Ciao Charters

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Captain Dick Torelli, an Erie, PA native, owns and operates Ciao Charters. With over 35 years in business, this is one of the most experienced charter services in the area.

If you want to fish like the locals, you have found the right place. Capt. Dick will gladly put his wealth of local knowledge and talent to work for you.

You will be fishing aboard a 30’ Penn Yan boat. Built back in 1992, the boat was overhauled in 2016 and comes powered by a pair of Mercury engines. It can get you and five fishing buddies to the hottest spots quickly and safely.

The boat is rigged with fishfinding and navigational electronics, as well as professional accessories. There is also a private restroom on board along with a kitchen area.

Ciao Charters specializes in targeting the best species Lake Erie has to offer. Troll with planner boards, downriggers, deep running dips divers, and plugs for Walleye. Head to the deeper water during the summer months to get a healthy dose of Steelhead or troll in shallow waters in fall. Finally, add Smallmouth Bass and Lake Trout to the list of your potential catches!

All trips come with the use of rods, reels, tackle, bait, and lures. All keeper fish will be cleaned at the end of the trip. You will need to bring valid fishing licenses, along with your own food and drinks.

Please note, the First Mate works for tips only.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Just booked!
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 30 Sep
    $850
    up to 6 persons
    On this trip, you will be fishing the mighty Lake Erie. There, you will spend your day targeting Walleye, Steelhead, and Lake Trout.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - MAX 5
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 30 Sep
    $675
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    This trip will take you to Lake Erie, where you will be targeting Walleye, Steelhead, and/or Lake Trout. A maximum of 5 anglers only.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - MAX 4
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 30 Sep
    $475
    up to 6 persons
    4 people maximum
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Smallmouth)
Lake Trout
Perch (Yellow)
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)

Walleye

Boat Specs

Penn Yan (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1992, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 260HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Kitchen
Refrigerator

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 30 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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
Checks

About the Captain

Dick Torrelli
Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
Member since May 2018
9
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Born and raised in Erie, Pa, I always fished with my father when I was growing up. It became second nature to me. I was always fishing for something. When I got older I owned my own boat. Actually, I owned many boats, as I always kept buying a bigger one. I’ve been a charter boat captain for 35 years now. I’m the only captain born and raised in Erie,Pa. My 30 foot Penn Yan Hardtop is fully equipped with all the latest and most advanced electronics. I have ten five color lead core poles ready to go. Ten 7 color poles. Twelve poles with line counter reels with Spiderwire line. Four wire dipsy rods and four braided dipsy rods. Four Downrigger rods. Plus a cabin full of tackle boxes. The boat weighs 12,000 lbs, so it takes the water very comfortably. The cabin has a private stand up head. I’ve been fishing this lake all my life and know all the spots the fish go to when the fishing gets tough. I can guarantee you I’ll be on a school of fish when no one else is.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

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100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
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John I.
The Bronx, NY
 5.00
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Captain Dick Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  May 18, 2019
At first I was a little skeptical about fishing for lake trout instead of walleye, but we had an awesome time fishing for lake...
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Andrea B.
Angola, IN
 5.00
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Nice day

VERIFIED   July 28, 2018
We went for the early morning trip and had a lot of fun. The captain and mate are knowledgeable and incredibly friendly. The...
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Bruce S.
Nelsonville, OH
 5.00
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Fantastic Walleye Charter

VERIFIED   August 31, 2018
After having a less than average experience last year on a charter, Captain Dick and his first mate Steve restored our faith...
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Andrew F.
Rivesville, WV
 5.00
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Day trip with Captain Dick and First mate Steve

VERIFIED   July 6, 2018
Great time.  These guys are on it. We were set up and catching walleye in no time.  We had lots of fun. Took the...
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Jerry S.
Rimersburg, PA
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VERIFIED   July 12, 2018
We went on a day trip,the captain and helper were great. This charter is all hands on there great with there clients and all...
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Fishing Reports

Getting it done on big lake trout

May 18, 2019

John Inks and crew enjoyed a great day on the lake. The fishing was slow at first, losing our first three fish. It was an off an on bite. Later in the morning I found a good pocket of… Read Full Report →


Crunching Lakers

May 15, 2019

Fished today with a great group of guys. No problem getting their limit of Lake Trout, plus a bonus walleye. Read Full Report →


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