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Erie: It's a bronzeback bass bonanza

10:09 am EDT, Sep 12, 2013 | By Craig Lamb

We are in the middle of a bronzeback bass bonanza. Pelee Island is THE happening place. As predicted it's where the action is and so are the boats. Everyone is catching fish. Pros and co-anglers. And everyone is targeting one specific, massive shoal. 

 

The setup goes something like this. Position boat upwind of shoal. Drift downwind across shoal. Fish on! Then repeat.  

 

It's close-range action. Boats are occasionally bumping into each other on the drifts. But nobody really seems to care. Why should they? They're on top of one of the most productive smallmouth spots on Lake Erie. And everyone knows it. When the wind comes it's over. 

 

Right now it's the perfect cross wind for the way this shoal sets up for the best fishing. And the rest of the prevailing conditions couldn't be any better. It's still pre-frontal conditions and the fish seem to know it. The main front doesn't come through until later this afternoon so the cloud cover should remain. 

 

You'll most definitely want to check out James Overstreet's on the water gallery later today to see all of this.  

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