'03' Fishing Charters

1805 West Lakeshore Drive
Port Clinton OH, United States

’03’ Fishing Charters offers exciting trips on the Western Basin of Lake Erie. Departing from Port Clinton, Ohio, you will be guided by one of the best captains in the area. Jerry has decades of professional experience and is a patient angler. He knows the zone like the back of his hand and can put you on the fish with his eyes closed.

If you are intrigued, step aboard the ’03’, which is a 30-foot Aquasport vessel. She comes powered by twin 270 HP Crusader engines and is a well-maintained fishing machine. The ’03’ is clean (Captain Jerry makes sure she is scrubbed daily) and can comfortably take up to six anglers. She is rigged with top-notch navigational electronics, a toilet for your maximum comfort, and coolers for the catch and your snacks. The ’03’ is docked at Lake Front Marina and located conveniently right on the lake.

Lake Erie fishing charters with Captain Jerry is always a fun and productive experience. Jerry is a great teacher who uses his vast experience wisely. On your day out, you will be bottom fishing and drift fishing Lake Erie’s Western Basin for Yellow Perch and Walleye, the local superstar. Depending on the bite, the captain can take you fishing nearshore and offshore, as well as the reefs.

All trips come with quality gear, tackle, and bait. You only need to purchase a fishing license prior to the trip and grab something to eat and drink.

Fish the “Walleye Capital of the world” with ’03’ Fishing Charters and make a great catch possible. Fishing is always better on your side of the lake!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Or Limit - Walleye
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 Apr - 1 Aug
    US$ 600
    up to 6 persons
    This is a 8 Hours Or Limit trip. Fish for Walleye on the waters of Lake Erie, departing from Port Clinton. The package includes all you need to make an outstanding catch possible. 5 to 6 person crew
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Or Limit - Perch
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 17 Jul - 1 Nov
    US$ 500
    up to 6 persons
    8 Hour Or Limit trip. Fish for Yellow Perch with one of the best captains in the area. All rods, reels, tackle, bait, and lures will be provided.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Or Limit - Walleye (MAX 4)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 Apr - 1 Aug
    US$ 475
    up to 6 persons
    CAPTAIN SPECIAL —- A crew of 4 or less. This is an 8 Hour Or Limit trip . You will be drift fishing for Walleye on Lake Erie's Western Basin with all the necessary equipment and bait provided. License not included.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Perch (Yellow)
Walleye

Boat Specs

Aquasport (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1986. Powered by 2 270HP Crusader engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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:
Cash
Checks

About the Captain

Jerry Coolidge
Port Clinton, Ohio, United States
Member since March 2017
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"My Grandfather has ruined me for life." Captain Jerry Is a member of the Lake Erie Charter Captains Association. Jerry has over 40 years of experience fishing Lake Erie. When in 1984 his father-in-law bought him new 26’ Penn Yan boat, it encouraged Jerry to become a captain. He has fished all of his life with a 14-year break to go racing with his wife in their 63 Corvette.
Response time: 5 hours
Response rate: 98%

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (14)
4.86
out of 5 stars from 21 reviews
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Experience
Fishing with Captain Jerry
Walleye with Capt Jerry
Walleye with Capt Jerry
+11
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
82%
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Gregory Holton
Avon, Indiana
 5.00
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Our 8 Hour Charter Trip

VERIFIED   May 5, 2018
Our party of 4 had 3 rookies when it came to Walleye fishing.  The weather cooperated nicely,but the Walleye were a bit...
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Bridget Brown
Centerburg, Ohio
 5.00
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8 hour perch trip

VERIFIED   August 25, 2018
We had a wonderful day with captain Jerry. Unfortunately there were storms that went through the area and the fish weren’t...
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Ron Gabbard
Middletown, OH
 5.00
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Walleye trip

VERIFIED   May 8, 2018
Great experience with Captain Jerry!!  Nice boat and equipment and we caught our limit!!  Trip was an excellent time....
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Jon Henrichsen
Cumming, IA
 5.00
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Great experience!!

VERIFIED   August 13, 2018
Jerry was a pleasure to be around. He is a seasoned guide and was perfect for our family of five. We came home with ten pounds...
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Brian Fullem
Uniontown, PA
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Day trip with captain Jerry

VERIFIED   April 26, 2018
Capt. Jerry put us on the fish had our limit by 830 in the morning He is a great guy my next charter will only be with him....
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