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Captain Mario-smallmouth bass
Lake Erie Sunrise
Smallmouth Bass
Released to swim another day!
Smallmouth on the fly!
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Smallmouth bass
Smallmouth bass
Ready for spawn

Smallmouth Bass Fishing on Lake Erie

with Captain Mario Chance

Targeting Smallmouth Bass on the tributaries, shorelines, flats, and Harbors of Lake Erie. When the water begins to warm in the Spring, Smallmouth Bass being to migrate to the shallower waters of the lake, staging to spawn. This is when fly fishermen can capitalize on the opportunity to target these hyper aggressive fish on the fly. Chances at hooking Northern Pike, Largemouth Bass, Bowfin, Carp, Gar, White Bass, Steelhead, and much more, all on the fly!


Using 6-8 weight rods and reels, floating, intermediate, and sinking lines is the norm. Fly line choice will depend on water depth, water temps, and fly choice. Sight fishing and top water opportunities can offer very exciting fishing!


-Light spin tackle is available


  • USCG Licensed Captain

  • Ohio and Pennsylvania Licensed Guide

  • CPR/First Aid Certified

  • Fully Insured

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