Return Spring Smallmouth Fishing on Lake Erie in Pennsylvania

Return Spring Smallmouth Fishing

Are you a northerner that loves to catch smallmouth bass? Smallmouth bass fishing has been incredible this time of year. As the weather warms on Lake Erie, the bass prepares to spawn. Our local experts have been dialing in and finding all the new and best strategies to put significant numbers of bass in the boat. Spring is a great time to explore Pennsylvania for some excellent bass fishing. Join us on a return spring smallmouth fishing adventure of a lifetime!

Our local experts have years of experience fishing in Lake Erie. They may be transitional captains but have lived in Pennsylvania all their lives. Smallmouth bass fishing is their specialty and is the only one you want to experience Lake Erie with. Regarding smallmouth bass fishing, Captain Mark Rose is the guide you want to fish with.

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Here is the latest Lake Erie Bass Fishing Update:

Captain Mark Rose enjoyed fishing with his repeat and return client Rob. Rob was traveling from Ohio, looking to cash in on another incredible day of fishing. Last fall, Rob explored Lake Erie and had a fantastic fishing trip with Captain Mark. He told Mark that he would be back in the spring, and here he was, looking to catch some quality smallmouth bass.

Better to Be Good than Lucky

Luckily, the conditions played his favor, and smallmouth bass were biting. Rob spent two afternoons on the water and caught over 40 smallmouth bass. The average size was between 3-4 pounds. Most of the fish were caught on drop shot-style baits such as tubes and jig heads. Presque Isle Bay was the hot spot, especially in 8-11 feet water depths. The bass is getting ready for their spawn as the water warms. Water temperatures ranged from 49-53 degrees on these fishing trips.

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Rob had a fantastic time on the water. Captain Mark is looking forward to fishing with Rob again in the near future!

Just shortly after this fishing trip, Captain Mark explored Lake Erie again. This time, he enjoyed fishing with Scott and his son Nate. Nate was home from school looking to adventure out and catch a smallmouth bass over 4 pounds. Luckily, he chose Captain Mark, known for catching big smallmouth bass.

Yet again, the fishing conditions paired up and produced big time. Nate caught what he was searching for on the first cast. It was a 5.15-pound smallmouth bass which is now his personal best. All the fish were caught in Presque Isle Bay with several different techniques. The top methods included drop shots, tubes, galidas grubs, and hard plastic jerk baits.

You Name the Technique, and We Can Try it.

You can expect to catch numbers and bass quality when you adventure out on a 6-hour fishing trip. The better bass fishing will get as the water and the weather continue to warm. Scott and Nate had a great time on Lake Erie and look forward to their next adventure with Captain Mark!

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Lake Erie is only going to get better as the summer rolls forward. This is your destination if you are searching for excellent smallmouth bass fishing, but not necessarily crappie. Our local experts can get you on the fish you are after. Throw artificial baits all trip long for some giant smallmouth bass. We look forward to seeing you on the water next time!

Come Visit Lake Erie and Catch Yours Today…

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Mark Rose fishing card single 1 e1452109204801Captain Mark Rose’s hometown is Pittsburgh, PA. Mark has been fishing Lake Erie and Lake Okeechobee since 1999. He fishes Lake Erie in the spring for smallmouth. He runs a detail shop in his hometown during the summer, spring, and fall and heads to Florida during the winter months to do what he loves, guide on Lake Okeechobee. Learn More About Lake Erie or Capt. Mark Rose


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