Lake Erie Fishing Charters

Join me for the small mouth bass or walleye trip of a life time. You will ride and fish out of my Lund 2075, powered by a 300 Mercury Verado Pro.


World Record Smallmouth BassmercuryLund Boats

There is nothing like Lake Erie smallmouth bass and walleye fishing here in Western New York!! I run the premier guide service on the Eastern end of Lake Erie simply because I have been doing it longer then anyone else. Book early for a prime date for the best early small mouth bass and walleye fishing anywhere.


  • "Lake Erie off Buffalo, New York is, by far, the most incredible trophy smallmouth bass fishing in the world right now, but knowing where to fish is another story. Hands Down- Captain Jim Hanley knows these waters better than anyone! Trust Me!!!" Mark Zona
    ESPN Outdoors
  • "Fishing with Captain Jim on Lake Erie is a great experience, but its not just about the fishing; Its about laughter, fun and love of life." Robert Rich Jr. CEO Rich Products
    I named Captain Jim Hanley "Mr. Smallmouth"
    Johnny Morris, CEO Bass Pro Shops
  • "Lake Erie's smallmouth bass fishing is fantastic and when you fish with Guide, Jim Hanley, its even better than that! Jim knows Erie like an otter knows water. Believe me!" Bill Dance, Host of Bill Dance Outdoors
  • "I'm Hank Parker and I have known Jim Hanley for a long time, more years than I choose to recall. Jim is a great fisherman and an extremely knowledgeable guide. Jim always does his homework. He knows what's going on, the lake and the best pattern and lure to catch fish on. More importantly, he is a great guy to spend the day with." Hank Parker