LEWT tournament #4

Well Jimmy and Johnny fished in their fourth tournament today. They found tons of fish, but didn’t find the big ones. It’s apparent they need me 😂! I’m just so proud of them for competing and i love the smiles on their faces!

My parents brought niece, Cally, to watch weigh ins. She still isn’t to sure about this fish world, but she does love to eat the walleye. Like a typical 9 year old girl, she would just rather not see what her food looks like before it is cooked 😂

Tournament 4 standings
Standing totals for all 4 tournaments

Girls fish too!

This morning started off a little gloomy and raining so we cleaned up the house a little and went grocery shopping. By late morning the sun started to come out so we decided to head to the boat for some afternoon fishing 🎣!

The water was pretty calm and the winds were coming out of the south! We fished off of Vermilion on the west side. Our rods were busy. We caught white bass, catfish, sheep head and walleye. John and i kept 5 walleye and threw the rest back. I caught a 5 pound 26” walleye! One of the biggest I’ve ever caught. I think it was a pretty good start to summer fishing!

Afterwards we stopped at Main Street tavern for some dinner. John had the cheeseburger soup and the Philly burger with fries. I had the chicken cordon bleu sandwich and fries.

LEWT tournament #2

Well the boys had their second tournament of the season. It was a 2 day tournament launched out of Sandusky, Ohio. This tournament was combined with the Masters Walleye Circuit. Lots of teams and lots of amazing fishermen!

Day 1 was cold! I mean cold and wet and miserable. But of course the boys were fine all day out on the boat. My family and i went to weigh ins and we were frozen. It was so nice we could be there to see John weigh in their 5 fish for the day. The weighed in just over 23 pounds, which put them pretty much in the middle of the pack!

Day 2 was 40° warmer. No joke it was about 80° outside. Absolutely gorgeous day to be on the water all day. The boys headed east to fish this day! They found fish but just not “big” fish! They weighed in 5 fish for just over 16 pounds. They came in 100 out of 168.

Lake Erie Walleye Trail

My husband and his buddy Jimmy are fishing in the Lake Erie walleye tournament. It’s individual 1 and 2 day tournaments over several months. They are fishing in 4 out of the 6 which will qualify them for the championship in the fall!

These two have been so excited for this. They have done so much to prepare. They are extremely intelligent fishermen and it makes me so proud to see how much time they put in to preparing for each tournament.

Well their first day out and they came in 16th out of 73!!!! Seriously how awesome is that!? They woke up at 3am and were checked in by 5:30am. They enjoyed hanging out and meeting all the other teams before they left marina.

Proud wife!

There are so many things about my husband that make me proud, but seeing him smile while he is fishing brings so much joy to my heart! We are in the middle of the fall brawl tournament and my husband has been very busy fishing during all his free time. He recently caught a larger fish that put him on the leader board. Now as the temps start to fall, the fish start to weigh more so the hunt for a bigger fish continues. But look how happy he is!

A day at the lake restores the soul!

The boys set off early this morning to go walleye fishing. The river was still rolling like the ocean and it was cluttered with trees. At one point under the bridge, the river became somewhat of a whirlpool. But never fear, the boys made it through and fished for hours on Lake Erie!

My mom and i stayed back at the house. I wasn’t feeling 100% and a day of relaxation sounded wonderful. My mom spent the morning baking cookies for my nieces birthday. Abby spent the day laying around and watching tv!

After i ate some toast i went for a walk to the beach. I brought my camera and attempted to find the boys on the water. I was unsuccessful but i did capture some beautiful photos.

Cedar Point
Huron, Ohio lighthouse

At this point in the morning i was starting to feel more human. I walked back to the house and decided to go for a morning walk. It was exactly what i needed. It was also getting really hot out but the scenery was so beautiful that i just wanted to keep walking. I passed several other women walking down lake road. I passed several bicyclist who looked like they were training for the Olympics. Seriously they always look so graceful riding at such a fast speed! I walked through some small lake communities and surprisingly they were pretty quiet. The marina parking lot was full of trucks and trailers, but the marina itself was pretty quiet also. I did see a family of Amish sitting outside by a fire enjoying some lunch together. We exchanged hellos and i was on my way back to the house.

Fish Fest

Today my husband, father and i set out to catch some walleye. Mission completed! I w caught 8 and kept 4! The weather was absolutely perfect. I could sit on the water all day. It’s so peaceful and stress free.

Today i also brought my cameras and captured some photos on our ride out. The Huron river is so beautiful and surrounded by cute bars and restaurants. We saw all kinds of water craft vessels from kayaks to large yachts. It’s a good mix of local people and vacationers.