Guide Season is almost here! Book your Lake Erie light tackle and fly fishing trip early to get the best dates.

It’s hard to believe that fishing season is almost upon us with the winter temps we have been having the past few months, but it’s true! Last year we had excellent fishing in May thanks to the ice cover and stable lake conditions all winter and this year is setting up to be the same. Stansberry Sport Fishing will be guiding again from Whiskey Island Marina located near downtown Cleveland and in the heart of hot fishing throughout the season. Please contact me for trip info and rates as every trip is custom and we will work with any group, skill level, and budget to make your time on the water a safe and memorable experience. As Cleveland’s only Lake Erie fly fishing and light tackle guide service we take pride in taking advantage of all the unique fishing opportunities available right here in the heart of the Great Lakes. Please reach out to us for more information 330-414-1765 or and have a great season.


Did you know ?

The great lakes have some of the greatest muskie fishing on the planet… and they bite flies!
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Great Lakes Walleye vs. Mr. Mayfly

Ever catch a walleye on a dry fly?

I have… not recently and we were a little intoxicated, but I have… 20 Million of old goggle-eye are ready for one of the greatest hatches in the mid-west.

Lake Erie Walleye

With lots of big heathy fish feeding on bugs I like our odds. Mayflies are starting to hatch in the Western Basin and we will be fly fishing for old Walter this week so stay tuned…

Tying flies for Northern Pike

My family has been fly fishing for Northern Pike for over a fifteen years. In the fly tying videos below, my brother Matt demonstrates two of our favorite patterns, the Carpet Muncher and the Big-Eye baitfish.

Northern Pike Fly Fishing 2010

Canada Fly Fishing Trip


Great Lakes Steelhead Season heating up


Stripers on the fly out of NYC

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Get Ready for ling cod on the fly this winter

For those of you on the West Coast, get ready for some great fly fishing for ling cod this winter. Here is my favorite fly pattern, the ling cod clouser which uses a large circle hook and saltwater yak hair.

Capt Nate's Lingcod Fly

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Captain Nate’s Lingcod Clouser Minnow
Hook: Saltwater circle hook 4/0
Thread: Kevlar fly tying thread
Eyes: Extra Large Lead dumbbell
Tail: Saltwater Yak Hair
Flash: Flashabou