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Where 2 Fish: Separating the Sheepheads from the Walleye
Where 2 Fish: Separating the Sheepheads from the Walleye

First Class Bass Charters Lake Erie Fishing Report

  • Water temp: 73 degrees
  • Smallmouth bass action is very good, lots of good fish in the 2 to 3-1/2 lb class.  Buffalo Harbor and the Inner break walls are still producing fish.  When the winds are very light try fishing the corners of the walls where the current flows around them. 
  • Smallmouth are starting to show up in water around the water intake (round house) at the head of the river.  The deeper side of Seneca Shoals has been finding some bigger fish in the 4 lb. class. 
  • Try drop shot fishing a Poor Boy's Erie Darter or their goby bait on a red mustad drop shot hook (size 2).  This combination is hard to beat.
  • Walleye fishing is good.  The Fish Markey along the foot of Ferry Wall has been hot for walleye. The problem is the sheepheads are mixed in with the walleyes. 
  • Seneca Shoals has seen good schools of walleye in 40' depths.  If you start catching more gobys and sheepheads, try increasing your trolling speed.
  • Perch fishing is still OK.  The schools of fish are harder to find.  Perch have been showing up in depths from 25' to 50' of water.  The schools have been from the bell buoy to Meyers.

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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