Big V Charters welcomes you to Buffalo, New York for a fine day of fishing on Lake Erie! Captain Vinny Costello is an amiable and skilled angler who’ll help you have a great time on the water and return with a respectable catch. Pay him a visit and pick the date for your next fishing adventure. Big V Charters is waiting for you!

You’ll be using a 26’ Seaswirl performance fishing boat that can accommodate up to 4 anglers. Running on twin 350 HP Volvo engines and rigged with all the modern GPS, fishfinder, and radio technology, the boat will safely and quickly take you to the fish and back. The boat features a toilet, wireless trolling motor, and an ice-box. Its fishing gear includes downriggers, a fighting chair, and livewell. You’ll also have the help of a first mate during your trip.

You and Captain Vinny will use bottom fishing and trolling on both heavy and light tackle to attract Walleye, Salmon, Smallmouth Bass, as well as Lake and Rainbow Trout. You can keep all the fish you catch if you want to, and you’re welcome to bring kids on your trip.

The captain takes care of all the rods, reels, tackle, lures, live bait, and even snacks, and drinks. Before you leave, you should just have your fishing licenses with you.

Come to Big V Charters and enjoy a lovely day of fishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    Enjoy 6 full hours of fishing and try to land a great catch. 6 hours give you plenty of time to reel in all the prized species that dwell in Lake Erie as well as to enjoy the water to the fullest. You and the captain depart at 7:00 a.m.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    You and Captain Vinny will be fishing and reeling for 4 full hours. All the gear you'll need will be waiting for you on board, just bring your fishing licenses and you'll be set to go. The trip starts at 7:00 a.m. and lasts until 11:00 a.m.
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About the Captain

Vinny Costello
Buffalo, New York, United States
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4 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since May 2021
Join Captain Vinny for a lovely lake fishing trip and create many fond memories you'll cherish for a long time!

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Seaswirl (Performance fishing) originally built in 2001. Powered by 2 350HP Volvo engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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:
Cash
PayPal

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VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on August 28, 2021
it was a great experience.  captain vinny and crew were fantastic. i highly recommend this charter.
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Four hour charter with Captain Vinny.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 10, 2021
We learned a lot and had a great day! Thanks to Captain Vinny!
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Fishing with Vinny

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 3, 2021
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on June 25, 2021
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FAQs about Big V Charters

Big V Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Big V Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Big V Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate

Big V Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

Big V Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Big V Charters include:
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Lake Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon
  • Walleye