Lake Erie A Top Bass Fishing Lake Once Again

By on June 23, 2015

Lake Erie has been named as one of the best spots in the U.S. to catch a bass by Bassmaster Magazine for the fourth year in a row, according to the Port Clinton News-Herald. The ranking zeroes in on the 30-mile stretch near Sandusky, Ohio, as the 22nd best place to catch smallies and largemouth.

“The secret is out, and a lot more people are doing it,” said Travis Hartman, a fisheries biologist at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and FishSens pro fisherman, to the newspaper. “If you want to fish and have the chance for the smallmouth of a lifetime, Erie is one of the top systems. You add the largemouth to that, and it’s even more reason to fish Lake Erie for bass.”

Those making the rankings say the bass fishery as a whole in Lake Erie is helped by the fact that most bass fishermen only fish recreationally, and throw back what they reel in. A section of Lake Erie near Buffalo, New York, is also ranked, coming in at the 19th spot.

“You kind of get a two for one when you go up there,” said James Hall, editor of Bassmaster Magazine, to the Port Clinton News-Herald. “The size out of Sandusky rivals any fishery in the nation.”

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