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Fishing in Cleveland

Lake Fishing Trip in Cleveland

Cleveland /Lorain Trophy Walleye

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21 ft 1 - 3 People From $500
Fishing in Lakeside Marblehead

Lake Fishing Trip in Lakeside Marblehead

Lake Erie Perch Hunt

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34 ft 1 - 6 People From $990
Fishing in Lakeside Marblehead

Lake Fishing Trip in Lakeside Marblehead

Full Day Perch Trip

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27 ft 1 - 6 People From $550
Fishing in Conneaut

Inshore, Lake, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Conneaut

Summer Walleye Troll

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27 ft 1 - 6 People From $700
Fishing in Port Clinton

Lake Fishing Trip in Port Clinton

Yellow Perch And Smallmouth

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37 ft 1 - 6 People From $900
Fishing in Lakeside Marblehead

Lake Fishing Trip in Lakeside Marblehead

Lake Erie Smallies, Walleye, Perch

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29 ft 1 - 6 People From $550

Top Cities for Artificial Lure Fishing in Ohio

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Top Species for Artificial Lure Fishing in Ohio

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Fishing in Lakeside Marblehead
Fishing in Lakeside Marblehead
Fishing in Lakeside Marblehead
trip description for Full Day Walleye Hunt in Lakeside Marblehead

If you've been searching for the Walleye trip of a lifetime, look no further. Captain Chris is an expert when it comes to fishing Lake Erie for these gamefish, and he'll make sure that you and yours have a blast and go home with a trophy, a full cooler, or both! In order to maximize the chances of success, Captain Chris follows the fish as they migrate around the lake. In the spring, you'll fish the western basin, then move east as the water begins to warm up. In the fall, the fish head back west and eat like crazy as they prepare for the long winter. If you're looking to catch a trophy, spring and fall are the times to do it! On this trip, you'll be using a variety of lures to draw bites. Depending on the time of year, there are a several different techniques to choose from. In the spring, you'll employ diving crank baits that can find Walleye down in the deep, cold water. Towards the middle of the summer, you'll focus on trolling. As the season progresses, you may switch to spoons or other lures depending on what's getting the bite. Captain Chris will make sure to get you set up with the best tackle, no matter the season! You'll be fishing out there aboard his 20' Fishmaster built in 2017. She's a fast boat that's ideal for trolling, with twin 225-HP Mercury outboards so you'll be out there in the blink of an eye! You'll be provided with everything you need for a blue-ribbon fishing trip; all you need to bring is proper clothing for the weather, your Ohio fishing license, and a good attitude! Read More

Lake Fishing Trip near Avon Lake

Full Day Walleye Hunt

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20 ft 1 - 3 People From $500
Fishing in Avon Lake
Fishing in Avon Lake
Fishing in Avon Lake
trip description for Half-Day Lake Erie Hook-Up in Avon Lake

If you're an angler looking to catch one of the Midwest's best sportfish species, look no further! On this adventure with Captain Ron—a Lake Erie Walleye-fishing master—you'll be hunting down prizewinning Walleye on the clear waters of America's fourth-largest lake. Captain Ron has been fishing here since he was just a kid, and he's caught thousands of fish in the places you'll be fishing. He's a true expert, and he'll guide you right to his best spots for lunker Walleye. Walleye aren't known as great fighting fish, but they're still extremely fun for anglers of all levels. In addition, they often hang out together, so getting multiple "tips down" at the same time isn't uncommon. Walleye love to hit lures right off the bottom, so you'll focus on slow trolling to draw bites. You'll be using a variety of lures, most of which will imitate small baitfish. Captain Ron will make sure you're ready to go with the best terminal tackle; so, whether you're an experienced angler or a newbie, Captain Ron will make sure you have the right tackle and all the tools necessary to whack some big ones. You'll be fishing from the deck of Captain Ron's 23' Warrior tournament boat, an ideal vessel for fishing both close to shore and in deeper water. She's equipped with a 400-Hp Mercury engine, so you'll be on the fish in the blink of an eye. She also features a full suite of electronics, including GPS, fish finder, and a trolling motor. Captain Ron will bring everything you need for a legendary fishing trip. All you need to remember are you Ohio fishing licenses, weather-appropriate clothing, and sun protection. Get out there and hook 'em up! Read More

Lake Fishing Trip in Avon Lake

Half-Day Lake Erie Hook-Up

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23 ft 1 - 4 People From $550
Fishing in Lakeside Marblehead
Fishing in Lakeside Marblehead
Fishing in Lakeside Marblehead
trip description for Late Erie Walleye and Perch in Lakeside Marblehead

Although Lake Erie isn't the biggest or the deepest of the Great Lakes, it certainly has some of the best fishing, with strong native stocks of Walleye and Perch this all times of year! On your trip with Captain Bob, you'll have full access to this rich fishery, and you'll have a blast on either the half-day or the full-day trip option. Here, that means slow-trolling for Walleye, which like to hit lures moving quickly near the bottom, as well as light tackle cast-and-retrieve techniques for Perch. Walleye and Perch are both excellent eating fish, and Captain Bob can have your fish picked up and cleaned for you at the dock. Just bring a cooler so you can take your keepers home. You'll be fishing aboard his 30' SportCraft sportfisher. She's a beauty, and is perfect for the kinds of fishing you'll be doing. She sports a 380-HP inboard engine, so you'll be out there fishing in the blink of an eye, and has a comfortable cabin area with seating to keep you having fun all day. Captain Bob will come prepared with everything you need for an awesome trip! Just make sure to bring proper clothing, your lunch, Ohio fishing licenses, and a smile. Read More

Lake Fishing Trip near Avon Lake

Late Erie Walleye And Perch

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30 ft 1 - 6 People From $550
Fishing in Conneaut
Fishing in Conneaut
Fishing in Conneaut
trip description for Lake Erie Walleye Drift in Conneaut

If you've been looking for a serious Walleye trip on the beautiful waters of Lake Erie, there's no better trip than one with Captain Jim! He's an expert guide who's great at putting his clients on "wallhanger" Walleye, and he'll show you a great time whether you're a total greenhorn or an experienced angler. On this trip, you'll be trolling and drifting for lunker Walleye, throwing a variety of baits and lures to draw bites. Walleye arent big fighters, but they're some of the best-eating freshwater fish out there, and they're super fun for every level of angler! In addition, they often hang out together, so getting multiple "tips down" at the same time isnt uncommon. Walleye love to hit lures right off the bottom, so you'll focus on slow-trolling to draw bites. You'll be using a variety of lures, most of which will imitate small baitfish. Captain Jim will make sure you're ready to go with the best terminal tackle; he's been fishing here for years, and he knows what to throw and where to throw it. Captain Jim runs his trips aboard his 30' Cherokee sportfisher, a beautiful vessel that's ideal for families or groups of up to six. She's fast, with twin Chevrolet Crusader engines, and comfortable, with seating and an enclosed cabin area. She also has a nice bathroom, plus all the electronics and gear you could want! Your captain will come prepared with everything you need for an awesome trip. Just bring your fishing licenses, proper clothing, and a cooler for your keepers! Read More

Lake Fishing Trip near Avon Lake

Lake Erie Walleye Drift

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30 ft 1 - 6 People From $800
Fishing in Lorain
Fishing in Lorain
Fishing in Lorain
trip description for Lake Erie Walleye Roundup in Lorain

There's no better way to spend a summer day than on a Walleye fishing trip with Captain Alex. He's an expert guide who's great at putting his clients on "wallhanger" Walleye, and he'll show you a great time whether you're a total greenhorn or an experienced angler. On this trip, you'll be casting and drifting for lunker Walleye, throwing a variety of lures to draw bites. Walleye arent know for being big fighters, but they're some of the best-eating freshwater fish out there, and they're super fun for anglers of all levels. You'll be fishing from the deck of Captain Alex's 29' Baha, an ideal boat for this type of fishing. She's packing a 385-HP Mercruiser engine to get you out to where the fish are in a timely fashion, and has a comfortable cabin to keep you out of the sun and/or wind. Captain Alex will supply everything you need for a blue-ribbon day, including all rods, reels, bait and tackle! Just bring a cooler with some snacks and drinks, sunscreen, and proper clothing! The only question is, when are you coming up? Read More

Lake Fishing Trip near Avon Lake

Lake Erie Walleye Roundup

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29 ft 1 - 6 People From $500
Fishing in Lakeside Marblehead
Fishing in Lakeside Marblehead
Fishing in Lakeside Marblehead
trip description for Marblehead Walleye Classic in Lakeside Marblehead

If you've been searching for the Walleye trip of a lifetime, look no further. Captain Charles is an expert when it comes to fishing Lake Erie for these famous gamefish, and he'll make sure that you and yours have a blast and catch 'em up. On this trip, you'll be casting out for "wallhanger" Walleye, throwing a variety of lures to draw bites. Depending on the time of year, there are a several different techniques to choose from. In the spring, you'll employ diving crank baits that can find Walleye down in the deep, cold water. Towards the middle of the summer, you'll focus on trolling for Walleye using custom inline planer boards that Captain Charles built himself! This is an exciting (and chaotic) way to fish when multiple rods start bending at once. As the season progresses, you'll move with the fish, sometimes “up the middle” towards the Canadian boarder, or east well in view of Cedar Point. At this point, you may switch to spoons or crawler harnesses depending on what's getting the bite. Walleye aren't known for being huge fighters, but they're some of the best-eating freshwater fish out there, and they're super fun for anglers of all levels. There's truly no better way to catch a monster specimen than this trip with Captain Charles! You'll get out there aboard his 27' Sportcraft sportfisher, a beautiful boat that's ideal for trolling. She runs a 300-HP engine so you'll be out there in the blink of an eye, and has plenty of amenities to keep you comfortable. You'll be provided with everything you need for a blue-ribbon fishing trip; all you need to bring is proper clothing for the weather, your Ohio fishing licenses, and a good attitude! Read More

Lake Fishing Trip near Avon Lake

Marblehead Walleye Classic

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27 ft 1 - 6 People From $550
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Everything to Know About Booking a fishing trip in Ohio

What are the best artificial lure fishing trips in Ohio?

Why should I book an artificial lure fishing trip in Ohio with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 32 artificial lure fishing trips in Ohio, and the most popular trips in the area are Walleye Trolling Morning (AM) guided by Ken, Lake Erie Walleye Warfare guided by Alan, and Full Day Walleye Fishing guided by Tom.

Our guides in Ohio are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 3163 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Looking for kid friendly artificial lure fishing guides / fishing lessons in Ohio? Check out our beginner and family friendly artificial lure fishing guides in Ohio.

What types of artificial lure fishing trips are common in Ohio?

Lake fishing is the most popular for artificial lure fishing in Ohio as well as nearshore fishing, river fishing, and inshore fishing.

The most commonly sought after species for artificial lure fishing in Ohio are: 1. walleye, 2. perch, 3. steelhead, and 4. smallmouth bass.

How much does an Ohio artificial lure fishing fishing trip cost?

for artificial lure fishing in Ohio prices can range anywhere from about $500 to $1,100, but the average price for a half day trip for artificial lure fishing in Ohio is $626. The average price for a full day trip for artificial lure fishing in Ohio is $846.

Is booking a fishing guide worth the money?

Hiring a guide provides a number of benefits and many choose to book a fishing guide for a combination of experience, local knowledge, convenience, and cost-effectiveness.

Working with experienced fishing guides who know the best local spots and techniques can dramatically increase your odds of a great day. Having someone who is on the water every day and knows the area like the back of their hand is going to give you the best chances of success.

Booking a guide is also more cost effective, especially if you only get out a handful of times per year. When you consider all of the costs you would incur on your own such as the price of a boat, maintenance, insurance, gas, high-quality gear and tackle, repairs, and more, you’ll find that DIY is sometimes not worth the expense.

Even if you’ve got a great setup already in your home waters, booking a guide also provides a great opportunity to experience new techniques, new locations, or even a chance at a new target species to knock off the bucket list.

What month is best for on a artificial lure fishing trip in Ohio?

The most popular season to go on a artificial lure fishing trip in Ohio is summer, and most anglers book their trips 87 days in advance.

Do I need a Ohio fishing license and what are the bag limits in Ohio?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Ohio, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Ohio. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Ohio.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Excellent trip

    Kyle W. with Robert H. of Lakeside Marblehead, Ohio

  • ★★★★★
    Larry was a great guide - put us on top of lots of Walleye. We got our 30 fish limit in 4 hours. The boat - Walleye Magnet - was awesome and perfectly set up to catch tons of keepers.

    Brandon M. with Tom U. of Lorain, Ohio

  • ★★★★★
    Our captian was great. Very knowledgeable and explained what was going on since it was our first time on a charter. Really came in the clutch to get us near our limit at the end. I would recommend these guys and I will be booking again.

    Eldon L. with Alex Z. of Lorain, Ohio

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