January 7, 2018

Two weeks from today we will have a booth at the Niagara Falls Fishing and Outdoor Expo!   Be sure to stop in and talk about the great 2017 walleye season, and expectations for 2018!   Capt. Gary from Kongo Charters will also be with us!

This will be a great opportunity for you to book your 2018 Lake Ontario or Lake Erie charter!

December 2

Got a phone call from Capt. Paul Dehrer, asking if I wanted to go to fish Lake Erie in Northeast, PA.   After a short consideration…off we went.   Lake Erie was nice and calm, and fish was really good.

We had 27 bites and landed 24 in just about 3 hours…a nice mix of good size lakers and small steelhead.   Most of our lakers were low to mid teens, with the biggest at 22 lbs, and steelies up to about 5 lbs.

25-30 Fow, riggers with spoons and 4 board sets.

With all the fishing I’ve done, a bunch of firsts….first December laker and steelie on open water on Lake Erie, and first of both in PA.   Great day on the lake.  Thanks Capt. Paul for the invite!

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November 16….So what’s been happening at Times Two Charters?

Sadly, our great 2017 season has come to an end…..SO, some of  you may want to know what we have been doing since??

We kept the little boat out for a few weeks to see if we could find anything good….fished Chautauqua Lake with Gary (Kongo Charters) and had a great day…just nothing to show for it….

Finally got out on the creek, and took two nice steelies (released) in the couple of hours we fished on a rainy Sunday.   Hoping to get out again, weather permitting, in the next few days.

I don’t hunt, but Jack’s been out mixing in goose, deer and duck hunts, with some success….

We’ve been working on Times Two as well…a couple of new rod holders on the arch, Marvin (at Bootleggers Marina in Wilson) has the top for a couple of adjustments, and we are swapping out our washdown hose for a much neater system!  Also on deck as possibilities are a new stereo, and maybe changing out our down temp unit….maybe….

 

2017…that’s a wrap!

Well, we have sadly closed out the 2017 charter season on Lake Erie.

The season started a touch on the slow side in mid-June, but once it got going in early July thru the last week of September, it was pretty darn good.   Mother Nature was not kind, and wind was a factor for most of the season.   I can’t tell you how many times we told someone “the fishing is good, if we can get there!” or remarked that we won’t know what to do if we ever get a calm lake to fish.

Bay Rats were again a great early season board bait, and took their fair share of fish off the divers and boards all season.  Hard to beat a bait that is produced 40 miles down the lake.   In the long deeps, purple wish and the machine were solid all year, cracked sea coral, my secret, coho crusher and cheap sunglasses early.  In long shallow, the rainbow smelt became one of our go to baits as the season wore down.

We did well with small spoons off the riggers, like the WD’s (Fly girl was the best) and a couple different colors from Krantz (formerly Contender).

We started off running 4/5 color lead, and ended the season towing 10 color with and with out extra weight and the copper down the chute.

We really appreciate those of you that came with us for the first time this year, and the growing number of you that are repeat clients (now friends!)

A few pics from this season….

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We will be updating our site thru the next few months and will be adding all of the pics we have from this year.

REMEMBER…..Our season will start in late April on Lake Ontario for anyone interested in some great spring salmon fishing, and we will be back and at it in Dunkirk mid-June.    Particularly for walleye, our weekend dates will fill up fast so get your date(s) booked early!

We will also be at the Niagara Falls Outdoor Show Jan 19-21, 2018!

Thanks again for a great year!!

September 25

What a great way to end our 2017 lake season….an evening trip with Capt. Gary (Kongo) and Gerb.   As we have seen the last two weeks, so/so bite between 4:30-6:00….but then it really gets cranking the last hour before the sun hits the water!

Not to sound like a broken record….but same stuff, same depth, same lures that we have been running for the better part of the last month!

And a great sunset too!   We can only hope that 2018 will be as good as this year has been!

September 24

The last couple weeks has been beautiful.   I really can’t remember the lake being so calm for so long at this time of year.   And just when you think the fishing can’t get any better….well, there was today!

Boated our limit plus a bunch of kickers by 10 am, including a really slow first 30 mins or so.  But when she fired, she really fired.

4 man limit, and some pretty good ones in the mix, plus a really nice bonus steelhead!

Again, same stuff, same location.   Mixed it up just a touch today, running 1 ten color off each board (1 oz) with Bay Rat Purple Wish long deeps, and a rainbow smelt bay rat long shallow off one of the walkers.

Thanks to Ron at United Rentals for the set up and the guys at Allen Contractors for coming along!

September 23

Our turn to reciprocate the great fishing we had at Wilson last week, so we got Captain Al (Instigator Charters) and Captain Joe (II Bulls Charters) down for a day on Lake Erie.

Broken record again….straight out, 75-105 fow.  Fish were deep.  75 and 82 riggers, 195 to 215 on the walker divers, 300 copper, 10 color with an ounce, 8 color with and with out.  Same lures.

Great calm day, and we got to send a bunch of walleye back with our Lake Ontario (Wilson) friends!

September 18/19

Beautiful weather and calm waters continued so Gerb and I spent a couple of evenings after work looking for a few for the freezer, and watching great sunsets.

Some great fishing over 2 evenings…same stuff, same place.  One thing we did notice is bite got great after 6 pm each night, and shut off as soon as the sun “hit the water”.