Daytime walleye fishermen are flocking to the Huron and Lorain areas and trolling with diving plugs in bright colors, reports Craig Lewis at Erie Outfitters in Sheffield Lake. Gizzard shad have moved to shallow-water areas of late, seeking slightly warmer water, and the walleye have moved in to feed heavily on the shad.
The typical medium-running crankbaits scoring are the Reef Runner, Perfect 10, Bayrat and Bandit lures. There are exceptions. Capt. Frank Kittrick of Y Knot Charters in Lorain is finding lots of success using Dipsy Diver diving planers and Stinger spoons. The Neon NASCAR Stinger Spoon has been a favorite, with lots of bright chartreuse coloring to attract strikes.