Re: LAKE ERIE SMALLMOUTH
The bay , along with the shore on the lake are very good in May/ early June.
there is an algae bloom on the lake now like I have never seen before...... the tough thing about the summer is that alot of the(large) smallies will move to deeper water 40+ feet and getting on them to keep an 8 year old occupied can be tough....or could be awesome.
We went out tuesday and didn't get into fish the first 4 spots we went to.......2 hours later we were catching them on EVERY cast and ran out of light.
Weather is a big issue up here. This spring we had a water level almost 3 feet highr than normal. The bay was VERY murky...fishing was still good, but could have been much better.
On the lake, the wind is everything....taking an 8 yo in anything over 2' ers in a bass boat may be scary for him. Any of the south winds would work great for him. West, North, and east over 10 knts can be hit or miss.
If the hay is layed..a yote will be slayed