Are there any fishing charters available in the Shores & Islands area?

February 10, 2010

No matter the season, Lake Erie’s southern shore is a freshwater fishing hot spot where both pro anglers and beginners join in the fishing fun.

Although most known for walleye, perch and smallmouth bass, in certain waters at many times of the year you will also find steelhead trout, white bass, rock bass, largemouth bass, catfish and other species. Charter captains and walk-on head boats make the fishing experience easily available for all ages.

Char-Tom Charters
2240 E. Harbor Rd., Port Clinton
614.419.8265
Fish for walleye, perch and bass on one of Lake Erie’s finest charters. Three and five hour evening charters are also available, with island pick up at Kelleys Island, Put-in-Bay and Pelee. Lodging is available, all equipment is provided and lunches are offered on fishing days. Casting and trolling charters are available for novice or seasoned anglers. Large groups of 60 or more are welcome. ADA accessible. Apr-early Oct.

Dad’s Girl Charters
83 Madison St., Port Clinton
419.341.4027 or 800.331.9382
Offering an all-inclusive fishing experience that you won’t soon forget. What they don’t provide nature does, and she provides fish in abundance. All you need to bring is the desire to catch lots of walleye, perch and bass – and you will. ADA accessible. Open daily Apr-Oct. Book early for the best dates.

Fishin’ Ful and Myrmidon Charters
1124 Lee Ave., Port Clinton
419.734.9711 or 877.434.9711
Charter a great day of fishing on Lake Erie. Specializing in light tackle sport fishing with two boats to serve you and your party. Standard, executive and Canadian trips available for walleye, bass and perch. Ice fishing off the mainland available, weather permitting, with a heated ice shanty for up to two people.

Geno’s Holiday Charter
839 Curran St., Sandusky
419.625.4366 or 419.271.4366
Enjoy a Great Lake experience, fishing and cruising in comfort aboard a custom 30′ twin engine Cherokee hardtop. “Come as guests…leave as friends.” Only minutes from Cedar Point, and offering customized walleye or perch trips. Plus, you may also plan an adventurous portion of your day for sightseeing. Plan tomorrow’s memories today – and welcome aboard.

Middle Bass Charter Company
Middle Bass Island & mainland near East Harbor State Park, Marblehead
614.443.3595 or 419.285.2617
Offering fishing and cruising charters around the islands of western Lake Erie as well as guided waterfowl hunting in season. May-Oct.

Shore-Nuf Charters
at Drawbridge Marina
247 W. Lakeshore Dr. (SR 163), Port Clinton
419.734.9999
Fishing charters and walk-on headboats accommodate groups up to 48 with five boats available. Fish for walleye in the spring and summer and perch in the fall. Apr-Oct.

Speerfish Charters
570 Bimini Dr., Sandusky
419.627.8340 or 800.735.1218
Sport fishing charters for walleye, perch and bass on Lake Erie. Fishing out of two locations; Sandusky and Wild Wings Marina in the Western Basin. Mar-Nov, daily.

Tibbels Charter Service
6965 East Harbor Rd. (SR 163), Marblehead
419.734.1143
Private group fishing charters for 20 people and individual walk-on charters are available. Call in advance for reservations. Fishing for walleye, perch and smallmouth bass. Late Apr-Oct.

Fishing License Information:

Resident $19.00
(Persons age 16-65 who have resided in Ohio for the past six months)

Annual non-resident $40.00

One-day resident or non-resident $11.00

Three-day non-resident $19.00

Resident senior $10.00
(Persons age 66 or older and born on or after Jan 1, 1939)

No charge for persons born before Jan 1, 1939.

Fishing licenses and the 2010-2011 Ohio Fishing Regulations Brochure are available from most bait shops and the Ohio Division of Wildlife. Licenses are renewable by March 1 of each year.

Fishing Report:

Lake Erie Fishing Hotline
888.HOOK.FISH (466.5347)

Ohio Division of Wildlife
305 E. Shoreline Dr., Sandusky
419.625.3187 or 800.WILDLIFE (945.3543)

You can also hear the Lake Erie Fishing Report on our website!

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