Posts Tagged "charter fishing on lake erie"

whether you are young or old, smallmouth fishing on Lake Erie is the best anywhere.

March 7th, 2013 by Captain Jim

Another great picture of one of my customers with a big Lake Erie smallmouth caught close to Buffalo New York. The trophy season begins in a little less then 2 months, May 4th to be exact. I am as excited as I have ever been and find some tackle box to work on while i wait for the days to pass…. Read More

They all swim in Lake Erie and the Niagara River

March 3rd, 2013 by Captain Jim

Here I am getting ready to release a tiger musky for a client and even though I don’t look happy, I really am but without my sunglasses on I am a big squinter!  The tiger musky or norlunge, as they are also called is a hybrid or cross between a musky and a northern pike. They are unable to reproduce much a like mule but are a truly beautiful fish and can fight like all get o… Read More

Preparing for fishing on Lake Erie still makes me feel like a kid.

February 26th, 2013 by Captain Jim

I must admit that even after all these years of fishing, that I still get just as excited as I did when I was 6 years old as I prepare for fishing charters on Lake Erie today. It brings back memories of looking into my Dads tackle box and trying to con him out of a flatfish or even a nearly empty spool of line just so I could have more “stuff” in my old metal tackle box.( which… Read More

Musky fishing on the Upper Niagara River

February 22nd, 2013 by Captain Jim

Even though this isn’t a monster musky my customer was very happy. He and his grandson wanted to catch a Lake Erie, Niagara River musky for a long time and their dreams came true. Fishing around these parts is amazing…. Read More

Col. Shawn Prickett and Captin Jim Hanley

February 19th, 2013 by Captain Jim

One of the perks of my job as a fishing guide on Lake Erie near Buffalo New York is meeting some amazing people. I had the honor of fishing with Col. Shawn Prickett and is wife Tonya and 2 kids a couple of years back. Col. Prickett has served multiple tours in Iraq as well as Afghanistan and was the commander of the helicopter pilots that flew the Navy SEALS for the bin laden… Read More

Great fishing in site of downtown Buffalo New York

February 19th, 2013 by Captain Jim

One of my favorite fishing pictures of all time. This is Lilly Belle from MO with a 3 lb Lake Erie small mouth bass caught inside the walls of the Buffalo Harbor. The smile and the hat, with Buffalo New York’s tallest building in the back ground made this one to enjoy…. Read More

More girl power while fishing on Lake Erie near Buffalo New York

February 18th, 2013 by Captain Jim

As I said in my last post, the girls almost always do the best when fishing for bass and walleye on Lake Erie. Cathy Clark shows us how its done. … Read More

Women do the best on Lake Erie for bass and walleye

February 18th, 2013 by Captain Jim

In the 35 years I have been taking people fishing on Lake Erie near Buffalo New York, if a woman is on board 90% of the time they catch the biggest and the most. My wife assured me its because women listen better then men and have a better touch. What husband and guide could argue with that logic? Not this guy. So whether its bass or walleye, tight lines ladies! Ali Cassel sh… Read More

Lake Erie walleye on spinnerbaits

February 17th, 2013 by Captain Jim

A great picture of 2 of my favorite customers, Derek and Jeff with 5 very tasty walleye. Each year I do more and more walleye charters on Lake Erie not far from Buffalo NY. The population has gotten so prosperous that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has increased the creel limit from 5 walleye a day to 6, which started in the Fall of 2012. One of m… Read More

Great perch fishing on Lake Erie!

February 17th, 2013 by Captain Jim

Very happy fisherman, Mike Flarrety, with a triple header of perch from Lake Erie not far from Buffalo New York. The best eating fish from the Great Lakes, perch have made an impressive come back in recent years, especially on Lake Erie. the limit of 50 per angler per day, makes for many great meals of this sweet and tasty fish…. Read More