Lake Erie - Central Basin East

Erie - Pennsylvania

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Walleye are the main attraction as the population has rebounded yet again in recent years. Smallmouth Bass and Yellow Perch offer additional angling opportunities.

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  1. first lake trout trip of the year. It was not a crazy bite as we sometimes see, but was still a good morning on the water. Got a dozen or so with 2 good walleye ...more as a bonus.

    22 lb. Lake Trout with a Michigan Stinger Stingray Spoon

  2. news from the Governors office.

    30.May marinas maintain in-person operations?
    Beginning May 1, 2020, marinas, boatyards, and recreational marine manufacturers ...more may
    provide services where such facilities adhere to strict social distancing and sanitization
    protocols. Operation of such facilities for the purposes of personal or commercial use or
    operation of boats or other watercraft is permissible; however, chartered watercraft
    services (including fishing charters with more than two clients) or rental services remain
    prohibited. Restaurant activity is limited to take-out or delivery only, and use of facilities
    for banquets, regattas or similar gatherings remains prohibited.

    31.I operate as a fishing guide, what in-person operations may continue?
    Beginning May 1, 2020, walk-in fishing guiding is permitted as long as you are able to
    minimize personal contact and abide by social distancing and masking guidelines,
    including maintaining six feet between individuals. Guiding from a boat may be done if
    you limit clients to two or less and are able to abide by social distancing and masking
    guidelines, including maintaining six feet between individuals at all times. Charter boat
    guiding for more than two clients remains prohibited.

    32.May sporting goods, hunting, fishing and tackle stores maintain in-person operations?
    Sporting goods stores, hunting fishing and tackle stores may not maintain in-person
    operations but may maintain self-service operations.

    1. Terry kremer 0
      As soon as they are done with docks at north east marina they will do walnut. I'd say within the next day or 2. Dredging is another matter. The pafbc workers ...more for that have to come up from middle of state. They are not allowed to stay in hotels yet, according to Matt at pafbc.
    2. Jeff Fink 0
      I hope they get Walnut Creek marina dredged and docks in soon! hopefully state workers will be back in the job ASAP.
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  3. not a great day, but good enough for me. 5 color stealth core with bayrat xld and 3 oz weights. more big fish today.

    1st trench east

  4. Just got done doing the finish work on the muley I got last year. Hope to get back on the water soon.


    1. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Awesome BπŸ‘
    2. b ripoer 0
      Thanks aiden
    3. Aiden Szulc 0
      love that deer
    4. Aiden Szulc 0
      love that deer
    5. b ripoer 0
      Thanks Jimbo
    6. Jimbo Harwood 0
      love the fact that it has its brow tines and stickers everywhere. πŸ‘πŸ‘
    7. Jimbo Harwood 0
      B that is an awesome Muley!! πŸ‘πŸ‘ Congrats on that 🍻
    8. b ripoer 0
      Thanks Robert.
    9. Robert Coleman 0
      Good looking mount B!!!πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
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  5. Smallmouth Bass with a Ned Rig / spybaits

    1. Derek Stitt 0
      Thanks Bryan!!!
    2. Derek Stitt 0
      Thank you RobertπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘Š
    3. Derek Stitt 0
      Thanks Melissa
    4. Derek Stitt 0
      haha thanks capt..
    5. Bryan Harper 0
      Nice group of fat Smallies! 🎣
    6. Melissa Norris 0
    7. Robert Coleman 0
      Is there people in this shot???? All I see are Smallies floating in the air!!!! Awesome pic Derek! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    8. Capt Morris Campbell 0
      Too bad you guys didn't catch many!!!:)
    9. Derek Stitt 0
      Thanks JoshπŸ‘
    10. Josh Sommerville 0
      Community Hole LOL.Awesome pic manπŸ‘πŸ»
    11. Derek Stitt 0
      Thank you DarrellπŸ‘Š
    12. Darrell McNeal 0
      Nice Catch Gentleman
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  6. Stream conditions were not to good today in Erie, I did see a few fish caught despite all the leaves in the stream. I did manage to get this cool pic in trout run ...more nursery waters.

    Rainbow Trout

    1. b ripoer 0
      Thanks guys, ha ha Robert it just may.
    2. b ripoer 0
      Thanks guys, ha ha it just may Robert
    3. Bryan Harper 0
      Nice shot!
    4. Doug Breitmayer 0
      Great pic! Thanks for sharing it!
    5. Kevin McCarthy 0
      Good pic bud they are running good and getting up the creek pretty far now I was just up there and was getting them on sacks, fresh skeen!
    6. Robert Coleman 0
      Yes B, that is one cool pic!πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» Might make it on Chris's fridge! 😁😁😁😁😁
    7. b ripoer 0
      Thanks, I agree might have to get a print made.
    8. Tod Fisher 0
      Nice pic, that deserves to be on a wall
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  7. Smallmouth Bass with a Ned Rig

    1. Derek Stitt 0
      I know Neal, they are so much fun to catch!
    2. Derek Stitt 0
      Kurt I think Thompson Bay should be good this weekend. I caught most of mine in 12 to 14 foot between Shaded Beach and the Cribs. They were biting drop shot with ...more trd n spybaits..
    3. Derek Stitt 0
      Thanks Kenneth!
    4. Neal M 0
      Nothing like fall smallmouth bass
    5. Kurt Weingart 0
      Hawgs!! Hoping to take my dad up there this weekend. Any info would be useful but i do respect fisherman's code :-)
    6. Kenneth Olivo 0
      Nice dude!!!
    7. Derek Stitt 0
      Thanks Bob n Scott!!πŸ‘πŸ‘Š
    8. Derek Stitt 0
      Thanks Jeff & b ripoer.
    9. Derek Stitt 0
      Thanks Capt.. πŸ‘
    10. Derek Stitt 0
      Thanks John
    11. Derek Stitt 0
      Thanks BryanπŸ‘Œ
    12. Derek Stitt 0
      Thanks Robert. πŸˆπŸˆπŸ‘πŸ‘Š
    13. Derek Stitt 0
      Thanks JoshπŸ‘
    14. Scott S 0
      Man those are awesome....
    15. Bob kalbaugh 0
      Great looking fish .. Fine job
    16. b ripoer 0
      couple nice fatties
    17. jeff mcelroy 0
      awesome smallies!
    18. Capt Morris Campbell 0
      Pair of Queens !!! Winning hand
    19. john stimson 0
      awesome catchs
    20. Bryan Harper 0
      Sweet twins! Much better than lifting dumbbells! πŸ˜œπŸ‘πŸŽ£πŸ»
    21. Robert Coleman 0
      Smallmouth????? Look like two beautiful footballs to me! Awesome Derek!!!!!πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    22. Josh Sommerville 0
      Nice Pair of Hawgs DerekπŸ‘
    23. Derek Stitt 0
      lol I was careful πŸ‘
    24. Christopher Pereira 0
      You better be carefull lifting fish that heavy buddy!
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  8. Nice day on Lake Erie.

    Walleye with a crawler harnesses

    1. b ripoer 0
      thanks fellas good eating for sure.
    2. Russ Emanuel 0
      nice. looks like a few good meals.
    3. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Amazing haul B!! πŸ‘
    4. Buddy Pierce 0
      Wow!!! Nice work
    5. b ripoer 0
      Thanks Capt.
    6. Capt Morris Campbell 0
      Productive day. Nice work
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