Summer Bandit Charters – 30' Boat

Summer Bandit Charters is here to help you experience Lake Erie to the fullest! Captain Paul Coutcher has been fishing for 30 years, so the western basin of the lake is his second home. He likes having beginners on his boat and helping them to gain a new skill. He also loves taking kids fishing and introducing them to a new world, that has been his lifelong passion.

Hop aboard the Captain’s 30’ Sportcraft boat and start your adventure. She can accommodate up to 6 guests and there’s enough room for everybody to fish at the same time. The boat is powered by twin 240 HP inboard engines, which can take you to great fishing spots in no time. As the charter is family friendly, Capt. Paul also makes sure that life vests for the kids are available.

Don’t be discouraged if the boat is booked for the date you’re looking for. Summer Bandit Charters also have a 27’ Sportcraft boat, that you can book on their second listing.

Walleye season starts in April, while you have to be more patient for Perch, as their season starts in July. Both targets are available until October. Besides specialized trips that target only one species, you can also book an extended combo trip. Capt. Paul takes pride in providing a lot of fishing time for his clients, so all his trips last 8-hour minimum.

You don’t have to worry about fishing equipment, lures, and live bait, as that’s something that Capt. Paul provides on each trip. You only need to purchase your fishing license in advance and bring some snacks and drinks.

Whether you’re an experienced angler or a novice, Summer Bandit Charters hopes that you will start your next fishing escapade with them!



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 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Oct 1
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    Take the best of both worlds. 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. You'll start at sunrise and end at 5:00 p.m.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Perch (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Oct 1
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    Target Perch using live bait. Capt. Paul will provide everything you need for fishing and it's all included in the price. You can keep the catch and enjoy the freshest fish meat for lunch. Just make sure to bring your fishing license.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Perch (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Oct 1
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    Trip leaves at 1:00 p.m. and finishes at sunset or when a limit is reached. All trips are family friendly, so don't hesitate to spend an unforgettable day with your loved ones onboard. Help your kids to catch their first fish and experience the excitement together!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Walleye (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 1
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    Spend a full day fishing for Walleye. Available from April till October, this trip offers you to bring the tastiest bites home (note that there's a catch limit). The captain usually trolls for Walleye.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Walleye (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 1
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    If you're not an early bird, start your hunt in the afternoon. This trip targets Walleye until the sunset or until you reach your daily limit. Don't forget to purchase your fishing license and bring your snacks and drinks for the day.
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About the Captain

Paul Coutcher
Oak Harbor, Ohio, United States
8 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
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 1989. Powered by 2 240HP Twin Inboard 305 engines.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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:
PayPal
Cash

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Customer Reviews

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Bradley C.
Fort Wayne, IN
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PM trip with Captain Adam

VERIFIED   May 24, 2020
We had a good trip overall and caught 2/3 of our limit. The deck hand was not too helpful and was not familiar with the equipment...
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