Posts Tagged "walleye"

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

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

New fishing ap for IPhones from Mark Romanack

March 26th, 2013 by Captain Jim

If you love to troll and have ever used the “Trollers Bible” from Mark Romanack, in booklet form, then his new ap soon to be availabe for IPhones is just what you are looking for.  It will be available in different price ranges depending on what lures you use and easily updated as your acquire more baits. Check it out at Deep water trolle… 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

New plastic blades for walleye fishing make for some great catches.

March 19th, 2013 by Captain Jim

People are always looking to build a better mousetrap when sometimes the old trap only needs a tweak to be better. Such is the case for Professional Walleye Fisherman Keith Eshbaugh when it comes to making a better spinner blade. The very talented Pa. angler has taken the much loved and always used Colorado blade and created one out of plastic to make for a different look for 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

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

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