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
    up to 6 persons
    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
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1
    $375
    up to 6 persons
    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
    up to 6 persons
    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
    up to 6 persons
    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
    Sunset Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1
    $213
    up to 6 persons
    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 Captain

Brad Miller
Lakeside Marblehead, Ohio, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
22 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since March 2017
When you want to fish with a guide that has your best fishing interests in mind, Captain Brad Miller is your guy. He's spent his whole life fishing Lake Erie, and he knows the fishing grounds like the back of his hand. Capt. Brad does his best to keep his customers on the fish throughout their trip and he will go the extra mile to find that red-hot bite.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Smallmouth) Bass (Smallmouth)
Perch (Yellow) Perch (Yellow)
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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 30 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (16)
4.85
out of 5 stars from 22 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
 Wonderful, relaxing experience!
2-Hour Sunset Fish
Sunset Cruise: Reef Bobber fishing charter
+13
Angler Rating
21
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
84%
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Brian B.
Battle Creek, MI
 4.67
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Late Afternoon Smallmouth Bass fishing trip

VERIFIED   September 14, 2019
First things first…Thank you Capt Brad! My group had a trip scheduled for the next day with another charter service but...
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Kevin K.
Maple Heights, Ohio
 5.00
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Half day with Captain Brad

VERIFIED   September 15, 2019
Just have to say I had a overall good time fishing with Brad.  There were 3 of us and went for the half day.  Despite...
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Jerry B.
Quincy, IL
 4.67
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 21, 2019
Last minute we booked a two hour trip for one adult and my two teenage boys. I new that with a short trip planned that we would...
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Kristin K.
Chicago, Illinois
 5.00
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Sunset 2-hour Excursion with Captain Brad.

VERIFIED   August 4, 2019
A really fun time was had by all. Captain Brad was very patient with the kids and made it very fun for them. As a parent, I...
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Ephraim, K.
Tampa, FL
 5.00
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Half-day fishing with Captain Brad

VERIFIED   August 21, 2019
We enjoyed the fishing very much, even though it wasn’t the time of year when the fish are really biting. We still got...
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