Thursday, May 28, 2009

I'm alliiiiiiive!

Hey guys and gals, I haven't vanished...I'm still here! I've received a bunch of emails wondering why I haven't posted. We'll, I've been extremely busy fishing!
I'll post a report in the next feww days for the entire month of May!
Now I have to go get my rod bent!

See ya-

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Lake Erie Report 5/09/09

You know for a fact when you don't even think about taking a pic of a smallmouth unless it's 5-6 lbs, you are truly spoiled by an incredible fishery. The fishing has been outstanding for these last few weeks. It's been easy as anything I've ever done in regards to catching fish. I fished solo today and probably caught upwards of 70-80 fish. Not any large ones, but really nice healthy fish 2-3 lbs. I even caught 2 on topwater early in the morning which was a BLAST! Anyway, it was another great day on the lake! Damn I LOVE smallmouth!!!

NOTES...Water temps held at 55, but Im sure have dropped a couple of degrees. Winds were gusting to 20 with pre-front rain off and on. Caught fish in water from 3-15 feet. X-raps were the baits of choice!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Lake Erie Report 5/02/2009

Nothing changed as far as the fishing since yesterday. The smallmouth are completely on fire right now and the fishing is just plain crazy. My wrist are so sore from working jerkbaits for the last two days and catching over 100 smallmouth myself.
Here's some pics of the smallmouth madness!!!

NOTES: Conditions were Sunny to partly cloudy with a lighter southwest wind than yesterday.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Presque Isle and Lake Erie Report 5/01/09

Well, I don't have a whole lot to write about because today was basically just like my last report. But if I were to sum it up for you with one word, that word would be UNBELIEVABLE! The fishing is completely off the hook this year so far. Not only in numbers, but in size, too. And the best part about this year with regards to Smallmouth is that I'm seeing a lot of small fish. Which tells me that we have had a couple of great reproduction years. Started my day at 6 and fished the lake until about 11 than fished the bay. Throwing Rapala X-Raps in 5-8 FOW was all it took. You can tell by the first pic that I found the fish within minutes of fishing. My stern light is still on from the ride to my spot. I found them quick and managed to stay in the bite all day. This day was just completely INSANE!! I would type more, but my hands actually

Air Temps...64(L) 74(H)
Winds...Southwest at 15-20
Water Temps...50-55
Fished from 6:00-12:30

NOTES: Rain was off and on most of the morning. Fish were scattered and feeding on Emeralds.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Presque Isle and Lake Erie Report 4/26/2009

Started out this morning at sunrise! Surprisingly enough, there weren't that many anglers out today. We started fishing ledges that went from 3 to 10 feet. Throwing spoons we managed a few smallmouth and largemouth. Average size fish, but they were a blast and a welcome change from our cold water fishing these last few months. We fished tis pattern for a few hours before deciding to head to the lake. We fished a rocky shoreline in about 6-8 FOW. The winds were perfect for a shoreline drift so we started drifting along throwing jerkbaits. It wasn't long before I had a fish on. Everything was great for about 2 hours until the wind shifted out of the North/Northeast. This completely shut off the bite. We grinded it out until we had had enough.We headed back to the bay to fish the area that gave us a tons of bites in the morning, but things seemed to have stoped there, too. By this time Brent had to head home so I dropped him off at the ramp and headed out again. Went over in front of Marina Lake and stuck one in about an hour.Decided maybe things were back to normal with our lake bite so I headed back there. Drifted for about an hour and was only bit once. By this time I was getting pretty tired so I headed back in. But not before I tried one last time to fish a small ledge that went from 3 to 7 feet. Man am I glad I did. It was literally bite after bite on jerkbaits. Every drift Id catch between 5 and 10 fish. Most were "cookie cutter" fish in the 2 lb range, but they were a blast. After about 6 PM I had enough. Back was sore, and I was getting hungry. Total catch? well, you probably wouldn't believe me if I told you so I'll keep my mouth shut about that. To the guy in the pontoon boat.....I forgot your name, but it was nice meeting you, my friend! I'm glad you stuck a few out there, too.

Air Temps...64(L) 81(H)
Winds...Southeast at 5-10, switching to North/Northeast 5-15.
Water Temps...52-55
Fished from 6:00-6:15

NOTES: Fish were ambushing bait schools on ledges in the bay. The lake bite was good until the wind changed on us. Jerkbait pattern held all day.

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