Summer Bandit Charters – Wild West

Providing a great day on the water is what Summer Bandit Charters – Wild West strives for! The western basin of Lake Erie is their home and there’s hardly any fishing spot they don’t know about. Their captains take the time to teach all novices how to jig, troll, or cast and help them to catch their first fish.

Captain Paul Coutcher will meet you at the Oak Harbor and welcome you to his 27’ Sportcraft boat. She accommodates up to 6 anglers, so there’s plenty of room for your fishing buddies or your family to come along. The boat features safety equipment, a private toilet, an ice-box, and a live bait tank. Life jackets for the kids are also available.

From April till October, Capt. Paul and his crew are at the lake every day. In case this boat is booked for the date you’re looking for, simply visit their second page and check if the 30’ Sportcraft is available.

Walleye season starts in April and you’ll mostly troll for them. In July, Perch fishing kicks off and you can usually catch them with jigging and live bait. For all fishing enthusiasts who want to target both species, Capt. Paul offers a special treat – an extended, 12-hour combo trip!

The captain will provide all gear, bait (including live bait), and tackle. You need to purchase your fishing license in advance and bring your food and drinks for the day. There’s enough room on the boat, so feel free to bring your cooler with you.

Summer Bandit Charters – Wild West strives to make your day on Lake Erie one you’ll never forget. Enjoy the scenery, take a breath of fresh air, and learn a thing or two about fishing.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Combo – Perch and Walleye
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Oct 1
    $1,000
    This trip combines both of Lake Erie’s best fishing. Start the morning trolling for trophy Walleye and then switch to Perch fishing to finish the day. Trip leaves at sunrise and ends at 5:00 p.m. You can keep the catch but note that there's a limit.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip – Walleye (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 1
    $600
    This full day trip will take you fishing for Walleye in the afternoon. The trip starts at 1:00 p.m. and finishes at sunset or when the limit is reached. Don't forget to bring your food and drinks and wear proper clothing.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip – Perch (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Oct 1
    $600
    Trip leaves at sunrise and finishes at 1:00 p.m. or when a limit is reached. You'll mostly jig with live bait for Perch. The captain will provide all necessary fishing equipment, while you need to purchase your fishing license prior to the trip.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip – Perch (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 1
    $600
    This Perch adventure starts at 1:00 p.m. and lasts till the sunset or until you reach the catch limit. Make sure to purchase your fishing license before the trip. Feel free to bring your cooler onboard.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip – Walleye (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 1
    $600
    A full day Walleye trip starts at sunrise and finishes at 1:00 p.m. or when a limit is reached. You'll mostly use trolling. The captain will provide rods and reels, and all kinds of lures: J7 lures, spoons, worm harnesses, and minnows.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 1
    $450
    This short trip is great if you're bringing your kids along or if you've never been fishing before. Depending on the season, you could be targeting Perch or Walleye (or both starting in July). See what you've been missing until now!
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About the Captain

Paul Coutcher
Oak Harbor, Ohio, United States
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17 Customer Reviews
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Member since April 2019
Captain Paul has been fishing this lake for 30 years. A lot of his friends are captains, so he started his career working for them as a first mate. He decided to become a captain himself and got his license in 2018. Having beginners on the boat is something he loves, showing them how to fish on Lake Erie and teaching them his techniques. Introducing kids to the world of fishing has been his passion his whole life.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Perch (Yellow) Perch (Yellow)
Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Sportcraft (Angler) originally built in 1994. Powered by a 300HP Mercruiser 350 engine.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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 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 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
You Keep Catch

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
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
70%
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Kristopher B.
Maple Heights, Ohio
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Half day walleye trip with captain dave

VERIFIED   NEW  7 Hour Trip – Walleye (AM) on June 20, 2021
I would recommend summer bandit charters to anyone who is looking for a charter that is very fun and successful. The captain...
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Elizabeth W.
Cardington, OH
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Definitely will book another trip with this charter!!

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip – Walleye (AM) on April 17, 2021
An excellent captain and first mate.. the owner went outta his way to make sure we enjoyed the trip and we had all we needed...
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Bill C.
Fairfield, Ohio
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Two full days with Captain Dave.

VERIFIED   NEW  7 Hour Trip – Walleye (AM) on June 4, 2021
Captain Dave knew his stuff, worked hard and put us on fish.
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  7 Hour Trip – Walleye (PM) on June 10, 2021
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April fishing trip

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip – Walleye (PM) on April 24, 2021
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FAQs about Summer Bandit Charters – Wild West

Summer Bandit Charters – Wild West offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 7 Hour Trip – Walleye (PM) (7 hours)
  • $600 per group - 7 Hour Trip – Perch (AM) (7 hours)
  • $600 per group - 7 Hour Trip – Perch (PM) (7 hours)
  • $600 per group - 7 Hour Trip – Walleye (AM) (7 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - 12 Hour Combo – Perch and Walleye (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Summer Bandit Charters – Wild West, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Private)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Summer Bandit Charters – Wild West include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate (Works for tips; usually 20% of the trip price)

Summer Bandit Charters – Wild West offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (Walleye & Perch)

Summer Bandit Charters – Wild West offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Summer Bandit Charters – Wild West include:
  • Perch (Yellow)
  • Walleye