One more musky on Lake Erie near Buffalo NY

November 24th, 2013 by CaptainJim

This is probably the last musky of the year for my boat. The weather doesn’t look good for the rest of the month so I guess its time to put the boat away. This 34 inch musky hit a depth raider in about 24 feet of water at 2.8 mph. My friend Mark Constantino reeled this baby in.  Lake Erie and the Niagara River are amazing

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Giant Lake Erie musky caught in the Buffalo Harbor

November 19th, 2013 by CaptainJim

A great shot of my customer, Stan Skotnicki (and Derek Bell not in pix) with a huge Lake Erie, Niagara River musky. The big girl was over 40 lbs and 52″. She hit a green “watermelon” Perch bait, trolled over 22 feet at 2.8 mph. This monster bit just as we we ready to leave to watch the Bills beat the Jersey Jets. We lost another a short time before as it bent a hook right at th… Read More

Casey Hines with a 5.8 lb Lake Erie Smallmouth

October 19th, 2013 by CaptainJim

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Some pictures from October fishing on Lake Erie near Buffalo NY

October 12th, 2013 by CaptainJim

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Fall smallmouth on Lake Erie near Buffalo NY

October 1st, 2013 by CaptainJim

Most people think that because fall is here and winter will soon be upon us that it signals the end of fishing on Lake Erie near Buffalo NY. Nothing could be further from the truth. As the temperatures of Lake Erie begin to fall it triggers the bass to feed like crazy to build up fat for the winter and the maturation of the females eggs.  Fishing many of the areas you would no… Read More

Jim Konackers big Lake Erie smallmouth

September 21st, 2013 by CaptainJim

while visiting relatives in Buffalo, Jim Konacker took time to fish with me and he was rewarded with a monster Lake Erie smallmouth… Read More

Fall smallmouth fishing on Lake Erie

September 18th, 2013 by CaptainJim

The water temps on Lake Erie near Buffalo New York are starting to drop and that means its almost time to try and catch a monster smallmouth. When the temps drop it triggers a feeding frenzy for the bass to build up fat for the long winter ahead and that makes it a great time to go searching for the trophy of a life time.  The magic temperature is 55 degrees and that will soon… Read More

Erie Dearie walleye fishing on Lake Erie

August 14th, 2013 by CaptainJim

I had never thought of using a lure called the “Erie Dearie” to fish for walleye, until I began to talk to a former Charter Captain from Ohio. He had used them successfully in the Western Basin of Erie until he retired a few years back. Most of the walleye caught in the Eastern Basin where I do my guiding, are taken in water depths from 25 to 75 feet and most of that is by trol… Read More

Best walleye season on Lake Erie

July 26th, 2013 by CaptainJim

I have been guiding on Lake Erie near Buffalo, New York since 1978 and I admit that most of those years has been taking people out for small mouth bass. I began to fish for walleye with my dad back in the late 50’s and early 60’s, using chugging irons and spinners, but my love for smallies took over and I made a long and great career out of catching them. When I was producing m… Read More

Walleye worm harnesses that work

July 9th, 2013 by CaptainJim

The last 2 weeks the walleye bite on the eastern end of Lake Erie near Buffalo New York, can only be phrased as incredible. The massive schools of walleye that roam the western basin in Ohio make their annual journey east to follow schools of bait as they also journey along. This movement provides new york anglers an opportunity to clean house on big schools of big walters. The… Read More