fbpx

Observations from the Water – 04/11/2021

by | Apr 11, 2021

Days on the Water: 6
Who we fished with: friends, clients
Where we fished:Lake Ontario, Lower Niagara, Upper Niagara, Lake Erie
What we caught: lake trout, steelhead, smallmouth bass
Tactics: spoons, beads, jigs, ned rigs, blade baits, swimbaits

Commentary

Observations from the Water – this Past Week (5-11 April)

The weather and fishing doesn’t get much better than what we experienced this past week. Well – I take that back – when the kings join the party, things will get insane. Sure, “better” is a subjective thing but when it takes little to be comfortable outside and nearly every game fish is active – I think we can nudge the term into the objective.

As you can see from the 5Ws at the top – it was a busy week. Thankfully, demand has been remarkably high – the weather is nice, and the fishing is excellent. I’m thrilled that more and more locals as well as people from the Great Lakes Region are starting to appreciate the incredible resource we have. As the charter captain community continues to engage this surge in new customers throughout the summer, it’s our hope that this awareness grows and causes folks to appreciate and respect what’s going on outside their window.

As a small business owner, I’m super stoked about a boost in demand. However, it’s tough to know how sustained this increase in business will be. I’ve met a lot of new anglers over the past year – some were voyeurs, but most were genuine in their interest, humbled and awestruck by the experience, and excited about the opportunity to see more. As we move into one of the most dynamic angling windows of the year, our clients will certainly experience something unique…better yet, amazing. If that doesn’t keep them coming back year after year, I don’t know what will.

8BF07DC2 3F19 4C28 833C 11C0AF42E9BE scaled - Observations from the Water - 04/11/2021 6946D53B F659 4684 9E96 3CDFC030B2C1 scaled - Observations from the Water - 04/11/2021 5A512D14 526C 44CD 86A5 87C6F04FD201 scaled - Observations from the Water - 04/11/2021 9C83787E 8B90 4660 8504 987B800EE3F7 scaled - Observations from the Water - 04/11/2021

18CF7156 D28A 4AA7 86A8 7008BF5E249A scaled - Observations from the Water - 04/11/2021 B630B478 CD3E 4266 AC64 35BE08990522 scaled - Observations from the Water - 04/11/2021 B01D6E7C 55C6 4EAA 9E91 190B7CCE6460 scaled - Observations from the Water - 04/11/2021 F6FE6ADE AF33 4175 8B5A B182D5E0F0ED scaled - Observations from the Water - 04/11/2021 211DD7F8 6652 4320 BCC1 E95F9278A9D5 scaled - Observations from the Water - 04/11/2021 B183707E 4735 4BC7 BCC3 4D3CF489C276 scaled - Observations from the Water - 04/11/2021 9B989759 BC4C 403F 8D48 1553EE724C49 scaled - Observations from the Water - 04/11/2021 F668EBED 905A 4B40 B2F3 1C70A238D746 scaled - Observations from the Water - 04/11/2021 5F877025 42FD 486F B4DE B385A83081B6 scaled - Observations from the Water - 04/11/2021 862D38E2 5B31 41E6 92AE 98601B1DA322 scaled - Observations from the Water - 04/11/2021 42E70635 ECCC 46D5 838A 5940EBFD28B6 scaled - Observations from the Water - 04/11/2021 3E16B4B0 19B1 4DAE 9E37 03C73EB8BAD6 scaled - Observations from the Water - 04/11/2021 052376A4 0597 4518 9776 2B31410BB974 scaled - Observations from the Water - 04/11/2021 FD568F6A 3933 432C 82EC 6B0C7F13AB89 scaled - Observations from the Water - 04/11/2021 E7FB248F 33A6 455B AE9C 26CAC884567E scaled - Observations from the Water - 04/11/2021

Looking Forward (12-18-Apr)

Next week’s forecast looks like a repeat of this past week. A little bit of precipitation, winds from all directions but nothing crazy, and mild temperatures. We’ll be on the water daily – trying to get a taste of everything on the menu.

As I mentioned above – demand is remarkably high right now. If you’re considering booking a trip – be bold and pick a date. Stop waiting around or you’ll miss our on this incredible season. We hope to see you on the water!

Stay healthy my friends – mentally and physically,

Ryan