Reef Bobber Fishing Charters

When you want to fill your cooler with delicious fish and have the best time doing it, turn to Reef Bobber Fishing Charters! Located in Lakeside Marblehead, Captain Brad Miller and his wife run this operation that also offers comfortable fishing lodges.

You will be casting your line out of a 28’ cuddy cabin with a 275 HP Chrysler engine and plenty of space to seat up to 6 anglers. The boat sports an 11’ beam and a convertible top to keep you safe from the elements, because the weather on western Lake Erie can be fickle. There’s an enclosed porta potty on board, so you will travel and fish in full comfort.

To get your catch into the boat, you’ll have quality Pflueger and Daiwa fishing equipment, and your guide will provide live bait and an assortment of lures, as well.

Walleye and Yellow Perch are the primary targets on the waters, and both their quantity and quality is excellent. To go after Perch, you will use minnow-tipped hooks and this is fun for both adults and little ones.

You will be casting and drifting to catch Walleye that will fight you with everything they’ve got as you reel them in. After the trip, your catch will be cleaned and filleted for you free of charge, so that you can bring it home for dinner.

You’re welcome to come aboard with kids, they will have the best time learning how to get their first fish into the boat. Capt. Brad will have life jackets for everyone, so your safety is covered as well.

Capt. Brad will take care of everything fishing-related, it’s up to you to show up with a valid fishing license, drinks, and snacks.

Let Reef Bobber Fishing Charters put you on some excellent fishing action that will make it hard to come back to land!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 1
    $642
    You have 8 hours on Lake Erie to prowl the best fishing spots in the 20-mile radius of the dock in Marblehead. There's plenty of time to catch dozens of Perch and Walleye and come back to shore with a prize-worthy catch. For this trip, you'll need a fishing license, food, and drinks. The fishing equipment will wait for you on board.
  • Private trip
    Fall Perch 3/4 day 9:00 am Weekdays
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Oct 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $500
    Specificaly for perch but dont worry if they are not biting or you prefer we go for walleye instead. Fish cleaning up to 60 fish included. If over that we will get your fish delivered to the fish cleaners for you and you will be responsible for the bill and pick up or you may do them yourself at home or using our table.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1
    $375
    On this 4 hour trip, you will be fishing around Middle Island and Kelleys Island and explore the fishing grounds in between to catch Walleye and Yellow Perch. Don't forget your fishing license, snacks, and drinks. Departure times are flexible.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1
    $375
    If you'd like to go after Yellow Perch and Walleye in the afternoon, this is the trip for you. You will be prowling the fishing grounds around Kelleys Island and Middle Island for 4 hours and see how many fish you can catch. You'll need a valid fishing license, some snacks, and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip Evening
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1
    $375
    If you'd like to go after Yellow Perch and Walleye in the afternoon, this is the trip for you. You will be prowling the fishing grounds around Kelleys Island and Middle Island for 4 hours and see how many fish you can catch. You'll need a valid fishing license, some snacks, and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Sep 10 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $374
    Fishing Lake Erie for walleye, smallmouth, or perch.
  • Private trip
    Sunset Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1
    $213
    If you'd like to combine good fishing with the stunning sunset over Lake Erie, this is your trip. You'll have 2 hours to enjoy the view and catch some Yellow Perch and Walleye along the way. Bring your fishing license and some snacks and drinks, if you'd like.
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About the Charter Operator

Reef Bobber Fishing Charters
Lakeside Marblehead, Ohio, United States
103 Customer Reviews
Response time 9 hours
Member since March 2017
When you want to fish with a guide that has your best fishing interests in mind, Captain Brad has you covered. He and his team knows the fishing grounds like the back of his hand. They'll do their best to keep you on the fish throughout their trip and will go the extra mile to find that red-hot bite.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass
Perch (Yellow) Yellow Perch
Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Marinette (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 1987, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 275HP Chrysler engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 21 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
87%
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   NEW  October 11, 2021
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Bellefontaine, OH
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Early morning 4 hr trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 29, 2021
Captain Brad, Really wanted us to catch the RIGHT FISH, even though the 5 of us ( 1 set of grandparents, a 13...
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Maple Heights, Ohio
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Full day trip with Brad

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 26, 2021
We fished a full day out of Sandusky with Captain Brad. We weren’t sure we would be able to go due to the weather forecast,...
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Dublin, Ohio
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A good walleye trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 5, 2021
We had a good half day walleye trip with Captain Brad during 7/4 long weekend. Due to the high wind the previous week, the...
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Half Day trip with Captain Brad

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 23, 2021
Five of us went out on a half day morning trip. Captain Brad worked hard to put us on fish and we had success. We ended up...
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FAQs about Reef Bobber Fishing Charters

Reef Bobber Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $213 per group - Sunset Fishing Trip (2 hours)
  • $374 per group - Half Day (4 hours)
  • $375 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $375 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $375 per group - Half Day Trip Evening (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - Fall Perch 3/4 day 9:00 am Weekdays (6 hours)
  • $642 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Reef Bobber Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Enclosed porta potty)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Reef Bobber Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Pflueger and Daiwa)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures

Reef Bobber Fishing Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (Lake Erie)

Reef Bobber Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Reef Bobber Fishing Charters include:
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Perch (Yellow)
  • Walleye