Smallmouth Bass are one of the most sought after fish species in Lake Erie. Fishing charters for small mouth Bass make up around a quarter of all trips on the lake a year. Many Anglers arrive from all over the country to Lake Erie to Catch Small mouths.
The migrate normally starts mid-April to early May. At which fish begin to move from their winter areas. Look around the first big drop offs close to the spawn areas.
They begin to setting in water 15 to 30 feet deep. Look for structures which includes rocks and current deposits on the lake bed. In spring bass fishing the spawn can be quite exciting.
So make sure your able to tell what are spawning areas. The Bass while Spawning prefer shallow flat lake bed close to the shore. Look for areas with an messy bottom with gravel, sand and rock.