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Ohio: 190 fishing charters available

South Of Heaven Guide Service

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(89 reviews)
Lakeside Marblehead
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $130

Liberty Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(15 reviews)
Oak Harbor
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $720

Chelsea Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Lakeside Marblehead
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trips from $720

Vitamin Sea Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(79 reviews)
Port Clinton
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $350

Erie Outlaw Sportfishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(64 reviews)
Port Clinton
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $175

Lake Erie Charter Service LLC

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(141 reviews)
Lorain
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500

Billy D Charters

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(41 reviews)
Port Clinton
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trips from $740

Mega Bites Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(72 reviews)
Vermilion
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trips from $575

BlackH2oDog Charters LLC

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(48 reviews)
Lakeside Marblehead
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trips from $225

Reel King Charters – 20’ Lund

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Lakeside Marblehead
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trips from $375

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Ohio

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

The average price for a private 4 hour Ohio fishing trip is $471, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $668 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

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

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

The top 3 fishing techniques in Ohio are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Ohio are:

Many fishing charters in Ohio 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 Ohio are:

Who are the top awarded captains in Ohio?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Ohio are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $225
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $369
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $538
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $476
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $679
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $839
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $900

With the world-renowned Lake Erie on one side and the glorious Ohio River on the other, Ohio truly is "The Heart of It All." But fishing in Ohio is so much more than just two big names. There are 50,000 ponds and 7,000 miles of streams statewide where you can cast your line. And, if you’re in doubt where to start from, Ohio charter operators will show you the latest hotspots. 

Ohio is home to over 160 fish species. We could rest our case here, but where’s the fun in that? The state is proud of its Bass and Trout fisheries, but Walleye are the absolute stars of the show. Apart from featuring some serious headliners, "The Buckeye State" also has premier Yellow Perch, Crappie, and Bluegill fishing spots. And don’t be surprised if you stumble on Musky and Pike, too.

With acres of water across the state, there are fishing opportunities throughout the entire year. If you’re a winter fan, the good news is that Ohio doesn’t hibernate. Indian Lake and Portage Lakes are among the best ice fishing destinations. Meanwhile, Port Clinton is the number one departure point for exploring Lake Erie and Sandusky Bay year-round.

Winter months are reserved for ice angling. You can easily spend a day bonding with your family on a frozen pond. The rest of the year offers 4 hour lake and river trips, also suitable for families. If you’re a seasoned angler looking for a Walleye or Bass challenge, then a full day trip is ideal for you. Whatever option you choose, Ohio charter operators will cater to your needs.

Rules & Regulations

Everyone aged 16 and older is required to obtain a fishing license before heading out to fish in Ohio. So, regardless of whether you’re fishing with a licensed charter operator or on your own, make sure you purchase a permit. The best way to keep up the pace with the latest rules and regulations is to check out the official website of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Ohio
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Based on 25065 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

The new year is upon us, so feel free to celebrate with some world-class ice fishing. If you know what you’re doing, you’ll be catching Walleye in droves.

February

The fact that it’s cold doesn’t mean the fish aren’t hungry. It’s perfect for either stalking Steelhead in Lake Erie or Largemouth Bass in the rivers.

March

The spring spawning run is upon us! Starting from Maumee River, this brings a whole bunch of fish right into the hands of prepared anglers.

April

White bass will usually begin their migration up Lake Erie tributaries in mid April. An absolute treat for shore anglers casting into the flow.

May

Mad River is a very popular spot for going after Brown Trout this time of year. Whether it’s conventional or fly angling, you’ll be drowning in fish soon enough.

June

Tournament season hits Ohio’s northern shores. If you think you’ve got what it takes, sign up and compete with other anglers for some fabulous prizes.

July

It can get really hot in summer, which is why some anglers opt for night fishing. In the case of Muskingum River, look forward to some big Catfish.

August

As the water temperatures go up, so does the Smallmouth Bass action in various rivers and streams. Have fun!

September

September is when Yellow Perch fishing really kicks into high gear on Lake Erie. Things keep getting better and better, to the joy of all Buckeye anglers.

October

Steelhead fishing in October is especially bountiful in the tributaries of Lake Erie. Fly anglers will try and win them over with nymphs and streamers.

November

Walleye are migrating west after having spent the summer in the Lake Erie central basin. Those after them will line up at the Huron Pier and hook ‘em up.

December

The cold weather does nothing to stop Brown Trout fishing from being great. Clear Fork River is especially potent for loading up on Browns in December.

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Bring warm clothes for the morning , so you can remove layers in the afternoon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring warm clothes for the morning , so you can remove layers in the afternoon
John  K.
John K. Middletown, OH
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 open minded to a variety of weather conditions and be prepared for any. If your not sure of how you will handle a boat in rougher water - take your Dramamine!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be open minded to a variety of weather conditions and be prepared for any. If your not sure of how you will handle a boat in rougher water - take your Dramamine!!!
Tom  R.
Tom R. Johnston, IA
I recommend to ask for captain Mike the boat tail chaser. He’s very professional excellent fisherman and he knows what the hell he’s doing. I would go with Mike again and again. Thanks, Mike. Sincerely Jen Blackwood.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I recommend to ask for captain Mike the boat tail chaser. He’s very professional excellent fisherman and he knows what the hell he’s doing. I would go with Mike again and again. Thanks, Mike. Sincerely Jen Blackwood.
Jim  B.
Jim B. Lewes, DE
Be prepared for the black flies if the wind is not blowing, so you may want to wear long pants. Also, don't forget your sunscreen.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for the black flies if the wind is not blowing, so you may want to wear long pants. Also, don't forget your sunscreen.
Thomas  K.
Thomas K. Canfield, OH
Be prepared for wind. Lake Erie is a gem for all of us in the US to enjoy. Also note as a word of advice, fish cleaning is not allowed anywhere near where we put in. Be prepared to pay for a service to clean fish in town. Just takes more time and money.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Be prepared for wind. Lake Erie is a gem for all of us in the US to enjoy. Also note as a word of advice, fish cleaning is not allowed anywhere near where we put in. Be prepared to pay for a service to clean fish in town. Just takes more time and money.
GREGORY  L.
GREGORY L. Ames, IA
Brothers. Communication great regarding charter ,weather, and arrangements. Youth fisherman had a ball ,we did too.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Brothers. Communication great regarding charter ,weather, and arrangements. Youth fisherman had a ball ,we did too.
Richard  B.
Richard B. New Castle, PA
Use someone who knows the waters. If water is cloudy it can be hard to hook up on the fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Use someone who knows the waters. If water is cloudy it can be hard to hook up on the fish.
Anthony  M.
Anthony M. Uniontown, OH
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
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
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
Just enjoy the experience of being on Lake Erie, and if you catch the fish, all the better.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Just enjoy the experience of being on Lake Erie, and if you catch the fish, all the better.
Donald  S.
Donald S. Polk, OH
Book with Possessed Again Fishing Charters. Both the AM & PM Charters did well this week 6/28 & 29/21. When the fish are biting, all you need is about 4 hours to catch your 6 Walleye limit.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Possessed Again Fishing Charters. Both the AM & PM Charters did well this week 6/28 & 29/21. When the fish are biting, all you need is about 4 hours to catch your 6 Walleye limit.
Warren  F.
Warren F. Round Lake, Illinois
Always check in with your captain about the weather. The lake can be a bit choppy at times.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Always check in with your captain about the weather. The lake can be a bit choppy at times.
Holly  H.
Holly H. Columbus, OH
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

Erie Outlaw Sportfishing
Erie Outlaw Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Port Clinton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(64 reviews)
Went out on a less than perfect day but Captain Terrace put us on fish before the high winds came in. We caught our limit in less than 3 hours!! I’m am definitely coming back!!
Ryan  B.
Ryan B. Marseilles, IL
Strikemaster Charters - Cleveland
Strikemaster Charters - Cleveland
Fishing charter in Cleveland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Not only caught our limit of beautiful walleye but also tangled with two steel head.
Janet  K.
Janet K. Parma, OH
Lake Erie Charter Service LLC
Lake Erie Charter Service LLC
Fishing charter in Lorain
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(141 reviews)
It was one of the best charters I’ve had. Tom and Jeremy was great. I recommend these guys to anyone. I look forward to coming back.
James  M.
James M. Savannah, TN
Yeah Baby Fishing Adventures
Yeah Baby Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Huron
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(4 reviews)
Had a great time! Captain Mike and his friend Mike were awesome. We will definitely be back soon.
Zachary  F.
Zachary F. Columbus, Ohio
Lake Erie Charter Service LLC
Lake Erie Charter Service LLC
Fishing charter in Lorain
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(141 reviews)
Great time Captain is a great guy,and made the trip fun. Will use him again
David  C.
David C. Northfield, OH
Showdown Fishing Huron for Walleye
Showdown Fishing Huron for Walleye
Fishing charter in Huron
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(1 review)
Captain Earl was an amazing captain who put us on a lot of fish and made the trip a lot of fun! We learned a lot from him and we recommend going with this charter we definitely will be back!
Garrett  P.
Garrett P. Johnstown, OH
Pork Chop Express Charters
Pork Chop Express Charters
Fishing charter in Lakeside Marblehead
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(66 reviews)
Probably the best fishing trip I’ve had in 25 + years of coming to Lake Erie. Captain Sam and his first mate put us on the fish in 9 minutes and several times we had more fish in than hands to reel them in. If you don’t fish with Porkchop it’s your loss. 👍
Thad  P.
Thad P. NEW PHILA, OH
Pork Chop Express Charters
Pork Chop Express Charters
Fishing charter in Lakeside Marblehead
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(66 reviews)
Thank you Captain Sam…you exceeded our expectations and then some with the weather conditions against us you pulled off a spectacular day on Erie. 10 miles out in high winds and we caught our limit in 4 hours. We will be calling you on our next trip up.
Tedd  H.
Tedd H. Bethel, OH
Mega Bites Charters
Mega Bites Charters
Fishing charter in Vermilion
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(72 reviews)
I highly recommend this trip for your first time going or if you are a seasonal vet. The fishing was slow due to no fault of the captains they was plenty of fish out there they just was not biting. we managed to pull in a few nice walleye.
Marvin  W.
Marvin W. Garner, North Carolina
Reel King Charters – 20’ Lund
Reel King Charters – 20’ Lund
Fishing charter in Lakeside Marblehead
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Craig put us right on the perch, and we pulled in two limits pretty fast. It was great!
Jordan  S.
Jordan S. New York, NY
Sara J Fishing Guaranteed Walleye
Sara J Fishing Guaranteed Walleye
Fishing charter in Cleveland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Was a slow day for fish unfortunately, but Captain Gary stayed out and made sure we got our fish. Stand up guys, would recommend to anyone.
Nicholas  N.
Nicholas N. Troy, NY
Reel King Charters
Reel King Charters
Fishing charter in Lakeside Marblehead
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
The captain, ship, and staff were all great. I would ask for this ship again next time. Good care for the kids. Thank you for a great time.
Shutaro  N.
Shutaro N. Valley City, OH
Captain Ken’s Wild Wings – LTD-DW 32
Captain Ken’s Wild Wings – LTD-DW 32
Fishing charter in Port Clinton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Went on several charters for years, changed captains and will never change again.. very enjoyable .. recommend highly to anybody wanting to have fun
Matthew  R.
Matthew R. Warren, IN
Erie Outlaw Sportfishing
Erie Outlaw Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Port Clinton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(64 reviews)
Fished with Capt Smith today. The fish didn’t bite too well in the morning but with Capt Terrence Smiths experience and superior knowledge of the lake and the walleye we finished up limiting out. Had a fantastic day and would highly recommend this to anyone.
John  K.
John K. Middletown, OH
Extreme Sport Fishing Charters LLC
Extreme Sport Fishing Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Cleveland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Captain Woody has a very nice boat and equipment, and he knows how to use it. The lake was rough, and the fishing was not easy. But Capt Woody worked hard to get us on fish. I would absolutely fish with him again
Travis  S.
Travis S. Massillon, OH
Sam's Inland Lake Guide Service
Sam's Inland Lake Guide Service
Fishing charter in Pleasant Hill
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
A great time fishing beautiful day caught crappie and shared stories and made memories thanks Captain Sam
VICKEY  M.
VICKEY M. Brookville, OH
South Of Heaven Guide Service
South Of Heaven Guide Service
Fishing charter in Lakeside Marblehead
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(89 reviews)
Great guide! Even though we were on the tail end of walleye season & booked right after a cold front came through, Captain Frank was able to help us land 3 keepers for dinner! We will definitely be back next Spring when the fishing is better. Overall great experience.
Teresa  B.
Teresa B. Columbus, Ohio
Vitamin Sea Fishing Charters
Vitamin Sea Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Port Clinton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(79 reviews)
Nick was well-equipped and extremely knowledgeable. He’s friendly and entertaining. Nick knew when to try something new when the fish weren’t biting. He gave us valuable information on the best places and times to fish. Highly recommended.
Paul  M.
Paul M. Pataskala, OH
Tail Chaser Fishing Charters
Tail Chaser Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Lakeside Marblehead
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(119 reviews)
Got us set up on fish in tough conditions due to a cold front. Still caught a nice dinner of walleye and some bonus other species along the way!
Kyle  K.
Kyle K. Oak Creek, WI
Makin' Waves Fishing Charters
Makin' Waves Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Ashtabula
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
Second year in a row caught our limit. My 7 year old son got his first walleye. Great time! See you next year!
Tyler  A.
Tyler A. Columbus, OH