Captain Scott's Catfish Charter

Captain’s Scott 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 the adventure: there is nothing better than putting a smile on a child’s face!

Enjoy your fishing trip with Captain Scott aboard a 24-foot Tracker pontoon, which comes powered by a 60 HP Mercury Big Foot engine. 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 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 but you can also feel free to bring your own gear. 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
    6 hour Trip - AM (up to 6 Anglers)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 15 Oct
    US$ 400
    up to 6 persons
    This rate applies for a 6-hour morning trip for groups of 3 and up to 6 people. 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.
  • Private trip
    6 hour Trip - PM (up to 6 Anglers)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 15 Oct
    US$ 400
    up to 6 persons
    This rate applies for a 6-hour evening trip for groups of 3 and up to 6 people. If you are not an early bird, this package is exactly what you are looking for!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - AM (up to 6 Anglers)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 15 Oct
    US$ 300
    up to 6 persons
    This rate applies for 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.
  • Private trip
    4 hour Trip - PM (up to 6 Anglers)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 15 Oct
    US$ 300
    up to 6 persons
    This rate applies for the evening 4-hour trip for groups of 3 and up to 6 people. If you want to go fishing with your friends or family, this package is exactly what you are looking for.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing
Spinning

Amenities

Toilet
Life Jackets
Toilet
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Drinks

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

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

About the Captain

Howard "Scott" Heston
Port Clinton, Ohio, United States
Member since January 2017
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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).
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.78
out of 5 stars from 20 reviews
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Excellent Catfish Trip
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100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Ashley Metheney
Lebanon, OH
 4.33
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Fishing with Howard "Scott"

VERIFIED   June 16, 2018
I took my family on the trip it was a good experience
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Thomas Smith
Port Clinton, Ohio
 5.00
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Monster fishing trip with Captain Scott!

VERIFIED   June 22, 2017
Awesome trip with Captain Scott!  3 people and 103 fish!  Got us on the fish on the first stop…so this was...
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Patti Poe
Dayton, Ohio
 5.00
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6 hour trip with Captain Scott

VERIFIED   August 3, 2017
We brought our 3 grandchildren to fish, ages 17, 12, and 9. We all had a great time!! I’m not sure how many we caught...
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Paul Hughes
Columbus, Ohio
 5.00
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Nice boat, good captain, lotta fish!

October 8, 2016
Been out numerous times with good Capt. Scott. He knows where the Channel Cat are and how to catch them. We have had days with...
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Ronnie Gordon
United States
 5.00
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4 hour trip with captain scott

VERIFIED   July 11, 2017
It was the best trip that we have ever had it was my wife first time going cat fishing on a boat and she loved it, and we will...
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