Shortly after getting the boat on the trailer I ran into a buddy who told me a similar tale of woe. He had zeroed with only one small junk fish in nine hours of fishing. After talking with industry friends and other guides on lakes Michigan, Huron, and Erie, all the stories sounded the same. Brutal! The bite for perch, walleyes and salmon went to zip. I’m certain that at least some fish were caught in the Great Lakes, but I can tell you that between my close friends and the newsfeed of literally hundreds on Facebook, there were some very unhappy fisherman.