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 US $546, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $632 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:

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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 – US $300
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $417
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $603
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $593
  • 7-hour fishing trips – US $652
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $560

Fishing in Erie

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 Fishing Seasons

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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What anglers said about fishing in Erie

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!
Hammertime Sportfishing
Hammertime Sportfishing
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.
D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing
D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing 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.
Pacifictime Sportfishing
Pacifictime Sportfishing 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.
Dog's Life Sport Fishing
Dog's Life Sport Fishing 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!
Relentless Pursuit Lake Erie
Relentless Pursuit Lake Erie 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.
Riptide Fishing Charters
Riptide Fishing Charters
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!
Dog's Life Sport Fishing
Dog's Life Sport Fishing 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.
Relentless Pursuit Lake Erie
Relentless Pursuit Lake Erie 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.
Pacifictime Sportfishing
Pacifictime Sportfishing 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!
D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing
D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing 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!
D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing
D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing 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!
Bandit Sportfishing Charters
Bandit Sportfishing Charters 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
D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing
D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing 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.
Bass Fishing Lake Erie
Bass Fishing Lake Erie 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.
D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing
D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing 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.
D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing
D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing 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
D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing
D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing 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.
Riptide Fishing Charters
Riptide Fishing Charters Warren, PA
Fishing in Erie in May was great. We targeted lake trout, and as the weather warms up walleye should be great this summer.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing in Erie in May was great. We targeted lake trout, and as the weather warms up walleye should be great this summer.
Ciao Charters
Ciao Charters Wexford, 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.
Misty Dawn Charters
Misty Dawn Charters Volant, PA

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Erie?

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.
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.
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
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
Relentless Pursuit Lake Erie
Relentless Pursuit Lake Erie
Fishing charter in Erie
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
Couldn't have asked for a nicer trip and filling our limit as well. Would book again.
Tyler  A.
Tyler A. Fillmore, IN
Bass Fishing Lake Erie
Bass Fishing Lake Erie
Fishing charter in Erie
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(93 reviews)
We had a great trip with Capn Mark. He knows where to find the fish as he made it fun and made us feel at ease. We caught everything from largemouth bass and drum to walleye. I would recommend this trip to anyone.
Ben  K.
Ben K. N MARTINSVLLE, WV
Relentless Pursuit Lake Erie
Relentless Pursuit Lake Erie
Fishing charter in Erie
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
Captain Chad and First mate Jeff were friendly, informative and hard working. They go above and beyond, catering to our needs. Great time, great trip. Highly recommend.
Kathy  M.  M.
Kathy M. M. Erie, PA
Bass Fishing Lake Erie
Bass Fishing Lake Erie
Fishing charter in Erie
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(93 reviews)
Mark is a master! On a hot and cloudy July day we landed a NICE amount of walleye! His approach is very professional and effective. I couldn’t recommend him more!
Dan  K.
Dan K. Willoughby Hills, OH
Bass Fishing Lake Erie
Bass Fishing Lake Erie
Fishing charter in Erie
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(93 reviews)
We had a great day fishing with Captain Jonathan! We caught several largemouth. My daughter caught a nice 3.5lb on top water! Definitely looking forward to coming back out when the smallmouth are hitting!
Brian  H.
Brian H.
Bass Fishing Lake Erie
Bass Fishing Lake Erie
Fishing charter in Erie
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(93 reviews)
The Captain was great! Ran into a little rough water but got put back on the fish in no time. Good fishing, good laughs, can't wait to book another trip.
Kendrell  M.
Kendrell M. Indiana, PA
Ditch Chicken Charters
Ditch Chicken Charters
Fishing charter in Erie
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(46 reviews)
🎣 We had a blast on Lake Erie! Captain Paul put us on the fish! 21 Walleyes and two Steelheads in 6 hours. Not bad. Great charter! 👊🏾 🐟
Mark  S.
Mark S. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing
D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Erie
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(74 reviews)
Capt. Was very nice and helpful with us. Got us on fish right off bat, had 9 of our 12 max within first 45 min. Great experience.
Keith  S.
Keith S. Rockwood, PA
Relentless Pursuit Lake Erie
Relentless Pursuit Lake Erie
Fishing charter in Erie
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
Had a wonderful time with my family on the lake. We caught a ton of walleye and had a blast! Captain Chad and Jeff were both great. Would definitely go through them again if we're in the area!
Joshua  P.
Joshua P. Laurel, MD
D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing
D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Erie
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(74 reviews)
Captain Dan and mate Shawn worked hard in less than ideal conditions to get us hook-up on our limit of walleye,
John  Z.
John Z. Hegins, PA
Relentless Pursuit Lake Erie
Relentless Pursuit Lake Erie
Fishing charter in Erie
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
This also was a wonderful charter that despite rough waters Captain Chad and First Mate Jeff did an outstanding job to help us bring in 9 fish by working their tails off and ensuring we had a magnificent trip in spite of the conditions.
Salvatore  P.
Salvatore P. Pittsburgh, PA
Relentless Pursuit Lake Erie
Relentless Pursuit Lake Erie
Fishing charter in Erie
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
Not only are Captain Chad and Jeff first class fishermen, they are also incredible people! This makes chartering with them a well rounded day as they go out of their way to ensure you learn, are comfortable, and bust their rear to ensure the lines are tight! I heavily recommend chartering with them!
Salvatore  P.
Salvatore P. Pittsburgh, PA
Bass Fishing Lake Erie
Bass Fishing Lake Erie
Fishing charter in Erie
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(93 reviews)
I wanted a good trip with my son for Father’s Day weekend and had a fantastic time ! Jonathan was great at taking the time and putting us on fish. My son caught the most fish AND the BIGGEST ONE!!! Definitely a trip to remember. I will use him again.
Karl  M.
Karl M. West View, PA
Bass Fishing Lake Erie
Bass Fishing Lake Erie
Fishing charter in Erie
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(93 reviews)
We had an amazing time with mark he definitely knows where to go and what to do my girlfriend caught her first ever pike with him all and all amazing trip and amazing guide
Thomas  C.
Thomas C. Bridgeville, Pennsylvania

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