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Sandusky Bay: 81 fishing charters available

Tail Chaser Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(91 reviews)
Lakeside Marblehead
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $450

South Of Heaven Guide Service

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(63 reviews)
Lakeside Marblehead
 Instant Confirmation

Vitamin Sea Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(63 reviews)
Port Clinton
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $400

Eye Got Ya Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Lakeside Marblehead
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500

Billy D Charters

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(33 reviews)
Port Clinton
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $740

Erie Outlaw Sportfishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(39 reviews)
Port Clinton
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $150

BlackH2oDog Charters LLC

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(31 reviews)
Lakeside Marblehead
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $225

Captain Ken’s Wild Wings – LTD-DW 32

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Port Clinton
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $690

Drilling Eyes Sportfishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Lakeside Marblehead
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $625

Captain Scott's Catfish Charter

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(60 reviews)
Port Clinton
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $330

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Sandusky Bay

The average price for a private 4 hour Sandusky Bay fishing trip is $430, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $650 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Tail Chaser Fishing Charters, South Of Heaven Guide Service, and Vitamin Sea Fishing Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Sandusky Bay. Full list of top fishing charters in Sandusky Bay.

Tail Chaser Fishing Charters, South Of Heaven Guide Service, and Vitamin Sea Fishing Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Sandusky Bay.

The most popular fish species you can target are Walleye, Yellow Perch, and Smallmouth Bass. Top fishing techniques include trolling, light tackle, and jigging. Lake fishing, nearshore fishing, and offshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Sandusky Bay is one of Ohio’s hidden gems that has a lot to give to all levels of anglers. Even though it’s sometimes overlooked in favor of the legendary Lake Erie, which is just around the corner, the Sandusky Bay fishing opportunities are ample. Locals are in the know about these productive fishing grounds, and more visiting anglers discover it every year.

The bay is nestled at the mouth of Sandusky River and, in its waters, you’ll find a good variety of fish that would make every freshwater enthusiast happy. Catfish is one of the most commonly caught species, and there are specimens in the bay that can weigh well over 10 pounds.

The Largemouth Bass action is very good and there’s a lot of them to catch because the area is still underfished. Not only are Largies abundant, but they can also get quite plump, which is always good news. Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch, and Walleye are on the to-catch list as well, especially if you move to the east side of the bay, towards Lake Erie.

Because one of the Great Lakes is a stone’s throw away, local fishing guides regularly offer combo trips, where you can explore both the bay and the lake. Bear in mind that when you pick a shorter excursion, you’ll probably stay in the bay the whole time. Full day options will take you past Cedar Point, and into the Western Basin of Lake Erie, where hard-fighting Walleye await.

Sandusky Bay is surrounded by well-known fishing destinations such as Port Clinton, Lakeside Marblehead, and the city of Sandusky. Wherever you’re staying, you can find a local captain that will help you explore the bay’s fishing potential.

Rules & Regulations

The most important item you’ll need for the fishing trip is a valid Ohio fishing license – your guide is in charge of everything else.

Sandusky Bay
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 24785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Winters are no joke in Ohio, but even under the ice, fish are still active. This means only one thing – ice fishing. If the weather conditions align and the ice is thick enough, head out for some Perch fishing, it will make for a fun day.

February

Temperatures are slowly rising, so if you’re going out on the ice, be very careful. The bite is, naturally, slower than in the summer months, but there’s some Walleye and Perch in the eastern part of the bay and the Western Basin of Lake Erie. 

March

You can feel spring in the air, so fish are a-coming! Walleye are getting ready for their spawning season, so you can target them in the shallow waters closer to shore, and there’s a fair amount of Bass for you to chase as well.

April

In April, more and more charters are opening for business every day, as the peak season is around the corner and all the favorites come out to play. Catfish, Bass, Walleye, and Perch are out there for the taking, and the best part – this is just the beginning!

May

Water temperatures are rising, and fishing in Sandusky Bay is very good in May. The Walleye action is excellent this time of year, Catfish are congregating around bridges, and Perch are practically everywhere.

June

Whatever technique you choose these days, chances are you’ll come back to shore with a full cooler. Head to the east side of the bay to chase Walleye or, if you’re out with the kids, focus on Catfish around rocks and pilings, along with Largemouth Bass.

July

Whether it’s Bass or Yellow Perch, Walleye or big Channel Catfish you’re after, Sandusky Bay will provide! Largies are particularly active, and you can hook them by the dozens, so get ready. If you’re up for the ultimate challenge, big Lake Erie Walleye await.

August

Fishing for pretty much all species is going strong in August. Remember that your prey will head to the deeper waters and this is where you should go to catch ‘em all. This is as good a month as any to land your next Catfish trophy.

September

Whether it’s the size or the number of the fish you’re after, you won’t be disappointed in September. You can troll, bottom fish, or drift fish for Walleye, Bass, and Catfish. Or just catch a bit of everything, either way, it’s a lot of fun.

October

The fall is in full swing, so the fishing is slowing down, but there’s still time for a productive day of fishing in Sandusky Bay. Chunky Walleye and Yellow Perch are always hungry, and Bass action is still solid, so make the most of it.

November

The open water fishing season is over for the next several months, so it’s time to enjoy the holidays and avoid the cold, at least until the temperatures drop enough to create good ice fishing conditions. On mild days, you can target Perch from shore.

December

It’s freezing out there, so you can’t expect fish to be jumping around. The bay is quiet, but if it’s cold enough, why not head east and go ice fishing on Lake Erie? Both the Walleye and Perch bite are on and will keep you busy.

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If this is your first fishing trip here I would highly recommend booking a day or two out with Captain Terrance. He knows the best area to fish and catch fish. He is safe, friendly, funny and knowledgeable of the local area.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If this is your first fishing trip here I would highly recommend booking a day or two out with Captain Terrance. He knows the best area to fish and catch fish. He is safe, friendly, funny and knowledgeable of the local area.
Harold  C.
Harold C. Foraker, IN
Research your guide if it’s your first test me. We used planer boards with our guide and repeated that on our own boat. Took us a bit longer, but had a great time fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Research your guide if it’s your first test me. We used planer boards with our guide and repeated that on our own boat. Took us a bit longer, but had a great time fishing.
Karen  K.
Karen K. Ankeny, IA
Make damn sure you booked with Captain Frank Sherry & South if Heaven Guide Service.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make damn sure you booked with Captain Frank Sherry & South if Heaven Guide Service.
Patrick  C.
Patrick C. Westchester, IL
Great catch Lake Erie Perch 9/16/21. Waves and wind seemed to unlock more bites!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great catch Lake Erie Perch 9/16/21. Waves and wind seemed to unlock more bites!
Brian  C.
Brian C. Amherst, Ohio
Don't bring too young of children it may be a rough trip but for the adult a very good fishing experience!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don't bring too young of children it may be a rough trip but for the adult a very good fishing experience!
Keith  B.
Keith B. Oswego, IL
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
As I said earlier, if you want to catch fish, Charles always knows where they are and how to catch them
Excellent
5.0 / 5
As I said earlier, if you want to catch fish, Charles always knows where they are and how to catch them
James  P.
James P. United States
See my review of Captain Paul Schill and Fishin' Mission charters. The residents of Lakeside Marblehead were very friendly and considerate.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
See my review of Captain Paul Schill and Fishin' Mission charters. The residents of Lakeside Marblehead were very friendly and considerate.
James  M.
James M. Genoa, OH
If it’s going to be a windy day bring a jacket. It got cooler the further we went out.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If it’s going to be a windy day bring a jacket. It got cooler the further we went out.
Donovan  A.
Donovan A. New York, NY
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
Yes but pay attention to the upcoming weather and be flexible. Even though we were not able to it would have been easier on all of us., Mr. Hughes and Carol were great.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes but pay attention to the upcoming weather and be flexible. Even though we were not able to it would have been easier on all of us., Mr. Hughes and Carol were great.
Douglas  B.
Douglas B. Cincinnati, OH
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
The weather is unpredictable. Our day of perch fishing was great. But we had a second trip for walleye booked that got canceled because of thunderstorms.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The weather is unpredictable. Our day of perch fishing was great. But we had a second trip for walleye booked that got canceled because of thunderstorms.
Doug  C.
Doug C. Cincinnati, Ohio
Pay a little money to get the experience you want. Cheaper definitely doesn’t mean better in this case.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pay a little money to get the experience you want. Cheaper definitely doesn’t mean better in this case.
Michael  E.
Michael E. Sardinia, 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
Definitely book with Captain Steve Rumer. This will be fun, and exciting! He puts you on the fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely book with Captain Steve Rumer. This will be fun, and exciting! He puts you on the fish.
Molly  W.
Molly W. Clarksville, OH
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

Reef Bobber Fishing Charters
Reef Bobber Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Lakeside Marblehead
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(108 reviews)
Fishing was slow but we still caught some keepers. Brad tried to do everything he could do for us to catch some fish. Very nice and easy to work with. Thanks for a great trip!
Misty  M.
Misty M. Marietta, OH
Eye Got Ya Charters
Eye Got Ya Charters
Fishing charter in Lakeside Marblehead
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
The Boys enjoy every last second! Awesome father son time. Will do it again and again right on the fish!!
Nicole  F.
Nicole F. Trotwood, OH
Lured In Fishing Charters LLC
Lured In Fishing Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Port Clinton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
We caught a sorts of 50+ fish. 9 big Walleye keepers! My 3 1/2 year old son had an absolute blast! We will book here again. Made a great weekend get away staying in Port Clinton.
Matt  E.
Matt E. Middletown, OH
Erie Outlaw Sportfishing
Erie Outlaw Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Port Clinton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(39 reviews)
Absolutely amazing time. Lots of laughs and caught our limit. Strongly recommend this charter!!!
Fred  T.
Fred T. Plum, PA
Pork Chop Express Charters
Pork Chop Express Charters
Fishing charter in Lakeside Marblehead
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
He knew exactly where to go and we wasted no time getting onto the walleye. We hit our boat limit in under 2 hours! He and his son, Caleb were professional and efficient in getting lines in the water and had us reeling in one walleye after another. 5 star experience. Great boat and crew, will book again!
David  A.
David A. Columbus, OH
South Of Heaven Guide Service
South Of Heaven Guide Service
Fishing charter in Lakeside Marblehead
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(63 reviews)
What an awesome day. Captain Frank and First Mate, Jim, were fantastic teachers, guides and educators. My 11 and 8-year old boys will never forget the day and we will certainly be booking with Frank again. He and Jim were very patient with the kids which was such a relief. Also, his boat is beautiful and clean which goes a long way for me. Lastly, we caught our quota of Walleye and can’t wait to dig in. We caught lots of “mules.” Thanks again, Frank. We will see you again soon.
Joseph  W.
Joseph W. Shawnee Hills, OH
Erie Outlaw Sportfishing
Erie Outlaw Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Port Clinton
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(39 reviews)
Great trip, and fellowship with limits of nice eating size walleyes. Captain Terrence works for fish and he gets you on them.
Timothy  L.
Timothy L. Jackson, MI
Tail Chaser Fishing Charters
Tail Chaser Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Lakeside Marblehead
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(91 reviews)
Captain Mike was fantastic. Mayflies were heavy and Captain Mike was still able to get us to limit-out in under three hours. Will be back again with Mike for sure.
R.  B.  B.
R. B. B. Brecksville, Ohio
Erie Outlaw Sportfishing
Erie Outlaw Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Port Clinton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(39 reviews)
Elaine and I had an awesome time walleye fishing with Captain Terence. Excellent charter for 2 people. He was professional from the time of booking through the charter. He allowed us to choose how we would like to fish and was patient and helpful. After cast fishing for a while we decided to troll and he had us on fish and we caught our limit and released a lot more. Highly recommend this charter!
CHRISTOPHER  B.
CHRISTOPHER B. McDonald, PA
South Of Heaven Guide Service
South Of Heaven Guide Service
Fishing charter in Lakeside Marblehead
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(63 reviews)
Captain Frank was knowledgeable, courteous, pleasant and made the experience very enjoyable. My wife and I enjoyed the trip and plan to book with him again.
Donald  G.
Donald G. Virden, IL
Captain Scott's Catfish Charter
Captain Scott's Catfish Charter
Fishing charter in Port Clinton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(60 reviews)
I would’ve never guessed how great the fishing was going to be. We had to run less poles than people to keep up! 75+ catfish in less than 5 hours. Plenty of 10+ lb caught as well!! Great time, great captain. Great with the kiddos too. Highly recommend. Best catfishing venture ever! Thanks Captain Scott!!!
Michael  C.
Michael C. Loves Park, IL
What A Catch Charters – 30' Tiara
What A Catch Charters – 30' Tiara
Fishing charter in Port Clinton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(47 reviews)
Captain Al & Raymond were very professional and knowledgeable. Already looking to plan a trip next year
Larry  Z.
Larry Z. Los Angeles, CA
Tail Chaser Fishing Charters
Tail Chaser Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Lakeside Marblehead
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(91 reviews)
It was a great day out on the water with Captain Mike and First Mate Hunter. They were very helpful since it was our first time out on a charter boat and explained and demonstrated what we needed to do to catch the fish.The morning started out a little slow but by the time our trip ended we had met are maximum limit on walleye. It was a great day and will definitely fish again with Captain Mike and Hunter!
Heather  H.
Heather H. Stoutsville, OH
Eye Got Ya Charters
Eye Got Ya Charters
Fishing charter in Lakeside Marblehead
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Great family fun. All the Walleye we could catch. Great Captain, great first mate. My wife and 3 kids had a blast. Well worth it. Highly recommend.
Michael  C.
Michael C. Loves Park, IL
Lured In Fishing Charters LLC
Lured In Fishing Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Port Clinton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
From booking trip to fishing, this was a very pleasant experience. Capt. Jack was the best !!! He was very helpful and worked his Butt off to make sure we caught fish. We caught a lot of fish and he made sure we got our limit of keepers to bring home. The entire trip was enjoyable and i would highly recommend this charter if you want stress free and productive fishing charter. Thanks Capt. Jack !!!
Bob  K.
Bob K. Cincinnati, OH
South Of Heaven Guide Service
South Of Heaven Guide Service
Fishing charter in Lakeside Marblehead
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(63 reviews)
Overall great experience. Captain Frank was courteous and patient with my special needs adult son and helpful with both of us who were learning this style of fishing.
Patrick  O.
Patrick O. Hamilton, OH
Lured In Fishing Charters LLC
Lured In Fishing Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Port Clinton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Two of us had a great day of Lake Erie walleye fishing with Jack Hartley and his first mate Mike. Rough water did not prevent us from catching the limit of walleye (and one perch!)
Brendan  C.
Brendan C. Lafayette, CO
Eye Got Ya Charters
Eye Got Ya Charters
Fishing charter in Lakeside Marblehead
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
We had a great experience! We limited out and had a blast doing it! The captain and his hand kept lures in the water and made sure we enjoyed ourselves!
Nathan  C.
Nathan C. United States
JT Sportfishing Charters
JT Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Lakeside Marblehead
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(86 reviews)
Had a great day! Will definitely be back with this charter!!!! Captain was great with the children made the experience great for them.
Juli  P.
Juli P. Brecksville, Ohio
Reef Bobber Fishing Charters
Reef Bobber Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Lakeside Marblehead
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(108 reviews)
Very fun trip. Brad went above and beyond to make sure we had a great experience. We left early and even stayed out a little longer than planned, then he managed to have time to clean and cut our fish. Definitely recommend.
Michael  V.
Michael V. Cortland, OH