As many Lake Erie anglers know, the centre part of Lake Erie heading west towards Port Burwell is one of the best areas to catch both walleye and rainbows trout, while the eastern and western basin is more suited for walleye in open water.
Trolling speed can be crucial for walleye and most anglers will troll from 1-2 mph. Downriggers and diving devices such as the Luhr Jensen Jet Diver, Luhr Jensen Pink Lady, Luhr Jensen Dipsey Diver, & Luhr Jensen Deep Six all work well if you plan on “flat-line” trolling and getting your lure down to the right depth. All of the diving devices can be used with or without planer boards.
Traditionally all of July & August is an excellent time to target both species in Lake Erie….water-conditions permitting, of course!