Riptide Fishing Charters

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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)
    $620
    price breakdown
    $620
    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)
    $620
    price breakdown
    $620
    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)
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    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)
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 20 - Sep 30
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    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)
    $375
    price breakdown
    $375
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About the Captain

Jamie Respecki
Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
Angler's Choice
32 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) Bass (Smallmouth)
Lake Trout Lake Trout
Perch (Yellow) Perch (Yellow)
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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
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:
Checks
Cash
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.99
out of 5 stars from 32 reviews
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Crew
Experience
Perfect Family Outing
Half day trip evening
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Angler Rating
32
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Kimberly W.
Houston, TX
 5.00
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Awesome Trip!!!!

VERIFIED   NEW  July 15, 2020
We were suppose to go to Key West fishing this year. Of course due to Covid 19 our trip was cancelled. We decided to go to...
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James D.
Saint Marys, PA
 5.00
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Great evening walleye charter!

VERIFIED   July 8, 2020
This was our first ever walleye charter on Lake Erie. Our captain Jamie has a well equipped boat with many rods available....
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Jodi M.
Allison Park, PA
 5.00
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My now "go-to Fishing Charter

VERIFIED   September 1, 2019
First off this was a very special trip that my friend and I wanted to take my niece Shannon on. Her father, who passed away...
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Marc B.
Erie, PA
 5.00
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Perfect Family Outing

VERIFIED   NEW  August 10, 2020
We had a great time on our charter with Captain Jamie aboard the Riptide. He was great at answering all of our many questions...
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Matt W.
New York, NY
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  July 30, 2020
Jamie is a great guy. He is very personable and knowledgeable and willing to share his knowledge with others. He taught my...
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