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Lake Erie Smallmouth Bass Fishing

Lake-Erie-Fishing Charters provides the very best smallmouth bass fishing action the western basin of Lake Erie has to offer!

Lake Erie is now being recognized as one of the top smallmouth producing waters in the world, says the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Lake Erie's waters are teeming with smallmouth bass!


 Smallmouth Bass fishing in Lake Erie once again is fantastic as their population is on the rise.

Anglers are discovering the excitement of pursuing these high-jumping, feisty fish. 

If you're looking for an action packed fishing this is it! 

These bass jump, twist and turn making them the hardest fighting fish in Lake Erie.

Smallmouth are taken all around Lake Erie's Western Basin island's and reefs. 

Rocky structures support large resident populations of smallmouth bass and walleye which is why the near shore

rocky western basin reef complex right off my marina offers some of the best smallmouth and walleye fishing action in the world!

Our docking locations allows us to offer you amazing combo fishing trips. 

Smallmouth Bass catches currently average 14-17 inches, with many larger fish in the 18-20 inch range.  

Ohio's State Record smallmouth bass was caught here in Lake Erie's Western Basin islands area,

weighing in at 9.5 lbs. and 23.5 inches in length!

The Ohio and Canadian Islands offer some of the finest small mouth bass fishing available in the world.
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Canadian and Ohio seasons open the last Saturday of June.
16 to 18 inch Bass are common.
The most productive time to battle this scrappy "jumper" is July through October.
Pound for pound it is the hardest fighting fish in the lake.


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 Drifting or at anchor with live bait, softcraws or bass minnows.
Jigs and artificial lures also work well.
Tube Jigs with green pumpkin seed or any dark green color will work well early in the year.
They will also take a Round Gobi eagerly.


Limits: Ohio 5 per person per day. 14 Inch size limit.
Ohio now has a closed season from May 1 until the last Saturday in June.
Canada 6 per person.
To be awarded the "Fish Ohio" award, The Bass must be 20 inches.
We catch  lots of them in this class.
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Book Lake-Erie-Fishing for your Smallmouth Bass Charter today! 
or consider one day of Smallmouth and one day of Walleye fishing.
See our two day fishing packages.
This package is very popular.
We suggest July through October for this combination charter trip.