Dirty 30 Lake Erie Charters

Book your next trip with Dirty 30 Lake Erie Charters and discover what keeps anglers returning to Lake Erie for more.

Local species include Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, Steelhead, Lake Trout, Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Yellow Perch, and more. Fish caught during the trip are yours to take home, so long as they’re within the legal limit.

Our fleet includes 2 boats to accommodate various trips.  Both boats are fully rigged with top of the line equipment to provide you with the best experience possible. 

For our walleye trips, you will find yourself aboard a 27 foot Proline Walkaround powered by a 2019 Mercury 300.  It is fully outfitted with a top of the line fish finder, electric downriggers, and rod holders.  The boat has plenty of seating and can accommodate up to 4 guests.  It also has a nice clean restroom on board for emergencies.

Our other boat is used for bass and panfish trips and smaller parties.  It is a 2018 Ranger 620 powered by an Evinrude Etec 250hp.  The boat is fully rigged with 2 Lowrance carbons with structure scan and active target.  In addition it has a Minn Kota Ultrex 112 with spot lock, as well as all top of the line tackle to chase big smallies, crappies and walleye. 

Each person must have a valid PA fishing license and Lake Erie Permit. This information is usually available online, or you can ask the captain. Some species might be protected or require a tag to keep them, so make sure you know what to expect.

It’s recommended to bring snacks, sunscreen (non-spray), a hat, and sunglasses. There will be some drinks on the boat, but let the captain know if you wish to bring your own. Alcohol is allowed in moderation, but try to avoid hard liquor and glass bottles.

Now and then, the fish might get away, but a day on the water never should. So make it happen with Dirty 30 Lake Erie Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Tributary Steelhead
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 15 - Mar 15 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $400
    We will be targeting various tributaries that run into Lake Erie for beautiful Steelhead. These trips are dependent on creek conditions. You will learn how to drift fish using your choice of spinning or fly. During this weeknight trip, we will meet at a location and fish until around dark. This trip is seasonal.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Fly Fishing
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Perch or Crappie
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Apr 1 (Sat, Sun)
    US $300
    These trips will take place in early spring in Presque Isle Bay.
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Spinning
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Tributary Steelhead
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 15 - Mar 15 (Sat, Sun)
    US $450
    We will be targeting various tributaries that run into Lake Erie for beautiful Steelhead. These trips are dependent on creek conditions. You will learn how to drift fish using your choice of spinning or fly. This trip is seasonal.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Fly Fishing
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Tributary Steelhead
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 15 - Mar 15 (Sat, Sun)
    US $550
    We will be targeting various tributaries that run into Lake Erie for beautiful Steelhead. These trips are dependent on creek conditions. You will learn how to drift fish using your choice of spinning or fly. This trip is seasonal.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Fly Fishing
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Smallmouth Bass
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 15 - Nov 30
    US $499
    Smallmouth Bass move into Presque Isle Bay around the end of March to prepare for the spawn and stay there until around mid-June. April is a great month to catch trophy fish in the bay. After June, we will begin targeting Bass on the main lake. This trip is seasonal.
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Smallmouth)
    Smallmouth Bass
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Walleye (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 8 - Oct 20
    US $550
    These trips take place on our spacious 27 Foot Proline Boat with restroom. These trips are available from June 8th to Oct 20. As the summer progresses, walleye fishing is best at first light and during the morning hours. Departure time can be adjust to fit your needs. 8 Hour trolling trip or whenever limit is reached. Up to 4 guests.
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Walleye
    Walleye
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Walleye (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 20
    US $550
    These trips take place on our spacious 27 Foot Proline Boat with restroom. These trips are available from May 1 to Oct 20. In the early season, fishing is best as it gets dark. As the summer progresses, fish can be caught during afternoon hours. We will depart at approximately 3:00 pm and fish until dusk. Departure times may be adjusted to meet your needs. 8 Hour trolling trip or until limit is reached. Up to 4 guests.
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Walleye
    Walleye
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Smallmouth Bass
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 15 - Nov 30
    US $599
    Smallmouth Bass move into Presque Isle Bay around the end of March to prepare for the spawn and stay there until around mid-June. April is a great month to catch trophy fish in the bay. After June, we will begin targeting Bass on the main lake. This trip is seasonal.
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Smallmouth)
    Smallmouth Bass
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Great day on the water and outstanding service

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Walleye (AM) on September 30, 2023
Booked a charter for 9/30/2023. Kevin was very responsive from the beginning and answered every question that I had. I had...
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6 hour trip

8 Hour Trip – Walleye (AM) on August 15, 2023
Hell of a guide.  Put our group on fish immediately.  Back to the dock with a limit of walleye.  This guy knows his trade. ...
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Chuck P.
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One of the best if not the best charter we have booked

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Walleye on September 29, 2023
My son wanted a charter for his birthday. The poor captain worked his ass off running back and forth between poles and netting...
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Great Experience with Dirty 30 Lake Erie Charters!

8 Hour Trip – Walleye (AM) on June 18, 2023
My son and I had an unforgettable fishing charter experience with Dirty 30 Lake Erie Charters in Erie, PA, led by the legendary...
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Fun catching smallies!

5 Hour Trip – Smallmouth Bass on June 7, 2023
We had a excellent experience catching the big beautiful Lake Erie smallmouth bass in the spring.  Captain Linza is an excellent...
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FAQs about Dirty 30 Lake Erie Charters

Dirty 30 Lake Erie Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $300 per group, additional US $100 per person after 1 guest - 4 Hour Trip – Tributary Steelhead (4 hours)
  • US $300 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Perch or Crappie (6 hours)
  • US $350 per group, additional US $100 per person after 1 guest - 6 Hour Trip – Tributary Steelhead (6 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $100 per person after 1 guest - 8 Hour Trip – Tributary Steelhead (8 hours)
  • US $499 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Smallmouth Bass (6 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Walleye (AM) (8 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Walleye (PM) (8 hours)
  • US $599 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Smallmouth Bass (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Dirty 30 Lake Erie Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet This is available on our larger boat.
  • GPS Lowrance HDS Carbon 12
  • Fishfinder Lowrance HDS Carbon 12
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System Bluetooth Sound System
  • Ice Box
  • Radar Handheld

Trips booked with Dirty 30 Lake Erie Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (optional. $3/fish fillet and ziplock bagged.)
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Dirty 30 Lake Erie Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

Dirty 30 Lake Erie Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Dirty 30 Lake Erie Charters include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Crappie
  • Lake Trout
  • Perch (Yellow)
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Walleye

Meet the Captain

Kevin Linza
Fairview, Pennsylvania, United States
ID & license verified
7 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since July 2023
Dirty 30 Fishing LLC was founded in the Spring of 2023 with the goal of helping people catch more fish. Captain Kevin Linza, originally from the Pittsburgh area, has spent his entire life fishing for multiple species along the East Coast. He spent many summers working as a first mate in the Outer Banks, in addition to fishing competitively in Virginia for 10+ years. Capt. Kevin will do his best to ensure you have a safe, fun, and successful trip each time out. The majority of our trips are out of Erie, however, Dirty 30 Charters' boat allows us to be mobile and can run trips from Port Clinton to Lake Ontario. We hope you share a day on the water with us!

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass
Crappie Crappie
Lake Trout Lake Trout

Boat specs

Pro Line (Sportfishing) originally built in 2000. Powered by a 300HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
This is available on our larger boat.
GPS
Lowrance HDS Carbon 12
Fishfinder
Lowrance HDS Carbon 12
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Bluetooth Sound System
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
optional. $3/fish fillet and ziplock bagged.
Drinks
First Mate
Fly Fishing Equipment

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
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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