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Fishing in Lorain

Lake Fishing Trip in Lorain

2-Hour Lake Erie Trip (Evening)

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21 ft 1 - 2 People $$

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Fishing in Port Clinton
Fishing in Port Clinton
Fishing in Port Clinton
trip description for Perch and Walleye Slam in Port Clinton

Climb aboard with Captain Greg and spend a day whacking Walleye on Lake Erie! Over the course of a half or full day, Captain Greg will take you to his favorite fishing holes to target Walleye and Perch. These freshwater fish make for a tasty meal and can be caught using a variety of techniques. They’re super fun to cast for! Great Lakes fishing is an incredible opportunity to bag a delicious dinner! Captain Greg’s 30’ Sportcraft can comfortably fit up to 6 guests, plus the captain himself. She is powered by a 360hp Mercruiser engine. There is a restroom on board for your comfort, and an ice box to store your catch. Hopefully you fill it up! Captain Greg will masterfully navigate the vessel and try his best to put you on some fish. Everything you need for an amazing trip will be provided by Captain Greg. He’ll bring all the equipment including rods, reels, tackle, and bait. The gear is state of the art, so you should have no trouble using it even if you are just learning to fish. Captain Greg also provides some snacks and water, but feel free to bring your own. All you need is sun protection and appropriate clothing. Check the weather reports a couple days before your trip so you come prepared! Read More

Lake Fishing Trip in Port Clinton

Perch And Walleye Slam

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

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 Sean! He's an expert guide who's great at putting his clients on "wallhanger" trophy Walleye and Perch, and he'll show you a great time whether you're a total greenhorn or an experienced angler. 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! You'll be fishing from the deck of Captain Sean's 26' SeaWhirl, an ideal boat for these conditions. She's packing a 350-HP Mercruiser engine to get you there in a timely fashion, and has a comfortable cabin to keep you out of the sun and/or wind. Captain Sean 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 in Lorain

Lake Erie Walleye Run

100% (2)
26 ft 1 - 4 People $
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Fishing in Lakeside Marblehead
Fishing in Lakeside Marblehead
Fishing in Lakeside Marblehead
trip description for Lake Erie Perch or Walleye Special in Lakeside Marblehead

Get out there with Captain Lloyd and spend the day chasing Walleye year-round and Perch in the early fall months, on Lake Erie! Walleye are a consistent target on lake Erie, and can be targeted anytime the weather is warm enough to get out on the water (April 30 - Oct 31), Perch become a viable target to mix in come September when the water starts cool down a little bit. Lloyd has been fishing here for decades, and over the course of this full-day trip, he'll take you to all of the best spots to hook 'em up. Both Perch and Walleye are excellent eating and are fun for anglers of all levels. You'll be fishing with classic light tackle cast-and-retrieve techniques, using a variety of lures. Captain Lloyd's 30’ Baha can comfortably fit up to 6 guests, plus the captain himself. She runs a 400HP Volvo Penta engine, and features a toilet, ice boxes, and fishfinder to enhance your fishing. Everything you need for an amazing trip will be provided by Captain Lloyd. He’ll bring all the equipment including rods, reels, tackle, and bait. All you need is sun protection, appropriate clothing, and your fishing licenses! Check the weather reports a couple days before your trip so you can come prepared. Read More

Lake Fishing Trip in Lakeside Marblehead

Lake Erie Perch Or Walleye Special

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30 ft 1 - 6 People $$
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 in Lorain

Lake Erie Walleye Roundup

100% (1)
29 ft 1 - 6 People $$
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Fishing in Lorain
Fishing in Lorain
Fishing in Lorain
trip description for Lake Erie Walleye Catch in Lorain

If you're an angler looking to catch one of the Midwest's best sportfish species, look no further! On this adventure with Captain Tom—a Lake Erie Walleye-fishing master—you'll be hunting down prizewinning Walleye on the clear water's of America's fourth-largest lake. Captain Tom grew up on the lake, and has fished this water for decades. He's a true expert, and he'll guide you right to his best spots for lunker Walleye. To hook 'em up, you'll throw a variety of artificial lures. Whether you're an experienced angler or a newbie, Tom will make sure you have the right tackle and all the tools necessary to whack some big ones. You'll be fishing from Captain Tom's 30' Hewescraft 270 Alaskan. This beautiful sportfisher is fast, comfortable, and built for the kind of conditions you can expect out there. She sports two 200HP Mercury outboards, so you'll spend more time fishing and less time cruising! Captain Tom will supply everything you need, including rods, reels, and tackle; just bring some sunscreen, your Ohio fishing license, and a pair of sunglasses to cut the glare. The biggest Walleye of your life is out there, so what are you waiting for?! Read More

Lake Fishing Trip in Lorain

Lake Erie Walleye Catch

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30 ft 1 - 6 People $$
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 in Conneaut

Lake Erie Walleye Drift

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30 ft 1 - 6 People $$
Fishing in Conneaut
Fishing in Conneaut
Fishing in Conneaut
trip description for Lake Erie Steelhead Special in Conneaut

If you've been looking for a top-tier sportfishing trip here on Lake Erie, you're in the right place! Many people don't know that the Great Lakes are home to some of the biggest, baddest freshwater sportfish in the USA, and there's no better way to hook some up than a trip with Captain Jim. On this trip, you'll chase big Steelhead on trolling gear. Steelhead are really a lake-run Rainbow Trout, but due to their diet of baitfish (rather than bugs), they get much larger and fiestier than their river-living cousins. You'll hunt these fish using a variety of baits and lures on trolling gear. Steelhead love whacking troll lines, and when one of these fish takes the hook, expect a big fight. With strong runs and big jumps, Steelhead are the hardest-fighting fish in the Great Lakes. 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 in Conneaut

Lake Erie Steelhead Special

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30 ft 1 - 6 People $
Fishing in Conneaut
Fishing in Conneaut
Fishing in Conneaut
trip description for Lake Erie Classic Walleye Trip in Conneaut

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, Smallmouth Bass, Perch, and more! On this trip with Captain Jim, you'll focus on hooking Walleye, which are a blast to catch as well as famously good table fare. 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. 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 isnt uncommon. 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 in Conneaut

Lake Erie Classic Walleye Trip

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30 ft 1 - 6 People $$
Fishing in Conneaut
Fishing in Conneaut
Fishing in Conneaut
trip description for Lake Erie Classic Perch Trip in Conneaut

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, Smallmouth Bass, Perch, and more! On this trip with Captain Jim, you'll focus on catching up the Yellow Perch, a top-notch eating fish that are a blast to catch! Perch average just a couple of pounds, but they're surprisingly agile and will put up a good fight on light tackle. In addition, they often hang out in groups, so getting multiple fish on at one time isnt uncommon. You'll be chasing these pint-sized sportfish with classic light tackle fishing techniques. Perch will hit both bait and lures, so you can switch things up depending on the conditions. Captain Jim will make sure you're set up with the best tackle for the job! 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 in Conneaut

Lake Erie Classic Perch Trip

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30 ft 1 - 6 People $$
Fishing in Lakeside Marblehead
Fishing in Lakeside Marblehead
Fishing in Lakeside Marblehead
trip description for Lake Erie Smallies, Walleye, 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, Smallmouth Bass, Perch, and more! On this 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 options. When you're targeting multiple species, you'll naturally use different techniques to maximize your chances of success. 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 Smallmouth Bass and Perch. Bass are typically a catch-and-release species, but 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 trolling 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 Ohio fishing licenses, and a smile. Read More

Lake Fishing Trip in Lakeside Marblehead

Lake Erie Smallies, Walleye, Perch

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29 ft 1 - 6 People $
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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 $
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 in Lakeside Marblehead

Marblehead Walleye Classic

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27 ft 1 - 6 People $$

Everything to Know About Booking a fishing trip in Ohio

What are the best freshwater drum fishing trips in Ohio?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 1 freshwater drum trip in Ohio: 2-Hour Lake Erie Trip (Evening) guided by Michael.

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.

The most popular city to book a Freshwater Drum charter in Ohio is Lorain.

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

What types of freshwater drum fishing trips are common in Ohio?

Lake fishing is the most popular for freshwater drum in Ohio.

The most common fishing techniques in Ohio are artificial lure fishing, drift fishing, and light tackle fishing.

How much does an Ohio freshwater drum fishing trip cost?

for freshwater drum in Ohio prices can range anywhere from an affordable $650 to $650, but the average price for a half day trip for freshwater drum in Ohio is $650.

What month is best for freshwater drum fishing in Ohio?

The most popular season for freshwater drum fishing in Ohio is summer, and most anglers book their trips 0 days in advance.

Do I need a Ohio fishing license for freshwater drum and what are the bag limits for freshwater drum 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

  • ★★★★★
    We had an amazing experience. Capt Sean was very knowledgeable of the area and knew where the fish were. We are looking forward to our next trip already.

    Adam H. with Sean S. of Lorain, Ohio

  • ★★★★★
    Sean was a fantastic guide. He's very personable and we had great conversation in addition to catching a lot of fish! His boat was clean and spacious, I'll definitely be booking him again.

    Josh H. with Sean S. 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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