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Lake Erie Smallies

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Had an opportunity to spend a week fishing with Dwight in and around the Presque Isle Bay area of Lake Erie.

Good times were had by all.

The weather started out pretty dicey the first few days and we were bobbing & weaving to stay ahead of some of those famous Big Lake fronts. As the week progressed the weather improved. In fact, it actually got too nice. The sun was beaming and it warmed the water up a little each day; not what we were hoping for.

Rigged up with an assortment of jerk baits, our intentions were to cover water and we stuck to the plan. The Smallies seemed to be around bait and there was plenty of it throughout the water column from 12 – 30 ft.

Dwight was the hot stick early on (big surprise) as he landed several very nice smb and a couple of bonus Lake Trout as well. Several brown bass in the 5lb category and one in the mid 6lb range, really healthy looking too. I explained that I was just pacing myself, you know, being a gracious guest. Soon I got my rhythm going and started putting a few respectable fish in the net myself; including my first lake trout and a couple of very nice steelhead (that both played possum until they got to the boat) and many 3, 4 & almost 5lb smb.

Despite getting blown off the water a couple of times, our best 5 fish bag went 25-10 and we did manage 2 other days with 5 fish going a little over 23lbs. I feel like we really earned each and every fish as there was no real pattern to our bites. Each day was very different and we found and caught bass at various depths and on different baits. We had to keep changing things up to get bit; but when we had the right bait in the water, it didn’t take long. Picking the right bait is an area that my host is very good at.

Below is the link to a gallery of photos showing some of the better fish we caught – come on April.

A-Jay

http://www.bassresource.com/bass-fishing-forums/gallery/album/530-lake-erie-october-2012/

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Dang man, those are some awesome fish! Looks like you guys had a great week.

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unbelievable as always.

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Wow!

Sounds great to me!

:respect-040: :respect-040:

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Just doesn't get MUCH better than that! :wink1: :wink1: :wink1:

Jeff

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Nice! I could not imagine catching that many big smallies in a few days fishing.

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Just doesn't get MUCH better than that! :wink1: :wink1: :wink1:

Jeff

Maybe Jeff ~

But what about . . . . Lic Gustavo Ciaz Ordaz (Bacurato) ?

That place might be OK.

:wink20:

A-Jay

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That is why "much" is highlighted in my first response. Lol

Jeff

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Your sneaky Jeff.

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Wow, Nice smallies!!!!!!!!

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Awesome Fish,Congrats.

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