Posts Tagged "bass"

Blessed to be a fisherman on Lake Erie

February 11th, 2013 by Captain Jim

I feel especially grateful today for being able to call myself a full time fisherman. I am someone who actually feeds his family by being on the water almost everyday. During the beautiful months of spring summer and fall here in Western NY, there is no more productive body of water anywhere, then Lake Erie. The politics of NY are really not conducive to sportsmen like myself b… Read More

Lake Erie Small mouth Bass Tactics Part #6

January 31st, 2013 by Captain Jim

Watch for some great tips on how to catch both trophy and large numbers of smallmouth bass from Lake Erie. Tactics for using live bait and artificals are demonstrated. … Read More

Great Guide and fishing trip on Lake Erie

January 28th, 2013 by Captain Jim

Hello Jim,

I wanted to write you a follow up email regarding a charter that you took my family and I on in late August. You may not remember but my name is Isaac Nowak and I had an absolutely fantastic time with you on our trip.

The quantity and quality of the smallmouths that you put us on were absolutely amazing! It seemed like we were getting fish on every drop and you alw… Read More

There I was catching and releasing one beautiful smallmouth after the other on Lake Erie

January 24th, 2013 by Captain Jim

Testimonial from Pat Sullivan 

Hi, Jim
Another trip in the books and what a trip it was. I didn’t think we had a snow ball’s chance in Hell of catching fish yesterday. Wind ripping at 20mph plus; Lake Erie at its finest with 5 to 6 foot rollers and a few even larger just to keep things interesting, and enough rain to make Noah jealous. Still you put me on the bass! I shouldn’… Read More

The odds of catching fish with Lake Erie guide Jim Hanley are in your favor

January 24th, 2013 by Captain Jim

Testimonial from John Leitten

My  sons ( John JR and Steve) and my cousin( Mike) have fished all our lives. We have fished all over the USA including ice fishing. For the past few seasons we have fished with Jim Hanley on Lake Erie . All we need from a charter is a safe boat, a smart and watchful captain and keep us on the fish. Jim filled all our needs and more. The first ti… Read More

We plan to go fishing with him several times a year on Lake Erie

January 24th, 2013 by Captain Jim

Testimonial from Rich Oakley

My adult sons and I have gone fishing with Jim Hanley several times over the last two years. In all cases we have had a great time and plan to return next year. On our first trip we fished for small mouth bass and caught many good size fish (2-4 lbs) and a couple larger from the first we put our lines in the water. We did catch and release with the… Read More

Safety Tips for Lake Erie Bass Boaters in serach of big smallmouths

January 21st, 2013 by Captain Jim

In 1990 when Operation Bass (now FLW) held the first of two Red Man All Americans here in Buffalo, NY, I was asked by FLW Tournament Director, Charlie Evans if there was anything the anglers needed to know about navigating this area of Laske Erie, in their search for big smallmouth bass. We spoke at length about tackle and baits but the conversation turned serious when it ca… Read More

Won’t be long before Lake Erie smallmouth season begins again.

January 17th, 2013 by Captain Jim

Lake Erie remains in a liquid state and with the months rolling by so fast, I have a feeling its not going to freeze again this year. Maybe al gore is right…naaa never mind al is nuts. Guys were out perch fishing the last few days, as I write this it’s mid January here near Buffalo New York. I am sure it takes a bit of work getting your boat out of the marinas with the water … Read More

Lake Erie Smallmouth Bass Tactics Video Part #3

January 17th, 2013 by Captain Jim

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Cathy Clark with a 6 lb smallmouth

December 19th, 2012 by Captain Jim

A very happy Cathy Clark with a 21 inch Lake Erie smallmouth bass caught just before the season ended. It was 1 of 4 that she and her husband Frank caught that day that were over 21 inches. They also had 2 more over 20 inches on the same day. All caught within site of downtown Buffalo NY… Read More