What A Catch Charters – 30' Tiara

What A Catch Charters offers exciting fishing adventures on Lake Erie. Join an experienced and knowledgeable captain and have a fun and productive day on the water.

Capt. Al Smith has been mastering the waters of the Great Lake for over three decades now. He is familiar with the methods that work best in the ‘Walleye Capital of the World’ and the honey holes that produce great numbers of fish.

What A Catch and Capt. Al will take you fishing anytime from the beginning of April through October. Whichever species you have in mind, just let Capt. Al know and he will work hard to put you on fish. The list of your potential catches includes Walleye, Yellow Perch, and feisty Smallmouth Bass.

On your day out, you will be mainly concentrating on drift fishing. Capt. Al will provide you with rods, reels, and custom-made lures. All-Inclusive trips are also available with lunch boxes, drinks, fish cleaning, and a first mate to assist you throughout the adventure.

You will go out aboard an impressive Tiara boat – she actually reaches up to 34’, thanks to her 11’ 4 beam, and is made for a smooth and comfortable ride! She was built in 1994, with your comfort in mind, and has proven to be a great vessel for Lake Erie trips.

The boat comes powered by twin 300 HP Crusaders engines to get you to the fishing grounds quickly and safely. There is plenty of room for up to six anglers. You’ll be accompanied by a first mate who’ll help you out with anyything you need – it’s not required, but gratuities are more than welcome. Welcome aboard!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    30' Full Day Trip - Walleye/Perch
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $650
    Drift fish for Walleye and Perch. Upgrade the trip for extra $200 to include lunch, first mate, fish cleaning, and beverages.
  • Private trip
    30' Full Day Trip - Walleye
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $600
    This trip will see you fishing for Walleye with Capt. Al. You will be drift fishing with the top of the line gear, tackle, and custom-made lures. An upgrade is available (lunch, drinks, fish cleaning, and first mate) at an extra charge of $200.
  • Private trip
    30' Full Day Trip - Perch
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $550
    The departure time can be arranged from 6 to 8 in the morning. You will be drift fishing for Yellow Perch. An upgrade is available at an additional cost of $200 (with lunch, fish cleaning, drinks, and first mate.)
  • Private trip
    30' Full Day Trip - Smallmouth Bass
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $550
    Depending on the price of the live bait, there's an additional charge for that. You will be targeting Smallmouth Bass using the drift fishing technique. The trip can be upgraded to all-inclusive (lunch, drinks, fish cleaning, first mate) if you add $200 to the price.
  • Private trip
    30' Half Day Trip – Walleye
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 1
    $450
    This 4-hour afternoon trip will see you fishing for Walleye from 4-8pm.
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About the Captain

Albert Smith
Port Clinton, Ohio, United States
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47 Customer Reviews
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Member since October 2017
What A Catch Charters is owned and operated by Captain Albert Smith. Captain Al and Captains that run trips for him are all USGA licensed. With over 30 years of experience on Lake Erie, Captain Al will take you to some of the best fishing spots around.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Boat Specs

2900 Tiara (Express cruiser) originally built in 1994. Powered by 2 300HP Crusader engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Kitchen
Refrigerator

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 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 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
94%
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2 Full day Charters w/ Capt Albert Smith & his mate Cody.

VERIFIED   30' Full Day Trip - Walleye on June 7, 2021
We knew when we showed up that fishing was going to be tough, and it proved to be so after the horrendous storm that had come...
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Full day walleye trip with captain Al and Cody

VERIFIED   30' Full Day Trip - Walleye/Perch on July 3, 2021
Water condition were poor but captain Al with his skill and knowledge was able to take us where the fish were. Other charters...
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8 hour Walleye/Perch

VERIFIED   30' Full Day Trip - Walleye/Perch on April 10, 2021
Prior to a storm moving in limiting out was easy to do in 4 hours on Walleye.  the night before our trip we had thunder and...
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Full day trip with captain AL

VERIFIED   30' Full Day Trip - Walleye/Perch on May 25, 2021
I took me and my 3 kids 10 10 and 9 and my mother and step dad and captain Al and first mate Ron where great with us all! They...
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Full Day with Captain Al Smith

VERIFIED   30' Full Day Trip - Walleye on May 23, 2021
If you’re looking for a great day of fishing, and casting for your fish vs trolling, Captain Al is your guy.  He puts you...
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FAQs about What A Catch Charters – 30' Tiara

What A Catch Charters – 30' Tiara offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group - 30' Half Day Trip – Walleye (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - 30' Full Day Trip - Perch (8 hours)
  • $550 per group - 30' Full Day Trip - Smallmouth Bass (8 hours)
  • $600 per group - 30' Full Day Trip - Walleye (8 hours)
  • $650 per group - 30' Full Day Trip - Walleye/Perch (8 hours)

When you book a trip with What A Catch Charters – 30' Tiara, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with What A Catch Charters – 30' Tiara include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (St. Croix rods, Shimano & Daiwa Bullet reels )
  • Live Bait (Pre-purchased)
  • Lures
  • First Mate

What A Catch Charters – 30' Tiara offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

What A Catch Charters – 30' Tiara offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with What A Catch Charters – 30' Tiara include:
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Perch (Yellow)
  • Walleye