Signature Charters offers Walleye fishing trips on Lake Erie. Run and operated by Captain Mitch Shipman, his trips depart from Geneva, Ohio. If you are looking for some fine angling with a tournament-winning captain, Signature Charters is your best choice!

Hop aboard his 24’ Boston Whaler walkaround, which comes powered by a 250 HP Mercury Verado engine. Perfect for up to 4 anglers, this vessel is equipped with autopilot, Lowrance electronics, marine radio, and top-notch safety equipment. There’s also an ice-box on board to keep the catch fresh and a toilet for your comfort.

Capt. Mitch shows you the best fishing Lake Erie has to offer! The Walleye season reaches its peak in June and goes on strong through to September. You’ll chase this elusive fish in the central basin, in the waters flowing between Geneva and Conneaut.

You’ll be able to sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride to the fishing grounds. Capt. Mitch will set up all of your lines and run the rods. He’s also a great teacher and uses has a vast knowledge of the local ecosystem and best methods to help you catch Walleye.

All trips come inclusive with all the necessary equipment you need to make an outstanding catch possible. You will be provided with rods, reels, tackle, and bait. The only things you need to bring is a fishing license, food, and drinks.

With Signature Charters, fishing is always better from your side of the lake!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Afternoon Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 28 - Sep 13 (Sat, Sun)
    $450
    Afternoon Walleye trolling trip out of Geneva State Park marina. The trip lasts for 4 hours or limit. All fishing equipment is supplied.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 27 - Sep 30 (Mon, Sat, Sun)
    $500
    There's no better way to get your hands on some Walleye than on an 8-hour or limit fishing trip! You'll explore the open waters in Lake Erie's central basin, between Geneva and Conneaut, Ohio. Capt. Mitch brings along all the gear you need for a successful day – just remember to purchase a fishing license beforehand and bring along any drinks and snacks you'd like.
There is 1 person looking at this charter.

About the Captain

Mitch Shipman
Geneva, Ohio, United States
9 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
20 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2017
Mitch Shipman is a USCG licensed captain, Lake Erie Licensed Guide, and a tournament-winning fisherman. He specializes in trolling for Walleye and Perch on Lake Erie. With over 20 years of experience, Capt. Mitch has an impressive wealth of knowledge and a glowing reputation. He'll always do his best to ensure you have a productive and successful day on the water!

About this listing

Targeted species

Walleye Walleye

Boat specs

Boston Whaler (Walkaround) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 250HP Mercury Verado engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days 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 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
PayPal
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

Geneva Fishing Calendar

Loading Fish Calendar!
Please Wait...

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 20 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (25)
September fishing trip
Great Day Fishing, Thanks Captain Mitch!
Awesome!!
+22
Angler Rating
20
0
0
0
0
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
Sort By:
Featured  
Showing:
5 of 20 reviews
Tom C.
Elyria, Ohio
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

July fishing trip

VERIFIED   Afternoon Trip on July 3, 2022
Outstanding fishing trip with my nephew! CPT. Mitch knew the lake and where to fish. His attention to detail was evident. ...
Tom C. recommends Signature Charters
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful
Tom C. recommends Signature Charters
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful

Mike M.
Aliquippa, PA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Walleye trip with Captain Mitch

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 19, 2022
Great day catching walleye with Captain Mitch.  We had a blast.  Mitch knew exactly where the fish were and we caught our...
Mike M. recommends Signature Charters
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful
Mike M. recommends Signature Charters
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful

Bill T.
Girard, OH
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great Day Fishing, Thanks Captain Mitch!

VERIFIED   Afternoon Trip on June 4, 2022
This was the first time that I have gone fishing off the Geneva shoreline and Captain Mitch surpassed or expectations!  Great...
Bill T. recommends Signature Charters
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful
Bill T. recommends Signature Charters
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful

Robert Y.
Gibsonia, PA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

September fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on September 18, 2022
Robert Y. recommends Signature Charters
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful
Robert Y. recommends Signature Charters
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful

Kendra L.
Euclid, Ohio
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half Day with Captain Mitch

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Evening on June 27, 2020
We had a great day of fishing with Captain Mitch.  The Walleye were hitting before we even had all of our lines out.  Captain...
Kendra L. recommends Signature Charters
Mark review as helpful
1 person finds this review helpful
You and 1 other person found this review helpful
Kendra L. recommends Signature Charters
Mark review as helpful
1 person finds this review helpful
You and 1 other person found this review helpful

FAQs about Signature Charters

Signature Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Afternoon Trip (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Signature Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Signature Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures

Signature Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

Signature Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Signature Charters include:
  • Walleye