Pork Chop Express Charters

Pork Chop Express Charters is here to help you catch your personal best, trophy-size Walleye and Perch. This Great Lakes charter service provides fishing trips on Lake Erie in Ohio. Captain Sam Downing (Pork Chop) primarily covers water from Port Clinton to Huron. He loves teaching people how to fish, helping them create lifelong memories, and showing them the quality of fishing in this area.

The boat you’ll be fishing from is a 2017 North River Seahawk. This 27’ aluminum boat accommodates up to 6 guests and there’s enough room for everybody to fish at the same time. She’s fully equipped with a Garmin Electronics package and top safety gear. As she’s powered by a strong 300 HP Yamaha engine, rest assured you’ll reach your fishing spot quickly.

Capt. Sam trailers the boat so you can use docks between Oak Harbor and Lorain, depending on where the fish are located, the time of year, and the weather. You will know ahead of time what will be the meeting point for your trip. Pickup is available upon request at an extra charge.

You can troll, drift, cast or jig (in the spring) – the choice is yours. You can also choose the time that suits you best – morning, afternoon, and night trips are available.

The captain provides everything needed for fishing from rods and reels to bait. Catch cleaning and filleting is included in the price for Walleye only. You’ll need to bring your fishing license, proper clothing, food and drinks, and a cooler for them. Don’t forget motion sickness medicine if you know you’ll need it.

From complete novices and the kids to experienced pros, you’ll have a great day fishing with Pork Chop Express in search of some Lake Erie gold.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Walleye/Perch Combo
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 15 - Oct 15
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    This full day trip will give you the best chances of catching Walleye and Perch. We will troll for Walleye and then jig for Perch. All bait and tackle will be provided and all Walleye will be filleted for you. This is a great combo trip offered Aug thru October.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Night Trip – Walleye (MAX 4)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 17 - Nov 28
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Three to 4 person night trolling trip for Walleye. This trip includes all tackle, bait, and Walleye filleting. The fall is a good time to night fish. Walleye are natural night feeders and stay very active at night. You'll light up the small planer boards and send them out with body baits and watch the boards go back as the fish hit the baits. It is a lot of fun!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Walleye (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 15 - Oct 15
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    The captain will clean and fillet your catch after the trip, so you can expect a well-earned meal once you get off the boat. Purchase your fishing license on time. The captain will prepare your fishing equipment.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Walleye (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    This 6-hour adventure will take you targeting Walleye. The captain will clean and fillet your catch after the trip, so make sure you bring ziplock bags and a cooler to take the catch home. Purchase your fishing license on time.
  • Private trip
    Special 2 Person Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Special 2 person trip for Walleye 4 hours dock to dock all bait, tackle and gear provided. All Walleye filleted.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Walleye (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 15 - Oct 15
    $375
    price breakdown
    $375
    Spend this afternoon targeting Walleye with different techniques. Depending on the season, you can try trolling, drift fishing, or trolling. Bring your fishing license, food, and drinks. The captain will clean your catch after the trip free of charge.
  • Private trip
    Special 2 Person Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 15 - Oct 15
    $375
    price breakdown
    $375
    Special 2 person trip for Walleye 4 hours dock to dock. All bait, tackle and gear provided. All Walleye filleted.
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About the Captain

Samuel Downing
Lakeside Marblehead, Ohio, United States
Angler's Choice
95 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
15 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2019
I grew up in western Pennsylvania and was introduced to hunting and fishing as soon as I was old enough to hold a rod and a gun. I remember fishing trips with my dad to the Allegheny River to night fish for suckers and cat fish as a little boy. Then moved on to wading the streams fishing for Trout, learning the finesse techniques of fly fishing, and the patience involved with the sport. As I grew older, we ventured to the great lakes in New York and Pennsylvania to fish for Salmon and Steelhead creating great memories. Then I went into the Air Force and ended up stationed in North Dakota where I was exposed to Walleye fishing on Devils Lake. I fell in love with the challenges of catching Walleye. Several years later I ended up living in Michigan surrounded by tremendous Walleye fishing opportunities. I purchased a Lund boat, gained knowledge and experience and decided to upgrade to my North River and get a charter license to share what I have learned.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Perch (Yellow) Perch (Yellow)
Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

North River (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
27 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
Wireless Trolling Motor
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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

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
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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4.96
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Feels so good to Limit.
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Walley trip with Captain Sam and his mate!
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92%
Friendly captain
100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Lisa T.
Toledo, OH
 5.00
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Walley trip with Captain Sam and his mate!

VERIFIED   NEW  July 11, 2020
Captain Sam and his mate were awesome!  The waters were not cooperating on the day we scheduled and Captain Sam called...
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Stephen P.
Chiriaco Summit, CA
 5.00
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Feels so good to Limit.

VERIFIED   NEW  July 25, 2020
captian Sam knows his fishing. The boat is awesome and has lots of room. We had an epic time reeling in the Limit in less than...
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Brian F. S.
Akron, OH
 5.00
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Half day with Captain Sam

VERIFIED   NEW  July 10, 2020
Beautiful weather, good fishing. We did have a bout of motion sickness and returned an hour early but it was still a fun time.
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Mitch K.
Olmsted Falls, OH
 5.00
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6AM with Captain Sam

VERIFIED   June 22, 2020
Sam was friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, and professional.  He took care of my son and I for sure.  We came home...
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Derik L.
Toledo, OH
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Fishing Reports

Great morning with this ohio crew

July 26, 2020

Had a nice trip this morning on lake erie with this crew from ohio. Got nice limits of walleye. Read Full Report →


Two brothers and two brothers

July 26, 2020

Had a great afternoon trip with these sets of brothers from california and ohio. We boated nice limits of walleye. Read Full Report →