Sara J Fishing Charters provides an excellent service in Lake Erie, Ohio. Captain Gary and his knowledgeable team are the best specialists in the area, which is widely known as “the Walleye capital of the world”. But apart from that delicious species, Sara J Fishing Charters will also get your hands full of Yellow Perch, Rainbow Trout, and Smallmouth Bass.

Your adventure will take place on board a spacious 34-foot Baha Catamaran, which comes powered by twin 450 HP MerCruiser engines for a smooth ride. It’s equipped with top-notch navigational electronics and features a flybridge, ice-box, and a wireless trolling motor. What is more, there is a toilet, a shower, a kitchen with a refrigerator, and a bed on board to ensure maximum comfort. The vessel is wheelchair accessible and can accommodate up to six persons.

Gather your friends and family and take a ride with Sara J Fishing Charters. The crew will see to your every need and even if you just want to wet a line, your trip will be fun and eventful. The shared charter option is ideal for those who want to enjoy a day out with other anglers, share experiences and improve their skills.

You will be provided with all the fishing equipment required to put your catch together, including rods, reels, tackle, lures, and live bait. Drinks and snacks are what you might want to bring with yourself.

Now all you have to do is find an opening in the captain’s calendar, book a trip to your liking and your next angling adventure will be all set up!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 25 - Nov 25
    $999
    This is a trip for anglers of all experience levels. The crew will provide you with all the assistance necessary for each angler to have a successful trip. During the trip, you will get a chance to catch Walleye, Lake Erie's best fish, but also Smallmouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, and Yellow Perch. This package is for 6 anglers maximum.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 25 - Nov 25
    $750
    The ideal trip for a group of friends or a family. This package will allow you to see everything Lake Erie has to offer. You'll be able to target all of the most popular local species such as Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, and Yellow Perch as well as take some time to relax between the bites.

About the Captain

Gary Carpenter
Lorain, Ohio, United States
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28 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since January 2017
Captain Gary Carpenter has almost 28 years of experience in fishing. Apart from dedicating his time to his life-long passion, he has also taken part in various seminars and fishing shows. Gary enjoys sharing his knowledge with his guests. He specializes in catching Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, and Perch on Lake Erie.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Baha Catamaran (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2005. Powered by 2 450HP Mercruser engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 48 knots.

Length
34 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate

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
Disabled Accessible

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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on July 13, 2019
Excellent experience. Captain Gary thoroughly enjoys his job and is very good at it. Caught our limit of walleyes in three...
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Garry R.
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on July 7, 2020
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on July 14, 2018
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FAQs about Sara J II

Sara J II offers the following trips to customers:
  • $750 per group - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • $999 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Sara J II, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning (And heating)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Sara J II include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate

Sara J II offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Sara J II offers the following fishing technique:
  • Trolling (All fishing gear and bait)

Top targeted fish species with Sara J II include:
  • Walleye