Captain Scott's Catfish Charter

Captain Scott’s Catfish Charter invites you to enjoy Lake Erie fishing at its finest. With just a quick boat ride to a calm fishing area, you will be ready to bait the hooks. Captain Scott is a patient and professional guide, who knows the area like the back of his hand. Kids are especially welcome to join: there is nothing better than putting a smile on a child’s face!

Enjoy your fishing trip with Captain Scott aboard a 24’ Tracker pontoon. Originally built in 1986, the vessel was fully uphauled in 2015 and is ready to get you to the fishing grounds in comfort and style. Perfect for accommodating up to six anglers, the pontoon is wheelchair accessible and has a private bathroom on board.

Captain Scott’s clients catch an average of 50 to 100 pounds of Catfish per person without fighting the rough waters of the main lake. These fat monsters reach a weight of 20 pounds and put up the kind of fight that will put a smile on your face. The trips are four and six hours and the captain has customized the packages to suit any angler’s need and budget.

An adventure with Captain’s Scott Catfish Charter comes inclusive with all the necessary equipment you need to make outstanding catches possible. You will be provided with high-quality rods, Penn spinning or Zebco push button reels, tackle, and bait. If you decide to keep the catch, it could be cleaned at an additional fee. You need to bring a fishing license, sunscreen, your camera, snacks, and non-alcoholic drinks.

Book your family-friendly adventure with Captain Scott’s Catfish Charter – it’s “reel” fun!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM) (6 PAX) April
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 13 - Apr 30
    US $260
    If you want to go fishing with your friends or family, this package is exactly what you are looking for. This rate applies to groups of 3 and up to 6 people. Enjoy your Catfishing trip with one of the best guides in the area, who knows where the fish are hiding year-round. So bring your A-game and get ready for some action!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM) (6 PAX) April
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 13 - Apr 30
    US $260
    Enjoy a great family trip and catch some great fish without having to spend a full day on the water. This evening 4 hour trip is perfect for groups of 3 and up to 6 people. You'll get the opportunity to visit some highly productive fishing grounds where your skills will be tested to the max by some monster Catfish!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM) (6 PAX)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 15
    US $360
    If you want to go fishing with your friends or family, this package is exactly what you are looking for. This rate applies to groups of 3 and up to 6 people. Enjoy your Catfishing trip with one of the best guides in the area, who knows where the fish are hiding year-round. So bring your A-game and get ready for some action!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM) (6 PAX)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 15
    US $360
    Enjoy a great family trip and catch some great fish without having to spend a full day on the water. This evening 4 hour trip is perfect for groups of 3 and up to 6 people. You'll get the opportunity to visit some highly productive fishing grounds where your skills will be tested to the max by some monster Catfish!
  • Private trip
    6 hour Trip (PM) (6 PAX) April
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 13 - Apr 30
    US $388
    If you are not an early bird, this package will be perfect for you as you'll be able to take advantage of the morning period of high activity to see some excellent action. This rate applies for a 6 hour evening trip for groups of 3 and up to 6 people. So get your group together and come to hook some lake monsters!
  • Private trip
    6 hour Trip (AM) (6 PAX) April
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 13 - Apr 30
    US $390
    This trip is ideal for a family or a group of friends, who are looking for some fine angling with one of the best captains in the area. The rate applies for a 6 hour morning trip able to accommodate up to 6 people. You'll spend enough time on captain's favorite fishing spots to hook some monster Catfish so be ready for a workout!
  • Private trip
    6 hour Trip (AM) (6 PAX)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 15
    US $490
    This trip is ideal for a family or a group of friends, who are looking for some fine angling with one of the best captains in the area. The rate applies for a 6 hour morning trip able to accommodate up to 6 people. You'll spend enough time on captain's favorite fishing spots to hook some monster Catfish so be ready for a workout!
  • Private trip
    6 hour Trip (PM) (6 PAX)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 15
    US $490
    If you are not an early bird, this package will be perfect for you as you'll be able to take advantage of the morning period of high activity to see some excellent action. This rate applies for a 6 hour evening trip for groups of 3 and up to 6 people. So get your group together and come to hook some lake monsters!
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FAQs about Captain Scott's Catfish Charter

Captain Scott's Catfish Charter offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $260 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (6 PAX) April (4 hours)
  • US $260 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (6 PAX) April (4 hours)
  • US $360 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (6 PAX) (4 hours)
  • US $360 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (6 PAX) (4 hours)
  • US $388 per group - 6 hour Trip (PM) (6 PAX) April (6 hours)
  • US $390 per group - 6 hour Trip (AM) (6 PAX) April (6 hours)
  • US $490 per group - 6 hour Trip (AM) (6 PAX) (6 hours)
  • US $490 per group - 6 hour Trip (PM) (6 PAX) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Captain Scott's Catfish Charter, you can expect the following amenity onboard:
  • Toilet

Trips booked with Captain Scott's Catfish Charter include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Frozen Shrimp)
  • Drinks (I provide bottled water)

Captain Scott's Catfish Charter offers the following type of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing (Just a short boat ride to a calm fishing area )

Captain Scott's Catfish Charter offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning (I provide Penn spinning or Zebco push button reels)

Top targeted fish species with Captain Scott's Catfish Charter include:
  • Catfish

Meet the Captain

Howard "Scott" Heston
Port Clinton, Ohio, United States
18 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
89 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since April 2017
I have been fishing Lake Erie's Sandusky Bay for over 40 years and this will be my 3rd year running charters. Last year my charter was featured in Country Living Magazine (5/2016), Ohio Outdoor News (6/3/2016) and in Great Lakes Angler magazine (June-July 2016).

About this listing

Targeted species

Catfish Catfish

Boat specs

Tracker (Pontoon) originally built in 1986, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 115HP Mercury Big Foot engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Just a short boat ride to a calm fishing area

Fishing techniques

Bottom Fishing
Spinning
I provide Penn spinning or Zebco push button reels

Amenities

Toilet

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Frozen Shrimp
Drinks
I provide bottled water

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
I prefer to release big fish but its your choice
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 89 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (143)
Awesome day non stop Action 6 hours went quickly :D
Awesome day non stop Action 6 hours went quickly :D
Awesome day non stop Action 6 hours went quickly :D
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Angler rating
72
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Caught fish
96%
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Zhehao L.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Howard

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) (6 PAX) on September 4, 2023
Zhehao L. recommends Captain Scott's Catfish Charter
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Billy W.
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) (6 PAX) on July 31, 2023
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Crystal B.
North Ridgeville, OH
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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We had a 4 hour trip with captain Scott

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) (6 PAX) on June 22, 2023
We have the most amazing time with Captain Scott. He was absolutely incredible. We ended up catch 30 Chanel cats and two sea...
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Roger A. M.
Ontario, OH
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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VERIFIED   6 hour Trip (AM) (6 PAX) on June 19, 2023
It was a fantastic trip! The fish just kept bitting.  We caught and kept 113 pounds of fish. We caught a lot more. I would...
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Chuck B.
Wayne, OH
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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VERIFIED   6 hour Trip (AM) (6 PAX) on June 28, 2023
Capt. very knowledgeable with the target fish First spot we anchored multitude of fish was brought into the boat. This trip...
Chuck B. recommends Captain Scott's Catfish Charter
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