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The shallowest of the great lakes, Lake Erie has always had some quality fishing to offer.  It has everything from big jumbo perch to muskie fishing.  Fishing is usually consistent, this year has seen a huge surge in the number of walleye that anglers have been catching on the Canadian side of the Lake.  

Anglers have been reporting record catches and it definitley seems that the walleye population has seen a major boost.  It is not uncommon for anglers to go out and catch their limit before noon.

The majority of successful anglers are trolling using dipsy divers, jet divers and lead core line to fish walleye that are suspended  around 40 feet down.  70 feet of water is a great depth to start trolling at.   

Fishing out of Long Point and Port Maitland the main bite is on worm harness's and body baits such as Ripplin Redfins and Live Targets.  Perch and smelt colours are working best as of late. 

Keep an eye on the winds as Lake Erie can get choppy real quick.  

Tite lines. 

BB&T

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by Greg | Dec 31st 1969 | Tags :

2nd Annual Mike Cirino Memorial Charity Perch Derby on Sunday May 3rd 2015 -  Bayfront Park in Hamilton.

In 2013 we lost a great member of the community.  Mike Cirino was a devoted husband, son, brother, great friend and special human being.  He passed away at 47 years of age after a courageous battle with cancer…but it was Crohn’s Disease that he suffered with for more than half his life.   Mike loved life and the outdoors, was an avid fisherman and loved going to fishing derbies.   To honour his memory we have organized an annual charity derby to raise money for the Crohn's and Colitis Canada.

Thank you to everyone who came out to fish, volunteers, sponsors, donors and everyone who supported us.  Thanks to your support, we raised $ 1,746  to go to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada.  We really want to give a heartfelt thank you to all who donated to the cause as this event would not have been possible without you.

 The weather was gorgeous and we had over 200 people come out to fish!  There were those who fished along the edge of the lake, and many who went out in boats.  The winning perch came in at 0.6 lbs for the Adult division for the big grand prize of $1,000, caught by Christie Theobald.   The Winning perch from the Children’s division also came in at 0.6 lbs, caught by Bailey Forest.  FIshing was very tough and only 2 fish were weighted in!  We also had a 50/50 draw and many raffle prizes, so make sure you join us again next year!  The raffle prize table included gift cards, fishing rods, fishing nets, fishing knives and other fishing gear. Every child went home with a prize.

Thank you to our sponsors!
Bill’s Bait and Tackle

Tim Hortons (free Coffee and Timbits for everyone)

Odyssey Hair Salon
United Steelworkers Local 7135
Locke Street Bagel Mobile
Nicole Lord
Rita Italiano
Mr. Heater
Triple S Sporting Goods
Phenix Tackle

 

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by Greg | Dec 31st 1969 | Tags :

2nd Annual Mike Cirino Memorial Charity Perch Derby
Have fun and fish for a great cause!

Date: Sunday May 3rd, 2015
Time: 8:00am-12:00pm

Where: Bayfront Park

Tickets for adults: $15

Tickets for children (12 and under): $10
Tickets can be purchased at the shop and at the event.

 

First Prize: $1,000 – Biggest perch wins!

Second prize: fishing rod with a voucher for rod imprinting with a name/words of your choice

 

Plus lots of raffle prizes, tons of kids prizes and a 50/50 Draw!

 

 

Come out on Sunday May 3rd 2015 for the 2nd Annual Mike Cirino Memorial Charity Perch Derby.  Rain or shine!  Bring your kids, come with your buddies or fish solo.  All proceeds go to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFP).

 

In 2013 we lost a great member of the community.  Mike Cirino was a devoted husband, son, brother, great friend and special human being.  He passed away at 47 years of age after a courageous battle with cancer…but it was Crohn’s Disease that he suffered with for more than half his life.   Mike loved life and the outdoors, was an avid fisherman and loved going to fishing derbies.   To honour his memory we have organized a charity derby to raise money for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada.

1 in every 150 Canadians is living with Crohn’s or colitis – a rate that ranks in the highest worldwide.  The mission of the CCFP is to “find the cure” for this disease.  The CCFP is at the core of inflammatory bowel disease research in Canada.   Your funds will go towards this mission of helping the over 223,000 Canadians with Crohn’s or colitis.

See you on May 3rd!

Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mikecirinofishingderby

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