Buckets Sport Fishing Charters

5 State Street
Erie PA, United States

Buckets Sport Fishing Charters invites you to spend a day with Captain Dan Kelly and find out why Lake Erie is so popular! Departing from Erie, Pennsylvania, you will be provided a safe and memorable fishing trip on Lake Erie out of the Port of Erie. After all, Erie is the Freshwater Fishing capital of the world!

Lake Erie fishing is excellent for Walleye, Lake Trout, Steelhead, and Yellow Perch, making this area very productive. You can either troll or bottom fish depending on the weather and the species you are targeting.

The Viking Express is a41’ Viking yacht with a 14’ beam and a capacity for six guests. Powered by twin 450 HP Detroit diesel engines, the boat is built to withstand the rigors of canyon fishing on the eastern coast of the United States.

The vessel features a fully air-conditioned salon and a private bathroom for your convenience; a Raymarine 96-mile radar, Raymarine fishfinder and GPS, and autopilot. For your safety, there is a 10-person inflatable life raft, Cisco planner system, Cannon downriggers, trolling valves, and Craig rod holders. 

Buckets Sport Fishing Charters provides rods, reels, tackle, a full complement of the latest lures, and live bait. The first mate will help bait your hooks and reel in the catch, and don’t forget, he works for tips, which are customary at 15-20% of the trip’s price.

Your catch can be processed at the end of the trip for a full experience. Make sure you obtain a Freshwater fishing license prior to the trip.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Evening Charter
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 15 Apr - 1 Oct
    US$ 950
    up to 6 persons
    You can fish the afternoon bite of Walleye, Lake Trout, Yellow Perch, and Steelhead. The trip runs until it gets dark.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 950
    up to 6 persons
    This is a full day of Walleye, Lake Trout, Steelhead, and Yellow Perch fishing on Lake Erie. You will mostly troll or bottom fish using a variety of lures.
There are 6 people looking at this charter.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Lake Trout
Perch (Yellow)
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)

Boat Specs

Viking (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1987. Powered by 2 450HP Detroit engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 26 knots.

41 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing


Life Jackets
Ice Box
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

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


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible


Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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:
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

About the Captain

Dan Kelly
Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
Member since March 2016
Started as a first mate on a local charter boat and worked my way up to the current fleet. We are the largest charter operation on the Pennsylvania waters of Lake Erie.

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