John Scherrer

John Scherrer

Erie, PA

John Scherrer is a freelance writer and life-long Erie resident who has fished across North America. Fly fishing, light spinning tackle, and ice fishing are his preferred methods to fish his home waters of Lake Erie, Presque Isle Bay and inland lakes and rivers for most anything that swims.

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