Captain
Howard "Scott" Heston

Member since January 2017

Port Clinton, United States

Background
I have been fishing Lake Erie's Sandusky Bay for over 40 years and this will be my 3rd year running charters. Last year my charter was featured in Country Living Magazine (5/2016), Ohio Outdoor News (6/3/2016) and in Great Lakes Angler magazine (June-July 2016).
Techniques
I love to fish for anything and everything but on my charters I only target Catfish. We have an incredible population of channel cats in the bay and they offer my clients a wonderful experience. That doesn't mean you wont catch anything else. We sometimes catch freshwater drum, white and yellow perch, white bass and even walleye. The bay has a number of bridges that offer shelter from the wend and waves. We sometime have to cross rough water but I can always find a calm place to fish. We anchor up and fish on the bottom. Hold on to your pole or place it in one of the many rod holders. These fish are strong and can drag your pole out of the boat in an instant. InFisherman ranked the Sandusky Bay as one of the top ten catfish destinations in the country. Without the larger blue and flathead catfish, it takes incredible numbers to achieve this ranking. The kind of numbers that will ensure that you have a great time.

Hey, I'm Captain Howard "Scott" Heston

Port Clinton, United States
Background
I have been fishing Lake Erie's Sandusky Bay for over 40 years and this will be my 3rd year running charters. Last year my charter was featured in Country Living Magazine (5/2016), Ohio Outdoor News (6/3/2016) and in Great Lakes Angler magazine (June-July 2016).
Techniques
I love to fish for anything and everything but on my charters I only target Catfish. We have an incredible population of channel cats in the bay and they offer my clients a wonderful experience. That doesn't mean you wont catch anything else. We sometimes catch freshwater drum, white and yellow perch, white bass and even walleye. The bay has a number of bridges that offer shelter from the wend and waves. We sometime have to cross rough water but I can always find a calm place to fish. We anchor up and fish on the bottom. Hold on to your pole or place it in one of the many rod holders. These fish are strong and can drag your pole out of the boat in an instant. InFisherman ranked the Sandusky Bay as one of the top ten catfish destinations in the country. Without the larger blue and flathead catfish, it takes incredible numbers to achieve this ranking. The kind of numbers that will ensure that you have a great time.
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Fishing Reports

Catching big cats on the Sandusky Bay

May 25, 2018

MAY 25th we caught our 10th 20 pound channel cat of the season. Last year we only caught 7 all year and the year before that we only caught 3. The chances of catching a fish this size has… Read Full Report →


New record for my boat

May 08, 2018

We landed a 26.25 pound channel cat yesterday that topped the 24.6 pound monster we caught last season. There were 75 fish caught in 4 hours including an 18.75 pounder and several more over 10 pounds. Read Full Report →


Cats are biting on the Sandusky Bay

May 05, 2018

The fishing has been great this past weekend. Took two guys out Saturday morning and caught 85. Read Full Report →


Fun with Friends

May 13, 2017

Enjoyed a 4 hour trip with a group of guys I went to high school with. There were a number of cats caught and released that were big enough for Fish Ohio awards. They kept a cooler full of… Read Full Report →


Fishing with Joe and Randy Sanders

April 30, 2017

It was cool with a chance of rain and a strong breeze out of the East when we left the dock. The rain held off and it warmed up into the 60's as the day went on. Our first… Read Full Report →


Great day with Keith Snider

April 29, 2017

It was a cold rainy day. The wind was blowing but it didn't keep the fish from biting. We were fishing the Sandusky Bay with shrimp and caught over 100 fish. We caught a 12 pound freshwater drum and… Read Full Report →


Fishing with Dennis and David

April 28, 2017

Had a great day fishing the Sandusky Bay with Dennis and David. We caught close to 50 fish with the largest channel cat weighting 14.75 pounds and another over 12 pounds. We even caught a few fish 2 at… Read Full Report →


First trip of the season

April 24, 2017

Fishing started out a little slow but got better as the day went on. 3 fishermen caught 35 catfish and a yellow perch. The catfish ranged from 18 to 24 inches. Most importantly everyone had a good time. Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

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4.78
out of 5 stars from 20 reviews
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Anthony Kline
Chicago, IL
 5.00
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4 hour trip with captain scott

VERIFIED   August 23, 2018
Great morning on the water with scott.within the first five minutes we had a fish on the boat .we each caught a few at that...
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Robert Pelelo
Dubuque, IA
 4.67
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Half Day Trip with Captain Scott

VERIFIED   August 1, 2018
We are a family of 4 who had never fished before.  Scott took care of us very well.  He was patient, pleasant and...
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Tim Mcguire
Marion, OH
 4.67
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Great outing with the family.

VERIFIED   September 1, 2018
Captain Scott was great!  He explained things step by step. When grandson got a little excited about catching some very...
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James Hoyer
Cincinnati, OH
 5.00
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Excellent Catfish Trip

VERIFIED   October 14, 2018
This was my 2nd fishing trip with Captain Scott. Great results and fish count both trips. 35-40 catfish. Many in the 10-14...
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Jim Hoyet
Cincinnati, OH
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Fishing with Howard "Scott"

VERIFIED   August 8, 2018
Great half day of fishing with Captain Scott. Caught about ten fish over 10lbs.  Around 50 total. Amazing trip. Highly...
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