Captain Kevin's Lake Erie Charters

Captain Kevin’s Lake Erie Charters specializes in sport fishing for Smallmouth Bass, Perch, and Walleye. Join Capt. Kevin in Port Clinton, Ohio, the “Walleye Capital of the World” and discover the best of Lake Erie fishing!

Step aboard a 21’ Ranger powered by a 350 HP Mercury engine. This vessel comes equipped with GPS, fishfinder, and a trolling motor. On board you will find a live bait well and all the fishing gear you need. Three passengers can fish comfortably aboard this boat.

While fishing Lake Erie with Capt. Kevin, he will show you the most effective methods of jigging and trolling for your target catch. You can fish for Walleye and Perch all year round. From late June through November, you can also target Smallmouth Bass, the most commonly caught species in Lake Erie. Capt. Kevin offers a trophy Smallmouth Bass trip during these months as well—reel one in and hang it on your wall!

Captain Kevin’s Lake Erie Charters provides rods, reels, and tackle. All you have to bring is an Ohio fishing license and any food or drinks you may like to have. When fishing for Smallmouth Bass and Walleye in June and July, you may pass into Canadian waters. If you plan on fishing for these species during that time, remember to purchase a Canadian fishing License and bring your passport with you.

Capt. Kevin provides complimentary pickup service from nearby accommodations, allowing you to sit back and enjoy your Lake Erie fishing experience from start to finish.

Book today and come aboard for the fishing trip of a lifetime!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Smallmouth Bass Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 24 Jun - 30 Nov
    $550
    up to 3 persons
    Join Capt. Kevin fishing Lake Erie, where you will find some of the best Smallmouth Bass fishing. In June and July this trip may take you into Canadian waters, so be sure to purchase fishing licenses for both Ohio and Canada if you plan on fishing during these months. You are encouraged to bring your passport as well.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Perch Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $500
    up to 3 persons
    This trip will take you fishing for Yellow Perch on Lake Erie. Rods, reels, and tackle are provided, just don't forget your Ohio fishing license.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Walleye Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $500
    up to 3 persons
    This trip takes you fishing for Walleye on Lake Erie, out of Port Clinton, Ohio. In June and July this trip may take you into Canadian waters. Be sure to purchase a fishing license for Canada in addition to your Ohio State license if you plan on fishing during these months; bringing your passport is recommended.
  • Private trip
    Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 24 Jun - 30 Nov
    $450
    up to 3 persons
    Fishing for Trophy Smallmouth Bass on Lake Erie, one of the best Bass fishing grounds. All fishing gear is provided, just be sure to bring an Ohio fishing license. In June and July this trip may take you into Canadian waters; if you plan on fishing during that time, be sure to purchase a fishing license for Canada and bring your passport with you.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Perch Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $400
    up to 3 persons
    Fishing for Yellow Perch on Lake Erie, out of Port Clinton, Ohio. Rods, reels, and tackle are provided. Be sure to purchase an Ohio fishing license beforehand.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Walleye Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $400
    up to 3 persons
    Fishing for Walleye on Lake Erie, out of Port Clinton, Ohio. In June and July this trip may take you into Canadian waters. If fishing during these months, be sure to purchase a fishing license for Canada in addition to your Ohio State license; bringing your passport is recommended.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Smallmouth) Bass (Smallmouth)
Perch (Yellow) Perch (Yellow)
Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Ranger 621 (Performance fishing) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 350HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Port Clinton to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch

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
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Captain

Kevin Swartz
Port Clinton, Ohio, United States
Member since July 2017
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Capt. Kevin has 40 years of experience guiding charters from Michigan to Ohio. He has been guiding charters on Lake Erie full time for the past five years, specializing in Walleye, Perch, and Smallmouth Bass sport fishing.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.59
out of 5 stars from 9 reviews
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Good experience
75%
Friendly captain
88%
Recommend this charter
89%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Linda R.
Maple Heights, Ohio
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One of the best charters I’ve been on

VERIFIED   NEW  July 25, 2019
Captain Kevin is one of the best charter captains I’ve encountered. My boyfriend and I caught our walleye limit with several...
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Nathan S.
Hammond, IN
 5.00
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VERIFIED   NEW  August 15, 2019
Capt Kevin did a great job getting us on fish. We all caught our limits plus a few white bass. He has a great boat packed with...
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Wendy B.
Westerville, OH
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6-hour walleye fishing with Captain Kevin!

VERIFIED   September 29, 2018
Have never booked a fishing charter but will definitely book again with Captain Kevin! What a great experience. He went above...
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Captain Kevin's Lake Erie Charters

VERIFIED   October 3, 2017
I was interested in the fall seasonal change in Lake Erie which has in the past resulted in limit catches of walleye / perch....
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Peter D.
Brooklyn, New York
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VERIFIED   July 13, 2018
Captain Kevin is one of those men who knows precisely what needs to be done and does it well. The boat and equipment...
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