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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....Read More
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!
For Captain Jim, fishing Lake Erie is his job as well as his passion. It all began more than five decades ago, when he had the chance to share his passion for fishing Walleye with family and friends....Read More
Captain Jim and his team will teach you their fishing tricks, such as what bait works the best, or how deep you should target feeding fish. They will take you to the best spots and will make sure you have the very best experience! What people love the most about Jim's charters is his passion for fishing, and his the fact that he makes sure his clients have a wonderful time on the water.
Anna N.· ·
Captain Jim and First Mate Mariah were great. This was the first experience on such a trip for a couple of us. The Captain explained our options to us regarding the weather, the waves and any seasickness. He was very patient and accommodating. Captain Jim is a seasoned Captain who ...Read More clearly knows what he is doing. He also worked hard to be sure we caught all the fish we could, even turning to go back out so we could fish longer in deeper water to catch more fish. We had a good day on the lake, caught our limit of walleye and enjoyed the experience. Will definitely use Making Memories again if we do another fishing trip. You will not regret going with this Charter.
Holly H.· ·
Captain Jim and his First Mate Mariah were wonderful. Mother Nature was a bit to be reckoned with as far as catching our limit this day. However, they were an awesome crew, taught us a lot, and they were friendly and cordial the entire time. I would ...Read More highly recommend them to anyone looking for a Lake Erie charter. The boat is easy to find, it’s simple to park, and there was more than enough room for our group.
Teddy R.· ·
Great sailor whom was professional and objective. Caught some beautiful fish and observed Jim navigate with the rules of the road in mind. Can say that with 27 years experience as a Navy veteran. Solid boat with plenty of leg room that is indeed blue water capable. ...Read More We will return for a follow up fishing trip. There is no need or desire to call someone else to get the job done.
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
All rods, reels, and tackle are included.
Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.
You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.
No cleaning service provided.
No meal provided.
Rods, reels & tackle
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Nothing required, we always recommend sunglasses, sunscreen, water, and weather-appropriate clothing.
A valid fishing license.
Payment & Tipping
After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a customary tip (we recommend 20%).
Yes, cancel for free up to 3 days before the trip.
Where to Buy a Fishing LicenseFind out more about licenses here.
Mariana Drive, Conneaut, OH 44030, United States | Bodies of water fished: Lake Erie