Four Aces Sportfishing – Port Clinton

Operating out of Oak Harbor, Ohio, Four Aces Sportfishing specializes in Lake Erie fishing trips out of Port Clinton. Captain Thomas Welcome has been fishing the lake for the past 23 years, and he can’t wait to teach you everything he knows. And that’s a lot.

He’ll take you exploring Lake Erie aboard his 30’ Sportcraft walkaround boat that can accommodate up to 6 anglers. The vessel had a full makeover in 2017, so everything on board is top-notch and up-to-date, from marine electronics to safety gear. This beauty also features a restroom, a 454 HP Marine Power engine, and is wheelchair accessible.

The captain will show you all the secret honey holes and do everything to put you on the fish, be it Walleye, Steelhead, White Bass, or Yellow Perch. He’ll also walk you through the most efficient techniques for battling them, including light tackle casting, planer boards, stick baits, trolling, jigging, and drift fishing.

Whichever package you choose, the charter will cover top-of-the-line fishing equipment, lures, and live bait. There are no age restrictions, so make sure to bring your little ones along. Four Aces Sportfishing will make sure they have an unforgettable time on the water and fall in love with fishing.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Spring Drifting
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jun 25
    price breakdown
    Drift fishing can require changing location several times throughout the day. Different techniques are used to fish for Walleye and Perch. Rods and tackle are supplied for casting and for bouncing the bottom as you slide along with the wind. Up to 6 people are allowed for this trip.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Ice Out Jig Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jun 25
    price breakdown
    Ice out Walleye jig fishing is available from April 1–30 for up to 6 people, but Captain Tom prefers 5 people in total. This is a special time of year for outdoorsy people.

About the Captain

Thomas Welcome
Oak Harbor, Ohio, United States
15 Customer Reviews
Member since March 2017
Captain Tom is the owner and the operator of Four Aces Sportfishing. He has been fishing on Lake Erie for over 23 years, making the runs from Port Clinton to Ashtabula annually. He loves teaching his guests how to catch fish using his tried and tested methods and is always happy when his guests catch a big fish!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (White) Bass (White)
Perch (Yellow) Perch (Yellow)
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Sportcraft (Walkaround) originally built in 1987, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 454HP Marine Power engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

30 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Drift Fishing


Life Jackets
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait

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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible


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:
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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