Are you looking to reel in some of Lake Erie’s finest species while enjoying truly stunning scenery? Seeing Red Charters is based in Oak Harbor, OH, and departs from various locations, including from Herl’s Habor in summer and fall. This company specializes in creating fishing experiences for friends and families that will last a lifetime!

With licensed Captain Jeffrey ‘JJ’ Goehring at the helm, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to explore the waters of this fine freshwater fishery, which is swimming with Walleye, Perch, and Smalleye Bass. Capt. JJ was raised in a fishing family—his Granddad and Dad taught him how to reel in some awesome catches at a young age, so he has plenty of knowledge and experience under his belt.

You’ll be traveling to find Lake Erie’s hottest bite on a 30’ Sportcraft boat. She can comfortably accommodate up to 6 anglers, as well as your captain and his trusty first mate. She’s decked out with all the necessary safety and navigational equipment, as well as a toilet, so you’ll be travelling in comfort.

Whether you’re an experienced angler who wants to troll for a personal best, or are looking to make some long-lasting family memories, Capt. JJ can’t wait to have you aboard. Children aged 5 and above are welcome. You’ll be provided with top-quality Saint Croix rods and reels, as well as live bait to tempt your targeted species. All you need to purchase is your fishing license!
                                                                                                                      
Looking for somewhere to stay before or after you reel in your dream catch? Talk to Capt. JJ, as he has lodging available for his guests. Private, comfortable, and located only 2 miles away from his vessel, what more could you need?

Seeing Red Charters will take you on an adventure that is made up of a truly winning combination - star species, a top fishery, and jaw-dropping scenery. Come aboard and make some incredible memories!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip PM
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $200
    What could be better than hitting the lake for a full day of fantastic fishing and stunning scenery? Lake Erie is known for its abundance of Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, and Perch, so let your captain know which you'd like to target when you book your trip. Fishing the lake can be tough work, so why not consider staying overnight after you've reeled in your dream catch? Your captain offers accommodation for his guests, so ask him for further information! Remember to purchase a fishing license beforehand.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $200
    What could be better than hitting the lake for a full day of fantastic fishing and stunning scenery? Lake Erie is known for its abundance of Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, and Perch, so let your captain know which you'd like to target when you book your trip. Fishing the lake can be tough work, so why not consider staying overnight after you've reeled in your dream catch? Your captain offers accommodation for his guests, so ask him for further information! Remember to purchase a fishing license beforehand.
  • Private trip
    Lodging per night
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    24 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 15 - Nov 1
    $180
    Lodging on private 1 acre a mobile home that is 14 x 70m accommodations for 6 people. 6 single beds. Full kitchen, washer/dryer, 2 x full bathrooms. Full front porch. TV in every room. Free WIFI available. Deposit $50 per night - return at check out if all well. Check at 10am Check in at 2pm.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1
    $450
    If you're an early bird who wants to experience the beauty of Lake Erie and its bountiful waters, then this is the trip for you. You'll be trolling and drift fishing for either Walleye, Perch, or Smallmouth Bass. Speak to your captain when you book your trip and select the species you want to reel in! Remember to purchase your fishing license beforehand.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1
    $450
    If you'd rather sleep in and then hit the waters to reel in your catch, this is the trip for you. Lake Erie is teeming with Walleye, Perch, and Smallmouth Bass -- all you need to do is speak to your captain when booking your trip and let him know which one you'd love to target. You can fish near or far from the lake's shore. Remember to buy your fishing license beforehand.
  • Private trip
    Half Night Trip
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Nov 10
    $500
    This is a night fishing trip that goes out an hour before dark and where you'll fish for 4 hours. This trip starts on the 1st of November goes to the 10th of November.
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About the Captain

Jeffrey Goehring
Port Clinton, Ohio, United States
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26 Customer Reviews
Response time 12 hours
Member since July 2018
If you're itching for some of the best Walleye, Perch and Smallmouth Bass fishing experiences that Lake Erie has to offer, just head to Oak Harbor, Ohio and find Seeing Red Charters! Captain JJ specializes in putting his clients on top of the hottest bite. I welcome you on my 30' Sportcraft with plenty of fishing room, and a walk-around bow for added space. I supply the finest rods, reels, tackle and live bait. I have a 454 Chevy engine that will get us to that hot bite fast. You will only find top of the line electronics on board, and the boat has a restroom for your convenience. Seeing Red Charters will put you on fish. We use light tackle drifting and we also troll. If you bring the little ones I will help them catch their own fish. Life jackets for them will be provided and there is no age limit. You can keep the catch or release it back to the water, it's completely up to you. Just buy a valid fishing license before the trip. Let's go have some fun!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass
Perch (Yellow) Yellow Perch
Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Sportcraft (Performance fishing) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 351HP Chevy 454 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
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
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 60 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 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 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Scott M.
Bowling Green, OH
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 17, 2019
Excellent all the way around.  Grandpa, son, and grandson went.  Everyone had a blast.  Great experience for our nine year...
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Half day trip, well worth it!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 30, 2019
We decided on an impromptu fishing charter after losing a baseball tournament at Cedar point..We were SO lucky that Captain...
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Winchester, VA
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Half day Walleye with Capt Jeff

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 20, 2019
I have nothing negative to say about this entire 2 day trip (half days).  Entire experience was above my expectations.  Capt...
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Maple Heights, OH
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Full 8 hours day

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 22, 2020
Walleye fishing with a captain that tries his best to get everyone their limit. We will use JJ again next year but for more...
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Rosanna G.
Grove City, Ohio
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 13, 2019
I cannot speak highly enough of our morning trip with Captain JJ! We had so much fun! He was a great instructor, captain, and...
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FAQs about Seeing Red Charters

Seeing Red Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $100 per person - 7 Hour Trip PM (7 hours)
  • $100 per person - Full Day Trip (7 hours)
  • $180 per group - Lodging per night (24 hours)
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - Half Night Trip (4 hours)

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

Trips booked with Seeing Red Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate

Seeing Red Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (lake erie port clinton ohio (walleye captiol of th)
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Seeing Red Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Seeing Red Charters include:
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Perch (Yellow)
  • Walleye