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Drift Fishing Guides Near Port Clinton, Oh
If you've been looking for the Walleye trip of a lifetime, you're in the right place. For serious Walleye fishermen, there's no better trip than this two-day special with captain Mike "Moke" Mochan. He's an expert guide who's great at putting his clients on "wallhanger" Walleye, and he'll show you a great time on the beautiful waters of Lake Erie. On this trip, you'll be trolling and drifting for lunker Walleye, throwing a variety of 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! 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, but are generally hungriest in the spring and fall. You'll be fishing from the deck of Captain Moke's 21' Warrior skiff, a great boat for small-group fishing. She's packing twin 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 trip, 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
2-Day Walleye Special
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
Marblehead Walleye Classic
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 waters 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
Full Day Walleye Fishing
Go aboard with Captain Ryan and spend a day hooking Walleye on Lake Erie! Over the course of this trip, Captain Ryan will take you to his favorite fishing holes to target Walleye, the most popular gamefish species in Ohio and a top-notch eating fish! 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 use deep-diving crank baits to find Walleye hanging out in the lower levels of the water column. 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 Ryan will make sure to get you set up with the best tackle, no matter the season! His 20' Skeeter skiff can comfortably fit up to 3 guests, plus the captain himself. She's powered by a 250-HP Yamaha engine, so you'll be able to spend less time cruising and more time fishing. In addition, the skiff is equipped with a 9.9 Yamaha kicker motor and a MinnKota Terrova electric trolling motor for amazing maneuverability in shallow water! Everything you need for an amazing trip will be provided by Captain Ryan. He’ll bring all the equipment including rods, reels, tackle, and bait. All you need is sun protection, your Ohio fishing licenses, and appropriate clothing. Check the weather reports a couple days before your trip so you come prepared! Read More
Epic Ohio Walleye Trip
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
Honing In On Walleye
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 focus on catching up the Yellow Perch, a top-notch eating fish that are a blast to catch! Perch weight in at 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 isn't 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 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
Full Day Perch Trip
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
Late Erie Walleye And Perch
Everything to Know About Booking a fishing trip in Port Clinton
What are the best drift fishing trips in Port Clinton?
Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 13 drift fishing trips in Port Clinton, and the most popular trips in the area are Yellow Perch and Smallmouth guided by Ken and Perch and Walleye Slam guided by Greg.
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What types of drift fishing trips are common in Port Clinton?
Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for drift fishing in Port Clinton as well as lake fishing, river fishing, and nearshore fishing.
The most commonly sought after species for drift fishing in Port Clinton are: 1. walleye, 2. perch, 3. smallmouth bass, and 4. steelhead.
How much does a Port Clinton drift fishing fishing trip cost?
for drift fishing in Port Clinton prices can range anywhere from an affordable $325 to $2,200, but the average price for a half day trip for drift fishing in Port Clinton is $578. The average price for a full day trip for drift fishing in Port Clinton is $768.
What month is best for on a drift fishing trip in Port Clinton?
The most popular season to go on a drift fishing trip in Port Clinton is fall, and most anglers book their trips 60 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.
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