Captain Scott's Catfish Charter in Port Clinton, Ohio

Managed by Scott Heston


About Your Guide

47 Years of Experience
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Captain Scott is a US Coastguard licensed captain who has grown up on Lake Erie's Sandusky Bay. He has fished these same waters for over 40 years. Over the years, he has seen the bay go through many changes, with the most recent being a steady improvement in the catfishing in the area. He specializes in catfishing, and loves to put clients on the big ones! Captain Scott genuinely loves to fish and enjoys sharing that experience with other people. He's also an avid lure collector and author. He is a member of the National Fishing Lure Collectors Club and the Old Reel Collectors Association. Finally, Scott has written several books about Ohio-made fishing tackle and is a member of Outdoor Writers of Ohio.

Captain Scott's Catfish Charter Trips

Although Lake Erie is better known for its excellent Walleye and Perch fishing, the catfishing here is a true hidden gem! Captain Scott is an expert when it comes to hooking big cats here in Ohio, and he loves putting his clients on trophy fish! Captain Scott’s clients catch an average of 50 to 100 pounds of Catfish per person, without even venturing too far from the shore! These fat monsters can reach up to 30 pounds and fight hard enough to challenge even experienced anglers. To catch these lunkers, you'll be using a variety of baits, which Catfish love. Whether you've been catching cats for years or are still a beginner, Scott will make sure you have the right gear and bait to hook a big one. Both Blue Cats and Channel Cats make their home in the lake, and you'll have a great shot at catching both species on the same trip. You'll be fishing aboard Captain Scott's 24' Tracker pontoon boat, which is the perfect vessel to relax and fish all day. She has a covered top to keep you out of the sun, and comfy seating for up to six anglers. All the gear is provided, so all you need to do is show up! Please remember your Ohio fishing license and proper clothing. Read More

Lake Fishing Trip in Port Clinton

Lake Erie Catfish Special

100% (7)
24 ft 1 - 6 People From $55 / person

Recent Reviews of Captain Scott's Catfish Charter

Jesse G.


Had a great time! Captian Scott was knowledgeable and helpful during our trip. We caught 73 fish and the boys had a blast!

David E.


Wonderful afternoon on the Sandusky Bay….Captain Scott made the fishing trip fun, & productive…Will book again…Thanks Captain Scott..

Jason T.


Captain Scott put us on a lot of catfish and I must say it was impressive the amount of fish we caught I would recommend to anyone thanks for a great day captain Scott

Randy B.


We really enjoyed the trip caught 80 fish in 4 hours so the fish were plentiful and no one got board ! Captain Scott was great would recommend this trip for sure 😊

Randall S.


Had a great experience. Highly recommend taking this trip.

Damon M.


Took us to the right places to catch catfish. Highly recommended!

Phil R.


My two sons and I had a really good time fishing


Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish


Bottom Fishing, Cut Bait Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing

Types of Fishing


Start Location

2350 Danbury Station Road, Port Clinton, OH 43452, United States | Bodies of water fished: Lake Erie

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