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)
    $450
  • 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
    $575
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Walleye (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Oct 2
    $575
    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
    $575
    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
    $675
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Walleye
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Oct 2
    $700
    Spend the whole day reeling in big, tasty Walleye on this 7-hour fishing trip!
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About the Captain

Jamie Respecki
Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
ID & License verified
54 Customer reviews
Response time 1 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
4 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing techniques

Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Life Jackets

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

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
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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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 54 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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August fishing trip
Amazing experience walleye fishing
Evening Walleye
+109
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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David S.
Great Falls, Virginia
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Trip with Riptide Charters

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Walleye on June 25, 2022
We had a fantastic trip.  Captain Respecki and his son James (our mate), we’re courteous, efficient and extremely effective...
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Benjamin F.
Mifflin, PA
Excellent
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Evening Walleye

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Walleye (PM) on July 7, 2022
Jamie definitely knows the lake as we caught plenty of walleye on this trip.  He knew exactly where to go and what to use...
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Amber N.
Smethport, PA
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Amazing experience walleye fishing

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip - Walleye on August 6, 2022
We had a great time with Captain Jamie and James. Crew was very knowledge and fun! We had a fish in the livewell before sunrise!...
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Jake C.
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip - Walleye on August 15, 2022
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Evan B.
Pittsburgh, PA
Excellent
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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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FAQs about Riptide Fishing Charters

Riptide Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip PM 2 Persons MAX (4 hours)
  • $575 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip - Lake Trout (PM) (5 hours)
  • $575 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip - Walleye (AM) (5 hours)
  • $575 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip - Walleye (PM) (5 hours)
  • $675 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip - Lake Trout (7 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip - Walleye (7 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
  • Life Jackets

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