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
    4 Hour Trip PM 2 Persons MAX
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 20 - Sep 30 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
    US $500
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Lake Trout (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - May 22
    US $575
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Walleye (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $620
    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 5
    US $620
    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
    Full Day Trip - Lake Trout
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - May 22
    US $675
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Walleye
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    US $715
    Spend the whole day reeling in big, tasty Walleye on this 7-hour fishing trip!
  • Private trip
    Solar Eclipse Special
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 8 - Apr 8
    US $1,000
    Enjoy the solar eclipse while fishing on beautiful Lake Erie!
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
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Excellent
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John P.
Greensburg, PA
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Perfect day on the water!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Walleye (AM) on September 17, 2023
Couldn’t have been better.  Great boat, great Captain on a Great Lake! Captain Jamie was super friendly and made the fishing...
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Li D.
Murrysville, Pennsylvania
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Walleye (PM) on August 14, 2023
Captain Jamie and his son James were wonderful. Although the weather wasn’t entirely cooperative, we still caught more than...
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Braden Z.
Clarksville, MD
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Half day trip with Riptide Fishing Charters

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Walleye (PM) on August 24, 2023
Great experience with Captain Jamie and 1st Mate James. Was very accommodating with changing schedule due to poor weather....
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Richard B.
Edinboro, Pennsylvania
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Amazing

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Walleye on July 25, 2023
Jamie and James are the dynamic duo, what a trip ... I will be booking in the future and telling my friends,  thanks for the...
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Dan G.
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I would most highly recommend Riptide for a super walleye fishing excursion

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip PM 2 Persons MAX on July 19, 2023
If you want to catch fish with a great captain, Jamie, this is the trip for you. It was great from beginning to end.
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FAQs about Riptide Fishing Charters

Riptide Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $500 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip PM 2 Persons MAX (4 hours)
  • US $575 per group, additional US $125 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip - Lake Trout (PM) (5 hours)
  • US $620 per group, additional US $125 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip - Walleye (AM) (5 hours)
  • US $620 per group, additional US $125 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip - Walleye (PM) (5 hours)
  • US $675 per group, additional US $125 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip - Lake Trout (7 hours)
  • US $715 per group, additional US $125 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip - Walleye (7 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group, additional US $125 per person after 4 guests - Solar Eclipse Special (4 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

Meet the Captain

Jamie Respecki
Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
67 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
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)

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

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 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 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
Aged 5 and up
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
PayPal
Checks

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