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 Lorain and we could launch anywhere in between those towns. 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, second trip, and night trips are available.

The captain provides everything needed for fishing from rods and reels to bait. Catch cleaning and filleting is available at an additional 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
    4 Hour Trip – Walleye (PM) 2 People
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 9 - Nov 30
    $400
    A special 2-person trip for Walleye 4 hours dock to dock. All bait, tackle, and gear provided. All Walleye filleting is available for $3 per fish. The trip will start after the morning trip is completed anywhere from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. the captain will give you a 1-hour notice to meet at the boat ramp.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – (AM) Perch 2 person
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 8 - Oct 15
    $450
    This 6-hour adventure will take you targeting perch. The captain will provide all gear and bait for the trip. He will point you to local fish cleaners to get your fish cleaned. Bring your cooler with drinks and snacks and enjoy the day.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Perch (AM) 2 People
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 8 - Oct 15
    $450
    This 6-hour adventure will take you targeting perch. The captain will provide all gear and bait for the trip. He will point you to local fish cleaners to get your fish cleaned. Bring your cooler with drinks and snacks and enjoy the day.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Perch (PM) 2 People
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 8 - Oct 15
    $450
    This 6-hour adventure will take you targeting perch. The captain will provide all gear and bait for the trip. He will point you to local fish cleaners to get your fish cleaned. Bring your cooler with drinks and snacks and enjoy the day.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Walleye (AM) 2 People
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 9 - Nov 30
    $450
    This 6-hour adventure will take you targeting Walleye. The captain will clean and fillet your catch after the trip for $3 per fish if a cleaning station is at the ramp we use that day, so make sure to bring a cooler to take the catch home either way. Purchase your fishing license on time.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Walleye (PM) 2 People
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 9 - Nov 30
    $450
    The captain will clean and fillet your catch after the trip for $3 per fish if a fish cleaning station is available at the ramp, 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. The afternoon trip starts when the morning trip is completed it can be anytime from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. he will give you a one-hour notice to meet at the boat ramp.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Perch (AM) 3 People
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 8 - Oct 15
    $500
    This 6-hour adventure will take you targeting perch. The captain will provide all gear and bait for the trip. He will point you to local fish cleaners to get your fish cleaned. Bring your cooler with drinks and snacks and enjoy the day.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Perch (PM) 3 People
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 8 - Oct 15
    $500
    This 6-hour adventure will take you targeting perch. The captain will provide all gear and bait for the trip. He will point you to local fish cleaners to get your fish cleaned. Bring your cooler with drinks and snacks and enjoy the day.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Walleye (AM) 3 People
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 9 - Nov 30
    $500
    This 6-hour adventure will take you targeting Walleye. The captain will clean and fillet your catch after the trip for $3 per fish if a cleaning station is at the ramp we use that day, so make sure to bring a cooler to take the catch home either way. Purchase your fishing license on time.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Walleye (PM) 3 People
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 9 - Nov 30
    $500
    The captain will clean and fillet your catch after the trip for $3 per fish if a fish cleaning station is available at the ramp, 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. The afternoon trip starts when the morning trip is completed, it can be anytime from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. He will give you a one-hour notice to meet at the boat ramp.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Perch (AM) 4 People
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 8 - Oct 15
    $600
    This 6-hour adventure will take you targeting perch. The captain will provide all gear and bait for the trip. He will point you to local fish cleaners to get your fish cleaned. Bring your cooler with drinks and snacks and enjoy the day.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Perch (PM) 4 People
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 8 - Oct 15
    $600
    This 6-hour adventure will take you targeting perch. The captain will provide all gear and bait for the trip. He will point you to local fish cleaners to get your fish cleaned. Bring your cooler with drinks and snacks and enjoy the day.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Walleye (AM) 4 People
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 9 - Nov 30
    $600
    This 6-hour adventure will take you targeting Walleye. The captain will clean and fillet your catch after the trip for $3 per fish if a cleaning station is at the ramp we use that day, so make sure to bring a cooler to take the catch home either way. Purchase your fishing license on time.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Walleye (PM) 4 People
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 9 - Nov 30
    $600
    The captain will clean and fillet your catch after the trip for $3 per fish if a fish cleaning station is available at the ramp, 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. The afternoon trip starts when the morning trip is completed, it can be anytime from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. He will give you a one-hour notice to meet at the boat ramp.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Perch (AM) 5-6 People
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 8 - Oct 15
    $750
    This 6-hour adventure will take you targeting perch. The captain will provide all gear and bait for the trip. He will point you to local fish cleaners to get your fish cleaned. Bring your cooler with drinks and snacks and enjoy the day.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Perch (PM) 5-6 People
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 8 - Oct 15
    $750
    This 6-hour adventure will take you targeting perch. The captain will provide all gear and bait for the trip. He will point you to local fish cleaners to get your fish cleaned. Bring your cooler with drinks and snacks and enjoy the day.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Walleye (AM) 5-6
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 9 - Nov 30
    $750
    This 6-hour adventure will take you targeting Walleye. The captain will clean and fillet your catch after the trip for $3 per fish if a cleaning station is at the ramp we use that day, so make sure to bring a cooler to take the catch home either way. Purchase your fishing license on time.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Walleye (PM) 5-6
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 9 - Nov 30
    $750
    The captain will clean and fillet your catch after the trip for $3 per fish if a fish cleaning station is available at the ramp, 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. The afternoon trip starts when the morning trip is completed, it can be anytime from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. He will give you a one-hour notice to meet at the boat ramp.
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About the Captain

Samuel Downing
Lakeside Marblehead, Ohio, United States
368 Fishing Reports
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67 Customer reviews
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Member since June 2019
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Capt. Samuels grew up in western Pennsylvania and was introduced to hunting and fishing as soon as he could hold a rod and a gun. He remembers fishing with his dad on the Allegheny River where he would night fish for Sucker and Catfish as a little boy. They moved on to wading the streams fishing for Trout, learning the finesse techniques of fly fishing, and the patience involved with the sport. As the captain grew older, they ventured to the Great Lakes in New York and Pennsylvania to fish for Salmon and Steelhead creating great memories. Capt. Samuel went into the Air Force and ended up stationed in North Dakota where he was exposed to Walleye fishing on Devils Lake. He fell in love with the challenges of catching Walleye. Several years later, he ended up living in Michigan surrounded by tremendous Walleye fishing opportunities. He purchased a Lund boat, gained knowledge and experience, and decided to upgrade to his North River and get a charter license to share what he's learned.

About this listing

Targeted species

Perch (Yellow) Yellow Perch
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
Lake Erie from Port Clinton to Lorain

Fishing techniques

Trolling
We troll for walleye with off shore boards
Spinning
We cast for walleye with weight forward spinners
Jigging
We jig for walleye and perch
Drift Fishing
We drift with weapons rigs and bottom bouncers

Amenities

Toilet
Porta potty with privacy curtain
GPS
Garmin
Fishfinder
Garmin
Live Bait Well
Two live wells
Wireless Trolling Motor
Auto pilot on main and kicker
Radar
Garmin

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Daiwa
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Walleye only not perch

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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
If under 12 they must wear a life jacket
You Keep Catch
You get the fish I will fillet walleye not perch
Catch and Release Allowed
Throw them back if you want

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
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 66 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (71)
Half day out of Huron Ohio
6 hour walleye trip with Captain Sam
Family fishing!
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Adam T.
Miamisburg, OH
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Family fishing!

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Perch/Walleye Combo on September 18, 2022
This was a walleye/perch combo trip for me and my two kids (11&9). We had a great time despite the windy weather trying to...
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Macedonia, Iowa
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Half Day trip, hit our limit!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Walleye (PM) 2 People on August 3, 2022
Sam and his boy, Caleb are great. Not a lot of bs’n or messing around. These boys are trying to catch fish! That said, he...
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NEW PHILA, OH
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Fishing with Samuel

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Walleye (AM) 2 People on October 22, 2022
Probably the best fishing trip I’ve had in 25 + years of coming to Lake Erie. Captain Sam and his first mate put us on the...
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Tedd H.
Bethel, OH
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6 hour walleye trip with Captain Sam

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Walleye (AM) 2 People on October 21, 2022
Thank you Captain Sam…you exceeded our expectations and then some with the weather conditions against us you pulled off a...
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DON C.
Carrothers, OH
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Walleye (AM) 2 People on June 15, 2022
What a unbelievable day on lake erie, with captain porkchop and his firstmate, ( son) 6 limits of walleye, in about 1 hr! Non...
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FAQs about Pork Chop Express Charters

Pork Chop Express Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Walleye (PM) 2 People (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Perch (AM) 2 People (6 hours)
  • $450 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Perch (PM) 2 People (6 hours)
  • $450 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Walleye (AM) 2 People (6 hours)
  • $450 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Walleye (PM) 2 People (6 hours)
  • $450 per group - 6 Hour Trip – (AM) Perch 2 person (6 hours)
  • $500 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Walleye (AM) 3 People (6 hours)
  • $500 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Walleye (PM) 3 People (6 hours)
  • $500 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Perch (PM) 3 People (6 hours)
  • $500 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Perch (AM) 3 People (6 hours)
  • $600 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Perch (AM) 4 People (6 hours)
  • $600 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Perch (PM) 4 People (6 hours)
  • $600 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Walleye (AM) 4 People (6 hours)
  • $600 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Walleye (PM) 4 People (6 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $100 per person after 5 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Perch (AM) 5-6 People (6 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $100 per person after 5 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Perch (PM) 5-6 People (6 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $100 per person after 5 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Walleye (AM) 5-6 (6 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $100 per person after 5 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Walleye (PM) 5-6 (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Pork Chop Express Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Porta potty with privacy curtain
  • GPS Garmin
  • Fishfinder Garmin
  • Live Bait Well Two live wells
  • Wireless Trolling Motor Auto pilot on main and kicker
  • Radar Garmin

Trips booked with Pork Chop Express Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Daiwa)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Walleye only not perch)

Pork Chop Express Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (Lake Erie from Port Clinton to Lorain )

Pork Chop Express Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Trolling (We troll for walleye with off shore boards)
  • Spinning (We cast for walleye with weight forward spinners)
  • Jigging (We jig for walleye and perch)
  • Drift Fishing (We drift with weapons rigs and bottom bouncers)

Top targeted fish species with Pork Chop Express Charters include:
  • Perch (Yellow)
  • Walleye