Riptide Fishing Charters

No need to be an experienced fisherman to enjoy rippin’ lips out on Lake Erie - Riptide Charters will take you around beautiful Lake Erie and highlight the hot spots for your preferred fishing choice of Walleye, Perch, Steelhead, or Lake Trout.

Captain Jamie Respecki offers half day and day trips for up to 5 people. You will ride the waves on a 26’ Seaswirl Stryper built in 2004 and powered by a 350 HP inboard Volvo engine. She has all the top-notch equipment to make your trip safe and easy, so no need to bring any of your own equipment. There is also a bathroom onboard to make the day even more comfortable.

Capt. Jamie knows a day out on the lake can make anyone hungry. Feel free to bring a cooler with food or drinks for the trip and get ready to roll.  Additional items you may want to bring are a camera, sunscreen, and something warm in case of a change of weather or if you just plain get wet.

Captain Jamie Respecki is a year-round, seasoned fisherman. He and his skilled first mate work hard on every charter to put you on the best fish around. No matter what your occasion, Riptide Charters wants to make it memorable!

So come and enjoy a fishing experience with Capt. Jamie, reeling in a bucketload of your favorite fish on beautiful Lake Erie. You’ll soon figure out why they call it the Walleye Capital of the World.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Walleye
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 20 - Sep 30 (Sat, Sun)
    $655
    Spend the whole day reeling in big, tasty Walleye on this 8-hour fishing trip!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Walleye
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 2 - Jul 4 (Fri)
    $655
    Spend the whole day reeling in big, tasty Walleye on this 8-hour fishing trip!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Walleye (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 20 - Sep 30 (Sat, Sun)
    $555
    Spend the morning fishing for tasty Walleye out on Lake Erie. These hard-fighting fish are a local favorite both for their sport and their taste, so this trip is a real must if you want to fish like a local!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Walleye (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Jul 4 (Fri)
    $555
    Spend the morning fishing for tasty Walleye out on Lake Erie. These hard-fighting fish are a local favorite both for their sport and their taste, so this trip is a real must if you want to fish like a local!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Walleye (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 20 - Sep 30
    $555
    Enjoy this evening trip leaving the dock at 4 PM. Not only will you catch your limit of delicious Walleye, but you'll also see one of the world's most beautiful sunsets. Remember to bring a valid fishing license!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip PM 2 Persons MAX
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 20 - Sep 30 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
    $400
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About the Captain

Jamie Respecki
Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
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Member since June 2018
Captain Jamie Respecki was born and raised right on the banks of Lake Erie. He grew up spending as much time on the lake as possible. From fishing with his parents to the being a mate on several boats and finally obtaining his captain's license, he's always had a deep love for Lake Erie. Capt. Jamie has been working these waters for a quarter of a century now, but he's never lost his passion for taking people out and showing them a good time.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Sea swirl striper (Walkaround) originally built in 2004. Powered by a 350HP In board 350 Volvo penta engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 38 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
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
PayPal
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Riptide is ready to take you to catch some fish!
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Half day trip with Captain Jamie

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Walleye (PM) on August 5, 2021
Riptide with Captain Jamie was a great experience!  Can’t imagine a better day.  Jamie and his son James are amazing and...
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Half day trip with Captain Jamie

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Walleye (PM) on August 17, 2021
What an awesome surprise gift my wife got me. I got to share this great experience with my brother in law and his son’s....
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Evening trip with Riptide

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Walleye (PM) on August 24, 2021
Awesome experience with Jamie and James. We heard before we left that some people were struggling to get walleye but Jamie...
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Lake Erie Walleye

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip PM 2 Persons MAX on June 9, 2021
Captain Vince Silvage and his son Daniel were courteous and helpful.  They managed to get us some nice walleye on an otherwise...
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Half day walleye

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Walleye (PM) on September 2, 2021
Jaime and his mate took care of everything. Got us on fish right away and made the trip very enjoyable. Left with a cooler...
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FAQs about Riptide Fishing Charters

Riptide Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip PM 2 Persons MAX (4 hours)
  • $555 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip - Walleye (AM) (5 hours)
  • $555 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip - Walleye (AM) (5 hours)
  • $555 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip - Walleye (PM) (5 hours)
  • $655 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip - Walleye (8 hours)
  • $655 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip - Walleye (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Riptide Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Riptide Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Daiwa, Shimano)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate

Riptide Fishing Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

Riptide Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Riptide Fishing Charters include:
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Lake Trout
  • Perch (Yellow)
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Walleye