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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 explore the tributaries of Lake Erie, where big Steelhead run. You'll be chasing the fish on flyfishing 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. Hunting Steelhead on fly tackle is a real thrill, and these fish provide a challenge for every level of angler! 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 22' Bayliner cuddy cabin, a beautiful vessel that's ideal for families or groups of up to four. She's fast, with a 230-HP Volvo inboard engine, and comfortable, with seating and an enclosed cabin area. She also has 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

River Fishing Trip in Erie

Lake Erie Steelhead On The Fly

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If you've been searching for the Lake Erie Walleye trip of a lifetime, look no further. Captain Jim is a pro when it comes to fishing Lake Erie for these gamefish, and he'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 Jim 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 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 Jim will make sure to get you set up with the best tackle, no matter the season! Although Walleye arent known as huge fighters, they're widely regarded as some of the best freshwater eating fish out there! When you're fishing with Captain Jim, he'll make sure you head home with a cooler full of dinner. You'll be fishing out there aboard his 22' Bayliner cuddy cabin, a fast boat that's ideal for trolling, with an enclosed cabin to keep you comfortable all day. She also runs a 230-HP Volvo inboard 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! Read More

Lake Fishing Trip in Erie

Lake Erie Walleye Trolling

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If you're a freshwater angler looking to branch out and take on a whole new set of sportfish species, a trip with Stephen is exactly what you need. He specializes in catching monster Trout on spinning gear, which is an unusual but extremely productive and fun way to fish! Most anglers in the US are used to spinning gear, and love hooking up fish such as Bass, Crappie, Sunfish, and so on, which can be caught across the country in a huge range of environments. Alternately, most Trout in the US are caught on fly rods, and although we have nothing but love for this time-honored and technical style of fishing, it can be difficult to get the gear and access the mountain streams where Trout live. Stephen's trips combine the best of both worlds, giving you the ability to fight prizewinning Trout on spinning gear, and without having to trek into the mountains to do it! In fact, he fishes private water near Yellow Creek State Park, right in the heart of Pennsylvania's Trout territory. He'll make sure you're set up with the proper tackle to draw bites from hungry Trout, and he'll also show you the proper techniques for fighting these exciting fish, which are famous for their acrobatic jumps and powerful runs. You'll be fishing on artificial only, including a wide variety of lure styles to fit different conditions. In addition, Stephen does exceptional photography and editing, so you'll come home from your trip with great memories, stories, and the amazing pictures to prove it! This extra photography and editing service is included with every trip. Read More

River Fishing Trip in Indiana

"Pennsylvania Pigs" On Light Tackle

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3 People From $117 per person

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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Guide in Pennsylvania

What are the best fishing trips in Pennsylvania?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 3 trips in Pennsylvania, and the most popular trips in the area are Lake Erie Steelhead on the Fly guided by Jim, Lake Erie Walleye Trolling guided by Jim, and "Pennsylvania Pigs" on Light Tackle guided by Stephen.

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 cities to book a charter in Pennsylvania are Erie and Indiana.

Looking for kid friendly guides in Pennsylvania? Check out our beginner and family friendly guides in Pennsylvania.

What types of fishing trips are common in Pennsylvania?

River fishing is the most popular in Pennsylvania as well as lake fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Pennsylvania are: 1. steelhead, 2. brook trout, 3. brown trout, and 4. rainbow trout.

The most common fishing techniques in Pennsylvania are artificial lure fishing, light tackle fishing, and wading but fly fishing and bottom fishing are popular as well.

How much does a Pennsylvania fishing trip cost?

in Pennsylvania prices can range anywhere from an affordable $350 to $650, but the average price for a full day trip in Pennsylvania is $425.

What month is best for fishing in Pennsylvania?

The most popular season for fishing in Pennsylvania is fall, and most anglers book their trips 4 days in advance.

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

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

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