Hook And Ladder Charters

Hook And Ladder Charters welcomes you to Lorain, Ohio, a perfect choice if you are in the mood for quality lake fishing. You and Captain Jim Kluth will be exploring the lovely waters of Lake Erie, a place of remarkable natural beauty and productive fishing grounds. The captain is a veteran angler who knows how to make your catch great and your trip fun, so join him and embark on a fishing adventure on Lake Erie.

You will be fishing from a 27’ Cherooke offshore sport fishing boat that is big enough to easily accommodate 6 guests. It’s powered by a 383 HP Mercury engine, uses all the modern GPS, radio, and fishfinder technology, and has got a private toilet you can use. As for the fishing equipment, the boat has got inline and large planer board for trolling.

Lake Erie will give you lots of opportunities to catch Walleye, a species famous both for its food quality and the fight it puts up when caught. You, your companions, and Captain Jim will target it by trolling and drift fishing, all using heavy tackle. You get to keep both your and the captain’s catch and you are free to bring kids on your trip as long as they are at least 6 years old.

Captain Jim will take care of all the tackle, live bait, and lures you will need for your trip, so just bring licenses, snacks, and drinks before you arrive.

Hook And Ladder Charters welcomes you aboard, come and have an unforgettable fishing experience on Lake Erie!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 31
    $350
    Spend 8 hours fishing on Lake Erie and have even more time to catch and enjoy the water. The captain covers you for all the gear you will need, so just pack your licenses, food, and drinks and have lots of fun fishing.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 31
    $250
    You will be enjoying Lake Erie and searching for Walleye for 4 hours. Captain Jim has taken care of all the gear you will need for the trip, so just bring your licenses and your favorite snacks and drinks, and the fun can start!
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About the Captain

Jim Kluth
Lorain, Ohio, United States
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5 Customer Reviews
Response time 11 hours
Member since March 2021
Captain Jim has fished Lake Erie all his life. He works full-time as a Cleveland firefighter who will retire in 2022. He originally planned to wait until retirement to get a Captain's license, but due to the circumstances, he decided to pursue it a couple of years early. He is happy that he did and is now inviting you to join him fishing Lake Erie.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Cherokee (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2001. Powered by a 383HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Outriggers
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures

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

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
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Jonathan C.
St Louis, Missouri
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A captain that cares and works hard to give a great experience.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on September 5, 2021
I booked a half charter with Jim over Labor day weekend 2021.  He was very family friendly and an amazing host.  The day...
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Minneapolis, MN
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on October 7, 2021
Absolutely wonderful! Would highly recommend him. Pleasant, fun guy to go fishing with, knows what he is doing, works hard...
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Norton, OH
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on August 15, 2021
It was very nice weather on shore but nautical on the lake. Since it was safe Captain Mike gave use the choice to go out or...
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Rick C.
United States
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on August 6, 2021
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Maple Heights, Ohio
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on September 11, 2021
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FAQs about Hook And Ladder Charters

Hook And Ladder Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $250 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $125 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Hook And Ladder Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Outriggers (Troll with inline boards or large planer boards )

Trips booked with Hook And Ladder Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Captain supplies worms if needed)
  • Lures (The captain loads up on the appropriate lures)

Hook And Ladder Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

Hook And Ladder Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling (The trip includes all the gear)
  • Drift Fishing (The captain will drift fish on your request)

Top targeted fish species with Hook And Ladder Charters include:
  • Walleye