Reelsteel Charters LLC - Lake Erie

Reelsteel Charters is your key to the prime Lake Erie fishing. The company is a family-owned operation with many years of experience fishing the Great Lakes of Michigan. If you want to feel like you’re part of the crew and make great catches possible, Reelsteel Charters is your best choice.

No Lake Erie fishing adventure comes complete without a healthy dose of Walleye and Perch. Your captain will take you fishing the ‘honey holes’ aboard the “Salmonhead”, which is a well-maintained and spacious 30’ Cherokee sportfishing vessel. She comes powered by 2 300HP Chevrolet Crusader engines, and provides comfortable fishing space for up to 6 anglers.

The captain has a perfect command of his navigational electronics, as well as other professional features. The “Salmonhead” is well-prepared for the current bite and its live well is loaded with bait to make sure your hooks are irresistible.

A ton of local fishing knowledge allows Reelsteel Charters to make the most out of each fishing season. Come spring, and the crew head to the wester basin of Lake Erie to troll, cast, and jig the reefs and spawning grounds for a toothy Walleye. The season goes through mid-July.

But if you can’t make it in time to enjoy the thrill of returning to shore with an ice-chest full of the Lake Erie’s “superstar catch”, you will be able to join the crew for a Yellow Perch trip during the fall.

Reelsteel Charters will provide you with quality gear, tackle, lures, and bait. You will have to purchase a license prior to the trip, bring something to eat and drink, and hop on board!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Walleye
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 20 - Jul 10
    $800
    up to 6 persons
    Spend your day the waters of the western basin of Lake Erie. Dock to dock trip lasts 7AM to 2:30PM. Jig reefs and spawning grounds, cast or troll for Walleye. The choice is yours!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Walleye (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 20 - Jul 10
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    This trip will see you fishing the western basin of Lake Erie. Depending on your preferred style, you will be jigging reefs and spawning grounds, cast or troll.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Walleye (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 20 - Jul 10
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    If you are not an early bird, this is your trip. Fish the waters of the western basin of Lake Erie. Depending on which fishing technique you prefer, you will be able to test yourself in jigging reefs and spawning grounds, casting or trolling.
  • Private trip
    Special - Memorial Day Weekend
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 25 - May 26 (Sat, Sun)
    $400
    up to 3 persons
    + $75
    each additional person

About the Captain

Sean Brafford
La Salle, Michigan, United States
Angler's Choice
3 Fishing Reports
15 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since June 2017
Captain Sean Brafford is a real threat to any fish. He is an avid outdoorsman with many years of experience. Sean enjoys meeting new people and sharing his vast knowledge and expertise with his friends and clients. His repertoire includes Salmon, Walleye, and Perch fishing.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Perch (Yellow) Perch (Yellow)
Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Cherokee (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1986. Powered by 2 300HP Chevrolet Crusaders engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 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

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
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (10)
4.93
out of 5 stars from 5 reviews
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
80%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Cynthia B.
Fort Morgan, CO
 5.00
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VERIFIED   June 17, 2019
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Stephen T.
Dearborn, MI
 5.00
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Great half day with Reelsteel

VERIFIED   June 2, 2018
Capt. Sean and his firstmate, Andy, provided a Great Lake Erie fishing experience. Everything went well and was enjoyable....
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Kazunobu S.
West Bloomfield Township, MI
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Half Day Trip with Captain Sean

VERIFIED   September 23, 2018
I went to the trip with two children and wife. Unfortunately, the weather was not good. It was bad condition for...
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Glenn J.
Tucson, AZ
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VERIFIED   June 17, 2018
Sean knew where to find the fish and the what lures were working best.  We caught our limit in just a couple of hours. ...
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Patrick K.
Brooklyn, MI
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VERIFIED   June 5, 2018
Had a great time. The crew and Capt were wondetful!
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