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The 2003 Braggin' Board
Trophy Walleyes (and Steelies) Taken in and around Lake Erie
 during the 2003 Fishing Season

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Captain Tim Garrett , Aquafantasea Charters, took this 14 pounder on November 11th just north of Kelly's Island in 35' of water.


Josh Franchetti caught this 10 pound, 30" walleye on 10-7-03 off Huron
on the Lady Bridge II.


Josh O'Neil, Ahmed Hamid and Rick McGuckin
with eight to ten pound walleyes caught trolling
on the Lady Bridge II north of Huron on 10-8-03.


Marlene LaChat caught this
 "Fish Ohio" walleye in October,
off Huron, aboard Captain
Tony Barry's No Rookie Charters

9 1/2 pounder caught in Bratenahl (near Cleveland) in 29 feet of water

Mike McClanahan & crew netted 29 walleye
(7 fish Ohio) on October 11th
off of Vermilion

"Bossman Baker" took this trophy 'eye in April '03 trolling in 30'
 off of North Bass Island

Doug O'Brien with two nice 'eyes taken July 8th
 just Northwest of West Sister Island

Late August Lake Erie Marble 'Eye taken by 'Big Dave'

Scott Hamelin while fishing with his  daughter Emily caught this nice one on June 6th with a rapala in the lower tip of the Detroit river at the mouth of Lake Erie.

Two eyes in May 2003. 10.2 and 8.0 lbs from Ron Gish on the eye opener.


Scott Hartman with nice 'eye off of Vermilion on June 15th.

Capt. Don Ruppert of Wave Tamer Sportfishing with a 9.5 pounder taken on June 7th,  just east of Dunkirk, NY.

Two nice 'eyes caught trolling about 1/2 mile of of Lakewood in June 2003.  Fishing is Good!

Happy group with catch from the Bounty Hunter
w/captain Jerry Strickhouser out of Lake Front.


Good goin Ryan!  Catch was off of Lorain in mid-June

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Dan Hudak and Andreas Pfeiffer with nice limit taken while trolling at night near E 72nd St, Cleveland, OH.  Not pictured are the kids who were in bed by this time!!

Ross Bailey with a nice 'eye taken in May off East 72nd St. near the Lighthouse.

Dave Tutuska, with a 10 pounder, taken on June 15th. 
Nice catch Dave!

Kelly Gutowksi with a 29 1/2 inch walleye taken June 14th
 off of Vermilion

Andy Buday with a 10 pounder, caught on June 21st.

Roberta Papczun with a two 8 pounders, 30 & 29 inches taken while trolling stingers west of ruggles on June 1st.

10 year old Drew Reed with his 8 pound, 28 inch walleye taking while drift fishing with Coe Vanna Charters on June 12th.  Dad is helping hold fish.

Cyndi & Andy Pfaff of Hiram, OH with walleye taken of of Put-n-Bay and Catawba the last weekend of April.  They were aboard the cruiser "Room Service"

9 pound, 29 incher caught Jne 12th while trolling the reefs in 11-15 feet of water.  Used rattle crank bait and spoons on down riggers, straight lines and dipseys. 

Danny Geuther with his 9 pound, 30" beauty taken on June 8th in 40ft near Avon Lake.

Steve Gilreath and Terry Prince with a pair of10 pounders while aboard
the Big Boy near Turtle Creek

Eric Kamprud from Trempealeau, WI with a 30 inch, 10 pounder


Dave Evans caught this Hog trolling on "Noah's Ark" in Lorain, OH June 6, 2003.  

Submitted by Captain Moses


Ron Hudak with a 10 pound, 30 incher caught while trolling off of Rocky River.


Happy  ''executive group" of fishermen with a rack of walleye taken on June 9th while fishing with Mega Bites and  Lucky Duck Charters. 
59 walleyes, total weight of 174 pounds


Greg Matthei Caught this hawg May 29th at about 6:30 in 50' of water north of cleveland on a blueberry muffin rattlin' rogue. 30.5", 10+ Lbs


Scott Kraemer with his first walleye over 30".  A 31" caught on 4/25/03 trolling north of Kelley's Island.


Jeff Olsen with his first 30" walleye weighing 10 pounds, 10 oz. and another weighing 8 lbs 6 oz. on a double header trolling north of Kelly's Island on 4/28/03

Brian Allen with two Lorain Pier Hogs!


Bill Hesse from Fairfield Ohio (Near Hamilton, OH)  caught this nice 8.5 pounder Northwest of Kelly's Island on 5/8/03



Bill Beach with son Chris and friend John with walleye taken on 4/27/03 on the Erie Drifter in Western Lake Erie

Bill Willoughby  with hawg walleye taken near the Trenton Channel


Send us your Braggin' Board Walleyes.  Send via e-mail to [email protected]
Simply mail us a quality color photo of your trophy fish to:

Lake Erie Walleye  P.O. Box 421 Ballwin, MO 63022

We'll post your hawg 'eye on our Braggin' Board for the world to see.