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Lakeside Marblehead
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Lakeside Marblehead
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Sandusky


The average price for a private 4 hour Sandusky fishing trip is $468, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $750 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Sandusky that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Sandusky are:

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Many fishing charters in Sandusky provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Sandusky are:

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Sandusky are:
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $387
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $500
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $675

A lot of people know Sandusky, Ohio for its beauty and famous Cedar Park amusement park, but for anglers, this town is a goldmine. Lake Erie and Sandusky Bay boast excellent fishing opportunities, and both locals and traveling fishermen know it well. On top of that, Sandusky, Ohio, fishing charters know the waters like the back of their hand and they’ll help you catch something good.

Walleye gets the most attention in Sandusky, which only makes sense, seeing that Lake Erie is one of the top destinations for this species on the planet. Come to the city in late spring and summer, and you’re in for an action-filled excursion with more Walleye than you can count. This freshwater gamefish grows to trophy sizes and is on everyone’s to-catch list.

Other species that deserve the spotlight are Yellow Perch and Smallmouth Bass – they live in the lake in huge numbers. Sandusky Bay has a strong Channel Catfish population, and there are guides who specialize in getting you on these whiskery fellas. You can set off to the Canadian waters in search of Rainbow Trout, too. Ice fishing is top-notch in the winter months.

Half days on the water are usually booked by families and beginners, while full day trips are open to everyone, especially seasoned anglers ready to wrestle with their next trophy fish. You can also find combo expeditions that will take you to deeper waters, closer to lunkers.

Sandusky, Ohio, fishing charters move out from many city marinas, including Docks of the Bay, Safe Harbor, and Deep Water Marina.  Pick your charter and get ready to have the time of your life.

Rules & Regulations

The most important thing to bring on your charter trip is a valid Ohio fishing license, your captain will provide everything else. If you plan on going to Canadian waters, make sure to bring your passport.

Sandusky
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4.6 / 5
Based on 27950 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Low January temperatures create excellent ice fishing conditions, so if you’re waiting for the bite in the cold, you’ll love this time on the water. Yellow Perch are most active during this time, so you might have some delicious fish fillets for dinner.

February

The second month of the year is the period between good ice fishing conditions and the beginning of the new fishing season, so the bite varies depending on the day and the temperature. Perch and odd Walleye are the most common catches.

March

Everybody loves March because it marks the official beginning of the fishing season, not to mention the milder weather it brings. More and more Walleye come closer to shore, and Catfish in the bay are becoming more active.

April

The spring is in full swing, and so is the fishing in Sandusky! Walleye are getting ready for spawning and you better believe that Catfish are hungry and ready to attack your bait with abandon. The high season is just around the corner.

May

Yellow Perch join the fray in large numbers, so you get to pick what you’d like to target. You’ll find the mighty Walleye around underwater structures and in shallow waters, and there’s plenty of Channel Catfish for everyone in Sandusky Bay.

June

This is one of the hottest fishing months in the area and Sandusky, Ohio, fishing charters know it well! There’s more Walleye than you can catch, Perch fishing will keep you reeling them in, and Smallmouth Bass are ready to eat as well.

July

Local anglers claim that July is the best time of year to hit the waters of Lake Erie and target whatever your heart desires – Walleye, Perch, and Smallies are all there for the taking. For a change of pace, stay in the bay and go after big Catfish.

August

Late summer is the best time to visit Sandusky and enjoy its charm, not to mention its premier fishing. What can you hope to catch? Lunker Walleye, Jumbo Perch, and good numbers of Smallies are all fair game, so it’s up to your preferences.

September

If you haven’t had the time to get a taste of Sandusky fishing yet this year, stop by in September, while all the A-listers are biting and there’s still time to land something bragworthy. Remember to bring your raingear, the Lake Erie weather is notorious for its sudden changes.

October

It gets colder in October, but there’s still a good chance of tempting Walleye and Perch into biting, and Bass action is solid as well. Get some smelly bait and head to the bay – chances are, Channel Catfish will find your offering irresistible.

November

Most of the Sandusky fishing charters are out of the water by November 15 and days are getting colder. The ice isn’t setting yet, so your best bet is to do some casting from shore and get some last-minute Smallmouth Bass on the line.

December

You won’t see a lot of people on the lake in December, and the fish follow suit, hibernating in deep waters. If the temperatures stay low over a span of days, dust off your ice fishing gear, make sure that it’s safe, and let the winter fishing games begin.

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Take your time and plan to stay in Sandusky long enough to enjoy some of the many things this area has to offer.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take your time and plan to stay in Sandusky long enough to enjoy some of the many things this area has to offer.
Mike  C.
Mike C. Elwood, Indiana

Big Kat’s Fishing Adventures
Big Kat’s Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Sandusky
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
First time charter fishing and Captain Mark made it a very fun and easy first time experience! Will definitely be recommending to friends and family!
Anna  F.
Anna F.
Strikemaster Charters Catfishing
Strikemaster Charters Catfishing
Fishing charter in Sandusky
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Captain Sam went above and beyond to make sure our experience was amazing! Very personable! Highly recommend!
Tammy  W.
Tammy W.
Big Kat’s Fishing Adventures
Big Kat’s Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Sandusky
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Amazing experience. We went on a trip Friday morning and had so much fun we went again Saturday night.
Paul  D.
Paul D. Streamwood, IL
Wild Irish Rose Charters and Vacation Rental
Wild Irish Rose Charters and Vacation Rental
Fishing charter in Sandusky
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(55 reviews)
Captiva Bob and Davey tried hard, but the fish were biting short today. Lots of water fleas too. Still had a good time with the crew!
Michael  B.
Michael B. Port Clinton, Ohio
Wild Irish Rose Charters and Vacation Rental
Wild Irish Rose Charters and Vacation Rental
Fishing charter in Sandusky
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
This was our first trip on Lake Erie. We were hoping for a perch trip, but water condition were not favorable. We decided to switch to walleye. Capt. Bob and his mate knew how to keep the rods active. Two man limit In less than 4 hours. Irish Rose is a nice ride and spacious and clean fishing vessel. We will be coming back to Sandusky and fishing with Capt. Bob and the Irish Rose.
John  G.
John G. Lincolnwood, IL
Big Kat’s Fishing Adventures
Big Kat’s Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Sandusky
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Amazing experience fishing for monster catfish with my 5 year old and 8 year old. We had a blast!
Jeremy  B.
Jeremy B. East Aurora, NY
Big Kat’s Fishing Adventures
Big Kat’s Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Sandusky
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Mark at Big Kat's Fishing adventure was an awesome guide. We caught approximately 30 fish in 3-hrs averaging about 12.5lbs a piece. My son caught his personal best 22.5lb Blue cat as well as a 19lb Channel Cat. I caught my personal best Channel Catfish at 16.5 lbs. Half of our fish caught were over 15 lbs.
Michael  C.
Michael C. Centerville, OH
Wild Irish Rose Charters and Vacation Rental
Wild Irish Rose Charters and Vacation Rental
Fishing charter in Sandusky
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
Great day with a couple good ole boys! I’m a New England tuna captain and they couldn’t have done a better job with me and my family!
Steve  L.
Steve L. Salem, NH
Wild Irish Rose Charters and Vacation Rental
Wild Irish Rose Charters and Vacation Rental
Fishing charter in Sandusky
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
Captain Bob was extremely knowledgeable and explained what we needed to do to be successful. My husband is hands on and learned to set up the poles to catch fish. We caught our limit and had a blast
Judith  V.
Judith V. Kenosha, WI
Wild Irish Rose Charters and Vacation Rental
Wild Irish Rose Charters and Vacation Rental
Fishing charter in Sandusky
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
We had a great experience with Captain Bob and Matt. They were both very knowledgeable of the area, found us fish to catch, and we left with some excellent walleye. Thanks for such a fun experience and trip!
Angela  J.
Angela J. Cincinnati, Ohio
Wild Irish Rose Charters and Vacation Rental
Wild Irish Rose Charters and Vacation Rental
Fishing charter in Sandusky
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
Captain Bob was a great host, we caught a lot of fish and he had the best recommendation on where we could go to cook our catch! Thanks, Captain Bob!
Craig  V.  Z.
Craig V. Z. Cincinnati, Ohio
Wild Irish Rose Charters and Vacation Rental
Wild Irish Rose Charters and Vacation Rental
Fishing charter in Sandusky
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
Amazing day on the water. Captain Bob and First Mate Dave were very knowledgeable and had us on the fish the whole time. We caught just 1 shy of the limit for us! I would 100% recommend to anyone looking to fish on Lake Erie!
Nicholas  G.
Nicholas G. West New York, NJ
Big Kat’s Fishing Adventures
Big Kat’s Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Sandusky
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Only fishing guide to book on Lake Erie for catfish. An amazing time with laughs and more fish then we could count! Very family friendly an overall amazing experience.
Kenneth  H.
Kenneth H. Davenport, IA
Wild Irish Rose Charters and Vacation Rental
Wild Irish Rose Charters and Vacation Rental
Fishing charter in Sandusky
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
Great time! Bob and his first mate are the best! This was our second time going out on the wild Irish rose and one again we had an exceptional experience! This time we stayed at Captain Bobs boathouse as well and it was fantastic, beautiful location, very clean and loaded with everything we needed. Prime location and all around great experience. We will definitely be back next year. THANKS CAPTAIN BOB :) also we caught some huge walleye!!!
Tara  P.
Tara P. Loveland, Ohio
Wild Irish Rose Charters and Vacation Rental
Wild Irish Rose Charters and Vacation Rental
Fishing charter in Sandusky
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
Captain Bob was fantastic. As was Dave. Went out of their way to proactively find a window for us to fish safely and successfully (and dry) while a storm was coming in. Great experience for me and my boys.
Kevin  B.
Kevin B. Covington, KY
Wild Irish Rose Charters and Vacation Rental
Wild Irish Rose Charters and Vacation Rental
Fishing charter in Sandusky
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
The trip was wonderful and kid friendly. We enjoyed the experience and will definitely be back!
Amber  S.
Amber S. Garrison, KY
Wild Irish Rose Charters and Vacation Rental
Wild Irish Rose Charters and Vacation Rental
Fishing charter in Sandusky
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
I have chartered all over Lake Erie and Ontario and Captain Bob / Wild Irish Rose is a first class charter. He put us on fish within minutes of port and we limited out in a little over 4 hours. Would recommend this charter to anyone wanting to catch fish even if you don't have lake fishing experience. Captain Bob is very knowledgeable and patient.
Pat  B.
Pat B. Kent, OH
Wild Irish Rose Charters and Vacation Rental
Wild Irish Rose Charters and Vacation Rental
Fishing charter in Sandusky
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
Captain Bob and mate Dave were awesome. They worked hard to get us on the fish and then making sure we got them in the boat! We are already planning our next trip!!!
Scottie  J.
Scottie J. Westmont, Illinois
Wild Irish Rose Charters and Vacation Rental
Wild Irish Rose Charters and Vacation Rental
Fishing charter in Sandusky
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
What an awesome charter!! We caught a ton of fish and had an amazing evening on the water. Captain Bob and Mark were great with my 10 year old son and taught him the ropes of walleye fishing. We had a group of very mixed fishing experience and they made it fun for all of us.
Dennis  Y.
Dennis Y. Laguna Beach, CA
Wild Irish Rose Charters and Vacation Rental
Wild Irish Rose Charters and Vacation Rental
Fishing charter in Sandusky
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
Slow fishing day because of the weather, but the Captain was great and did his best to get some fish. Good time.
Michael  M.
Michael M. Medina, OH

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