Summer Bandit Charters

Explore the wonders of Lake Erie with Summer Bandit Charters! Captain Paul will take you on a quest for the tastiest freshwater fish you’ll ever catch. Whether you’re already a fishing enthusiast or you’re setting off to catch your first trophy, you’ll have a great time here. Capt. Paul has over 30 years of experience on this lake, so fishing by his side is sure to bring lots of knowledge and tricks.

The boat you’ll be fishing from is a 27’ Hewscraft pilothouse that accommodates up to 6 anglers. This brand new fishing machine was made in 2020 and features the latest navigational electronics. There are twin 150 HP Suzuki engines, a live bait tank, and a private toilet. There’s enough room for all anglers to fish in comfort, offering a safe and reliable ride at all times.

Try out trolling, spinning, and jigging, depending on your target. Some of the species you can catch here are Walleye, Yellow Perch, Catfish, Steelhead, Smallmouth Bass, and White Bass. Since you get to keep your catch, don’t forget to bring a cooler and keep the fish fresh until you get home.

All fishing equipment is included in the price. You’ll need to purchase your fishing license and pack food and drinks you’d like for your day out. It’s recommended to watch the forecast, so you can dress accordingly.

There’s nothing more relaxing than a day of fishing on the lake. Book with Summer Bandit Charters and enjoy it to the fullest!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    The trip will last up to 7 hours from dock to dock or until you get your limit, whichever comes first. The fishing method will be trolling, casting, or jigging depending on conditions. Don't forget to purchase your fishing license and pack some snacks and drinks for the day.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    It's a short trip but sometimes it's all you need! Target Bass, Walleye, Perch, Catfish, and many more. The captain covers all of your fishing equipment, while you need to bring your license, food, and drinks.
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About the Captain

Paul Coutcher
Oak Harbor, Ohio, United States
ID & License verified
13 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2019
Captain Paul has been fishing this lake for 30 years. A lot of his friends are captains, so he started his career working for them as a first mate. He decided to become a captain himself and got his license in 2018. Having beginners on the boat is something he loves, showing them how to fish on Lake Erie and teaching them his techniques. Introducing kids to the world of fishing has been his passion his whole life.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Smallmouth) Bass (Smallmouth)
Bass (White) Bass (White)
Catfish Catfish
Freshwater Drum Freshwater Drum

Perch (Yellow) Perch (Yellow)
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Hewscraft (Pilothouse) originally built in 2020. Powered by 2 150HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

27 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques



Live Bait Well
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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


Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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:
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.

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FAQs about Summer Bandit Charters

Summer Bandit Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - 7 Hour Trip (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Summer Bandit Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Summer Bandit Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait

Summer Bandit Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

Summer Bandit Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Summer Bandit Charters include:
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Bass (White)
  • Catfish
  • Freshwater Drum
  • Perch (Yellow)
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Walleye