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Where 2 Fish: Run Silent, Run Deep
Where 2 Fish: Run Silent, Run Deep

First Class Bass Charters Lake Erie Fishing Report

It's time to fish deep as the water temperature stays hot.

  • Water temp:  78 degrees
  • Smallmouth bass action is still steady.  Good fish are still being caught in the head of the river.  Current is still playing a big role in the smallmouth fishing. 
  • There are some real nice fish being caught along the Canadian side from Waverly Shoals to the old Pier. 
  • If you"re looking for bigger smallmouth try fishing deep water 35' to 50'.  Areas to look at: departure bouy, Seneca Shoals and outer Meyer's Reef. 
  • Drop shotting has been a key presentaion.  Try keeping your bait 12" to 18" off the bottom.
  • Walleye fishing has been ok, depending on who you talk to.  There are a few walleye still in the Fish Market (foot of Ferry wall).  Emerald Channel above the Peace Bridge still producing walleye. 
  • Some of the best walleye fishing has been along the N.Y. Canadian Border in the 40' to 50' depth.
  • Perch fishing will start to pick up when the water temperature starts to drop.  Lots of schools of bait fish are roaming the lake.

About First Class Bass Charters

Since 1989, First Class Bass Charters has been guiding anglers to the best fishing spots on Lake Erie. Charter Captain Terry Jones is a licensed New York State guide and a lifelong resident of the Buffalo area, with more than 30 years of experience exploring the Lake Erie, Upper and Lower Niagara River, and Finger Lakes fisheries.

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