supply of shiners holding up good right now.Calling for some pop up showers off and on this week because of the warm humid weather. Still having issues with fishing reports but will try to keep them coming. Captain Dave from Happy hooker bait store.
August 26,2013, Most walleye fishermen said the walleye were susidal almost jumping in the boat over the weekend, best A-L Can both to the east and west and from B-C cans north to the kidney was reall good, trolling whatever you troll best, Rattle tots, spoons, still in the lead. Weather and winds are suppose to be good for fishing this week, and into the weekend. Perch fishermen did good, some small some jumbo, B-C can Niagara. From all indications this is the week to fish lake erie. For a few days Mon Tues today and tomorrow, we are closing at 3:00 will try to run regular hours rest of week being it a holiday weekend. Shiners are medium size now and we have been stockpiling, hopefully we have enough to meet the demand, full moon has made the shiners hard to catch. Right now is the time you can put those extra walleye and
August 25,2013, Don't know how plain we can put it but fish in the weestern basin, walleye and perch are on fire. Limits of walleye being pulled within short periods of time. Trollers using rattle tots, stinger spoons taildancers, worms, however you walleye fish best, DO IT. From B-C can trolling north to the kidney, and around A-L cans east to Rattlesnake-Green and to the west of A-L can to the intake. Shiners right now we have good supply and nice size perch minnows, Busy day at Happy hooker bait store. Captain Dave from Happy Hooker Bait Store
August 23,2013, Smaller boats still on shore, 2-4 footers early this morning, suppose to die down as day goes on. Charters, larger boats taking nightcrawlers, hello Mr. Bottombouncers. Hard to believe walleye bite is this good and no fishermen here. Walleye bite good A-L can west to intake, and east to Rattlesnake and down to Green. Perch bite good from C-Can to NE of niagara. Still stockpiling shiners for this weekend. Hopefully we can meet the demand, all depends on the amount of wind we get in the next few days. Next week Mon 26, Tues 27, and maybee Weds 28th will open at 6:00 a.m. and closing early at 3:00 p.m. call ahead to make sure these few days.Bait of choice for trolling for walleye still continues to be Rattle tot and stinger spoons, today walleye bait of choice will probably be MR. NIGHTCRAWLER. Captain Dave from Happy Hooker Bait Store
August 22, 2013, Walleye fishermen, trolling right around the Perch fishermen have been catching limits and then going perchin. From A-can to the East and A can to the west, no doubt the walleye are moving aroundbut walleye bite good and perch bite is really taking off, shiners have been short in supply, we have had shiners, not pinheads. but they are not big enough to cut in two. Rattle tots still seem to be the bait of choice, we have 16 different colors. Of course our stinger spoons are still doing good too. Perch still about all over from B can to NE of Niagara. Head boats have been casting for walleye on their morning trip out between Rattlesnake and green. Still trying to stockpile some shiners for the weekend, hopefully the weather-wind co-operates. Remember on this fishing report page we have links to the wind-weather. Opening at 6:00 am. daily except 5:00 a.m. on Saturdays, After Labor day hours at the bait store will be cut some, will let you know. Captain Dave from Happy Hooker Bait Store.
August 20,2013, Warm humid weather, not much wind, good weather report. Walleye bite still going on but has slowed down some, from A-L can west to intake. All reports indicate that trolling rattle tots has been the bait of choice, 2.75 to 3mph 100 feet back. Walleye biting from C can to International F. can, but weeds/grass bad Perch bite good in all the right places, north of C can and NE of Niagara best reports of limits. Shiner supply could be short next week or so, with the full moon. Shiners have been small in size, not really pinheads, but they have been doing the job. Opening 6:00 a.m daily except on Sat. morning we open at 5:00. Captain Dave from Happy Hooker Bait Store.
August 19, 2013, Sorry almost impossible to do fishing reports on weekends, expecially when weather is great and fishing is good. Had good perch reports but from all different locations, some nice perch pulled around west sister and turn around buoy, north of B-C cans and NE of niagara, even down around rattlesnake and green, pick your spot. Shiners we did have them most all of time, few chose to take our frozen instead of the smaller shiners we had, and they did well on them. Of course we have full moon coming up this weekend, and like every full moon, shiners could get hard to get, but we are trying to stockpile. Walleye fishing was really good for some and some struggled, the bite from L-Can to Intake, got a littler slower and walleye fishermen ventured out and found walleye pretty much all over, but getting them to bite. From north of B-C can toward the kidney trolling for walleye pulled limits, dont be afraid to troll down past rattlesnake to Green Island. With all the fish that has been pulled out of that A-L can to the intake, how much longer is that gonna be the go to place. Trolling lure of choice or the one we sold most of was Rattle Tots. Trolling 100 feet back 2.7 to 3mph. Hours at the bait store, now weare opening at 6:00 am, except Sat morning we will open at 5:00 a.m. Check out Happy Hooker Bait Store facebook page might be surprised.
August 16,2013, Well things are starting to change with the walleye, they seem to be moving around more, still have some walleye from A-Can down along Crane Creek Area to the intake, but some of them moved up north of B-C Can then down toward rattlesnake and green island. Perch fishing getting better every day, north of B-C cans and NE Niagara Reef Right now shiner supply good, we all know that can change day to day. Hot items in store today, Rattle Tots, Custom painted Husky Jerks,Shiners, nightcrawlers, perch spreaders, and of course information Opening Sat morning at 5:00 a.m. Captain Dave from Happy Hooker Bait Store
August 15, 2013, Finally about noon yesterday the NW wind died down, and fishermen ventured out. This morning winds around 5mph out of west, waves 2 feet or less. Walleye bite along beach down by intake still good. Perch fishing is getting better, NE side of Niagara, NE side of West Sister which puts you up above B-C cans. We have some nice shiners for the weekend, Weather is suppose to be great this weekend Keep eye on our Happy Hooker Bait Store facebook page, NEW items in store. Captain Dave from Happy Hooker Bait Store.
August 14th, 2013, Thanks to everyone that alerted us our fishing report was not working again. Sorry for the inconvience and we are aware we have a problem and are taking steps to see that our fishing report don't go to never never land again. Actually the walleye report has been the same for the past 3 weeks or so, overwhelming how many walleyes have been caught in that A-Can to intake area, along crane creek, that bite is still on and now some walleye fishermen are venturing out to 2-4 miles north of B Can trolling spoons and rattle tots, Spoons 40 foot jets 75 back 2.5-3mph. Rattle tots 110 feet back, same speed. (Had reports of some fish biting on husky jerks, water temp has dropped to below 70 degrees. )Finally the Perch bite is starting to happen. Around west sister island, North of B-C can, and NE of Niagara, hot spots. Getting big delivery of shiners today, should be set for the weekend. Captain Dave from Happy Hooker bait Store
August 9,2013, Walleye bite continues to be good from A-can to the water intake, kinda SW of west sister same place we have been reporting for weeks, casting good, trolling better. I am sure there is still schools of walleye up toward middle sister Hard to get a good perch report with everyone chasing Mr. Walleye. Perch reports are scattered, but have some pulling nice sized perch and limits, but never same place 2 days in a row. Will be going trolling for walleyes this afternoon,pro-staff on board. will be doing live fishing report . Be sure you are on Happy Hooker Bait Store facebook page we have pictures of new deep husky jerks, custom painted, and some items of interest from the store. Captain Dave from Happy Hooker Bait store.
August 6,2013, Again from A Can to the water intake, just south of the gravel pit, was the hot walleye bite. -Pro-staff used rattle tots, J-7-9's 100 feet back, 2.5 mph. Use his as a guideline but i am sure you can get same results using stinger spoons, taildancers,worm harnesses. Casters are hanging in there too, this area has proved good for them too. Got best perch report from the turn around buoy, actually 2 buoys inland from turnaround. Know it is a ride, but the size and quanity of perch we were told made it worth the effort. Did get some reports from the intake, that it was slow, but moving around did finally set down on some nice perch. Yesterday the sales of 800 reef runners was really good, so we know those walleye are starting to hit on runners, we knew it had to happen soon.We did get a new shipment of custome husky jerks too, we have some new custom designs by the one and only Captain Dave, up to 17 colors and more on the way. Will try to get them on Happy Hooker Facebook page around noon today. Walleye bite still good, they are moving around a little to the west, settling in, hopefully will be here for a while. Captain Dave from Happy hooker bait store.
August 5, 2013, Had every intentions of doing a early a.m fishing report, but we had fishermen waiting at the door, since we have not been opening during the weekdays until 6:00 a.m. Went thru all the shiners we had and ordered more, we had to check the calander to see if it was actually Monday, seems like everyone was headed down past crane creek to the intake, word is out that some nice sized perch were caught there and the walleye are biting there too. This mornings weather was great, waves less than 2 feet, hardly any wind, have a small front with some rain coming thru tonite but should be out of here before tomorrows daylight. Walleye bite continues to be good from A-Can to the intake, trolling rattle tots, taildancers, spoons, whatever you troll best, use that. Casters are doing good too, but just taking a little more time. Gold weapons, gold Erie Dearies, again everyone has their favorite casting weapon. Saturday fishing was good, lots of limits of walleye pulled, Sunday, winds picked up and most smaller boats had to stay on shore, Charters did well, not Fast and furious, but lots of good sized walleye caught, Perch was spotty Sat, and Sunday it was too rough to anchor. They must of caught more perch Sat than we realized, because all the perch fishermen were here today. Looks like we have another good weather week to be fishing. Captain Dave from Happy Hooker Bait Store.
August 2,2013, S-West wind around 10mph, waves 2 foot or less. Walleye fishing continues to be good same place has been for past 2-3 weeks from A can down to the intake and around intake, 18-24 feet of water, casting, trolling, whatever you are good at whether it be casting, trolling, do it. Some slight rain predicted for today, pop up showers, really predicting nothing that should keep you on shore, Perch bite continues to be spotty, some days NE of B can toward C- can and NE of Niagara 1-2 miles, every day different spot, different results, now that we are having cooler temps at night, that perch bite may very well turn on fire. Have plenty of shiners stockpiled for a few days. Weather good, walleye biting, perch thinking about it. need to be here. Captain Dave from Happy hooker bait store.
August 1,2013, Waves little bumby out there now 3 plus suppose to die down as day goes on. Walleye bite still good, Perch bite is spotty some days good some struggle, looks like weather for weekend is good, with west wind, less than 10 mph. Got some new, improved, perch, and catfish rigs at the store, ask to see them. Walleye bite has been so good, most limiting out on walleyes, then fishing for their perch, we have good supply of live shiners for the weekend, and we also have frozen ones, some fishermen perfer then. Store opening up on Fri and Sat mornings at 5:00 am, we opened this morning at 5:00 and didn't see anyone till after 6:00 a.m. Captain Dave from Happy Hooker bait store.
July 31,2013, Weather drop dead georgous today, waves less than 2 feet, walleye biting, perch hiding, where are the fishermen.?Walleye fishing is about the best it has been all year. Perch fishing hasn't really kicked in high gear yet, some days B-Can, some days C-can, Niagara, anyway we have good supply of shiners, with walleye bite still good, hard to get good perch report.Walleye bite continues from A can to the intake, down along crane creek beach area, 18-24 foot of water, some casting, some trolling. Rattle tots, worm harnesses, J-7-9's, deep little rippers, taildancers, stinger spoons, they all working Custom Husky jerks for the fall bite have been arriving, This year we are having a booth at the Oak Harbor Apple Festival, selling T-Shirts, ect. Oct 12-13 Captain Dave from happy hooker bait store
July 28,2013 Weatherman called for high winds today, we have yet to see that this morningwaves now 2 feet or less , winds and waves might come later, but that definately scared all fishermen away, we haven't had many fishermen this morning, they all left when the weather report came out, surely not good for business. Yesterday, Early out walleye fishermen pulled limits, later on water got rough. Some trolling, some casting, trollers- using rattle tots, J-7s 9s , taildancers, stinger spoons, double willow blade worm harnesses.In other words walleye fishing still good. Close in bite is from A-Can west to intake, there is other close in bites but this seems to be the best. Still good trolling bite north of West Sister toward the border. Perch fishing good but still spotty, finally full moon is gone, and we have good suppy of shiners. Captain Dave from Happy hooker Bait Store.
>July 27,2013,Weather today rainy, gloomy waves 1-3 close in may be more farther out go. Pro Staff just went out and have 3 in box, 1 throwback. Fishing from South of A Can toward the intake using Rattle tots, casters are doing well in this area too. Can't figure out with the walleye bite so go, where are the fishermen. Finally we have live shiners, had 2 days we had no shiners but now we have them hooked on our frozen ones, reports on them were good. Today we have had very few perch fishermen, fish bite in the rain. Still have good selection of double willow blade harnesses and still have good selection of custom painted husky jerks, pictures are on Happy hooker Bait Store facebook page. Remember fishing license CASH ONLY NEED OLD LICENSES, and SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER.
July 23, 2013 Today NE winds waves 3-5 foot, small craft warnings out until afternoon. Full Moon and rough waters at night have put a hurtin on live shiners, but we do have good supply of our special frozen ones. Mon and Tues walleye bite was about the best it has been all year, trollers got em casters got em. Be sure to check out new items on Happy hooker Bait Store Facebook page, remember we can ship this out to you call the store. Today, not best fishing day, but remember the walleye bite is good. Captain Dave from happy Hooker bait store.
July 22,2013, Slight SE wind waves 1-3 nice walleye chop, but where are all the fishermen, yesterday and today suppose to be the best weather for fishing, calling for some light wind, Weds, thurs Fri and leveling off for weekend.Full moon has put a hurt on supply of live shiners, so far we have not ran out, but we have good supply of our premium frozen shiners. Decent walleye bite from A-can trolling down past the intake to the west and back, according to what time you are in there, you can pull some nice walleyes. Deep little rippers, and J-7 J-9s, and double willow blade harnesses, and of course casters doing ok. Still have that walleye bite up from West Sister toward the turn-around buoy and North of B-C can toward border.Starting to get new shipments of custom painted husky jerks in, watch Happy Hooker Bait Store Facebook page go on hit like, and you are a friend, and can see all new items from the store. Perch fishermen getting there feet wet, perch have not really settled into large schools . One day at C-Can B-Can, Niagara. Captain Dave from Happy Hooker Bait Store.
July 21,2013 At 4:30 this morning we had NE winds 15 + daylight came and wind subsided, now we have waves 1-3 foot good walleye chop. Actually we have sent out quite a few walleye and perch fishermen this morning, Walleye fishermen have been going north of B-C cans, toward the turn around buoy. Trolling, Casting, whatever you are good at do it, whether it is pulling spoons, double willow worm harnesses, casting, the walleye are there. check out our new line of custom double willow worm harness, also we have new shipment of custom painted husky jerks, some new exciting colors, tomorrow will try to get pictures on Happy Hooker Bait Store Facebook page. Perch fishermen have been doing good, but fishing all over B-C cans NE of Niagara and around west sister island. Walleye biting, perch biting. Captain Dave from Happy Hooker Bait Store.
July 20,2013--Lots of rain last night, got windy yesterday evening, then storms ,lots of rain. This morning lightening front went thru, wind now is out of southwest ,offshore wind, 1-3 in close 2-4+ out farther.. Some walleye being taken from A-Can west toward the intake, rattle tots, deep little rippers. Also, still got bite going on north of B-C cans toward the border. Next few days weather fronts coming thru, may have to go out between fronts. Perch bite continues to move around, B- C Niagara, NW of west sister, Right now shiners are plentiful, but full moon coming last of the month, could make live shiners scarse, but we do have plenty of our preserved frozen shiners ready to go. Captain Dave from Happy hooker bait store
July 19,2013 Hot, Humid, Lake calm, hope hot weather don't scare away fishermen. Walleye bite still going on north of B-C can toward the border West Sister to the kidney. About time for walleyes to appear A-can west toward crane creek and the intake. Bait of choice jets/dipsys with stinger spoons, wormers are using our double willow blade harnesses. Perchers are starting to appear in numbers too, still reports of perch are everywhere, B Can, A Can Niagara, and NW and North of West Sister. Should have a good suppy of shiners for the weekend. Captain Dave from happy hooker bait store.
July 16,2013 Warm, hot, humid little little breeze, describes weather past few days, water temp 72 degrees, that probably explaines the large school of walleyes north of B and C cans near the canadian border out in deeper water. Fishermen have been able to catch these walleye casting, and of course trolling, worm harnesses, J-7-9's and spoons, experienced reef runner-runners starting to do good too. Perch fishing has been good one day North of West Sister, next day, Niagara, C-Can, B-Can and even A Can. So far shiner supply has been good, but that can change in a instant. (FULL MOON COMING UP) Weather good, Walleye & Perch biting, should be here. Don't forget to visit on line clothing store, Captain Dave from Happy Hooker Bait Store.
July 13,2013 Yesterdays 3-4 footers turned into 4-6 out by the cans, and west sister. This morning waves 2 foot or less. Waves yesterday forced walleye fishermen in close around crane creek 19 feet of water Rattle Tots 135 feet back, 3.1 mph. Good walleye reports even around B-can trolling, jets and spoons/ J-7's and taildancers. Casters are finally having their day, casting also is good. Varying reports on perch sizes, and limits, best reports seemed to be around West Sister Island, and some did good around b-Can. Perch and Walleye bite is good, and weather is good and it hasn't RAINED IN TWO Days Rember Mon Tues and Weds we open at 6:00 a.m. rest of week 5:00 a.m. Hot items in store this morning, shiners, 10 dozen nightcrawers, willow blade worm harnesses, taildancers, j-7-9s. Captain Dave from Happy Hooker bait store.
Jully 12, 2013, Still having issues with fishing report, wants to erase previous reports. This morning we have a slight N-NE breeze, waves 2-3 foot early suppose to calm down some as day goes on. Don't know how much plainer wer can put it the walleye and perch are biting, and this weekends weather is suppose to be good, NO RAIN. Walleye still north of B-C cans trolling and casting too, casters are catchin them, just taking a little longer. Trolling with jets/dipsys-spoons, J-7-9's and #9 taildancers, deep little rippers, and double willow worm harnesses. Perch bite continues north of West Sister, B can, and Niagara#9 taildancers. Expecting busy weekend today selling shiners, double willow worm harnesses, stinger spoons, 10 dozen nightcrawlers, taildancers. Captain Dave from Happy Hooker Bait store.
July 4, 2013 Finally the wind did quit, when it quits it dies down to nothing, which made it extremely hot and humid on the lake yesterday. This morning we had some rain come thru and cooled things down some. Mostly limits were caught north of B-C Can 10-12 miles out, trolling stinger spoons, worm harnesses (double willow) some using tail dancers, deep little rippers, Actually walleye are same place they have been for a few weeks, the inside bite we had has slowed way down, between K-L can but never hurts to try. with holiday weekend will try to update every day, but of course if we hear of anything NEW HOT SPOT we will post. Best perch bite North of WestSister and C-can Niagara. Bank fishermen are having a hey day with the catfish bite. Best sellers in store, Nightcrawlers 10 dozen, tru-trip 40 jet divers, Stinger Spoons, Captain Dave from Happy Hooker Bait Store.
July 2,2013 Yesterday we had terrential downpour from noon on, we have standing water everywhere, better check bilge pumps on boats. All those rumors about water levels in channels, thats all gone. It was so nasty we closed store around noon. Early this morning wind continued out of NE 3-5 foot waves, wind is trying to die some and switch around, suppose to go to the West-SW sometime today. Hopefully by noon 1:00 p.m. will be able to be on lake. Good walleye bite continues north of C-Can to the kidney and beyond, don't think lake has got turned over enough to ruin that bite. On line clothing store orders are comingin. BIG QUESTION ON LINE TACKLE?? We do mail out tackle from the store here, just call but only from March 10th thru Oct 10th. We close on November 1st and open back up first of March. If anyone goes out today, or this evening we will try to post 1st thing tomorrow morning, or even post again today, gotta watch for that if I get hot tip, you all will be first to know. Captain Dave from Happy Hooker Bait Store.
July l, 2013 If you thought wind was bad yesterday, you should be here today. Winds 20-25 mph waves 3-6 footers. Few bigger boats that went yesterday in the wind, did catch limits or near limits drifting, too rough to troll, too rough to perch fish. There is a good side to this story, tomorrow they are predicting wind to die down tomorrow, so hopefully tomorrow we can chase walleye again. Check out wind and weather charts on our web-page with the fishing reports. Opening up at 6:00 a.m. MON, TUES, WEDS, REST OF WEEK OPENING AT 5:00 a.m. RIGHT NOW EVENING HOURS WILL BE SAME. 6:00 pm daily except FRIDAY NITES TILL 8;00 Captain Dave from Happy Hooker Bait Store.
June 30,2013 Woke up this morning to NE winds 15-25 mph, really cant tell what waves are but estimated 3-5 footers. Yesterdays fishing from C-can north toward the kidney produced limits for some and some struggled. Perch fishermen we had no reports back, actually we didn't have many perch fishermen, everyone is still chasing Mr. Walleye. Last evening had the please of attending wounded warriors banquet at Camp Perry, everyone really pitched in for our troops, expecially had a lot of donated time from campers at Fenwick campground. Fish Fry was big success. Looks like NE wind is gonna be big factor in fishing today, at least it didn't rain yesterday. Captain Dave from Happy Hooker Bait Store
June 29,2013 Walleye fishing continues to be good from C-B- cans north to Kidney and beyond, everyone whines about the run, but that area pretty much produces limits of walleye every day. Some trolling stinger spoons, double willow blade harnesses, worm burners. Still selling lots of Rattle Tots, Deep Little Rippers for that L-K can trolling bite. Rain, lots of it every evening.
June 26, 2013 Weather has been warm and humid with little showers poping up here and there but these small fronts going thru fast. Walleye bite both trolling and casting continues 2-3 miles north of B-C can toward the kidney. Favorite stinger spoons, dreamsicle , pink hooker, helmut (pink back) UV jagerbomb and pooh-bear purple. Inside bite mostly RATTLE TOTS,RIPSHADS, DEEP LITTLE RIPPERS. 13 -18 foot of water, Crane Creek to Toussaint Reef, trolling 2.75 to 3 mph. This weekend we will have a lot of wounded warriors fishing, thanks to everyone in this area donating time, trips, prizes, ect, Perch fishing, still good at C-Can , Niagara, about time for those perch at A-can to bite. ON Line clothing store up and running, Fishing license, CASH ONLY, Save old licenses, they have customer ID # on them so you do not have to give your Social Security # if you have that customer ID # RATTLE TOTS, we have new shipment. Captain Dave from Happy Hooker bait store.
June 24,2013 Walleye fishing continues to be
good, bite between K and L can, trolling Rattle Tots, Stinger Spoons trolling around 3 mph. Best bite trolling and casting yesterday was way north, north of the kidney. Everyone has their bait of choice but stinger spoon bite has been hard to beat. Lots of limits were caught north of C-Can to the canadian line. Perch continues to bite C-Can Niagara Reef area. Catfish Jack reports catfish are biting at B-Can Check out our ON LINE STORE, we will be adding new shirts eventually. Captain Dave from Happy Hooker Bait Store Good Times, Good Friends, at Fenwick Marina last night for the Rock n Reel, Sir Redneck, Elves, annual party,plus all the campground friends make it a good time with lots of good food and drink. Just glad to be invited every year. Of course everyones daily fishing trip was topic of discussion, Lots of them fished that K-L Can area, down to the toussaint reef, back to along crane creek area, pulling Rattle Tots,Reef Runner Rip Shads, Deep Little Rippers, and of course Stinger Spoons. That bite seems to be early morning and late evening, Next best choice still North of C Can toward the kidney, and still NW of West Sister, Perch fishing still good just gotta search for right spot, lots of movers yesterday, but C-Can Niagara, and NW of West Sister best reports. BE SURE TO VISIT OUR ON LINE STORE, ITS FINALLY LIVE AND READY FOR ORDERS. Captain Dave from Happy Hooker Bait Store.
June 20, 2013 Yesterday evening between K & L can nice sized walleye moved in there, fishermen using rattle tots, Jets and spoons did best. Big walleye bite good, from C-Can to the Kidney and beyond,NW of West Sister, toward turn around buoy. Perch bite good C-can Niagara Reef area. Walleye and Perch fishing BEST NEWS EVER FINALLY HAPPY HOOKER BAIT STORE CLOTHING ON LINE STORE IS LIVE WE HAVE ONLY BEEN MONTHS WORKING ON THIS. OF COURSE IT PROBABLY NEEDS A LITTLE FINE TUNING, BUT BEAR WITH US THAT WILL ALL COME. cAPTAIN dAVE FROM hAPPY HOOKER BAIT STORE.
June 19,2013 Today weather looks better than yesterdays, waves, wind wise. Wind N-NE Less than 10mph. waves 2 feet less. Now the best bi te seems to be north of C-can toward the kidney, trollers and casters both pulling limits, here to say bite is not fast and furious, gotta work for them. Rattle Tots, Stinger spoon bite has been best in years. Some fished inside yesterday and caught fish but struggled. Still have a bite going on NW of West Sister near the turn around buoy. Weather for weekend is suppose to be really nice, looking forward to seeing all walleye fishermen. Captain Dave from Happy hooker Bait Store
June 18,2013, Schools of walleyes still around K-L can both to West down around crane creek and to the east down to toussaint reef. Lots of junk fish so trolling little faster may be your key.Now that we have the Rattle Tots back after being not able to get them for years, they are picking up in popularity. Weather continues to be good, walleyes biting. Perch? Last report C-can Niagara REMINDER: Fishing licenses CASH ONLY, Social Security # is most usually MANDATORY. MUST KEEP OLD LICENSES, Much easier, faster with Customer ID # We also have hundreds of individal spinner blades, ask to see them. Captain Dave from Happy Hooker Bait Store.
June 17,2013 Even with the breezy conditions yesterday, those that fished inside K-L can caught their limits of walleye, but it was a rockin good time. Perch fishermen anchored, unless you were diehard, gave up pretty early. Today waves 2-3 or less, completely fishable. Walleye fishermen are targeting that K-L can area this morning, using rattle tots, deep little rippers, worm harnesses. Hot items in store this morning continue to be UV Stinger spoons, spinner blades, 10 dozen Nightcrawlers, selling some shiners for the perch fishermen, hot bluegill tip, mouth of toussaint river, big cats in there too. Summing up everything, fishing is great in the western basin, Captain Dave from Happy Hooker Bait Store.
June 16, 2013, Front with lightening and heavy rain went thru, rest of day calling for overcast S-Sw winds 15-20 mph waves close in 2-3 farther out 3-5 footers. yesterday Walleye fishing was great on Lake Erie, the pro's that are here with the tournament did good yesterday. You can check standings on the cabelas Pro-Walleye tour web page. (PWT) The tournament was cancelled today so yesterdays leader is todays winner 5- fish 5l # Most of yesterdays walleye were caught around K-L cans with rattle tots braided line 50 back mono-60-65 back , 2.5 mph remember you can run tots a little faster. Deep little rippers were doing really good too, its what you have the knack and confidence to run. Charters all seem to be doing good walleye fishing, lots of happy walleye customers, buying T -Shirts. Hot itmes in store today Happy Hooker T-Shirts. bottom bouncers, Ice. Captain Dave from Happy Hooker Bait Store
June 15,2013 Even the few days of breezy weather did not slow down the walleye bite. nor did they move too much. best bite this morning was from K-L can to east and west, of course some still fishing from B-C-Can toward kidney (northwest reef) even up NW of West sister toward turn-around buoy. Perch fishing still good too, some b-Can some C-can, Niagara. Weather good, walleye perch biting. Tournament this weekend out of Port Clinton. Hot items in store, Rattle Tots, Deep little rippers, 10 dozen worms, licenses, Captain Dave from Happy Hooker Bait Store.
June 13, 2013 Storms went thru fast and furious last night don't know of any damage, never lost electric at our place. Yesterday was a hey day for walleye fishermen, boats were trolling in the K-Can L can areas 11-15 feet of water taking in limits of walleye, what a bonus to have walleye bite so good and so close to shore, (is it april?) Also, good bite south of Toussaint Reef 11-15 feet . Seemed like anything they trolled with caught walleye, deep little Rippers, Rattle Tots, 400 series of Reef Runners. Around A-B-C can and North of West Sister was good walleye bite too, using Tru-trip jet divers/stinger spoons/J-7's 40 feet back. If you cant limit on walleye one of these spots, something is seriously wrong. We still had perch fishermen fishing north of B Can-Niagara area, and NW of west sister, limits of nice perch. Captain Dave from Happy Hooker Bait Store.
June 11, 2013 Rain of and on yesterday, but walleye didn't seem to mind biting in the rain, and fishermen went because they knew Mr. Walleye was on the chew. Some of those walleye from L-can moved out to C Can Niagara Reef area,, some went west of A Can (gravel pit area) and NW of west Sister. Bait of choice seems to be still Jets/dipsys pulling stinger spoons, nuclear colors doing good, pink, purple, green, UV colors still doing well too. Some fishermen are starting to run, rattle tots, (we have 16 different colors in store.) Hot and Tots too , Todays weather now is good, getting iffy for the late afternoon. Perch continues to bite around B-can Niagara, and NW of West Sister, most fishermen pulling limits or near limits of both. Captain Dave from Happy Hooker Bait Store
Copyright 2013. Happy Hooker Bait & Tackle. All rights reserved.