Finally, Mother Nature created a week worth of favorable weather for a LEWT event. Anglers set off the week of pre-fishing with warm temps, south winds, and hungry post spawn Lake Erie walleye. As the unusual spring continues, anglers are seeing greater number of walleyes east of normal patterns. Many anglers are targeting walleye as far as Cleveland and they have been catching big fish filled with shad.
Huron always seems to produce big bags of fish and the stable weather and calm seas only increased the anticipation for this year’s Lakewood Products Huron Event.
As Saturday arrived, anglers were met with slow rollers and distant isolated storms off in the distance. After send-off anglers were instructed to seek shelter if needed, but no reports of storms were heard and Huron barely saw a drop of rain all day.
The first flight of the 91-boat field sent off at 6:30 am following the national anthem and some last-minute rule reminders. Flight 2 followed at 7:00 am officially making Huron the LEWT’s biggest stand-alone event in history.