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
    Full Day Trip - 4 Fisherman (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $600
    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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - 4 Fisherman (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - 4 Fisherman (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $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.
  • Private trip
    Night Bite Fishing Charter
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jun 15
    $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.
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About the Captain

"Sloppy Joe" Napaver
Vermilion, Ohio, United States
3 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
44 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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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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Customer Reviews

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Katherine W.
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Half Day Trip with Captain Sloppy Joe

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip - 4 Fisherman (AM) on April 19, 2021
This was by far the best Lake Erie fishing trip we have ever been on! Captain Joe was super friendly and knowledgeable, easily...
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Raylin B.
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Half day walleye charter with Capt Sloppy Joe Napaver

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - 4 Fisherman (AM) on April 8, 2021
Capt Napaver was really helpful. A member of our party had Parkinson’s related balance and fine muscle control issues. Capt...
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Chris W.
Taylorsville, KY
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Fantastic Walleye Charter

VERIFIED   Walleye Morning Trip on July 17, 2020
If you are looking for the time of your life while fishing, book Capt. Sloppy Joe!  You will not go wrong with this Captain. ...
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Half Day Trip - Captain Joe

VERIFIED   Walleye Evening Trip on June 11, 2020
My husband and I had a great trip with Captain “Sloppy” Joe.  We went out on a gorgeous afternoon and limited out with...
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Ryan M.
North Ridgeville, Ohio
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Morning walleye fishing

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - 4 Fisherman (AM) on June 29, 2020
What a great experience fishing 🎣 with my 10 year old twins on a great boat. Captain “Sloppy Joe” was as good as it...
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FAQs about Day/Nite Bite Fishing Charters

Day/Nite Bite Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip - 4 Fisherman (PM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip - 4 Fisherman (AM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group - Night Bite Fishing Charter (4 hours)
  • $600 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