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Port Clinton Fishing Charters

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According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Port Clinton, Ohio are: Full list of top fishing charters in Port Clinton

The average price for a private 4 hour Port Clinton fishing trip is $419, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $765 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Port Clinton that received great reviews from families are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Port Clinton are:
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $423
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $480
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $757
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $796

If you’re looking for an authentic fishing experience on the northern shores of Lake Erie, Port Clinton fishing charters will have a lot to offer you. This city is known for its outstanding bite, and here, fishing is a way of life.

In Port Clinton, there’s no catch more beloved and plentiful than the mighty Walleye. From spring to fall, hundreds of fishermen come here, ready to hook into the biggest Walleye of their lives. Their expectations are justified. These hard-fighting species can grow to weigh anywhere from 10–40 pounds and they’re a real challenge to catch.

But it’s not just the clear-eyed Walleye that gets all the attention on Port Clinton fishing charters. Jumbo Yellow Perch and Smallmouth Bass are also on the menu, in case you want a variety of fish fillets in your cooler. If you’d like something more exotic, there are guides that go after Catfish, Northern Pike, and Rainbow Trout. If in doubt, try a bit of everything.

There’s a huge variety of trips you can choose from, depending on who you’re coming with and your angling ambitions. You can spend a couple of hours in the shallower parts of the lake and have plenty of fish for dinner, or head off into the offshore waters for a lunker Walleye hunt. Ice fishing can also be good, as long as you’re going out with an experienced guide.

Fisherman’s Wharf, Riverside Marina, and West Lakeshore Drive are just a few of the most popular departure points for Port Clinton fishing charters.

Rules & Regulations

The most important thing to remember is to bring your Ohio fishing license on your trip. Wading, spearfishing, or having fishing equipment near Nursery Waters isn’t allowed. Your captain will let you know how much fish you can keep.

Port Clinton
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January

If the lake is frozen solid, try your luck with ice fishing. If it’s not, hop on a boat and follow the southern wind – you might find some Perch. When the winter is warm, the annual spawning Walleye run can come early, so you never know.

February

It’s only safe to go out if the ice is still strong in the western basin, otherwise stay patient just a bit longer. The beginning of the Walleye season is a-coming, as are the possible trophy catches, so start preparing your tackle.

March

Finally, the weather is warmer and Walleye come closer to shore, getting ready to spawn. Jig or troll with planer boards and stick baits for large female Walleye. They’re moving into the shallow waters, and so should you!

April

This month is all about prime Walleye fishing. The western basin reefs are the place to be in April. Book a Port Clinton fishing charter and go jigging or trolling for Walleye. You can also find more than decent Rainbow Trout swimming around in the cool waters.

May

The western basin holds lots of big Walleye. They can be taken by trolling crankbaits and spoons. Fish near and over the reefs or outside the shelf edge, and you’ll find a growing population of Yellow Perch and Rainbows are out there as well.

June

Drift fishing is in its prime! Walleye are snapping left and right in the western basin. If you want your fill of Yellow Perch, target them with spreaders and shiners. The fishing is hot at the beginning of summer, and it’s only getting better from here.

July

Just about everything is biting in Lake Erie! Head out to the shallow reefs for a productive day – this is where your prey congregates. We’re talking Walleye in the hundreds! Perch can be pretty aggressive, and let’s not forget about the excellent Smallmouth Bass fishing.

August

Turn an average of 30 Smallmouth Bass? Easy! The days are growing shorter and the waters cool down. Walleye, Bass, and Perch are in good numbers and big enough to keep in the dozens. Deepwater reefs are the best place to find them.

September

The prime areas on the shallow reefs close to deep water can easily give you your limit of catches. Troll or drift fish for Walleye. And don’t forget about Yellow Perch and Bass – there are some big specimens swimming around in search of their next meal.

October

It’s getting colder on the water, but the western basin still holds good numbers of Walleye. Cast spinners in the shallow waters or stay focused on your trolling efforts. Yellow Perch and Bass fishing is going strong, so make the most of it while you can.

November

By mid-November, the season is winding down, and Port Clinton charter boats are getting off the water. This is a great time to take some of your recent catches from the freezer and make a nice Perch dinner for your family.

December

The western basin is quiet and the fish are getting ready for Christmas. If the lake is frozen, book a trip with your favorite Port Clinton guide and go ice fishing. Why not try something new? Just remember to dress warmly. Layers are the key!

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I would highly recommend Port Clinton with their accessible marinas, ports, lodging and their catering to the charter business, their captains and visitors.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would highly recommend Port Clinton with their accessible marinas, ports, lodging and their catering to the charter business, their captains and visitors.
Matthew  L.
Matthew L.
First time fishing in Port Clinton, I would tell you to go in May or June. Later in the summer is a little weather pending. still good fishing just might not be every day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
First time fishing in Port Clinton, I would tell you to go in May or June. Later in the summer is a little weather pending. still good fishing just might not be every day.
Mark  J.
Mark J. Cincinnati, OH
September seems to be in between peak walleye and perch season, but we were still able to catch both.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
September seems to be in between peak walleye and perch season, but we were still able to catch both.
Alex  A.
Alex A.
Make sure you understand the fish cleaning aspect. If you come from far away, it is essential to know what's up!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you understand the fish cleaning aspect. If you come from far away, it is essential to know what's up!!
Guy  L.
Guy L. Chillicothe, OH
Make sure you select the right charter. Some of these guys are uptight and will make the charter seem like a chore, others will treat it like an experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you select the right charter. Some of these guys are uptight and will make the charter seem like a chore, others will treat it like an experience.
Jacob  R.
Jacob R. Chillicothe, OH
Hire a professional charter first time out to learn the waters and study the techniques employed. You should be able to get the hang of things after a charter or two. Then you should be able to set off on your own. Just don't wander too far out at first. Tight lines!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hire a professional charter first time out to learn the waters and study the techniques employed. You should be able to get the hang of things after a charter or two. Then you should be able to set off on your own. Just don't wander too far out at first. Tight lines!!
John  K.
John K. Downers Grove, IL
Easy to get to. Fishing spots are very close to the dock. Caught lots of fish too! I'd recommend Vitamin Sea and Captain Nick.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Easy to get to. Fishing spots are very close to the dock. Caught lots of fish too! I'd recommend Vitamin Sea and Captain Nick.
Kevin  D.
Kevin D. Boulder, CO
Talk to your captain about Jig Fishing and Trolling in the same day. It's the perfect time of year to do both if the Jig fishing bite is still good....
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Talk to your captain about Jig Fishing and Trolling in the same day. It's the perfect time of year to do both if the Jig fishing bite is still good....
Bob  I.
Bob I. Covington, KY
Make sure to bring some layers or rain gear, it is a little chilly on the water when the wind picks up a bit
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure to bring some layers or rain gear, it is a little chilly on the water when the wind picks up a bit
Gregory  F.
Gregory F. Muskegon, Michigan
Just realize that perch are smaller fish. No fight in them and very “basic” fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just realize that perch are smaller fish. No fight in them and very “basic” fishing.
Andy  S.
Andy S. Indianapolis, IN
Be ready for great action. Even though it was raining we caught a cooler full and had a blast catching and releasing many large fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready for great action. Even though it was raining we caught a cooler full and had a blast catching and releasing many large fish.
Joe  P.
Joe P. Monclova, OH
Fish bite when they bite, do not expect to fill the boat. Be grateful for what you do catch.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Fish bite when they bite, do not expect to fill the boat. Be grateful for what you do catch.
Mark  C.
Mark C. Temple, TX
Use a charter service like Billy D’s to give yourself a better chance of catching fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Use a charter service like Billy D’s to give yourself a better chance of catching fish
Sott  D.
Sott D. Washington, PA
Have layers of clothes Listen to your captain of whats working to catch the fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Have layers of clothes Listen to your captain of whats working to catch the fish
Ken  P.
Ken P. Blacklick, Ohio
The size of the boat and the engine largely determines how fast and how far you can go during your time. We plan to come back in June next year, instead of July.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The size of the boat and the engine largely determines how fast and how far you can go during your time. We plan to come back in June next year, instead of July.
Terry  B.
Terry B. Morgantown, West Virginia
Definitely!!!! That catfishing is of superior quality. For numbers.... And average size.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely!!!! That catfishing is of superior quality. For numbers.... And average size.
Tim  D.
Tim D. CANAL WNCHSTR, OH
We fished out of Catawba Island, not Oak Harbor. The Captain recently moved his boat out of Oak Harbor.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We fished out of Catawba Island, not Oak Harbor. The Captain recently moved his boat out of Oak Harbor.
Scott  M.
Scott M. Bowling Green, OH
The bay cat fishing trip can't be beat if you want to catch lots of fish in a short amount of time. Kids have little patience and they certainly get lots of action on this trip !
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The bay cat fishing trip can't be beat if you want to catch lots of fish in a short amount of time. Kids have little patience and they certainly get lots of action on this trip !
Phil  F.
Phil F. Vermilion, Ohio
Come ready for an enjoyable outing and listen to the Captains instructions.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Come ready for an enjoyable outing and listen to the Captains instructions.
Matthew  P.
Matthew P. Winchester, VA
Captain Mike asked if he could move the location to farther east before I arrived so that he could put us on more walleye. I said yes and was glad I did.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Mike asked if he could move the location to farther east before I arrived so that he could put us on more walleye. I said yes and was glad I did.
Kate  H.
Kate H. Nashville, TN

Seeing Red Charters
Seeing Red Charters
Fishing charter in Port Clinton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
Great captain and the equipment was first rate. He had the cleanest boat I have ever been on!
Don  M.
Don M.
Vitamin Sea Fishing Charters
Vitamin Sea Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Port Clinton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
Thank you for the great fishing trip we really enjoyed ourselves and it was fun catching fish will definitely be back in June or July of next year.
Rachel  H.
Rachel H.
Lured In Fishing Charters LLC
Lured In Fishing Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Port Clinton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
Capt. Jack did a great job with us (2-adults and 4 children) and worked alot for us. And he also has good repertoire with other, more experienced (15-25 yrs) charter captains and finds good spots & uses their techniques, accordingly. highly recommend!
Matthew  L.
Matthew L.
Champion Charters
Champion Charters
Fishing charter in Port Clinton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(116 reviews)
We had a great time. The weather didn't cooperate, we made the best of it. Eli worked extremely hard to find us fish in the very rough water.
Mark  J.
Mark J. Cincinnati, OH
Tall Tales Fishing Charters
Tall Tales Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Port Clinton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
Had a full 8 hour perch trip with captain Jim. He was well prepared and we couldn't ask for more. The boat was clean and everything we needed was supplied. He put us on the fish right away. When the bite slowed he was willing and able to find us more fish. 110 fish for four of us. He shared great stories, great time and a great boat. Will definitely use in the future. Highly recommend the knowledgeable captain Jim. Thanks again for a great trip
Kim  S.
Kim S. Medina, OH
Vitamin Sea Fishing Charters
Vitamin Sea Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Port Clinton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
Good trip, Captain Nick was knowledgeable and helpful. Caught some walleye despite the water being a bit choppy. Recommend highly.
Jerry  W.
Jerry W. Birdsboro, PA
Vitamin Sea Fishing Charters
Vitamin Sea Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Port Clinton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
We fished in between peak seasons and still caught fish. Great captain and we really enjoyed the experience.
Alex  A.
Alex A.
Champion Charters
Champion Charters
Fishing charter in Port Clinton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(116 reviews)
The weather started off rough, but our captain kept us on perch until we got our limit! Great captain! Highly recommended!
Aimee  S.
Aimee S. Ironton, Ohio
Billy D Charters
Billy D Charters
Fishing charter in Port Clinton
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(60 reviews)
Captain Dean got us on perch and we hit our 3-person limit in a couple hours. Made for a great fish fry. Thanks Capitan!
Dan  M.
Dan M. Auburn Township, OH
Champion Charters
Champion Charters
Fishing charter in Port Clinton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(116 reviews)
Luke and Dakota were awesome! we had such a great time fishing for perch yesterday! I would recommend them to anyone.
Amy  C.
Amy C. Allen Park, MI
Bercaw Sportfishing
Bercaw Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Port Clinton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
We limited out by 12:30, and had a great time fishing on a beautiful day. Captain Drew was awesome to fish with. He is very energetic, helpful, and knowledgeable. And has better prices than the competition. You can’t go wrong!
Aaron  M.
Aaron M. Pittsburgh, PA
Tall Tales Fishing Charters
Tall Tales Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Port Clinton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
The group had a great time with Captain Jim. 170 perch caught by our group of 6. Everyone want to go back next summer.
Cory  M.
Cory M. Highland Heights, OH
Bercaw Sportfishing
Bercaw Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Port Clinton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Captain Drew was very professional, it was a very windy day and he took us right to the fish.
Brian  G.
Brian G. Twinsburg, Ohio
Vitamin Sea Fishing Charters
Vitamin Sea Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Port Clinton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
Lake was a bit rough so perch weren’t bitting, but captain made the best of it.
Carl  D.
Carl D. Strongsville, OH
Vitamin Sea Fishing Charters
Vitamin Sea Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Port Clinton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
We enjoyed the company of captain Nick . He knew exactly where to go get the 74 perch for us. He was very helpful in setting our bait and other instructions such as the techniques. Made us feel very comfortable and welcome as the boat was plenty big enough and well equipped with head, even though we didn't utilize. We are looking forward to getting back with capt.Nick later this fall for wallaye season. Highly recommend him for anyone looking to charter 🐟.
Mehmet  T.
Mehmet T. Painesville, OH
Champion Charters
Champion Charters
Fishing charter in Port Clinton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(116 reviews)
Champion Charters is amazing. Captain Jim gave very good instruction had our group working together in no time. This trip was to celebrate my son’s 17th birthday. We had a group of 6 and opted for the Executive Charter offering food and drinks. I highly recommend. The boat and equipment offered, are fantastic. We had a great day fishing, came back with 42 Walleye!!!
Hannah  S.
Hannah S.
Jig'n'Pig Fishing Guide
Jig'n'Pig Fishing Guide
Fishing charter in Port Clinton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
This was the highlight of the summer for our three boys. Captain Jeff was incredible!
Christy  H.
Christy H. Fairborn, Ohio
L.A. Guide Service
L.A. Guide Service
Fishing charter in Port Clinton
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(8 reviews)
The kids and I fish on every trip we take. First time on Lake Erie. A bit hot for the Walleye but we found them anyway!
Derek  R.
Derek R. Maysville, KY
H2O Boss Charters #2
H2O Boss Charters #2
Fishing charter in Port Clinton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Had a blast with my two boys and caught the boats limit of 120 fish!! Highly recommended.
Christopher  R.
Christopher R. Maumee, Ohio
Bercaw Sportfishing
Bercaw Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Port Clinton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Could not have asked for a better day. Let the dock right on time and everything on the boat was top notch. Drew did a nice job feeding us tips and advice to maximize our catch and kept us on the fish all day. We limited out with nice keepers and very few shorts. Enjoyed some bonus white bass and a couple good sized cats. Would definitely use this charter again!! Thanks again Drew.
JEFFREY  F.
JEFFREY F. Dayton, Ohio

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