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
    4 Hour Trip – Afternoon Walleye
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jun 30
    $550
    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.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip (3 Persons)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 15 - Apr 1
    $550
    Still want to fish after the big boat comes out of the water? We are now operating a 22ft Center Console which will be operating until we have ice and will be back as soon as ice is out. This is the best time for TROPHY size Walleye. This trip is not for the timid. Cold weather is the norm so please dress warm and in layers. Most days we will be trailering our boat to so make sure you talk to your Captain about departure.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jul 31
    $690
    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 Aug 1 - Oct 31
    $700
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $750
    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.
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About the Captain

John Tucholski
Lakeside Marblehead, Ohio, United States
ID & License verified
90 Customer reviews
Response time within an 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) Yellow Perch
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
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

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 date(s) 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, 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
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 90 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (37)
July fishing trip
July fishing trip
Great day with Captian John
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Charles R.
Rock Creek, OH
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

September fishing trip

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip (3 Persons) on September 10, 2021
Myself , Brother and nephew had a great Walleye trip on Sept 10. Captain John will put you on the fish. It was a slow but steady...
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Billy H.
Martinsville, IN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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7 hr trip

VERIFIED   NEW  7 Hour Trip on July 16, 2022
We fished with pole in hand, no trolling. Had a great time. First time on Lake Erie, it won’t be the last.
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Delbert H.
Marengo, OH
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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7 hour trip with Captain Jerry

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip on June 11, 2022
We did not quite max out on walleye but no fault of the captain he did an excellent job looking for fish and moving around...
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Juli P.
Brecksville, Ohio
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Whole Day trip with Captain Brian.

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on June 20, 2022
Had a great day! Will definitely be back with this charter!!!! Captain was great with the children made the experience great...
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James G.
Miamisburg, OH
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Overall

Quick Limit and great overnight accommodations

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on June 4, 2022
Did a quick trip on our way up to open our cottage in Northern Michigan. Great experience. We will be back. Thanks, John!
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FAQs about JT Sportfishing Charters

JT Sportfishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Afternoon Walleye (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - 7 Hour Trip (3 Persons) (7 hours)
  • $690 per group - 7 Hour Trip (7 hours)
  • $700 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Perch Fishing (8 hours)
  • $750 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with JT Sportfishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box
  • Radio
  • Radar
  • Life Jackets

Trips booked with JT Sportfishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate

JT Sportfishing Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

JT Sportfishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with JT Sportfishing Charters include:
  • Perch (Yellow)
  • Walleye