'03' Fishing Charters

’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 hour trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 Apr - 1 Sep
    $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 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 Aug - 1 Nov
    $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 hour trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 Apr - 1 Aug
    $500
    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.
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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%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.73
out of 5 stars from 28 reviews
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Two day trip
Full eight hour Charter
Fishing with Captain Jerry
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Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Phil B.
Johnstown, OH
 5.00
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Full eight hour Charter

VERIFIED   May 4, 2019
my son and grandson and I chartered a fishing trip with 03 fishing charters .his boat was first class well stocked with the...
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Fun day on Lake Erie

VERIFIED   July 3, 2019
We met Jerry at the marina in the morning. Jerry was all ready and helped us on the boat with our coolers.we got out there...
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Brandon S.
Ashley, OH
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A Fun Day with Capt Jerry

VERIFIED   June 11, 2019
Captain Jerry did a great job ensuring that everyone had a great time and caught some fish. He took us right to the fish and...
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Bridget B.
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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Ronald H.
West Chester, OH
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VERIFIED   July 19, 2019
Had a great time, best trip I’ve had on lake Erie. Captain Jerry was great! very funny and made the trip fun. Looking...
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