Bandit Sportfishing Charters

Explore the beautiful Lake Erie with Bandit Sportfishing Charters! Based in one of the most popular fishing spots of North America, Captain Joel will take you on a trip you’ll never forget. On your day out with Bandit Sportfishing Charters, you can expect to reel in Walleye, Steelhead, and Perch.

You’ll be fishing aboard a 25’ Sportcraft boat, that accommodates up to 5 guests. She comes powered by a 310 HP Mercruiser engine and can go at a top speed of 38 knots. This fishing machine is rigged with modern navigational and fish finding electronics. There is a private toilet and a bed –  much-needed things when you’re spending a whole day on the water.

If you want to reel in the lake’s superstar, Walleye, the best time to come is May through September. Steelhead’s bite is especially great in October, and Perch action is hot in the summer months and early fall.

Whichever species you’d like to go for, rest assured that Capt. Joel will work hard to put you on fish. You will be trolling, jigging, and bottom fishing with Okuma and Daiwa gear to produce great catches. A day out in the ‘Walleye Capital of the World’ with a professional guide is a day well spent for any freshwater fisherman!

All trips come with everything you need to make an outstanding catch possible. You will need to bring a small cooler with drinks and food. A PA fishing license with Lake Erie and a tributary stamp is also required. Please note that it’s customary to tip your mate.

An amazing fishing trip is here. Bandit Sportfishing Charters waits for you to say when.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 15
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    This 8-hour trip will give you more time to try out different techniques and target more species. Whether it's Walleye, Yellow Perch, Trout, or Bass, you can hope for a tasty meal after the trip. The captain will clean your catch and cover your fishing equipment.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 15
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    This 6-hour trip is perfect if you don't have the whole day to spare for fishing. You'll target Walleye, Perch, Trout, or Bass, depending on the season and fishing techniques you're using. If it's your first time fishing, just ask the captain for a few tips. You don't have to be experienced to enjoy this trip.
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About the Captain

Joel Carradine
Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
7 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since December 2017
Captain Joel grew up in Pennsylvania. He has been hunting, camping, and fishing since a young age. But it wasn’t until 2001 that he realized his true passion for Lake Erie and its productive waters. Joel was introduced to the Great Lake by his friend Captain Bob. Since then, Captain Joel has mastered the waters of Lake Erie and knows the area like the back of his hand.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Sportcraft (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 2000. Powered by a 310HP Mercruiser engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 38 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Michael C.
Carlisle, PA
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Half day Walleye fishing on the bandir

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on August 23, 2020
Great trip. Capt Joel kept us moving around and marking fish, 1st mate Ryan was great throughout, even when Capt Joel had had...
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Shaun W.
Marion, OH
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Fishing with Captain Joel

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on August 19, 2020
Even with some rough water, Captain Joel put us on the fish early. He even located us a monster 9 lb walleye! Ryan, the first...
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Nicholas F.
New York, New York
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on August 1, 2020
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Scott N.
Dayton, Ohio
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 30, 2020
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   July 16, 2020
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