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

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

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

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

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