JT Sportfishing Charters

Looking to share your passion for fishing with your family? Maybe you want to tick a monster fish off your bucket list? JT Sportfishing Charters will put you on top of the hottest bite on Lake Erie while providing premier service.

Captain John Tucholski invites you to join him for a fishing excursion on board his 30’ Sportcraft. She’s roomy and you can bring 5 of your family or fishing buddies with you. You’ll be on top of the fish after a quick and smooth ride, thanks to the 400 HP MerCruiser engine.

The boat is comfortable so you can focus on making the perfect cast. There’s a toilet on board, as well as a bed in case you want to take a break between the strikes.

Fishing with Capt. John is all about hooking up Walleye, Jumbo Perch, and Smallmouth Bass. He has a variety of packages available and he’s able to cater to any angler’s taste. If you’re looking to introduce your kids to the joys of fishing, the 4-hour trip is very family-friendly. You’ll drift on light tackle with the captain.

Anglers looking to hook up a trophy or beat their personal best should hit the waters of Lake Erie on the afternoon or full day trips.

Kids are welcome on board and the captain will provide every guest with all the necessary safety and fishing equipment. You’re free to bring your own tackle though.

Book a trip with JT Sportfishing Charters today and explore the bountiful waters of Lake Erie the right way, with a rod in your hands!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $660
    price breakdown
    $660
    Spend the entire day on Lake Erie, hooking up Jumbo Perch, Walleye, and Smallmouth Bass. You'll be provided with all the necessary fishing tackle and instructions.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jul 31
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    This trip will have you hit Lake Erie for Walleye, Perch, and Smallmouth Bass in the afternoon and fish until the sun goes down.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Perch Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Oct 31
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Afternoon Walleye
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jul 31
    $480
    price breakdown
    $480
    This evening trip is perfect for families looking to wet some lines while enjoying the day on Lake Erie. You'll primarily target Walleye on this half day trip.
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About the Captain

John Tucholski
Port Clinton, Ohio, United States
47 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since April 2015
Captian John was voted 2017 Lake Erie Charter Captain of the Year by the Ohio Division of Wildlife, Ohio Sea Grant, and Lake Erie Charters Boat Association. We specialize in light tackle drift fishing for Walleye, Perch, and Bass. No trolling.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Perch (Yellow) Perch (Yellow)
Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Sportcraft (Performance fishing) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 400HP MerCruiser engine.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Drift Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the dates of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Checks
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.80
out of 5 stars from 47 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Francine ". G.
Marysville, OH
 5.00
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Best Captain EVER

VERIFIED   August 21, 2020
First things first: we knew this was going to be an amazing experience when our captain called us and said, “Hey, the fishing...
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Jon P.
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 5.00
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The man worked his butt off!!

VERIFIED   July 4, 2020
The conditions were less than perfect. Heat humidity and little to no wind. The wind we did get was out of the NE. The captain...
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Chris S.
Cleveland, OH
 5.00
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Full Day with Capt. John

VERIFIED   July 25, 2020
Get ready to learn, laugh and catch fish!! First time customers and definitely will not be our last trip. John was great the...
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Melissa B.
Akron, OH
 5.00
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Afternoon half day trip June 13, 2020

VERIFIED   June 13, 2020
Great time was had by all. The weather was a little sketchy, mid 60’s and windy, so captain gave us the option to reschedule,...
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Jerry T.
Johnstown, PA
 4.67
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 11, 2020
rough lake delayed our departure a little , however, captain Brian worked hard to get and keep us on the fish..being the 4...
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