If you’re serious about exploring Lake Erie, then you need to book a trip with Bass Fishing Lake Erie. Captain Mark and his local team of guides who enjoy teaching others to fish. As a family man himself, he’ll put your whole family at ease. Everyone will enjoy a day out with him. When you head out on the waters of Lake Erie with Captain Mark Rose, you’ll have the fishing adventure of a lifetime!

Hop on board his 21’ bass boat that can easily accommodate groups of up to 3 anglers on board and fishing at the same time. The boat comes equipped with full safety and navigational features so you can fish with peace of mind.

A major highlight to fishing on Lake Erie is fishing for Smallmouth Bass during the spring and early summer. You can sight cast for huge Smallmouth Bass with artificial lures, all of which the captain will provide. Whether you want to throw grubs, drop shots, jerk baits, or topwater baits, you can have a fishing trip you’ll never forget – and don’t worry, you’ll know what all of these are after a trip with Capt. Mark.

Capt. Mark will let you know about changing regulations for keeping Bass. Outside of this season, these fish are strictly catch and release. This is not a trip for filling up the freezer, but for having a lot of fun fishing. When you explore the waters of Lake Erie, expect tired arms from catching more Bass than you can imagine.

All the rods, reels, and tackle are included in the price. Capt. Mark is sponsored by some top brands, so you know that this gear won’t let you down when going after big fish!

You’ll need to buy a fishing license before the day of the trip, and are welcome to bring food and drink along. This can go into the captain’s built-in cooler.

Book a trip today with Bass Fishing Lake Erie for an unforgettable day out the whole family will enjoy!



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  • Private trip
    Quick Trip
    Just booked! Last booked: 4 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $300
    Fishing for Smallmouth, Drum, and Walleye. This trip is not a guaranteed time slot, each day is different. The captain will contact you after your reservation to confirm available time slots.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 30
    $375
    Spend 4 hours on Lake Erie targeting Smallmouth Bass and a variety of other species, alongside a local expert and professional fishing captain. Fishing gear and tackle are included in the price. You'll need to buy a fishing license before the day of the trip and should bring your own snacks and drinks along. These can go into the captain's built-in cooler on board.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 30
    $375
    Spend 4 hours fishing for Smallmouth Bass and more on this trip. You'll be using top-quality rod, reels, and lures. You must buy a fishing license before the trip begins and are welcome to bring your own food and drinks along, which can go into the captain's cooler. The captain will inform you when you're able to take your Bass home and when they must be released.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    Spend 6 hours fishing for Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, and more. You'll have top-quality rods, reels, and lures provided for you from a range of top brands. You must purchase a fishing license before the trip begins. The food and drinks you bring along can go into the captain's cooler. The captain will keep you informed of current regulations for keeping Bass.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 30
    $500
    You'll be fishing Lake Erie for 8 hours for Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Yellow Perch, and more. The captain will let you know of the current regulations for keeping Bass. You must buy a fishing license before the trip begins and should bring a packed lunch and drinks along with you. These can be stored in the built-in cooler on board.
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About the Captain

Mark Rose
Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
ID & License verified
65 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since April 2019
Captain Mark first got his license over a decade ago. He used to do a lot of tournament fishing but made the switch to guiding full time, which he enjoys even more. Guiding is his full time job. Capt. Mark is a family man, with a 3-year old child who he is currently teaching to fish. He will always work hard to get you on fish and make sure you and your group are having a good time.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass
Freshwater Drum Freshwater Drum
Lake Trout Lake Trout

Boat specs

Ranger Z5 (Bass boat) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 250HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Drinks
Bottled Water

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 min. age, life vests provided
You Keep Catch
Depending on the season, max 2 Bass p/p
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory
Depending on the species and state laws
Disabled Accessible

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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 65 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Full day trip with Capt. Mark Rose
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July fishing trip
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
91%
Friendly captain
92%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
79%
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Gerald D.
New York, New York
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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6 Hours of Bass on Lake Erie

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on May 15, 2022
Captain Mark Rose did what he said he’d do. He put us on fish. Started the day with over 2 hours of consistent largemouth...
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Mike S.
New York, New York
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day with Captain Mark

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on August 15, 2022
We had a great half day with Captain Mark.  He accepted our booking on short notice and did a wonderful job working with my...
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Mary R.
Boyers, PA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Mark

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 16, 2022
This was our first time fishing at Lake Erie so we wanted to experience it with someone that familiar with the area. That’s...
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Nalingna Y.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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May fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on May 23, 2022
My dad and husband had great experience with Capt Tom. Awesome fishing time and photos! When I took my son to pick them up,...
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Stanley T.
Raynham, MA
Very good
4.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Good
3.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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Half day with Mark Rose

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on August 14, 2022
Beautiful boat,  good fishing,  but just be sure to confirm your times the night before,  we confirmed friday that we had...
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FAQs about Bass Fishing Lake Erie

Bass Fishing Lake Erie offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Quick Trip (2 hours)
  • $375 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $375 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Bass Fishing Lake Erie, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box
  • Life Jackets

Trips booked with Bass Fishing Lake Erie include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Drinks (Bottled Water)

Bass Fishing Lake Erie offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

Bass Fishing Lake Erie offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Bass Fishing Lake Erie include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Freshwater Drum
  • Lake Trout
  • Perch (Yellow)
  • Salmon
  • Walleye