Captain Kurt Charters in Conneaut, Ohio

Guided by Kurt Bitikofer

River

About Your Guide

Captain Kurt founded this business based on his passion for fishing in the Lake Erie region. He has fished this region for 20+ years, and has fished all over North America as well. He firmly believes that Lake Erie and its tributaries to be one of the greatest all around fisheries in the world! Come improve your fishing and enjoy everything this region has to offer on a trip with him.

Captain Kurt Charters Trips

Kurt specializes in guided flyfishing trips on some of the most productive waters in the Lower 48. There are so many fish in the fall and winter months that these trips are much more about enjoying your time on the water, with good company, the fish will follow suit! Where you'll be fishing depends on the water conditions and the time of year. Kurt and his team will do their best to personalize your trip and meet any specific needs you may have. Water conditions and especially rainfall have a huge impact on how the fish move and what tributaries will be fishing best luckily for you, Kurt and all his guides personally fish these waters daily and stay on top of fish movements and water conditions to ensure you're fishing the best water. To that end, Captain Kurt has access to a lot of private water sections that are well worth the additional fee when conditions are correct. These leases and properties he uses provide you with access to unpressured water, which means fewer to no other fishermen and more aggressive fish! Options like this will be discussed in the days leading up to trip, and as I mentioned, though there may be a small additional rod fee for these sections it is well worth it! Guided steelhead trips are 1 or 2 people per guide. We also specialize in hosting larger fishing groups (i.e. fly fishing clubs, corporate outings, etc.) You'll need to bring your waders, and Kurt highly recommends you test them for cracks and holes before you bring them along! Also bring rain gear and multiple layers (gloves and winter caps if the weather suggests), sunglasses, and your own fly gear if you'd like. Kurt will have rods rigged and ready to go and will supply all the flies, but loves when his clients bring their own gear as well! Read More

River Fishing Trip in Conneaut

Elite Steelhead Adventure

100% (7)
21 ft 1 - 4 People From $288 / person

The tributaries around lake Erie are home to some absolutely epic Steelhead fishing—probably the best in all 50 states! Kurt specializes in guided flyfishing trips here in Conneaut, Ohio, where you can enjoy three full days of incredible fishing along with delicious meals and comfortable lodging, all for one reasonable price! Because water conditions and especially rainfall have a huge impact on how the fish move and what tributaries will be fishing best, urt and all his guides personally fish these waters daily and stay on top of fish movements and water conditions to ensure you're fishing the best water. They also make sure to personalize each trip so that you can experience the thrill of late-fall hooksets on powerful Steelhead. To that end, Captain Kurt has access to a lot of private water sections that allow for unlimited trophy catches! These leases and properties provide you with access to totally unpressured water, which means no other fishermen and more aggressive fish! Guided steelhead trips are 1 or 2 people per guide. Kurt also specialize in hosting larger fishing groups (i.e. fly fishing clubs, corporate outings, etc.) You'll need to bring your own waders, and Kurt highly recommends you test them for cracks and holes before you bring them along! Also bring rain gear and multiple layers (gloves and winter caps if the weather suggests), sunglasses, and your own fly gear if you'd like. Kurt will have rods rigged and ready to go and will supply all the flies, but loves when his clients bring their own gear as well! Lodging: The Lodge There is a one bedroom apartment (with a full size bed) on the first floor. It has a full kitchen, dining/living room and a full bath. It’s around 800 sq ft. Upstairs is another apartment that has 3 bedrooms, a living room, and a full bath. You can rent either upstairs, downstairs or use the entire space depending on your needs and availability. The lodge was designed so that we can back the boat into the shop portion, pull the fish out of the fish boxes, and clean them at our fish cleaning station located inside. This way the fish stay cool even in hot weather. If you’re staying at the lodge you can grab a bite to eat or take a nap while we do the work. Downstairs (Sleeps 1 to 2): 1 Bedroom, 1 Full, Full Bathroom, Full Kitchen, Open Living Space Upstairs (Sleeps 5 to 8): 3 bedrooms, 1 Queen, 2 Fulls, 3 Singles, Fold out couch available, Full Bathroom, Living room, Coffee bar with mini fridge Rates: Lodge – downstairs – $150* per night Lodge – upstairs – $200* per night Full Lodge rental – $350* per night Cleaning Fee: $100* – 1-3 nights; $150* – 3+ nights Read More

River Fishing Trip in Conneaut

Epic Steelhead Plus Lodging & Meals

100% (7)
21 ft 1 - 6 People From $294 / person

Kurt specializes in guided flyfishing trips on some of the most productive waters in the Lower 48. There are so many fish in the fall and winter months that these trips are much more about enjoying your time on the water, with good company, the fish will follow suit! Where you'll be fishing depends on the water conditions and the time of year. Kurt and his team will do their best to personalize your trip and meet any specific needs you may have. Water conditions and especially rainfall have a huge impact on how the fish move and what tributaries will be fishing best luckily for you, Kurt and all his guides personally fish these waters daily and stay on top of fish movements and water conditions to ensure you're fishing the best water. To that end, Captain Kurt has access to a lot of private water sections that are well worth the additional fee when conditions are correct. These leases and properties he uses provide you with access to unpressured water, which means fewer to no other fishermen and more aggressive fish! Options like this will be discussed in the days leading up to trip, and as I mentioned, though there may be a small additional rod fee for these sections it is well worth it! Guided steelhead trips are 1 or 2 people per guide. We also specialize in hosting larger fishing groups (i.e. fly fishing clubs, corporate outings, etc.) You'll need to bring your waders, and Kurt highly recommends you test them for cracks and holes before you bring them along! Also bring rain gear and multiple layers (gloves and winter caps if the weather suggests), sunglasses, and your own fly gear if you'd like. Kurt will have rods rigged and ready to go and will supply all the flies, but loves when his clients bring their own gear as well! Read More

River Fishing Trip in Conneaut

Epic Private Water Steelhead

100% (7)
21 ft 1 - 4 People From $319 / person

Recent Reviews of Captain Kurt Charters

Zac M.

Fishing

I have fished with Kurt multiple times and had a great time every time. Kurt is extremely knowledgeable and has a passion for fishing unlike anyone I have ever met. He knows how to find fish and walleye are some of the best eating fish you can eat. I have caught multiple species of fish with him!

Frank N.

Fishing

All I can say is WOW! My family and I were accustomed to taking a week off and flying to Canada for some legendary fishing experiences. With my first grandchild now only 7 months old we had to change our plans and look for somewhere a bit more civilized. We were concerned that by choosing a charter near a town offering basic amenities and medical services we would compromise the quality of the fishing experience. Boy were we wrong. The combination of Lake Erie’s spectacular fishery and Captain Kurts competency created a fishing experience that was nothing short of amazing. Captain Kurt knew how to get on the fish and his hard working first mate made the time on the lake enjoyable, as well as prolific. Catching Limit after limit of walleye along with some wall mounters made this trip a memory of a lifetime. I would recommend this charter only to my best of friends or family.

Mike G.

Fishing

I have fished with many fishing Captains in the past and I can say the trip with Kurt was the best I’ve taken. His boat and equipment are top notch. His attention to his clients needs and desires are second to none. We booked with him for a walleye trip and he had us on fish all day. His operation is top notch and I wouldn’t hesitate to fish with him again.

Killian A.

Fishing

My wife and I booked a trip to fish for walleye with Captin Kurt Charters in June. We limited out on walleye both days and had a blast with Captin Kurt and his first mate who kept it super fun! To top it off the sunsets on the lake are just priceless! We will definitely be going again!

Diana T.

Fishing

We fished with Captain Kurt last year for walleye on Lake Erie and had an excellent experience. We had our limit in no time. He is very knowledgeable, fun to fish with, and knows where to find fish. We have recommended him to several of our fishing friends and are looking forward to another trip with him this year. You won’t find a better captain!

Jeff H.

Fishing

Honest to goodness quality outfitter. We stayed in the lodge, clean, neat, new building. Kurt is a straight forward really nice guy who knows what he’s doing. Quality operation. I’m going to be a steady customer

Scott H.

Fishing

Kurt and his team run a top class charter and lodge, and they are extremely knowledgeable. Best charter I have ever been a part of!

Species

Steelhead

Techniques

Fly Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing

Types of Fishing

River

Start Location

861 Spring Street, Conneaut, OH 44030, United States

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