A&C Sportfishing Charters LLC

A&C Sportfishing Charters LLC is a full-service fishing charter company operating along the southern banks of Lake Erie. Locally-owned and operated by Captain Alex Zelinko, every charter has been built from years of experience out on the lake. You’ll be fishing the best spots around to bring in a boatload of fish and have a blast doing so!

Capt. Alex’s 29’ Baha boat was built to dominate the lake. Her ample deck space lets you all fish at once while dipsy divers and planer boards bring hard-to-reach fish. She has a livewell to keep your bait fresh and ice chests for you catch. In short, she has everything you’ll need for some awesome angling.

The boat has plenty of room for up to 6 guests. She has a comfortable cabin where you can escape the elements and even has a private head (bathroom) for extra comfort on longer trips. This makes her perfect for families, kids, and anyone who wants to enjoy a great day on Lake Erie.

Spend the day chasing either Walleye or Steelhead, Capt. Alex’s specialty species. Walleye trips focus on either drifting or trolling, while Steelhead fishing involves a variety of techniques depending on how deep the fish are.

All A&C Sportfishing Charters trips come with quality rods and reels, as well as a choice of lures and live bait. Capt. Alex prepares his bait ahead of the trip so you can spend as much time as possible fishing. So grab your fishing license and food and drinks and jump aboard for a classic Lake Erie fishing experience!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Walleye Charter Half Day: PM
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $500
    Want an evening out on Lake Erie? Trolling for Lake Erie Walleye. This trip is our 4 hour private trip for your group only! 2 person is $450 add a 3rd or 4th man for just $75 ea. We can always work with start times. Just ask the Captain in the messages if you need a later start time! and well make an offer just for you!
  • Private trip
    Walleye Half Day Charter 4 hr. AM
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $500
    Come out for a quick Lake Erie charter on this 4 Hr. Lake Erie Walleye Trolling Trip!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Evening (MAX 4)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $600
    This is for an evening charter for 1-4 guests. You fish for 4 hours or to the limit.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Walleye!
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 23
    $650
    Come out for some action-packed Lake Erie Walleye Trolling. This trip gives you 6 hours of fishing or to the limit of fish! Whatever comes first. Bring your family or friends and we will take you to the fish!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 24
    $650
    The price for this 5-hour trip is $650 for 4 anglers and up to 6 anglers at extra cost.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Walleye (AM) MAX 4
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Nov 15
    $700
    Come out and experience Lake Erie walleye fishing on this 6 hour trolling trip for up to 4 guests total. For extra room on the boat, this trip is only open to 4 anglers.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip – Exclusive (MAX 2)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 23
    $700
    Come experience Lake Erie Walleye at its finest on this exclusive private Lake Erie Charter. You will not be put on the boat with any other groups. Perfect for any 2 person/couple that wants the entire boat to themselves. This is a 7-hour trip or up to the limit of fish!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Walleye!
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 25
    $900
    Want a full day out on the water trolling for Walleye? This is the trip for you! 8 hours of fun on Lake Erie Walleye Fishing. Captain Alex will take you to the fish! Just bring your fishing license, sunscreen, drinks, and snacks. THe captain has the rest ready for you!
  • Private trip
    2 Day Trip – Walleye!
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 25
    $1,750
    This trip is for the overnighters that are here to fish! Back to back days of fishing. A full group of up to 6 guests. Fish each day for up to 8 hours or the limit of keepers! Local fish cleaners can clean and pack your fish for transport for an extra fish cleaning fee. Lodging included when available. If the lodging house is booked. you are credited back to get a hotel.
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About the Captain

Alex Zelinko
Lorain, Ohio, United States
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26 Customer Reviews
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Member since August 2018
Captain Alex Zelinko has been fishing on Lake Erie for the better part of 25 years. Growing up, he was always out fishing with his family and good friend John. His grandfather owns a fishing marina in the western basin of Lake Erie, So he spent a lot of time around boats as a young man. Capt. Alex also likes to tournament fish and sponsors the kids division in the annual Walleye Slam & Fall Brawl Tournament!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Baha (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2004. Powered by a 385HP Merc 454 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
29 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

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 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
No Smoking
You Keep Catch

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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 26 reviews
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
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Excellent
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Donald S.
Polk, OH
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4.7 / 5
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4.0 / 5
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Tuesday day trip for 2

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – 2 Guests on July 20, 2021
Met Capt. Zelinko at dock @ 6:30 and were fishing 6 miles north of Lorain @ 7:30.  Had limit by 8:35 and headed back in. Alex...
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Larry D.
Tucson, AZ
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full day trip with captain Alex

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip – Exclusive (MAX 2) on October 28, 2021
We had an amazing time with captain Alex. The boat was comfortable and spacious. Alex set up our lines and did everything we...
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Kelly C.
GREENFILD Township, PA
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with captain Alex

VERIFIED   Evening Special Walleye Trolling! on July 6, 2021
We had an easy time finding the pier.  Alex told us what we needed.  He was patient with us and we caught our limit effortlessly. ...
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Kathryn F.
Union Bridge, MD
Excellent
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Half day trip with A&C charter

VERIFIED   Walleye Half Day Charter 4 hr. AM on October 15, 2021
Had great experience first time fishing on Lake Erie would recommend going with A&C to everyone
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Jamie W.
Manhattan, IL
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4 hr. Walleye trip

VERIFIED   Walleye Half Day Charter 4 hr. AM on August 6, 2021
Wanted to say thanks to Cpt. Alex and making our trip very enjoyable, fun and we caught our limit!
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FAQs about A&C Sportfishing Charters LLC

A&C Sportfishing Charters LLC offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Walleye Charter Half Day: PM (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Walleye Half Day Charter 4 hr. AM (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Evening (MAX 4) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Walleye! (6 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Walleye (AM) MAX 4 (6 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 7 Hour Trip – Exclusive (MAX 2) (7 hours)
  • $900 per group - Full Day Trip – Walleye! (8 hours)
  • $1,750 per day per group - 2 Day Trip – Walleye! (2 days)

When you book a trip with A&C Sportfishing Charters LLC, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor (auto pilot)
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with A&C Sportfishing Charters LLC include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (at an additional cost. )
  • Drinks (bottled water)
  • First Mate (As needed.)
  • Lunch (included in executive trips!)

A&C Sportfishing Charters LLC offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

A&C Sportfishing Charters LLC offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with A&C Sportfishing Charters LLC include:
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Walleye