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Lake Erie

SEASON: Pre-Spawn (Current)
SPECIES: Largemouth Bass
WATER CLARITY: 4/10

Relevant Gear for Lake Erie Pre-Spawn Largemouth Bass Fishing

Pre-Spawn Largemouth Bass Fishing Reports

We have no Fishing Reports for Pre-Spawn Largemouth Bass yet.

Other Species Fishing Reports for Pre-Spawn

  • Reported by Jason Lott

    Slow retrieve swimbaits over isolated rocks and reefs in clearer water.

    Season: Pre-Spawn

    Structure: Rock Pile

    Species: Smallmouth Bass

    Technique: Soft Body Swimbaits (Small/Medium)

  • Reported by Ryan Hartman

    Season: Pre-Spawn

    Structure: Rock Pile

    Species: Smallmouth Bass

    Technique: Ned Rigs

  • Reported by Brandon Brylinsky

    I love nailing feisty smallies on jerkbaits. One of the best ways to catch the bigs in my opinion. This technique is solid early season/pre-spawn from ice out through to... Read More

    Season: Pre-Spawn

    Structure: Boulders

    Species: Smallmouth Bass

    Forage: Shad

    Technique: Jerk Baits

    Megabass Ito Vision 110+1 Jerkbait French Pearl OB / 4 1/3"

    Ito Vision 110+1 Jerkbait French Pearl OB / 4 1/3"

    megabass

  • Reported by Ryan Hartman

    Fishing tubes early on is a great way to find the bass and really tee off on'em. Finding rock piles with isolated boulders have been the ticket. Using... Read More

    Season: Pre-Spawn

    Structure: Rock Pile

    Species: Smallmouth Bass

    Technique: Tubes

    Bite-Me Tackle "Big Dude" Tube Jig 1/2 oz

    Bite-Me Tackle "Big Dude" Tube Jig 1/2 oz

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  • Reported by Ryan Hartman

    During this time of year I like to get out and GRAPH the area I'm fishing. First thing I'm looking for is Boulders. This will allow me to... Read More

    Season: Pre-Spawn

    Structure: Boulders

    Species: Smallmouth Bass

    Technique: Tubes

    Strike King Coffee Tube Natural Goby / 3 1/2"

    Coffee Tube Natural Goby / 3 1/2"

    strike_king

  • Reported by Michael Simonton

    Pre-spawn and the spawn are both great times to fish the Lake Erie Bass Islands Region. During this time you can find fish at all depths. Because of... Read More

    Season: Pre-Spawn

    Structure: Boulders

    Species: Smallmouth Bass

    Technique: Soft Body Swimbaits (Small/Medium)

    Venture Lures Steady Swimmer Swimbait 2 3/4" / Goby Plus

    Steady Swimmer Swimbait 2 3/4" / Goby Plus

    venture_lures

  • Reported by Ryan Hartman

    Using swimbaits, like the Venture Lures Steady Swimmer, has really paid off in a big way on the big water. Using this bait with a Owner Ultrahead Jig allows... Read More

    Season: Pre-Spawn

    Structure: Rock Pile

    Species: Smallmouth Bass

    Technique: Soft Body Swimbaits (Small/Medium)

    Venture Lures Steady Swimmer Swimbait 2 3/4" / Clearwater Perch

    Steady Swimmer Swimbait 2 3/4" / Clearwater Perch

    venture_lures

Other Season Fishing Reports

  • Reported by Ryan Hartman

    Season: Post-Spawn

    Structure: Rock Pile

    Species: Smallmouth Bass

    Technique: Ned Rigs

  • Reported by Jaime Perez

    catching walleye 48-56fow straight out from avon power plant using bandits and p10s

    Season: Summer

    Structure: Baitfish

    Species: Walleye

    Technique: Trolling Deep (20+')

  • Reported by Jacob Cramer

    Trolling west to east on 1st trench, 65-76 fow. Trolling at 1.8-2.4mph baits 50ft deep. Red head bayrats

    Season: Summer

    Structure: Ledges

    Species: Walleye

    Forage: Shad

    Technique: Trolling Deep (20+')

  • Reported by Jermaine Williams

    Season: Summer

    Structure: River Channels

    Species: Largemouth Bass

    Forage: Shad

    Technique: Medium Diving Crankbaits (7'-12')

  • Reported by Ryan Hartman

    Run this bait in a slow drift while moving from shallow to deep to pinpoint where the bass are. I have had success in the mid-range from 8-15' and... Read More

    Season: Summer

    Structure: Ledges

    Species: Smallmouth Bass

    Technique: Ned Rigs

  • Reported by Ryan Hartman

    Lake Erie was suffering from a severe hang over from HEAVY North East winds all night and calming in the morning. With 4-5' Rollers coming from the North East,... Read More

    Season: Summer

    Structure: Rock Pile

    Species: Smallmouth Bass

    Technique: Medium Diving Crankbaits (7'-12')

    Strike King Coffee Tube Green Pumpkin / 3 1/2"

    Coffee Tube Green Pumpkin / 3 1/2"

    strike_king

  • Reported by Ryan Hartman

    Having success fishing unmarked rock piles around the Bass Islands. Need to use a bait fish profile like Strike King Half Shell or Jackall Crosstail

    Season: Summer

    Structure: Rock Pile

    Species: Smallmouth Bass

    Technique: Drop Shots

    Jackall Crosstail Shad Melon Copper / 3"

    Crosstail Shad Melon Copper / 3"

    jackall

  • Reported by Jaime Perez

    fishing off bottom with crappie rigs and worms sandusky bay. catching very large cats!!!

    Season: Summer

    Structure: Submerged Vegetation

    Species: Catfish

    Technique: Live Bait Rigs

  • Reported by Omnia Community

    Season: Fall

    Structure: Reef

    Species: Walleye

    Technique: Trolling Deep (20+')

  • Reported by Ryan Hartman

    Largemouth are starting to stack up on Jettys or Rip Rap around the Marinas. Good times can be had by all with a quality squarebill crankbait paired with a... Read More

    Season: Fall

    Structure: Rip Rap

    Species: Largemouth Bass

    Technique: Shallow Diving Crankbaits (0-6')

    Strike King KVD 1.5 Squarebill Gizzard Shad / 2 1/4"

    KVD 1.5 Squarebill Gizzard Shad / 2 1/4"

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