Crooked Creek Charters

When you’re in the mood for some excellent fishing on Lake Erie, turn to Crooked Creek Charters! Captain Ted Race will be your guide to the strong bite, and he’s been fishing these waters for over a decade, so he knows exactly where to go to put you on the fish.

Come fish aboard a 29’ Striper walkaround rigged with twin new 300 HP Suzuki engines, that are not only very quiet, but also eco-friendly. The vessel is spacious and can sit up to 6 anglers, and you can cast your line from every part of the boat. There’s both hot and cold running water on the boat, along with a private toilet, and an air-conditioned cabin.

Capt. Ted has two big coolers to keep your catch fresh, as well as a sizeable live bait well. You will use Okuma fishing rods and reels, and live bait will be provided before the trip. You just need to pack your fishing license (buy it online or in the nearby tackle shop), drinks, snacks, and lunch.

On Lake Erie, choosing the right speed and depth to troll is everything, and your guide has the experience and precision to help you catch your limit. Walleye fishing is superb here, but Yellow Perch and Smallmouth Bass are equally abundant and fun to catch. You will be using light tackle exclusively and that will make every fishing fight more exhilarating.

After your trip, the guide and the first mate will clean the catch for your convenience. The first mate will also assist with everything while you’re fishing. For his efforts, 20% tip is customary and appreciated.

If you like to fish with your kids, Capt. Ted loves having little ones on his boat, and he’s got suitable life jackets for them too. Crooked Creek Charters takes special care of the anglers’ safety, and goes the extra mile to organize your next great fishing adventure. If it swims, they can catch it!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half day walleye trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $500
    Enjoy a half day trip with the captain. Includes everything but your license.
    Targeted fish
    Walleye
    Walleye
  • Private trip
    Evening Trip – Walleye
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 30
    US $600
    Just because you're not a morning person doesn't mean you can't enjoy great fishing. The lake calms down in the evening, but the bite is still on, so Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, and Yellow Perch are all there for the taking. Capt. Ted is fully equipped to guide a night fishing trip, so you're all covered. Remember to buy a fishing license and bring your favorite snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Walleye
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 5:45 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 30
    US $700
    Spend a day catching world-class Walleye, Steelhead, Perch, and Bass on this 7-hour expedition! You will have an early start, but that just means you get to enjoy a spectacular Lake Erie sunrise while reeling in your catch. Don't forget to pack your lunch, snacks, drinks, and a valid fishing license.
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Excellent
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Fishing trip in August

VERIFIED   Half day walleye trip on August 11, 2023
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Steve S.
Mercer, PA
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Capt Ted Amazing

VERIFIED   Evening Trip – Walleye on July 13, 2023
Due to weather we were unable to go out our scheduled day, but he was very accomadating to make something happen two days later....
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Alex C.
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Fishing with Ted

VERIFIED   Evening Trip – Walleye on July 7, 2023
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Adam B.
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Fishing trip in June

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Walleye on June 1, 2023
Adam B. recommends Crooked Creek Charters
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Casey A.
New York, New York
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Full Day with Captain Ted

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Walleye on July 15, 2023
We had an amazing day fishing on a beautiful well kept boat with Capt. Ted.  He made sure we caught plenty of fish and had...
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FAQs about Crooked Creek Charters

Crooked Creek Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $500 per group - Half day walleye trip (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - Evening Trip – Walleye (5 hours)
  • US $700 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip – Walleye (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Crooked Creek Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Crooked Creek Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Okuma)
  • Live Bait (Provided before the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Crooked Creek Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

Crooked Creek Charters offers the following fishing technique:
  • Light Tackle

Top targeted fish species with Crooked Creek Charters include:
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Perch (Yellow)
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Walleye

Meet the Captain

Ted Race
Conneaut, Ohio, United States
21 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
78 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2019
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I've always enjoyed fishing, ever since I was young. I've spent my summers growing up on Lake Erie, and I was on the water whenever I had the chance. Over the years, I've perfected my angling skills and techniques and decided to turn my passion into a full-time job, which is how Crooked Creek Charters came to be. I love spending time outdoors, and teaching people how to fish. I take very good care of my boat and all the fishing equipment so that I can provide my anglers with the best fishing experience.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Striper 2901 (Walkaround) originally built in 2004. Powered by 2 300HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 48 knots.

Length
29 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Okuma
Live Bait
Provided before the trip
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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 minimum age
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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
Checks

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