Posts Tagged "smallmouth bass fishing"

Big smallie on Lake Erie for a happy client

May 12th, 2013 by Captain Jim

Paul Issac of Buffalo New York holds a 5.8lb bass on the day after the opener for the trophy small mouth bass season here in New York State. Paul holds the record in my boat for catching the biggest smallie at 7.4lbs. Whats better then fishing for trophy size small mouth bass and smoking a fine cigar? No better place to catch huge bass then on the eastern end of Lake Erie n… Read More

A bonus walleye while fishing for Lake Erie trophy smallmouth bass

May 12th, 2013 by Captain Jim

Happy angler Don Fuller from Pa caught this beautiful 8lb walleye while fishing on Lake Erie for smallmouth bass. The first Saturday in May is the opener for New York’s special trophy season for smallies. You are allowed to fish for small mouth bass with live bait or artificials and if you like you can take home one fish over 20 inches for mounting. Don nailed this big walley… Read More

Fishing on Lake Erie with the Louisville Bats

May 3rd, 2013 by Captain Jim

Enjoyed the day fishing with team mates from the Louisville Bats AAA Baseball Team. First Baseman, Mike Hessman and catchers Nevin Ashely and Konrad Schmidt caught about 30 very nice smallies fishing with me today. They are in town this week playing the Buffalo Bisons Baseball Team and called to go fishing. Mike had gone out with me before and told his team mate what an amazing… Read More

First day of Spring?

March 20th, 2013 by Captain Jim

What a difference a year makes in weather here in Western New York. Last year for the first day of spring, we enjoyed an 82 degree day and boaters were out on Lake Erie earlier then I can ever remember. Today being the first day of spring we are experiencing temps in the high 20’s and the threat of a few inches of snow. My brand new Lund 2075 with a Mercury Verado 250 Pro, is s… 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

Lake Erie small mouth bass tactics part #2

December 28th, 2012 by Captain Jim

Here is part 2 of my DVD “Lake Erie Small mouth Bass Tactics” It was a video I sold for many years and am now making it available to the public. Visit my web site for more information about fishing for Lake Erie small mouth bass near Buffalo NY… Read More

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

Lake Erie Bass Tips and Tactics for Tube Lovers

December 19th, 2012 by Captain Jim

By Jim Hanley

 The first time I was introduced to a “gitzit” was in 1978 Thousand Islands tournament. Like the fish I was enticing, I was hooked by this new technique. That first day I was paired with Greg Ward, grandson of legendary TV Celebrity, Virgil Ward. He proceeded to show me what this “gitzit” was and what it could do to unsuspecting Lake Ontario smallmouth bass. I c… Read More

Lake Erie is alive and well thank you and waiting for you to join me in catching some really big bass.

December 5th, 2012 by Captain Jim

Lake Erie is alive and well thank you and waiting for you to join me in catching some really big bass.

Lake Erie once thought to be a dead sea is now alive and well and teaming with big small mouth bass, walleye, perch, steelhead and musky. I have been fishing Lake Erie for over 55 years and guiding for 35 and have seen an amazing transformation, much like Lazarus’s resurrecti… Read More