Fish Whisperer Charters

Join Fish Whisperer Charters and get ready to troll for giant fish on Lake Erie with Captain Ben Patkus. With over 4 decades of experience, Capt. Ben has perfected the fine art of lake trolling and invites you to join him for a fun, relaxing day on the water. You’ll learn new techniques, catch some delicious fish, and have your catch cleaned and filleted so it’s ready for the grill once you get home!

Your boat for the day is a spacious 25’ Parker pilothouse, equipped with top-of-the-line electronics and fishfinding capabilities. She also comes with outriggers, downriggers, planer boards, a fighting chair, wireless trolling motor, and an array of state-of-the-art rods and reels. You’ll have a flybridge so you can enjoy the beautiful view, an enclosed porta-potty, and a spacious deck that accommodates 6 guests at a time.

Capt. Ben specializes in trolling using cutting-edge tackle to search for actively feeding fish. He knows all the honey holes and sweet spots to put you in the right place at the right time. Your main target species are Walleye, Yellow Perch, and Rainbow Trout.

On Capt. Ben’s trips, you can expect an interactive experience with a knowledgable, friendly, and patient guide. He loves teaching beginners the basics and seeing them catch their very first fish. He believes there is no greater feeling of accomplishment than getting his customers hooked and making them smile.

After your trip, Capt. Ben will offer to clean your catch so you can take it home for dinner. Everything you need is included, such as rods, reels, lures, bait, and more. Just be sure to purchase your fishing license before the trip and arrive 20 minutes prior to departure.

Bring a cooler for your drinks and snacks, pack up some extra layers of clothing, and get ready for a fun day of fishing on Lake Erie! Book your next trip with Fish Whisperer Charters and let Capt. Ben put you on the fish!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Weekday (Evening)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $303
    price breakdown
    $303
    Watch the beautiful sunset over Lake Erie and get ready for some incredible evening fishing! You'll be able to target Walleye, Perch, Trout, and many more! You'll be provided rods and reels, so just purchase a fishing license online before your trip, bring a cooler for your snacks and drinks, and dress accordingly to the weather. Everything else will be taken care of so you can sit back, relax, and catch some scrumptious fish!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Weekday (morning)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 31 - Sep 17 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $303
    price breakdown
    $303
    Watch the beautiful sunset over Lake Erie and get ready for some incredible evening fishing! You'll be able to target Walleye, Perch, Trout, and many more! You'll be provided rods and reels, so just purchase a fishing license online before your trip, bring a cooler for your snacks and drinks, and dress accordingly to the weather. Everything else will be taken care of so you can sit back, relax, and catch some scrumptious fish!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Weekend (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 31 (Sat, Sun)
    $303
    price breakdown
    $303
    Invite the family for an exciting adventure and get ready to catch some delicious fish on Lake Erie! You'll be able to target a range of freshwater species, including Walleye, Yellow Perch, Rainbow Trout. Your rods and reels are included in the price, so just pick up a fishing license before the trip and the rest will be covered! Also, feel free to bring a cooler for snacks and drinks and get ready to fill the captain's boat with fish!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Weekend (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 31 (Sat, Sun)
    $303
    price breakdown
    $303
    Spend the afternoon trolling on Lake Erie and catch yourself some dinner for the family! Your main targets species are Rainbow Trout, Walleye, Yellow Perch. Tackle is included, so all you need to get is your fishing license and arrive 20 minutes prior to departure. Bring a cooler with food and drinks and be sure to pack extra layers of clothing. Book today and get ready to land some incredible fish with Fish Whisperer Charters!
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About the Captain

Ben Patkus
Port Burwell, Ontario, Canada
4 Fishing Reports
8 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2019
Captain Ben Patkus grew up in Port Burwell, ON and spent most of his childhood fishing Lake Erie. He fell in love with the nature in his backyard and became fascinated with the diversity of wildlife that this area hosts. Over the decades, he’s become an expert in targeting Perch, Trout, Pickerel, and many other freshwater species. He specializes in trolling and knows all the best feeding spots to have you on fish in no time! Capt. Ben puts safety above everything else. He’s Transport Canada certified in MEDA3, SVOP, Marine First Aid, and CPR and his boat is fully equipped with all the necessary safety gear you’d need for a safe and stress-free trip.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Boat Specs

Parker (Pilothouse) originally built in 2004. Powered by 2 150HP Evinrude G2 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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
No Alcohol
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:
Cash
Bank Transfer

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
out of 5 stars from 8 reviews
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Half day with Captain Ben.
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Anglers Claimed
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Sonny E.
Mossley, ON
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Half day fishing trip with Captain Ben and Bill

VERIFIED   NEW  August 31, 2020
This was the first time my son and I had been on a fishing charter.  I have to say Captain Ben and Bill were absolutely...
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Burr A.
Strathroy, ON
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VERIFIED   August 4, 2020
My buddy and I went out fishing for walleyes with Captain Ben on August 5, 2020. We caught 10 eyes and they were all beauties...
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Port Dover, ON
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Half day with Captain Ben.

VERIFIED   NEW  September 14, 2020
This was my wife’s first charter and we both really enjoyed both trips with Captain Ben. Ben explained everything he...
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Andrew V. H.
Toronto, ON
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VERIFIED   NEW  September 10, 2020
My wife and I enjoyed our charter. My wife caught her first rainbow, and I hooked into an old boot, lol. We are looking forward...
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Charles H.
Brampton, ON
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Great Day on the Lake!

VERIFIED   July 18, 2020
The crew were fantastic!! They knew what they were doing and were happy to teach us how the gear works!  My group and...
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