Enjoy the best of Lake Erie with Put-in-Bay Charter Fishing Service with Captains Steve and Bruce. They offer various packages for groups of different lengths. Spend a day on the water catching perch, walleye, and smallmouth bass with everything you need right at hand.
Put-in-Bay Charter Fishing Service Details and Packages
Manned by life-long fishermen Captains Bruce and Steve, this charter fishing service is a great choice for those new to fishing and experts alike. They are also both Put-in-Bay locals and can easily answer any questions you may have about island life, Lake Erie wildlife, and the best place to grab a cold one after a day on the boat.
Each package includes bait, tackle, and fishing equipment. Every fisherman and woman is required to obtain an Ohio Fishing License prior to boarding the boat. The rates are for up to six people. They can accommodate bigger groups with multiple boats. Deposits are required.
Both Bruce and Steve have been fishing on Lake Erie since a young age. Capt. Bruce has over 28 years experience with fishing and teaching new anglers best practices. He is licensed by the State of Ohio and the US Coast Guard, as is Steve. Capt. Steve is also a US Coast Guard with over 15 years of experience in Search and Rescue and Anti-Terrorism Protection.
Half Day Package
Their most popular package, the flexibility offered here allows you to enjoy other island activities as well. Choose from morning, afternoon, or sunset dock times. Make sure to bring a cooler to transport your catch after the trip. They can clean and bag the fish for an additional charge of $1 per pound. This package costs $450.
Full Day Package
Similar to the Half Day Package, the Full Day Packages allows for you to enjoy the entire day on the boat, enjoying sunset at the end of a successful fishing trip. This package costs $650
The name says it all. Put-in-Bay Charter Fishing Service pulls out all the stops for their Executive Package. This seven hour fishing excursion includes full lunches, a selection of beer, soft drinks, and water. The ultimate in Lake Erie fishing, select the Executive Packages for special occasions like wedding weekends and birthday or for the fishing enthusiast in your family.
The Fish of Lake Erie
Lake Erie has garnered a stellar reputation for some of the best fishing in the Great Lakes. Perch is definitely one of the most sought after catches on the lake. This fish is available to catch pretty much year round but heats up in the fall. You can dine of perch delicacies in many Put-in-Bay establishments from the Boardwalk to Goat Soup and Whiskey’s famous perch tacos.
Walleye is another favorite. The population keeps increasing as the health of lake continues to improve. Look for some at 10-14 pounds and 30 inches long, perfect trophy fish length.
Other species include smallmouth and largemouth bass, steelhead trout, and rock bass. These types of fish can often be caught closer to the rocky shorelines.