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Live Bait Fishing Guides Near Lake Erie
Join Captain George for a classic Walleye trip on beautiful Lake Erie! Although Erie isn't the biggest or deepest of the Great Lakes, it's absolutely legendary for freshwater sportfishing, and is an ideal location for a daylong Walleye trip. If you're looking for a "wallhanger" Walleye, or if you just want to stack fish in your cooler, Captain George can make it happen! He's a pro when it comes to Walleye fishing here, and has years of experience on the water. Walleye are one of the most popular gamefish in the U.S., and anglers everywhere love their white, flaky fillets. Small Walleyes aren't generally great fighters, but large ones can give you a run for your money! You'll be trolling a variety of lures to attract bites, which is a fun and relaxing way to "get hooked"! On this trip, you'll be fishing from the deck of his 21' Ranger bay boat. She's kitted out with all the equipment necessary for a great day of fishing, including twin Mercury Verado 300-HP engines and a covered console to keep you out of the sun when you're not actively fishing. Whether you're a lifelong angler or just getting into the sport, this trip will be an absolute blast! Book now and make some memories that will last a lifetime. Read More
Lake Erie Walleye Hunt
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 Erie Steelhead Special
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
Half-Day Lake Erie Hook-Up
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
Everything to Know About Booking a fishing trip in Lake Erie
What are the best live bait fishing trips in Lake Erie?
Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 10 live bait fishing trips in Lake Erie, and the most popular trips in the area are Lake Erie Smallies, Walleye, Perch guided by Robert, Late Erie Walleye and Perch guided by Robert, and Full Day Perch Trip guided by Charles.
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 live bait fishing guides in Lake Erie? Check out our beginner and family friendly live bait fishing guides in Lake Erie.
What types of live bait fishing trips are common in Lake Erie?
Lake fishing is the most popular for live bait fishing in Lake Erie as well as river fishing.
The most commonly sought after species for live bait fishing in Lake Erie are: 1. walleye, 2. perch, 3. steelhead, and 4. smallmouth bass.
How much does a Lake Erie live bait fishing fishing trip cost?
for live bait fishing in Lake Erie prices can range anywhere from an affordable $400 to $1,200, but the average price for a half day trip for live bait fishing in Lake Erie is $537. The average price for a full day trip for live bait fishing in Lake Erie is $848.
What month is best for on a live bait fishing trip in Lake Erie?
The most popular season to go on a live bait fishing trip in Lake Erie is fall, and most anglers book their trips 7 days in advance.
Do I need a Lake Erie fishing license and what are the bag limits in Lake Erie?
See here for more information on fishing licenses in Lake Erie, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Lake Erie. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in 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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