Posts Tagged "smallmouth fishing"

Lake Erie Monsters are wating for you

May 7th, 2013 by Captain Jim

This great pix of Stanley Kain with a 5.8 lb caught on May 6th from Lake Erie near Buffalo New York. He caught another one almost as big on May 7th…. Read More

Trophy smallmouth bass season begins on May 4th on Lake Erie near Buffalo New York

April 21st, 2013 by Captain Jim

Its hard to believe that the long and crazy winter of 2013 is over and in less then 2 weeks the trophy small mouth bass season on Lake Erie near Buffalo New York begins. It seems like I had just put the boat away from last year and now its time for the new season. The new Lund and Mercury Verado are ready to go, clients are chomping at the bit to catch some big smallies and I h… Read More

Serious Motor for my Fishing Charter Business

April 6th, 2013 by Captain Jim

As charter captain of 35 years on the Great Lakes, I know there are times when an unexpected storm seems to come out of nowhere and you need to be on shore ASAP!. I am always prepared to make it back to shore as quickly as possible so I chose a motor for 2013 that can do exactly that. My new Mercury Verado 250HP Pro has plenty of extra power, great fuel economy, and superchar… Read More

Introduction to Jim Hanley’s Fishing Charters

March 29th, 2013 by Captain Jim

I have been in the fishing business for 35 years and have loved every minute of it. Check out my intro about my charter fishing service on Lake Erie near Buffalo for smallmouth bass, walleye and musky. … Read More

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

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

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

A true 7lb plus Lake Erie smallmouth bass

February 14th, 2013 by Captain Jim

This is my biggest Lake Ere smallmouth bass I have ever put a client on. Paul Issac from Buffalo New York caught this monster on May 13th of 2011 along with another big 6lber and 5 more over 5lbs. wow what a day!… Read More