Presque Isle Bay

Erie - Pennsylvania


  • 111 catches

  • 521 followers

  • 4 spots

Presque Isle State Park - I-79 North to Rt. 12 West to Peninsula Drive. Fishing Tackle Loaner Site (at Stull Interpretive Center just inside park property), nearby bait and fishing licenses, marina, boat rentals. Also downtown area: Dobbins and Perry’s La...

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  1. It was a good weekend at Presque Isle. 17 bass and a pike in a day and a half of fishing. The largest was just under 3 lbs. Definitely some healthy fish.

    2 lb. 15 oz. 17 in. Largemouth Bass with a Gary Yamamoto Original Senko Worms

    1. Jim Holland 0
      Awesome catches, Frank!
    2. Matt L 0
      thanks Frank I appreciate it!
    3. Matt, I use a Humminbird Helix 5. Lowrance, Humminbird, or Garmin units within the same price range will serve you well.
    4. Rick S 0
      Very nice Frank!
    5. Matt L 0
      frank, do you have a depth finder you would recommend?always enjoy your posts.
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  2. Caught another 3 1/2 lb bass. This one hit next to an embankment. I didn’t get a good hook set, and he spit it. 20 mins later, I casted to the same spot, and he ...more hit again. I didn’t miss the second time. He was blind in one eye.

    3 lb. 8 oz. 18 in. Largemouth Bass with a Senko

    1. Ted Polanowski 0
      Nice
  3. I literally said, “Last cast,” when this late-season smallie hit close to sunset. Caught from shore.

    2 lb. 10 oz. 17 in. Smallmouth Bass with a Finesse jig

    1. Jim Holland 0
      the best kind of "Last Cast" there is!
  4. Largest bass of 16 fish.

    3 lb. 8 oz. 18 in. Largemouth Bass with a Finesse jig

    1. Rick S 0
      Hammering thos PI bass!
  5. Slow, clear day, almost no wind. Bite was slow and sporadic, but I did catch 13 fish this morning, only two smallies (mostly largemouths). This was the biggest of ...more the smallmouth, so nothing huge. I also caught a good-sized channel cat (at least 8 lbs). Poor thing had a big hook and about a foot of braid in its mouth from a previous fisherman. I removed the hooks and line, then released it.

    2 lb. 2 oz. 16 in. Smallmouth Bass with a Ned rig

    1. Jim Holland 0
      Nice!
  6. Feisty little guy, he splashed me multiple times near my kayak. You can see the water on my face!

    2 lb. 2 oz. 16 in. Smallmouth Bass with a finesse jig

    1. Jim Holland 0
      Love a Smallie!
    2. Rick S 0
      Gotta love those smallmouth
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  7. Biggest of 18 fish caught. All of the smallies were in the 2-3 lb range. Action picked up when the wind created a light surface chop.

    2 lb. 12 oz. 18 in. Smallmouth Bass with a finess jig

    1. Rick S 0
      Looks good Frank !
    2. Jim Holland 0
      Very nice, as always, Frank!
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  8. Caught six smallies about this size. Today was a fishing potluck. I caught 28 fish total, 5 different species, and 18 bass (I don’t count rock bass as a bass). Fun ...more day!

    2 lb. 3 oz. 16 in. Smallmouth Bass with a Ned rig

    1. Jim Holland 0
      Nice bag, Frank!
    2. Rick S 0
      Very Nice!
    3. Chad Shirey 0
      Sweet
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  9. This walleye surprised me, while I was fishing for bass. I was lucky that he didn’t bite me off. Wish I had a live well (though these big eyes aren’t as tasty as ...more the smaller ones). Released quickly, and it swam away fine after a little tail winding.

    7 lb. 8 oz. 28 in. Walleye with a Ned rig

    1. Jim Holland 0
      28? Wow! Nice one!
    2. Rick S 0
      Big Eye!
    3. Robert Coleman 0
      Nice Eye Frank! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
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  10. Largest of eight bass (17 total fish) today. Unbelievably crowded on the water today. 2-3 foot just from the continuous boat wakes.

    2 lb. 6 oz. 17 in. Smallmouth Bass with a Ned rig

    1. johny hammer 0
      see any beds yet? catching any shallow
    2. Jim Holland 0
      A bag of 17, again? Nice.
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