Day/Nite Bite Fishing Charters

Day/Nite Bite Fishing Charters invites you to enjoy a real freshwater fishing adventure with Captain Sloppy Joe and Captain Hurricane Napes. Running their trips out of Romps Marina in Vermilion, Ohio, they’ll show you what Lake Erie fishing is all about. With a combined 30 years of experience behind them, you know you’re in safe hands with Sloppy Joe.

Their boat is a 23’ ProLine walkaround with a hard-top, and 8 ½’ beam that’s powered by a 200 HP Evinrude E-Tec engine. She can reach a top speed of an impressive 35 knots, which means you’ll be out on the fishing grounds in no time. It’s equipped with top of the line Lowrance navigation electronics, as well as safety gear to make sure you’re both safe and comfortable aboard.

The Day/Nite Bite specialty is chasing after the big ones in the Lake Erie Basin. You’ll find dedicated Perch and Walleye trip options depending on what you want to focus. Whatever you prefer, you’re in for some of the best freshwater fishing in the country. The fishing season starts in spring and lasts all the way up to the winter months.

Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are all included in the price of a given trip. The Captain will prepare the bait in advance, so you can focus on the fishing itself. Just be sure to bring a valid freshwater fishing license with you. People from all over visit Lake Erie every year, why not go and see what all the fuss is about.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - 4 Fisherman (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1
    US $400
    The trip lasts for 4 hours or until the limit is reached. You'll be fishing the famous Lake Erie for as many Walleye as possible. These are some truly delicious fish, an absolute treat to eat. You'll be provided with all the rods, reels, and tackle you'll need for the trip.
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Walleye
    Walleye
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - 4 Fisherman (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1
    US $400
    The trip lasts for 4 hours or until the limit is reached. You'll be fishing the famous Lake Erie for as many Walleye as possible. These are some truly delicious fish, an absolute treat to eat. You'll be provided with all the rods, reels, and tackle you'll need for the trip.
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Walleye
    Walleye
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Evening
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 1
    US $400
    The trip lasts for 4 hours or until the limit is reached. You'll be fishing the famous Lake Erie for as many Walleye as possible. This is a truly delicious fish, an absolute treat to eat. You'll be provided with all the rods, reels, and tackle you'll need for the trip.
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Walleye
    Walleye
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Night Bite Fall
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Nov 5
    US $400
    The trip lasts for 4 hours or until the limit is reached. You'll be fishing famous Lake Erie for as many Walleye as possible. This is a truly delicious fish, an absolute treat to eat. You'll be provided with all the rods, reels, and tackle you'll need for the trip.
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
    Drift Fishing
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Night Bite Spring
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jun 1
    US $400
    The trip lasts for 4 hours or until the limit is reached. You'll be fishing the famous Lake Erie for as many Walleye as possible. These are some truly delicious fish, an absolute treat to eat. You'll be provided with all the rods, reels, and tackle you'll need for the trip.
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Walleye
    Walleye
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - 4 Fisherman (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1
    US $700
    The trip lasts for 8 hours or until the limit is reached. You'll be fishing the famous Lake Erie for as many Walleye as possible. These are some truly delicious fish, an absolute treat to eat. You'll be provided with all the rods, reels, and tackle you'll need for the trip.
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Walleye
    Walleye
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Rating summary
Excellent
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Chadm L.
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Great Kid Friendly Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Evening on July 6, 2024
Booked this trip during some downtime during a 4 day 12U baseball tournament. Capt. Brody was accommodating as far as the schedule....
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Matt G.
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Tons of fun & tons of fish!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Evening on July 5, 2024
I took my fiancée and her two kids that have never really fished before.  Capt.Brody did an amazing job setting up all the...
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Dave R.
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Fun Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip - 4 Fisherman (AM) on July 17, 2024
Took our 11 year old grandson out with Sloppy Joe.  Had a great time , Captain was very patient with grandson and very knowledgeable. ...
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Jay H.
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Half day with capt sloppy Joe!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - 4 Fisherman (AM) on July 28, 2023
My son and I have been going to Vermillion every year since he was born but this time our 15 year old kid wanted to do something...
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Rob W.
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Great walleye charter

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip - 4 Fisherman (PM) on July 17, 2024
We had a great charter with Captain Joe.  He was professional, very interactive, and patient.  Caught enough fish for a family...
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FAQs about Day/Nite Bite Fishing Charters

Day/Nite Bite Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $400 per group - Half Day Trip - 4 Fisherman (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $400 per group - Half Day Trip - 4 Fisherman (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $400 per group - Half Day Trip – Evening (4 hours)
  • US $400 per group - Half Day Trip – Night Bite Fall (4 hours)
  • US $400 per group - Half Day Trip – Night Bite Spring (4 hours)
  • US $700 per group - Full Day Trip - 4 Fisherman (AM) (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Day/Nite Bite Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Porta Potty
  • GPS Lowrance
  • Fishfinder Lowrance
  • Live Bait Well all equipment for trolling
  • Wireless Trolling Motor Raymarine Auto Pilot

Trips booked with Day/Nite Bite Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (prepared in advance)
  • Lures

Day/Nite Bite Fishing Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (Lake Erie, USA Territory)

Day/Nite Bite Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling (We supply all equipment !)
  • Jigging (Spring only !)
  • Drift Fishing (Upon request !)

Top targeted fish species with Day/Nite Bite Fishing Charters include:
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Perch (Yellow)
  • Walleye

Meet the Captain

Sloppy Joe Napaver
Vermilion, Ohio, United States
3 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
87 Customer reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since April 2018
Captain "Sloppy Joe" Napaver has several decades of fishing experience under his belt, but seeing the smile on his guests' faces when they reel in a big catch is something that never gets old. He's always keen on making sure everybody has a good time and the best possible chance of getting a good catch.
Our Team
Brodie N.
Captain

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass
Perch (Yellow) Yellow Perch
Walleye Walleye

Boat specs

ProLine (Walkaround) originally built in 2005. Powered by a 200HP 2014 Evinrude E-Tec engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Lake Erie, USA Territory

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
We supply all equipment !
Jigging
Spring only !
Drift Fishing
Upon request !

Amenities

Toilet
Porta Potty
GPS
Lowrance
Fishfinder
Lowrance
Live Bait Well
all equipment for trolling
Wireless Trolling Motor
Raymarine Auto Pilot

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
prepared in advance
Lures

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
no min. age, life jackets supplied
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash

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