Thomas’ Guide Service is a fly and spin fishing guide service covering Pennsylvania and northeast Ohio, based out of Springfield, PA. Captain Thomas Lawrence offers walk and wade trips on various Lake Erie tributaries that everyone can enjoy regardless of their age or skill level. Pick a day that suits you and spend a memorable day fishing the region’s rich rivers.

The captain starts running trips in mid- to late October, depending on the weather and other conditions, and will continue fishing into the spring. The run starts in early October and will move out to the lake in the later spring. It is one of the more beautiful experiences that you can have on a fishing trip.

Your group of up to 4 anglers and the captain will be chasing Steelhead using light tackle fly fishing. You can keep all your catch if you want to and take it home.

Captain Thomas provides all the high-end equipment for you. All you will need is clothing appropriate for the weather conditions and chest waders. Also, you can bring any food or drinks you like. Kids are more than welcome on all the captain’s trips, so don’t hesitate to bring them along and have a beautiful family day on the water.

Join Thomas’ Guide Services for a river fishing adventure and make lovely memories you won’t soon forget!



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  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    Captain Thomas runs 6-hour trips. You'll depart from the dock at 8:00 a.m. and get back at 2:00 p.m. The trip offers a fun fly fishing or spinning experience on one of Lake Erie's tributaries. Bring your food or drinks, appropriate clothes, and chest waders.
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About the Captain

Thomas Lawrence
West Springfield, Pennsylvania, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
2 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2022
Captain Thomas is a Pennsylvania licensed guide and an Ohio licensed guide. He takes people on any of the beautiful Lake Erie tributaries in western Pennsylvania and Ohio. The captain has loved fishing all his life and has been fishing on charter boats for a few years. He wanted to start and take it to the next step, making a fishing guiding business.

About this listing

Targeted species

Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Lake Erie tributaries

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 2 reviews
Equipment
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Made a first-timer a lifetime steelheader!
Made a first-timer a lifetime steelheader!
Made a first-timer a lifetime steelheader!
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Chris F.
Haleiwa, HI
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on October 11, 2022
I had a really good day with Thomas’ guide service! He has brand new, top notch fly fishing gear, and his tackle is meticulously...
Chris F. recommends Thomas’ Guide Services
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Carmen H.
West Chester, Ohio
Excellent
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Made a first-timer a lifetime steelheader!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on October 30, 2022
Thomas is a new guide, but not new to fishing.  He has great instincts regarding which bait to use when, how to fish various...
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FAQs about Thomas’ Guide Services

Thomas’ Guide Services offers the following trip to customers:
  • $250 per group, additional $100 per person after 1 guest - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)

Trips booked with Thomas’ Guide Services include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Thomas’ Guide Services offers the following type of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Lake Erie tributaries)

Thomas’ Guide Services offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Thomas’ Guide Services include:
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)