Erie Drifter Sportfishing & Lodging

8831 Canada Goose Court
Oak Harbor OH, United States

At Erie Drifter they understand the things that matter on an amazing trip: fishing for what you want, where you will actually find it, in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. If you’re looking to land a prize-worthy Walleye, they’ll change their plan and tactics to get you hooked up with a monster. If you want to bag plenty of fish to take home to eat, they’ll make sure it happens. No matter the goal they will do what they can to make it happen, and to make you have as much fun as possible doing it.

Fishing seasonally for Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Salmon, Perch and Steelhead Trout, they use their extensive experience, their network of local knowledge and the latest in navigation including Raymarine GPS, fishfinder and radar, as well as a Standard Horizon VHF radio to make sure you get on the fish.

Their 32 ft Sportcraft fishing boat is powered by a 315 HP Yanmar engine with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots. It is equipped with a livewell for the freshest live bait as well as artificial lures to suit any taste, and comes with all the tackle you will need for the wide variety of techniques they offer, including spinning, jigging, trolling, and surprise surprise drift fishing, which their experienced first mate will be more than happy to help you with.

Captain Thomas Straus lives on Lake Erie all year round, and has been fishing there with his family for over 40 years. He fishes from ice out to ice in every year and loves nothing more than helping people land some great fish and sharing the skills and knowledge he has learnt over his long and successful career.

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Boat Specs

Sportcraft (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2007. Powered by 315HP Yanmar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

32 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Lake Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, PayPal.

About the Captain

Thomas Straus
Oak Harbor, Ohio, United States
Member since March 2016
Captain Tom Straus owns and runs Erie Drifter Sportfishing & Lodging. His running Lake Erie Fishing Charters is his job and his joy. His love of Lake Erie began over four decades ago, fishing with his family shared his passion for the “Walleye Capital of the World”. Captain Tom lives on the lake all year round, and he literally runs his charters from ice out to ice in. Fishing charters are offered by a variety of charter companies area, don’t pay for an inexperienced guide, go with someone who really knows there stuff and has the years of experience to back up their claim! Captain Tom will teach you his secret fishing tricks: what bait works best, and how deep you should target feeding fish. He will be sure to show you the best spots! Of course we’re qualified… But what you will love most is Tom’s passion for fishing and making sure his clients have the very best experience.
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