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Lake Erie Walleye Catch

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trip description for 2-Day Trophy Walleye Special in Lorain

If you've been looking for the perfect half-day Walleye trip on the beautiful waters of Lake Erie, there's no better trip than one with Captain Moke! 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 totally green or already an experienced angler. On this trip, you'll be trolling and drifting for lunker Walleye, throwing a variety of lures to draw bites. Walleye are some of the best-eating freshwater fish out there, and they're super fun for every level of angler! These fish migrate across Lake Erie every year, moving from colder, deeper waters to warmer areas and back. They can be caught reliably all year long. You'll be fishing from the deck of Captain Moke's 21' WarriorHigh Performance Muli Species boat. 350-HP Suzuki engines, so you'll be absolutely flying off the dock and out to the hot fishing spots! Captain Moke 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! Let’s go fishing! Read More

Lake Fishing Trip in Lorain

2-Day Trophy Walleye Special

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trip description for 2-Hour Lake Erie Trip (Evening) in Lorain

This 2-hour trip is perfect for out-of-towners who want to wet a line and catch fish along with the sunset. Your target species is Walleye, the most popular gamefish in Lake Erie, but there's a good chance you'll hook a Channel Cat or a Freshwater Drum as well. You'll be fishing from the deck of Captain Moke's 21' Warrior high performance tournament boat. She's packing 350-HP Suzuki engines, so you'll be absolutely flying off the dock and out to the hot fishing spots! Captain Moke 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! This is a very popular option for out of town folks. Let’s go fish. Read More

Lake Fishing Trip in Lorain

2-Hour Lake Erie Trip (Evening)

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trip description for Walleye Trolling on Possessed IV in Lorain

If you've been searching for the Lake Erie Walleye trip of a lifetime, look no further. This trip is a blast, Captain Keith and Captain Bronson are pros when it comes to fishing Lake Erie! They'll make sure that you and yours have a great time and go home with a trophy, a full cooler, or both! In order to maximize your chances of success, Captain Keith and his crew follow the fish as they migrate around the lake. In the spring, the fish hang out on the western side of the lake, 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 higher in the water column. As the season progresses, you may switch to spoons or other lures depending on what's getting the bite. Captain Keith will make sure to get you set up with the best tackle, no matter the season! Although Walleye aren't known as huge fighters, they're widely regarded as some of the best freshwater eating fish out there! When you're fishing with Captain Keith, he'll make sure you head home with a cooler full of dinner. You'll be fishing out there aboard his 23' Hydra-Sports Center Console, a boat that's ideal for trolling and casting from. She also runs a Evinrude 225hp outboard engine 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 licenses, and a good attitude! Captain Keith offers $25 off for kids, First Responders, and military servicemembers and veterans—please let us know if you or one of the members of your group is in this category! Read More

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Walleye Trolling On Possessed IV

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Fishing in Cleveland
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trip description for Trophy Walleye Night Bite (Oct-Dec) in Cleveland

If you've been looking for a unique Walleye trip on Lake Erie, this evening trip might just be for you. Captain Mike is an expert when it comes to fishing Lake Erie for trophy Walleye and Steelhead On this trip, we’ll be looking for trophy walleye in the dark and close to shore. This is when the fish are ou top of the water feeding getting ready for winter. This is one of the best fishing on Lake Erie. You'll be fishing at night, when these fish are out and active! You'll be fishing from the deck of Captain Mike's 21' Warrior high performance Multi Species boat 350-HP Suzuki engines, so you'll be absolutely flying off the dock and out to the hot fishing spots! Captain Mike 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! Let’s go fishing! Read More

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Trophy Walleye Night Bite (Oct-Dec)

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Fishing in Cleveland
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trip description for Cleveland /Lorain Trophy Walleye Trip in Cleveland

If you've been looking for the perfect half-day Walleye trip on the beautiful waters of Lake Erie, there's no better trip than one with Captain Moke! 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 totally green or already an experienced angler. On this trip, you'll be trolling and drifting for lunker Walleye, throwing a variety of lures to draw bites. Walleye are some of the best-eating freshwater fish out there, and they're super fun for every level of angler! These fish migrate across Lake Erie every year, moving from colder, deeper waters to warmer areas and back. They can be caught reliably all year long. You'll be fishing from the deck of Captain Moke's 21' WarriorHigh Performance Muli Species boat. 350-HP Suzuki engines, so you'll be absolutely flying off the dock and out to the hot fishing spots! Captain Moke 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! Let’s go fishing! Read More

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Cleveland /Lorain Trophy Walleye Trip

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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

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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Guide in Lorain

What are the best fishing trips in Lorain?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 13 trips in Lorain, and the most popular trips in the area are Lake Erie Walleye Run guided by Sean, Lake Erie Walleye Roundup guided by Alex, and Walleye Trolling guided by Keith.

Our guides in Lorain are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 2732 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.

Other popular cities nearby for booking a charter include Lakeside Marblehead, Cleveland and Avon Lake.

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

What types of fishing trips are common in Lorain?

Lake fishing is the most popular in Lorain as well as nearshore fishing and river fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Lorain are: 1. walleye, 2. steelhead, 3. channel catfish, and 4. freshwater drum.

The most common fishing techniques in Lorain are artificial lure fishing, trolling, and light tackle fishing but drift fishing and bottom fishing are popular as well.

How much does a Lorain fishing trip cost?

in Lorain prices can range anywhere from about $450 to $975, but the average price for a half day trip in Lorain is $649. The average price for a full day trip in Lorain is $760.

What month is best for fishing in Lorain?

The most popular season for fishing in Lorain is spring, and most anglers book their trips 124 days in advance.

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

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

What is fishing in Lorain?

Fishing in Lorain, Ohio, offers anglers a diverse range of opportunities along the shores of Lake Erie and nearby inland waterways. Situated in Northeast Ohio, Lorain provides easy access to prime fishing grounds teeming with a variety of freshwater species. Whether casting from the shoreline, wading in the shallows, or launching a boat into the open waters, anglers can target sought-after catches such as walleye, yellow perch, smallmouth bass, and steelhead trout, making it a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts of all levels.

Spring and summer are particularly fruitful seasons for fishing in Lorain, as warmer temperatures draw fish closer to the shoreline in search of food and spawning grounds. Anglers can capitalize on this abundance by trolling nearshore waters, casting from the pier, or fly fishing in the nearby rivers and streams. Additionally, the fall season brings the annual migration of steelhead trout, offering exciting opportunities for anglers to test their skills against these powerful and acrobatic fish as they make their way upstream from Lake Erie's tributaries.

Beyond the waters of Lake Erie, anglers can explore nearby inland waterways like the Black River, providing additional opportunities for freshwater fishing adventures. From shore fishing to boat angling, the Black River offers opportunities to target a variety of species, including bass, panfish, and catfish. Whether fishing from the bank or drifting along the river's current, anglers in Lorain can enjoy a peaceful and rewarding fishing experience amidst the scenic beauty of the surrounding landscape.

What are the most popular months to fish in Lorain?

Fishing seasons in Lorain, Ohio, follow a familiar pattern dictated by the changing seasons and the behavior of freshwater fish in Lake Erie and its tributaries. Spring heralds the beginning of the fishing season, as warming temperatures prompt fish to become more active after the winter lull. Anglers eagerly anticipate the arrival of species like walleye and yellow perch, which migrate closer to the shoreline in search of spawning grounds. Springtime fishing in Lorain offers opportunities for both shore fishing and boat angling, with anglers employing a variety of techniques to entice these early-season catches.

Summer sees fishing activity in Lorain reach its peak, with warm waters bringing an abundance of baitfish and attracting larger predatory species like bass and steelhead trout. Anglers can enjoy productive fishing sessions throughout the summer months, whether casting from the pier, trolling the open waters, or fly fishing in the nearby rivers and streams. The longer days and milder weather of summer make it an ideal time for anglers to spend extended hours on the water, soaking in the natural beauty of Lake Erie's scenic shoreline while pursuing their favorite catches.

Autumn brings a change of pace to fishing in Lorain, as cooler temperatures signal the transition to fall fishing. While some species begin to migrate away from the shoreline in preparation for winter, others, like steelhead trout, begin their annual upstream journey from Lake Erie's tributaries. Anglers can capitalize on this migration by targeting steelhead in the rivers and streams that feed into the lake, offering a different angling experience amidst the vibrant colors of fall foliage. With each season offering its own unique fishing opportunities, Lorain provides anglers with year-round excitement and adventure on the waters of Lake Erie and its surrounding waterways.

What types of fishing are popular in Lorain?

In Lorain, Ohio, anglers have the opportunity to engage in various types of fishing, each offering its own unique challenges and rewards. One popular method is shore fishing, which allows anglers to cast their lines from the comfort of solid ground along the shores of Lake Erie or its nearby tributaries. From the rocky beaches to the piers and breakwalls, shore anglers can target a variety of freshwater species, including walleye, yellow perch, smallmouth bass, and steelhead trout. Shore fishing provides accessibility and convenience, making it a favorite choice for anglers of all ages and skill levels.

Boat fishing is another favored approach in Lorain, providing anglers with the freedom to explore deeper waters and access prime fishing spots beyond the reach of shore anglers. Anglers can launch their boats from Lorain's marinas and venture out onto Lake Erie to target larger catches like walleye, bass, and steelhead trout. Whether trolling along the shoreline, drifting over underwater structures, or venturing out to the open waters, boat fishing in Lorain offers anglers the opportunity to cover more water and increase their chances of landing a prized catch.

Fly fishing enthusiasts will find plenty to love in Lorain, particularly in the nearby rivers and streams like the Black River and Vermilion River. These inland waterways provide a serene and picturesque backdrop for fly fishing adventures, where anglers can target species like steelhead trout, bass, and panfish. Whether wading in the cool waters of the river or casting from the banks, fly fishing in Lorain offers a peaceful and immersive angling experience for those who appreciate the artistry and precision of this time-honored technique.

What species are popular in Lorain?

In Lorain, Ohio, anglers have the opportunity to target a diverse array of freshwater species, making it a prime destination for fishing enthusiasts. One of the most prized catches in the region is the walleye, renowned for its delicious taste and challenging fight. Walleye are abundant in the waters of Lake Erie, particularly during the spring and summer months when they migrate closer to the shoreline in search of spawning grounds. Anglers can employ various techniques, such as trolling with diving plugs or casting with jigs, to entice these elusive fish and reel in a satisfying catch.

Yellow perch are another sought-after species among anglers in Lorain. These tasty panfish can be found in abundance along the shoreline and near underwater structures, especially during the warmer months when they gather in large schools. Anglers can target yellow perch using a variety of bait and tackle, including minnows, worms, and small jigs, making them an accessible and enjoyable catch for anglers of all skill levels.

Steelhead trout provide anglers with an exciting angling opportunity in Lorain, particularly during the fall and winter months. These powerful and acrobatic fish migrate upstream from Lake Erie's tributaries each year, offering anglers the chance to test their skills against their impressive strength and agility. Anglers can target steelhead using a variety of techniques, including drift fishing with spawn sacks, casting with spoons or spinners, and fly fishing with nymphs or streamers. With their tenacious fight and striking appearance, steelhead trout provide anglers with a thrilling fishing experience amidst the scenic beauty of Lorain's waterways.

What are the best places to fish in Lorain?

When it comes to finding the best places to fish in Lorain, Ohio, anglers have a variety of options to explore, each offering its own unique fishing experience. One popular destination is the Lorain Harbor, which provides anglers with access to prime fishing grounds along the shores of Lake Erie. From the breakwalls and piers to the nearby rocky beaches, anglers can target a variety of freshwater species, including walleye, yellow perch, smallmouth bass, and steelhead trout. With its panoramic views of Lake Erie and productive fishing waters, the Lorain Harbor is a favorite among local anglers and visitors alike.

Another top spot for fishing in Lorain is the Black River, which offers opportunities for both shore fishing and boat angling. Anglers can explore the river's scenic shoreline and nearby tributaries, targeting a variety of species such as bass, panfish, and catfish. Whether casting from the banks or drifting along the river's current, anglers can enjoy a peaceful and rewarding fishing experience amidst the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape.

For those with access to a boat, the waters of Lake Erie provide endless opportunities for angling adventure. Anglers can launch their boats from Lorain's marinas and venture out onto the lake to target larger catches like walleye, bass, and steelhead trout. Whether trolling along the shoreline, drifting over underwater structures, or venturing out to the open waters, boat anglers in Lorain have the flexibility to explore different fishing grounds and increase their chances of landing a prized catch. With its abundance of fishing opportunities and scenic beauty, Lorain offers anglers unforgettable experiences on the waters of Lake Erie and its surrounding waterways.

Other things to do in Lorain

In Lorain, Ohio, there's no shortage of activities to enjoy beyond fishing, offering something for everyone to explore and experience. History enthusiasts can delve into the city's rich maritime heritage by visiting attractions like the Lorain Lighthouse, a historic beacon that has stood guard over Lake Erie for over a century. Visitors can tour the lighthouse and learn about its fascinating history, offering panoramic views of the lake and the city skyline.

Outdoor enthusiasts can explore the natural beauty of Lorain by visiting parks like Lakeview Park, which offers scenic walking trails, sandy beaches, and stunning lakefront views. The park also features the beautiful Rose Garden, a serene oasis filled with vibrant blooms and tranquil pathways. Additionally, visitors can enjoy picnicking, swimming, and birdwatching amidst the park's picturesque landscapes, providing opportunities for relaxation and rejuvenation in the great outdoors.

For those interested in arts and culture, Lorain offers a variety of cultural attractions and events to explore. The Lorain Palace Theatre hosts a diverse range of performances, including live music, theater productions, and film screenings, providing entertainment for audiences of all ages. Additionally, the Lorain County Historical Society Museum offers exhibits and programs that showcase the city's rich history and heritage, providing insight into the people and events that have shaped Lorain over the years. Whether exploring the city's history, enjoying outdoor recreation, or immersing oneself in the local arts scene, Lorain offers a vibrant and diverse array of activities to enjoy beyond the waters of Lake Erie.

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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