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 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $650
    up to 6 persons
    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 hours trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $570
    up to 6 persons
    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
    4 Hour Trip – Afternoon Walleye
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $450
    up to 6 persons
    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
Angler's Choice
16 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Smallmouth)
Perch (Yellow)
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

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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
Photos by reviewers (8)
4.83
out of 5 stars from 16 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
4 hour evening trip with Capt Bryan
4 hour evening trip with Capt Bryan
Fun with family
+5
Angler Rating
14
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
87%
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Brian D.
Sandusky, OH
 5.00
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Half-day trip with J.T. Charters

VERIFIED   July 18, 2019
What a day!!!!  We had 5 out of 6 people on our trip that had never caught a walleye before and 3 that had never been...
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James B.
Gainesville, Texas
 5.00
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Fun with family

VERIFIED   July 24, 2019
Had a great time fishing. Lake was calm so the walleye fishing wasn’t the best but the experience was still great and we...
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Josh H.
Brooksburg, IN
 5.00
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Half day PM trip with Captain Brian and First Mate John

VERIFIED   July 5, 2019
This fishing trip took our week long vacation over the top! Super friendly and area knowledgeable Captain and crew put us right...
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Dan B.
Maple Heights, OH
 5.00
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4 hour evening trip with Capt Bryan

VERIFIED   July 29, 2019
Caught a few nice Walleye as well as some fighting catfish, sheephead & white perch. We had a great time & can’t...
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Kristy R.
Aurora, IA
 5.00
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   July 17, 2019
Great 4 hour afternoon trip!  This was perfect for our family and John did a great job!!
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