Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing
Smallmouth Bass are an exciting species to catch. Pennsylvania holds some excellent waters to adventure into land your trophy. If you are a die-hard smallmouth bass fisherman or just love to catch them, explore a Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing Charter on Lake Erie. You truly can’t go wrong fishing for these northern bass.
Presque Isle Bay is the perfect location for fishing for Smallmouth Bass. It is conveniently located to Erie, Pennsylvania which is a great destination to bring your families. While visiting, get out on Lake Erie and learn all about what it can offer. You never know what will bite at the end of the line.
Capt Mark Rose is a local expert for catching Lake Erie Smallmouth Bass. He has dialed in on how and where they are staging. During this time of year, they are spawning and posted up on beds. When you provide and put the right presentation in their face, you will most certainly entice a great bite.
Bill was traveling from Rochester, PA to explore the bay here in Erie. He is a repeat client of Captain Mark’s and knows all about how great the smallmouth bass fishing is on Lake Erie. The start of the trip was slow but we ended really strong.
Captain Mark focused on the bay which produced the most fish. They were holding in 5-6 feet of water. Most of the fish were caught throwing tubes, drop shots, and jerk baits. Bill landed 25 smallmouth bass and had his best day on Lake Erie ever. It is always a blast when you get to land three trophy bass weighing 5.82, 6.00, and 5.78 pounds.
When Lake Erie is fishing well and the bass are spawning, you have to come to catch one of these amazing smallmouths. Jim and his two sons Garret and Matthew gained wind of the action and decided they were going to an adventure to Erie for a trip of a lifetime. It was their first time fishing on Lake Erie and they were in-store for another amazing trip.
The main focus on this trip was the bay again which started out slow due to the conditions. Once they located the bass, it was game on. You did not have to leave the bay. The wind was blowing making it very difficult to fish the main lake. When you are fishing the bay, if you focus on waters from Parry’s monument to the Niagara boat launch you will have the best of luck. Stay in the 3 to 7-foot range which is where they are currently located.
Jim caught the biggest bass of the day weighing in at 6.09 pounds while Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing. His two sons both caught fish over 4 pounds. They had a fantastic time out on the water and you can’t beat the action that Lake Erie is producing right now. Captain Mark is looking forward to the next opportunity to fish with this awesome family again in the future.
Don’t miss out on this action while it is still hot. Neil and Bruce surely could not especially with fishing with Captain Mark last year around this time. They were traveling from the Pittsburgh area. Fishing was really good yet again on this morning trip.
Our main focus was still the bay from the same areas as last time out on the water. Fish are moving shallow and if you fish from 3 to 6 feet, you will increase the odds of catching more fish. Neil and Bruce crushed the smallmouth bass putting over 50 in the boat. The smallest fish weighed 3.5 pounds.
Lake Erie is the land of Personal Bests. Neil and Bruce both landed their personal bests with a 5.5 and 5.1-pound smallmouth bass. They will continue to move up and spawn on these flats. Throw some of the mentioned baits and you will land yourself a lunker.
Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing on Lake Erie
Afternoon Fishing changed the conditions for the better. We can’t express enough how exciting this smallmouth bass fishing is on Lake Erie.
Antonio and his brother Matthew came out fishing in the afternoon after that great trip. They were traveling from Maryland looking for their personal best smallmouth bass.
Overcast skies did not stop the bass from biting as everyone was landing big fish. Antonio landed the biggest fish of the day weighing 6.24 pounds as seen above on the main cover. Trophy Bass can be caught this time of year on Lake Erie. Several other monster bass came to the boat including a 5.65, 5.5, 5.25, and a 5 pounder. They had just an absolutely amazing day fishing on Lake Erie.
Water temperatures ranged from 59-62 degrees which were perfect for spawning. The Bay to Shades beach on the main lake was the range we fished. Key depths were 4-10 feet of water which produced the best bite throwing jerk baits, drop shots, ned rigs, and galidas grubs.
Antonio and his brother Matthew are looking forward to their next adventure on Lake Erie with Captain Mark.
Come Visit Erie and see what it can offer you. Whether you have your family or just love to bass fish for smallmouth bass, Erie PA can provide you with memories for a lifetime. Smallmouth bass fishing is the best outdoor activity you can experience this time of year. Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing is at its prime! It will continue to stay great as well. Let’s get you hooked up as we know Captain Mark would love to fish with you next time on Lake Erie!
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About Captain Mark Rose 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