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Erie Fishing Charters

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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Erie

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Erie, Pennsylvania are: Full list of top fishing charters in Erie

The average price for a private 4 hour Erie fishing trip is $549, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $628 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

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

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

The top 3 fishing techniques in Erie are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Erie are:

Many fishing charters in Erie 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 Erie are:

Who are the top awarded captains in Erie?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Erie are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $300
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $505
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $623
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $645
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $640
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $740

When someone mentions Erie, our thoughts immediately go to the Great Lakes and the fishing mecca that Lake Erie is. Nestled right next to its central basin is the city of Erie, where freshwater anglers come for a productive day on the water. Newcomers are impressed by the sheer number of fish here, and Erie, PA fishing charters love showing off their fishery.

If you’ve ever been to Lake Erie, then you know that Walleye fishing is all the rage. Walleye are the most popular and desired catch, especially in the summer months, when you can land impressive specimens. Locals also love going after Steelhead and Lake Trout, as well as Yellow Perch, Smallmouth Bass, and even Salmon.

Deeper parts of the lake are where most of the action takes place, but fishermen who’d like to stay closer to land also have good options. Presque Isle Bay and its state park are known for solid Crappie, Perch, Sunfish, and Bass numbers. Rock, Smallmouth, and Largemouth Bass prefer the bay to open waters, which is great news for Bass chasers. You can even hook into  Musky and Pike here.

When a town lives and breathes fishing, there are dozens of charters and trip types to choose from. Half day and full day trips are most popular, alongside specialized expeditions where you’ll target a species of your choice. Beginners and families often fish the bay, while experienced anglers hit the offshore waters.

Erie, PA fishing charters usually depart from the Lampe Marina and Presque Isle State Park.

Rules & Regulations

Local captains usually provide all the tackle and fishing tips you need. It’s up to you to show up with a valid Pennsylvania fishing license or a Combination Trout/Salmon permit if you plan on going after Trout species.

Erie
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4.8 / 5
Based on 27943 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Head to the creeks for ice fishing if the ice is thick enough. You can also visit the bay, armed with large golden shiners which Northern Pike find irresistible. Or you can get some rest before the spring season, it’s up to you.

February

Ice fishing in the bay can be pretty good if the weather conditions allow for it. Dress well, bring a big thermos with hot coffee, and spend your day targeting Perch with minnows or Steelhead with egg sacks.

March

The weather is changing for the better, which has anglers reaching for their gear. You could find Walleye, Perch, Steelhead, and Smallmouth Bass, especially if you focus on fishing the tributaries. 

April

If you’re in the mood for Lake Trout fishing, the time to make it happen is April. Jigging and trolling enthusiasts will also enjoy exploring the tributaries for early season Walleye. 

May

May brings on the heat, both on Lake Erie and in the Presque Isle Bay. Get your hands on Walleye, Perch, and Smallies, and don’t forget about those gorgeous Lakers. Bass and Trout action is at its best this month.

June

Steelhead are hanging out offshore, Bass are biting, and Walleye anglers are ready and equipped to get their hands on Lake Erie's superstar catch. Perch fishing is getting better every day.

July

The deeper waters of Lake Erie’s central basin hold impressive numbers of Walleye and Trout, with some bragworthy Walleye out there for the taking. In the bay, anything from Crappie to Catfish is biting.

August

Anglers are trolling dipsy divers with spoons, ready to battle the biggest Walleye they can find. It’s all about these mighty fish in the summer, and the bite is as productive as ever.

September

This is one of the best months to come to Erie and spend a couple of days fishing. You can target Walleye and Steelhead, jumbo Perch, and epic Bass in the bay.

October

As the fall progresses, Walleye move into deeper waters, but you can still hire an Erie, PA fishing charter to help you find your prey. Steelhead are roaming around, searching for food, not to mention Yellow Perch that love this weather.

November

With the cold front coming in, both the guides and the fish take a break and there are fewer anglers around the lake. Perch become the go-to species to target in the late fall, because they don’t mind the cold and they’re hungry.

December

Long and cold December is great news for ice anglers, who are ready to embrace the low temperatures for a chance to catch enough Perch for a nice meal or two. Steelhead can be found under the bridges.

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Be ready for a truly off shore experience! My first time on a Great Lake and was totally in awe of its massive size!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready for a truly off shore experience! My first time on a Great Lake and was totally in awe of its massive size!
Emily  J.
Emily J.
Make sure you check weather conditions. Can change quick and doesn't always match the forecast.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you check weather conditions. Can change quick and doesn't always match the forecast.
Tom  T.
Tom T. Irwin, Pennsylvania
If you go out with Capt Todd your arms will be very sore the next day. Non stop fish on. Best day of fishing in my life.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you go out with Capt Todd your arms will be very sore the next day. Non stop fish on. Best day of fishing in my life.
Stephen  T.
Stephen T. Dallas, PA
Be mindful of the wind as too much wind will cause you not to be able to fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be mindful of the wind as too much wind will cause you not to be able to fish.
Michael  R.
Michael R. Amherst, VA
Be aware that the weather in July can be fickle. Unfortunately for our schedules the lake tells you when you can fish, but don't let that discourage you, the walleye are worth it!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be aware that the weather in July can be fickle. Unfortunately for our schedules the lake tells you when you can fish, but don't let that discourage you, the walleye are worth it!
David  E.
David E. New Columbia, PA
This is the way to go. Nothing to stress about or supply. Just have your license in order and show up on time for a great day. We three limited out on walleyes and Jamie and James, his mate and son, filleted everything up afterwards.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This is the way to go. Nothing to stress about or supply. Just have your license in order and show up on time for a great day. We three limited out on walleyes and Jamie and James, his mate and son, filleted everything up afterwards.
Dan  G.
Dan G.
First timers better be ready to catch a lot of fish when fishing in Lake Erie!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
First timers better be ready to catch a lot of fish when fishing in Lake Erie!
Jerry  J.
Jerry J. Fombell, PA
A quality fishing experience for some the best eating fresh water fish anywhere.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
A quality fishing experience for some the best eating fresh water fish anywhere.
Jeff  M.
Jeff M. Shinglehouse, PA
The fish were shallower than captain expected.once targeted the fishing was good till we started west then fishing slowed down.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The fish were shallower than captain expected.once targeted the fishing was good till we started west then fishing slowed down.
Jessica  B.
Jessica B. Petrolia, PA
Do your research but definitely recommend Captain dawn of you want to catch the big fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do your research but definitely recommend Captain dawn of you want to catch the big fish!
Jennifer  B.
Jennifer B. Ephrata, Pennsylvania
Get an experienced guide who will clean your catch for you. Get there early and have fun!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get an experienced guide who will clean your catch for you. Get there early and have fun!
Michael  B.
Michael B. Penn Run, Pennsylvania
Stay hydrated and the more fun you and your gang have the better they crew support you!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Stay hydrated and the more fun you and your gang have the better they crew support you!
Michael  C.
Michael C. Carlisle, PA
Look up D. D. Rod father captain Dan explains what his set ups are and how they are used and any ? You have he has the answer not only while your on the water but at home we got alot of fish and little more know how for when we go again can't wait
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Look up D. D. Rod father captain Dan explains what his set ups are and how they are used and any ? You have he has the answer not only while your on the water but at home we got alot of fish and little more know how for when we go again can't wait
Joshua  L.
Joshua L. Calcutta, OH
Be patient, fish slowly and you will have great results. Definitely try to fish with an experienced captain like Mark Rose.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be patient, fish slowly and you will have great results. Definitely try to fish with an experienced captain like Mark Rose.
Ronald  R.
Ronald R. Mount Pleasant, PA
If you’re looking for smallmouth and have a boat, it couldn’t be better. If you’re targeting walleye, wait until June.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you’re looking for smallmouth and have a boat, it couldn’t be better. If you’re targeting walleye, wait until June.
Hunter  M.
Hunter M. Bellwood, PA
The Walleye fishing is spectacular and a knowledgeable captain like Captain Dan is needed.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The Walleye fishing is spectacular and a knowledgeable captain like Captain Dan is needed.
John  R.
John R. Edinboro, PA
This was our first trip and it did not disappoint. You have to take this fishing charter
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was our first trip and it did not disappoint. You have to take this fishing charter
Rob  M.
Rob M. Pittsburgh, PA
i think a psrty of three is sufficient for the boat we were on. four might be a bit crowded especially is the catching is on.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
i think a psrty of three is sufficient for the boat we were on. four might be a bit crowded especially is the catching is on.
Robert  C.
Robert C. Warren, PA
This trip was made awesome by a great captain. His experience and good personality made us feel welcomed aboard. First mates work was top rated. We waited and needed for nothing. Thank you again.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This trip was made awesome by a great captain. His experience and good personality made us feel welcomed aboard. First mates work was top rated. We waited and needed for nothing. Thank you again.
Robin  L.
Robin L. Volant, PA
Walleye fishing in July, steelhead in the fall. Doesn’t get any better than that..
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Walleye fishing in July, steelhead in the fall. Doesn’t get any better than that..
Mark  S.
Mark S. Edinboro, PA

Bass Fishing Lake Erie
Bass Fishing Lake Erie
Fishing charter in Erie
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(93 reviews)
My brother-in-law and I booked a trip blindly knowing nothing about fishing the Great Lakes or about Mr. Rose. We were pleasantly surprised by both! Capt Mark put us on some good fish catching 3 or 4 over 5 lbs and several others between 2-4 lbs. Overall great trip and would certainly suggest looking up Capt Rose for some fun.
Randy  G.
Randy G.
Hammertime Sportfishing
Hammertime Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Erie
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Captain Jack is such a nice guy with incredible knowledge of all things Lake Erie! From start to finish, the experience was comfortable, exciting, and productive! So many fish! Would definitely book a trip with Captain Jack again for Lake Erie or Lake Ontario! Can’t recommend enough! Captain Jack rocks!
Emily  J.
Emily J.
Bass Fishing Lake Erie
Bass Fishing Lake Erie
Fishing charter in Erie
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(93 reviews)
Mark really has a great setup. His boat is the baddest bass boat on Lake Erie. Beautiful day and Mark never gave up to find us fish.Ended up landing 5, missed 4. 👍🏼
Richard  G.
Richard G.
Bass Fishing Lake Erie
Bass Fishing Lake Erie
Fishing charter in Erie
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(93 reviews)
Captain Mark was great. The weather had been bad for 3-4 days before, but we had a nice day on the lake. The fish were not biting but Mark took us to 5 or 6 locations until we found some. My grandson had a great time. We will come back.
Debbie  M.
Debbie M.
Riptide Fishing Charters
Riptide Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Erie
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Couldn’t have been better. Great boat, great Captain on a Great Lake! Captain Jamie was super friendly and made the fishing trip fun for us. It felt like we had known him for years. We will definitely be back out with Riptide in the future!!!
John  P.
John P. Greensburg, PA
D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing
D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Erie
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(74 reviews)
Had a blast fishing with Captain Dan and Lucas today, get a chance book this one.
Deborah  M.
Deborah M.
D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing
D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Erie
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(74 reviews)
First of all great communication on some weather in the area. Then even with some rough lake and fishing conditions Capt Dan was still able to get us on the fish and limit out, with a good amount of throw backs. Great time with a great crew!!!
Tom  T.
Tom T. Irwin, Pennsylvania
Riptide Fishing Charters
Riptide Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Erie
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Great experience with Captain Jamie and 1st Mate James. Was very accommodating with changing schedule due to poor weather. Got are limit of walleye quickly.
Braden  Z.
Braden Z. Clarksville, MD
Dog's Life Sport Fishing
Dog's Life Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Erie
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
The Captain was extremely knowledgeable in casting to the right depth to catch fish. The waters were a little rougher than forecast, but the boat handled the waters well. My grandson got to reel in two 18-inch long walleye and as the photos show, he was delighted! Thanks Cap!
Kenneth  N.
Kenneth N. Flint, Michigan
Relentless Pursuit Lake Erie
Relentless Pursuit Lake Erie
Fishing charter in Erie
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
We had a great time with relentless pursuit. We caught fish, and enjoyed ourselves. I’d recommend this charter to anyone looking to experience Lake Erie
David  M.
David M. Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
Dog's Life Sport Fishing
Dog's Life Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Erie
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(37 reviews)
Captain Matt was great. Explained the evening before that the lake would be a little rough but agreed to take us out for an am charter. We limited out on walleye in 3 hours with other fish being caught also. He wanted to continue fishing for steelhead stating we still had time to limit on them but we chose to return to the dock. We will definitely be back when the lake is calmer!
William  B.
William B.
Riptide Fishing Charters
Riptide Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Erie
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Captain Jamie and his son James were wonderful. Although the weather wasn’t entirely cooperative, we still caught more than what’s allowed to keep. Take a fishing trip with them! They won’t steer you wrong.
Li  D.
Li D. Murrysville, Pennsylvania
Hammertime Sportfishing
Hammertime Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Erie
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Very knowledgeable, professional and he definitely works hard to maximize your catch.
Craig  B.
Craig B. Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
Dog's Life Sport Fishing
Dog's Life Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Erie
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
We were 1 of only couple boats to go out the morning we went due to pending storm front coming in. We caught our limit by a little after 9. Lake was a little rough but Matt did a wonderful job keeping us fishing. Matt is a wonderful captain for a charter and would definitely go out with him again.
Ed  M.
Ed M. West Middlesex, Pennsylvania
Dog's Life Sport Fishing
Dog's Life Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Erie
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Fantastic trip, both of us had a blast. The captain had a great personality and lots of experience. Never a dull moment on the trip, just kept hitting into fish.
Joshua  J.
Joshua J. Manorville, PA
Pacifictime Sportfishing
Pacifictime Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Erie
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
Awesome day with my kids.Todd and Captain Mike know how to fish an catch the big ones had our limit in no time
Eli  B.
Eli B. Enon Valley, PA
Dog's Life Sport Fishing
Dog's Life Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Erie
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
We booked two days with Dog’s Life Sport Fishing and on both days we met our limit. On day two, as the waves were becoming too much, the other captains were telling their groups they had to reschedule. Thankfully, Matt waited out the waves and let us know when it was clear to go, as this was a 12 hour trip for us from home and we would’ve hated to get turned away first thing that morning. Can’t wait to book our next trip!
Chad-nicole  A.
Chad-nicole A. Waynesville, Missouri
Riptide Fishing Charters
Riptide Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Erie
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Great day on the water with guys from riptide could have not ask for a better captain and his mate
David  D.
David D. Slippery Rock, PA
Dog's Life Sport Fishing
Dog's Life Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Erie
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Booked Captain Matt for 4 days and the fishing was great!. Had 8' waves one day and Matt suggested we wait until 11am, which we did, and we were able to catch our limit once again. All four days we caught our limit and had a great time. Will be booking with him in the future.
Michael  R.
Michael R. Amherst, VA
Pacifictime Sportfishing
Pacifictime Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Erie
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
Great trip! Todd and Mike did a great job putting us on the fish a day after nasty storms. Nice Walleye and Steelhead!
Tim  B.
Tim B. Greencastle, PA

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