Captain Kurt Charters – 21'

The waters of Lake Erie are known for their beauty as well as the diversity of wildlife, so joining Captain Kurt Charters is a great way to get to know it better! Captain Kurt Bitikofer has over 40 years of fishing experience and loves meeting new people, so he’ll make sure to take you to all the best spots while also ensuring you have fun.

Join him on his 21’ Alumacraft aluminum fishing boat, accommodating up to 3 people. This is the perfect boat for exploring these waters and targeting a variety of species. It’s rigged with navigational equipment, a stereo system, as well as a wireless trolling motor so you can sneak up on some of the fearful specimens.

Lake Erie and its tributaries are as fish-rich as they are beautiful, so there’s something to target no matter the season. You can fish for Walleye in the summer months, reel in some Steelhead in the fall, Smallmouth Bass is a great target in the spring and Trout fishing is at its best in wintertime.

Capt. Kurt will provide you with everything you need for a productive day on the water, including rods, reels, and tackle. He has fly fishing gear on board as well, but you’re welcome to bring your own if you prefer.

The crew is customer-centric, and will provide you with snacks and drinks for your refreshment. At the end of the day, they’ll be happy to take you back to shore and clean and fillet all of your catch for you to take home straight to the table. There’s a first mate to help you out during the trip, and he works for tips – normally $100.

Captain Kurt Charters has everything you need for a great fishing adventure, so join them and explore the beautiful Lake Erie!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Smallmouth Bass
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - May 31
    US $500
    This trip will have you head out of Conneaut harbor and into the prolific fishing grounds of Ohio. You'll be targeting Smallmouth Bass, so get ready for a great action-packed fight!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Steelhead
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 15 - Dec 1
    US $500
    Head out in the early morning and troll for Steelhead around the Conneaut harbor from October through December. This can be a great time for targeting this ferocious species. Steelhead are known for their hard strikes and great fighting ability, so you're sure to have fun.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Walleye
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    US $500
    This is an 8-hour trip that will have you spend the whole on the beautiful waters of Ohio out of Conneaut harbor. Have a great time enjoying the stunning natural views while reeling in some prized Walleye.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Trout (Spring)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - May 31
    US $600
    On this trip, you'll head out on the water from northeast PA. This trip has a maximum of 3 people. We can do it in April, May and again in November, so please call to ask about the details before booking this trip. Lake Trout fishing is very dependent on lake temperatures so it’s hard to predict months in advance but it's a blast if you're flexible enough!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Trout (Spring)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Dec 15
    US $600
    This is a full day trip that runs out of northeast PA for a maximum of 3 people. You can do this in April, May, and again in November. Please call me to enquire before booking this trip. Lake Trout fishing is very dependent on lake temperatures so it’s hard to predict months in advance but if you can be flexible it can be a blast!
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8 hour trip with Captain Kurt

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Walleye on September 25, 2020
Excellent day for fishing walleye.  My son and I caught our limit.  Captain Kurt and First Mate John made it a great experience. ...
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FAQs about Captain Kurt Charters – 21'

Captain Kurt Charters – 21' offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $500 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Smallmouth Bass (8 hours)
  • US $500 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Steelhead (8 hours)
  • US $500 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Walleye (8 hours)
  • US $600 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Trout (Spring) (8 hours)
  • US $600 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Trout (Spring) (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Captain Kurt Charters – 21', you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Captain Kurt Charters – 21' include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Okuma reels and Daiwa rods)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (We charge 3$ per Walleye to clean)
  • Snacks (Crackers, chips, snack bars)
  • Drinks (We provide cold water)
  • First Mate (Yankee John always takes care of you)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Captain Kurt Charters – 21' offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing

Captain Kurt Charters – 21' offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Captain Kurt Charters – 21' include:
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Lake Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Walleye

Meet the Captain

Kurt Bitikofer
Conneaut, Ohio, United States
4 Customer reviews
Response time 24 hours
Member since March 2020
I’ve been an avid fisherman since I was a kid. I’ve spent as much time fishing as possible all my life and now I’ve made it a full-time reality. I love sharing this passion with others.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass
Lake Trout Lake Trout
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Walleye Walleye

Boat specs

Alumacraft (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2017. Powered by 2 150HP Evinrude engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Okuma reels and Daiwa rods
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
We charge 3$ per Walleye to clean
Snacks
Crackers, chips, snack bars
Drinks
We provide cold water
First Mate
Yankee John always takes care of you
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 60 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
No Alcohol
A couple of beers is ok – no hard stuff
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks

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