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Lake Erie Catfish Special

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Yellow Perch And Smallmouth

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Lake Fishing Guides Near Port Clinton, Oh

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Perch And Walleye Slam

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Lake Erie Catfish Special

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Lake Fishing Trip in Port Clinton

Walleye Trolling Afternoon (PM)

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Fishing in Port Clinton

Lake Fishing Trip in Port Clinton

Lake Erie Caster - 37' Pace

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37 ft 1 - 6 People From $840
Fishing in Port Clinton

Lake, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Port Clinton

Walleye Trolling Morning (AM)

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39 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,100
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

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Classic Walleye & Perch Combo

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Honing In On Perch

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Fishing in Lakeside Marblehead
Fishing in Lakeside Marblehead
Fishing in Lakeside Marblehead
trip description for Full Day Walleye/Perch Combo 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 Charles, you'll chase Walleye and Perch—both fun gamefish that are also known their white, flaky filets. You'll be chasing these freshwater sportfish with classic light tackle fishing techniques as well as trolling. Walleye and Perch will hit both bait and lures, so you can switch things up depending on the conditions. Captain Charles will make sure you're set up with the best tackle for the job! You'll get out there aboard his 27' Sportcraft sportfisher, a beautiful boat with a big deck for fishing. 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

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Full Day Walleye/Perch Combo

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27 ft 1 - 4 People From $800
Fishing in Oak Harbor
Fishing in Oak Harbor
Fishing in Oak Harbor
trip description for Classic Walleye & Perch Combo in Oak Harbor

Immerse yourself in a full day of unparalleled Walleye and Perch fishing in Oak Harbor, Ohio, guided by the seasoned expertise of Captain Larry. With over 35 years of navigating the waterways, Captain Larry invites you to join him aboard his meticulously equipped 30ft Baha Cuddy Cabin vessel for an unforgettable river fishing experience. Set against the picturesque backdrop of Oak Harbor, this full-day expedition offers a comprehensive angling encounter. Captain Larry's extensive knowledge, garnered through decades of dedicated seafaring, ensures a targeted approach to both Walleye and Perch fishing. With the optimal guidance and insights provided, you'll be primed to reel in these prized catches and create lasting memories. The 30ft Baha Cuddy Cabin, helmed by Captain Larry, offers not only comfort but also the strategic advantage of a vessel designed for successful river fishing. As you navigate the waterways of Oak Harbor and beyond, the confluence of Captain Larry's expertise and the vessel's capabilities maximizes your chances of success in Walleye and Perch fishing. Embark on a journey that fuses professionalism, angling mastery, and a deep respect for the local ecosystem. Captain Larry's commitment to sustainable fishing practices ensures a rewarding and environmentally conscious expedition. Unveil the allure of Walleye and Perch fishing in Oak Harbor, Ohio, through this full-day adventure, where each cast is a testament to Captain Larry's dedication to delivering an exceptional and informative fishing experience. Read More

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Classic Walleye & Perch Combo

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Fishing in Lakeside Marblehead
Fishing in Lakeside Marblehead
Fishing in Lakeside Marblehead
trip description for Am walleye charter in Lakeside Marblehead

This is our standard walleye charter. All bait and tackle provided. Only things necessary to bring are a valid ohio fishing license, whatever you want to eat and drink for the day and a cooler to take fish home if you choose. Read More

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Am Walleye Charter

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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

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Marblehead Walleye Classic

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27 ft 1 - 6 People From $550
Fishing in Oak Harbor
Fishing in Oak Harbor
Fishing in Oak Harbor
trip description for Honing in on Walleye in Oak Harbor

Looking for an excellent Walleye fishing experience on Lake Erie? Captain Larry has got you covered. With years of experience fishing on Lake Erie, Captain Larry will guide you to the best Walleye fishing spots on the lake and help you fill your cooler. Walleye are one of the most popular freshwater sportfish in the US, and for good reason! These fish are fun to catch, and their flaky white fillets are known for their great taste. In the pan, on the grill, or in the oven, these fish are some of the best-eating around. This trip is great for families, and can accommodate up to six people. Whether you're new to fishing or an pro, Captain Larry will make sure to put you on the fish and show you a great time on the water. His 30' Baha fishing vessel is purpose-built for these trips, and comes kitted out with amenities to keep you fishing in comfort all day. Why wait? Get out there and start catching! Read More

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Honing In On Walleye

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30 ft 1 - 6 People From $700
Fishing in Lakeside Marblehead
Fishing in Lakeside Marblehead
Fishing in Lakeside Marblehead
trip description for Lake Erie Walleye Hunt in Lakeside Marblehead

If you're looking to go after the Midwest's premier gamefish species on America's fourth-largest lale, look no further! This trip with Captain Chad is ideal for anglers who want to hunt down some Walleye and make some great memories on the water. Captain Chad is a pro when it comes to finding and hooking Walleye. He's been putting his clients on prizewinners for nearly two decades, and he'll make sure you fill your cooler on this trip. To hook 'em up, you'll use a variety of artificial lures on light tackle trolling gear. Whether you're an experienced angler or a newbie, Chad will make sure you have the right tackle and all the tools necessary to whack some big ones. Although Walleye arent known for being big fighters, they're famously good eating and Captain Chad is happy to clean your fish for you back at the dock. Bring some Ziploc bags and a cooler for your keepers! You'll be fishing from Captain Chad's 34' Baha Cruiser Catamaran. This beautiful sportfishing vessel is fast, comfortable, and built for the wide range of conditions on Lake Erie. She sports twin 320HP outboards, so you'll spend more time fishing and less time cruising! She also features a full cabin, bathroom, seating for up to six, and much more! Everything you need for a great trip will be provided. Just bring some snacks and drinks, proper clothing, and sun protection and you'll be all set! Read More

Lake Fishing Trip near Port Clinton

Lake Erie Walleye Hunt

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34 ft 1 - 6 People From $990
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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Guide in Port Clinton

What are the best fishing trips in Port Clinton?

Why should I book a fishing trip in Port Clinton with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 22 trips in Port Clinton, and the most popular trips in the area are Lake Erie Catfish Special guided by Scott, Lake Erie Caster - 37' Pace guided by David, and Perch and Walleye Slam guided by Greg.

Our guides in Port Clinton are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 3187 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 guides / fishing lessons in Port Clinton? Check out our beginner and family friendly guides in Port Clinton.

What types of fishing trips are common in Port Clinton?

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

The most commonly sought after species in Port Clinton are: 1. walleye, 2. perch, 3. smallmouth bass, and 4. channel catfish.

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

How much does a Port Clinton fishing trip cost?

in Port Clinton prices can range anywhere from about $425 to $1,050, but the average price for a half day trip in Port Clinton is $557. The average price for a full day trip in Port Clinton is $797.

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 fishing in Port Clinton?

The most popular season for fishing in Port Clinton is summer, and most anglers book their trips 89 days in advance.

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

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

Popular Types of Fishing In Port Clinton

Port Clinton fishing charters offer a variety of options for anglers of all levels. The most common types of fishing charters in Port Clinton are walleye charters, perch charters, and bass charters.

Walleye charters are the most popular and take you out to the deeper waters of Lake Erie where you can catch the prized fish. Perch charters are great for families and beginners as they are usually shorter trips and the fish are easier to catch. Bass charters are perfect for those looking for a challenge as they require more skill and patience.

The most common fish to catch on a Port Clinton walleye charter are, of course, walleye, but you can also catch yellow perch, smallmouth bass, and steelhead. On a perch charter, you can expect to catch yellow perch, white perch, and white bass. Bass charters will typically target largemouth and smallmouth bass.

When booking a Port Clinton fishing charter, be sure to ask about visiting landmarks such as the Marblehead Lighthouse or the Cedar Point Amusement Park. These are popular destinations for many charters and can add to the overall experience.

The Best Places To Fish In Port Clinton

Port Clinton, Ohio is a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts. With its location on Lake Erie, there are plenty of opportunities to catch a variety of fish. Here are some of the best places to fish in Port Clinton, Ohio:

1. Catawba Island State Park - This park offers a variety of fishing opportunities, including shore fishing and fishing from a boat. Fishing charters are also available.

2. East Harbor State Park - This park is known for its walleye fishing, but also offers opportunities to catch bass, perch, and catfish. Fishing charters are available.

3. Marblehead Lighthouse State Park - This park offers shore fishing opportunities and is known for its perch and walleye fishing. Fishing charters are also available.

4. Portage River - This river is a popular spot for steelhead trout fishing in the fall and spring. Fishing charters are available.

5. Sandusky Bay - This bay offers a variety of fishing opportunities, including walleye, perch, and bass. Fishing charters are available.

6. Lake Erie - Of course, Lake Erie itself is a prime spot for fishing. Walleye, perch, and smallmouth bass are among the most commonly caught fish. Fishing charters are available.

Other Things To Do In Port Clinton

While Port Clinton fishing charters are a popular attraction, there are plenty of other things to do in this Ohio city. Take a ferry to Put-in-Bay and explore the island's wineries, caves, and historic sites. Visit the African Safari Wildlife Park to see exotic animals up close or head to the Liberty Aviation Museum to learn about aviation history. For a relaxing day, check out East Harbor State Park and enjoy swimming, hiking, and picnicking. And don't forget to indulge in some local cuisine at one of Port Clinton's many seafood restaurants.

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