Captain Kevin's Lake Erie Charters

Captain Kevin’s Lake Erie Charters specializes in sport fishing for Smallmouth Bass, Perch, and Walleye. Join Captain 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’ll also find a live bait well and all the fishing gear you need. This vessel is ideal for up to 3 passengers.

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 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 Trip – Perch
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    This trip will take you fishing for Yellow Perch on Lake Erie. You'll have a full day to reel in your limits with rods, reels, and tackle provided by your captain! Just don't forget your Ohio fishing license and feel free to bring along drinks and snacks.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Smallmouth Bass
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 24 - Nov 30
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    Join Capt. Kevin in fishing Lake Erie, where you will find some of the best Smallmouth Bass fisheries in the nation!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Walleye
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    This trip takes you fishing for Walleye on Lake Erie, out of Port Clinton, Ohio! All of your gear is provided by your captain.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour rip – Perch
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Fishing for delicious Yellow Perch on Lake Erie, out of Port Clinton, Ohio! Rods, reels, and tackle are provided by your captain. Be sure to purchase an Ohio fishing license beforehand and bring along any drinks and snacks you'd like to have on board
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Trophy Smallmouth
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 24 - Nov 30
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    6 hours of fishing for trophy Smallmouth Bass on Lake Erie, one of the best Bass fishing grounds in the nation! All fishing gear is provided, just be sure to bring an Ohio fishing license.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Walleye
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Fishing for Walleye on Lake Erie, out of Port Clinton, Ohio.
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About the Captain

Kevin Swartz
Port Clinton, Ohio, United States
1 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
15 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2017
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. If you're after a Trophy Smallmouth Bass in these waters, he's your man!

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.76
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Good experience
85%
Friendly captain
92%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
93%
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Richard G.
Burlington, Iowa
 5.00
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2 days with Captain Kevin

VERIFIED   September 15, 2020
My son and I had an excellent two days fishing with Capt. Kevin. Limit the first day, weather changed the second day,...
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Westmont, IL
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VERIFIED   July 4, 2020
Best Captain I’ve met in along time.  Professional, knowledgeable, and immaculately clean.  From top of the line...
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Lisa M.
Sandusky, OH
 5.00
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Lake Erie at it’s best

VERIFIED   June 25, 2020
The captain was great, friendly and knowledgeable about the lake. He had everything we needed and knew exactly where to go....
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Bertsel R.
Weston, OH
 5.00
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VERIFIED   July 30, 2020
We had a great fishing trip!!! All 3 of us agree!!! Would surely recommend Captain Kevin and at sometime go again👍
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Thomas U.
Washington, PA
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VERIFIED   July 20, 2020
Great trip caught a lot of walleye had one hell of a time recommend to anyone who wants to have a great fishing trip
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