Walleye, Small Mouth Bass, Perch, Large Mouth Bass, Gobie, Lamprey



The fish most fishermen want to catch. There are two popular ways to catch them; drifting and trolling. Drifting requires a knowledge of fish movements, fish behavior, fish activity, and a complete understanding and knowledge of the area you're fishing, and most important, EXPERIENCE, EXPERIENCE,  EXPERIENCE. That's my part. For your part, you should want to catch the fish yourself using the fishing skill you posses. You bait the hook, you make the cast, you set the hook, you fight the fish using light tackle the sporting way.

Scent of Victory: Largemouth bass

For Largemouth Bass in particular, their sense of smell is highly developed. In fact the commercialization of million dollar Bass fishing tournaments has led to leading scientific breakthroughs in the understanding of how well Largemouth Bass can smell and sense chemicals in the water and how they react to these smells. I don't normally fish for these on a charter but on the rare occasion I do. A lot depends on the weather and where I'm fishing on the lake.

Smallmouth bass fishing with Thundermist Lures

Jig Fishing in Lake Erie for Largemouth Bass

Stacey King hones in on the great largemouth action to be found in Lake Erie.
Length: 9 minutes 11 seconds

Catching Lake Erie's Lunker Smallmouths

Now is the perfect time to be on Lake Erie for smallmouth bass in the 5-pound class. Try these proven hotspots off the Ohio and Pennsylvania shores for rod-bending action this month.


by Mike Bleech

What's a lamprey?

Two sea lampreys parasitize a lake trout.

The sea lamprey is a predatory fish that attaches to a  host fish and feeds on the blood and body fluids. A single sea lamprey kills 40 or more pounds of fish in its life as a parasite. It is native to the Atlantic Ocean and existed throughout the St.

Lake Erie Largemouth

It may sound like an oxymoron to some. Lake Erie is where you go to do battle with brown bass, not green ones, right? The answer is both yes and no – while there is no doubt that a five pound smallmouth clamping down on a tube, stripping off 50 yards of drag, and then launching itself maniacally through the surface of Lake Erie’s clear waters four feet into the air will make the hair on the back of the neck of even the most seasoned bass angler stand on end, their underfished largemouth cousins may also deserve a slice of your angling time. Here’s why…

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