Scouting New Fishing Water
Fishing is one of the best outdoor activities you can experience when visiting new places or your own backyard. Scouting New Fishing Water is always a must all year long.
I had the pleasure to go out on Lake Erie with a good friend, Jeff Barkley, to explore new waters. The smallmouth bass are turning on this fall.
Bass Fishing Lake Erie has been incredible this season, and the bass are moving into 5 to 8 feet of water again as the temperature drops. If the temperature drops, they will continue scouting new fishing water as they move up and aggressively feed again, just like springtime.
A variety of presentations worked to put them in the boat. Jerk baits and Spinnerbaits were the most effective this time of year. Chartreuse-colored spinnerbait caught the majority.
We caught over 50 smallmouth bass scouting water and enjoyed doing it. The conditions are perfect, with air temperatures from the high 70s to low 50s and water temperatures at 68 degrees.
It will continue to improve, and we look forward to more action in the future as we only focus on the best fishing holes in Lake Erie.
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Capt. Mark Rose hometown is Pittsburgh PA. Mark has been fishing and scouting new fishing water on 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: guides on Lake Okeechobee.