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Lake Erie, ON trophy smallmouth bass and walleye action.

Posted on July 17th, 2013

Today I had the pleasure of fishing with Ed Zynomirski and a couple of his work associates, Rick & John.  We started out at 8am from the Fort Erie, ON boat launch and headed to some reefs in 15-21′ of water at the eastern-end of Lake Erie.  Our strategy was to take advantage of the overcast skies and cast Rapala Shad Raps Glass Series #7 to find actively feeding fish.  Water conditions were good and we ended up hooking several nice bass, including a couple of 19-21″ trophies.

As the sun started to break through we went deeper and strated dragging 4″ tubes along he bottom in slightly deeper water and again we caught some nice smallmouth.  By 1:20pm we decided to head to water depths between 35-45′ and troll with bottom-walking siners/worm harnesses and Luhr Jensen Jet Divers/worm harnesses and in a short time we landed 3-nice walleye with the largest pushing 7lb.  The top producing harnesses were he Luhr Jensen Jeweld Bead Walleye Spinner.

The 18′ Riverhawk performed well rigged with the Minn Kota Terrova iPilot electric motor and Humminbird 800 series sonar.  We use Rapala Shift & Concept Ti rods matched with Rapala reels for both types of fishing.  Our line of choice was the Sufix 832 braid in 10 lb. test with a 20 lb. test Sufix fluorocarbon leader.

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