Strikemaster Charters—Port Clinton

Come aboard Strikemaster Charters and let Capt. Moke take you fishing for impressive Walleye, Perch and Catfish on Lake Erie. The fishing out of Port Clinton is solid year-round, and no matter how experienced you are, Capt. Moke will make sure you have a trip worth the while.

Capt. Moke grew up fishing these waters. He has been fishing with success for trophy Walleye for over four decades and has what it takes to put you on fish. In 2017, Captain Moke won the well-known Cabela’s National Walleye Tour Tournament on Lake Erie. Plus, he has worked as a firefighter and a paramedic veteran. Your safety is his top priority, so if you have kids, they’re more than welcome to join the chase.

Your vessel for the day is a 21’ Ranger boat that can take up to three people. The boat was built in 2015 and is equipped with two 225 HP Evinrude engines. The vessel is fitted with navigational electronics, including GPS and a fishfinder. Onboard, you will also find an ice box, live well, trolling motor, and safety gear. The boat stores an assortment of rods, reels, and tackle by Domka Outdoors, Bay Rat lures, and Denali Rods. The captain is also sponsored by Gill Rainwear and Worldwide Marine Insurance.

The trips with Capt. Moke are private charters and work best with smaller groups of fishermen. The captain runs a lot of father-son trips, and provides discount for veterans on half day trips. His departure times are flexible and he will adjust the schedule to meet your needs.

You will find all the fishing gear on the boat. You do however need to purchase the Ohio fishing license before the trip. No hard liquor is allowed onboard, but canned beer is ok. Bring along a cooler with ice and to have storage space for your catch after the trip. Also make sure to bring rain gear, a jacket, sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses. You will definitely want to bring a camera to make a good shot of your catch. If you’re prone to seasickness, you may want to consider taking meds accordingly.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Steelhead/Walleye
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 25 - Dec 31
    $525
    price breakdown
    $525
    Join Strikemaster Charters and target Steelhead and Walleye up to 10-15 miles offshore. Steelhead are one of the strongest fighting fish in Lake Erie. These fish can jump 5-6 feet out of the water, go back down and peel drag off again. This is an awesome trip out on the water, fighting the mighty Steelhead. As the water temperatures start to drop the fish start to move closer (October) to shore and stage near the rivers. This is also a great time to catch trophy Steelhead and Walleye!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Walleye
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Come explore the World Capital of Walleye fishing! The trip runs seven hours dock to dock and works the best with one to three anglers. The captain will bring along all the gear you need. You should prepare food and drinks. Please note that no hard liquor is allowed, but beers in cans is ok. You need to buy the Ohio fishing license beforehand. Bring along rain gear, a jacket, a camera, sunglasses, sunscreen, a cap, a cooler and ice to take your fish home, as well as motion sickness medication.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Catfish
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Capt. Moke from Strikemaster Charters offers you the chance to catch 20 lbs+ Catfish in the calm fishing waters around the Sandusky area. All rods, reels, and bait will be provided for the trip. This is an excellent way to just sit back and relax on a boat with the excitement of non stop catfish action. Sandusky area is considered one of the BEST Catfish destinations in the US.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Walleye
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    This year round trip takes you fishing for Walleye. It runs four hours dock to dock and is best suitable for one to three anglers. The captain will bring along all the gear you need. You should prepare food and drinks. Please note that no hard liquor is allowed, but beers in cans is fine. Make sure to buy an Ohio fishing license. You should bring rain gear, a jacket, a camera, sunglasses, sunscreen, a cap, a cooler and ice to take your fish home, as well as motion sickness medication.
  • Private trip
    Teaching Trolling 101 MAX 2
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    New to trolling or just want that edge to help put more fish in the boat? Then this is a perfect trip for "hands on", take notes and put all the pieces together about trolling. Capt. Moke will take the time to explain the "why's" of trolling. I also do this trip with Jigging the reef complex in the spring for the spunky males. This is a 2 person charter and is very relaxed so you get the most out of your trip. I get many requests for teaching charters throughout the year so I put together a learning trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Night Bite (Fall Brawl)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Apr 30
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    On this night trip, you will be fishing for trophy Walleye. It's best suited for groups up to three anglers and anglers with some experience. The captain will provide all the gear, and you should take care of the food and drinks. You need to purchase the fishing license before the trip. Bring a jacket, rain gear, a cap, as well as motion sickness medication, and a camera. You should also have a cooler and ice to take your fish home. The departure times are flexible. No hard liquor allowed onboard.

About the Captain

Michael Mochan
Port Clinton, Ohio, United States
7 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
40 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since November 2017
Capt. Moke (Mike) grew up on the shores of Lake Erie and has been sport fishing for Walleye, Perch, and Steelhead for over 40 years. Capt. Moke also competes in tournaments on the local and national level and won the prestigious Cabela's National Walleye Trail on Lake Erie in 2017. He pays attention to his customers' safety and will make sure you have a memorable day on the water. Come spend the day on beautiful Lake Erie chasing trophy Walleye and Perch!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Catfish Catfish
Perch (Yellow) Perch (Yellow)
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Ranger (Performance fishing) originally built in 2015. Powered by 2 225HP Evinrude engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Ice Fishing

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 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 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
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
PayPal
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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4.91
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100%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Donna G.
Indianapolis, IN
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Steelhead/Walleye on September 24, 2020
It was awesome - weather was a bit windy, but we caught lots of fish, and had a very enjoyable time.  Capt. Mike was friendly...
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Brandon S.
Lancaster, OH
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Full day walleye trip with Capt. Moke

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Walleye on June 26, 2020
I have been on several Lake Erie walleye charters over the years. Captain Moke was definitely one of the most knowledgeable...
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Productive trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Walleye on August 17, 2020
Captain Mike put us on fish when everyone else struggled. Will definitely be booking another trip with Captain Mike in the...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Steelhead/Walleye on September 2, 2020
Great trip . Mike was super captain. Found the fish and helped when needed. Would highly recommend.
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Walleye on August 3, 2020
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