Captain
Jim Fishel / Holtzman

Member since April 2017 Conneaut, United States
Background
Captain Jim Fishel owns and runs Makin' Memories. Lake Erie charter fishing is his job and his passion. His love of Lake Erie began over five decades ago, where he was able to share his passion for walleye fishing with family and friends. Captain Jim will teach you his secret fishing tricks: what bait works best, and how deep you should target feeding fish. He will be sure to show you the best spots! Of course, they’re qualified… But what you will love most is Jim's passion for fishing and making sure his clients have the very best experience.
Techniques
Trolling for walleyes/ steelhead and Anchored vertical fishing for perch

Hey, I'm Captain Jim Fishel / Holtzman

Conneaut, United States
Background
Captain Jim Fishel owns and runs Makin' Memories. Lake Erie charter fishing is his job and his passion. His love of Lake Erie began over five decades ago, where he was able to share his passion for walleye fishing with family and friends. Captain Jim will teach you his secret fishing tricks: what bait works best, and how deep you should target feeding fish. He will be sure to show you the best spots! Of course, they’re qualified… But what you will love most is Jim's passion for fishing and making sure his clients have the very best experience.
Techniques
Trolling for walleyes/ steelhead and Anchored vertical fishing for perch
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Makin' Memories Fishing Charters

13 reviews
Conneaut
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Fishing Reports

Late Launch due to a lightening storm

August 27, 2018

Quite the light show this morning, and a delayed start. But the walleyes were chomping. Read Full Report →


Quick 5 limits

August 24, 2018

Just another great day. Tried perch fishing but didn't do very good. So, we switched to walleye fishing and limited out quickly Read Full Report →


36 walleye in 70 minutes of fishing

August 16, 2018

Walleyes were on fire this morning. We smok'em! Read Full Report →


Day 2 of 2, and another limit of fish

August 14, 2018

Great job by this crew, we rain all around us, they pushed that rain away with there great outlook on life. What a great two days Read Full Report →


Fishing on Monday! Just fine if your cre

August 13, 2018

This is day one of two. Choppy this morning, but these young at heart skippers did just fine. Read Full Report →


Saturday evening fun

August 11, 2018

Thanks Brent for fishing aboard Making Memories! You, Pickle, Buck and Tim had fun I know, from all the laughing and cutting up. Looking forward to seeing you again in the future. Read Full Report →


Choppy Friday water

August 10, 2018

Today started a 3 day weekend of Northeast blow, it went from 2 foot waves to 4 footers real quick this morning. The crew held up, even though the lake was a bit choppy. Thanks for fishing aboard Makin'… Read Full Report →


Nice Thursday catch

August 09, 2018

Thanks to the crew at R.A.M heating and Cooling in Venna, Oh for taking the day off to come fishing aboard Making Memories. Great time and great catch. Read Full Report →


Wednesday walleye action

August 08, 2018

What a great crew over top notched fisherman! These guys should go Pro, because they have the stuff. Read Full Report →


Smoke on the water!

August 03, 2018

What a great evening trip with a great crew. Thanks Smoke for bringing your family up to fish aboard Makin' Memories. You have an awesome family and it was a pleasure to meet them. Read Full Report →


Friday morning frensey

August 03, 2018

Nice steady walleye pace to finish up with a 36 fish limit Read Full Report →


Wonderful walleye bite today

August 02, 2018

Thanks Buzz, David, John and Zac for a great fishing trip! We whacked 36 in 2 hours this morning. The lake was a bit choppy to start, but laid down quickly. Read Full Report →


Super Sunday fishing trip

July 29, 2018

Another great trip Dave! Thanks for all the good laughs this morning. See you next year. Got you down for 3 days! Read Full Report →


Evening Action

July 28, 2018

After a very bumpy morning, the afternoon fishing turned out perfect. Thanks Rob, Marilyn, Brian and Parker for a great fishing trip. Read Full Report →


Walleye Wednesday!

July 25, 2018

Great Wednesday morning, managed 42 walleyes by 9am. A pair of 7+ pounders to boot, nice job Ron on the big one of the trip and a Happy Birthday too! What a way to spend your 55th Birthday, aboard… Read Full Report →


Day 2 of 2, thanks for a great time

July 23, 2018

Well, beautiful morning, but technical issues with GPS and Auto Pilot cause the Captain to drive the boat all morning. Still managed the limit with another slower bite pattern. Off tomorrow to get the boat back up running. The… Read Full Report →


Day 1 of 2 with this crew

July 22, 2018

After a delayed start due to the wind and rain, we finally got off the dock at 11am. It took a little longer them it has been due to the fish being so high in the water column. Only… Read Full Report →


WINDY weekend started today

July 20, 2018

We managed to land a 4 man limit by 10am today. Mother Nature cranked up the winds to 20+ mph and which made it very bumpy this morning. No trips tomorrow due to the wind. Back at it on… Read Full Report →


Quick 42 walleyes

July 19, 2018

Fishing remains tremendous, 42 walleyes by 7:45am. Thanks Lee for your service in the US Marines and thanks for fishing aboard Makin' Memories Read Full Report →


PEACHY Wednesday

July 18, 2018

Thanks Mark Peachy for fishing aboard Makin' Memories today! See you again at the end of the month. Read Full Report →


18 years of Memories

July 16, 2018

This crew has been a loyal Makin' Memories customer. This was their 18th year. Congrats Dale. Thanks for you're dedication. Read Full Report →


Walk On Group scores their limit

July 15, 2018

Thanks Steve for calling me this morning for an impromptu trip. Mid-morning walleye action was pretty steady. Read Full Report →


Great afternoon bite

July 14, 2018

Thanks Paul and Sally for fishing aboard Makin' Memories! Read Full Report →


Slower Saturday bite but still limited

July 14, 2018

The boat traffic was unbelievable this morning, and that may have caused the walleye bite to slow down. We still managed to get our 36 walleyes. Thanks Rob for another great trip. See you in two weeks. Read Full Report →


48 Walleyes by 8am

July 13, 2018

Another great day on the lake and a great crew aboard! Thanks Don and Ben for another good time aboard Making Memories, reminiscing about all the old times. This crew has been fishing with us for over 20 years.… Read Full Report →


Easy like Thursday morning

July 12, 2018

This motley crew made quick work of catching their limit plus the captain and 2 mates fish as well. They had a great time hanging out at Bruce's Lakeview Lounge as well as the Conneaut Moose Club. After a… Read Full Report →


WINDY WEDNESDAY

July 11, 2018

Well, after a delayed start due to a stiff Northeast breeze, the fish were waiting to be fed some metal spoons and hard plastic baits. 42 in under 90 minutes of fishing. If you are looking to have some… Read Full Report →


Evening walleye drifting trip

July 09, 2018

Thanks Walt, for fishing aboard Makin Memories. What a fish to close the day, 29.5 inches and 9.25 pounder. Great day of walleye fishing! Read Full Report →


The water is on fire with walleyes

July 09, 2018

36 walleyes and 3 white bass in 70 minutes of fishing. If you like catching, this is the time to come fishing! Most people buy a fishing license, in Conneaut, Ohio we purchase catching licenses. Read Full Report →


Walleye - Fast Action

July 08, 2018

Well, this was the final day of a three days with this crew that has booked with Makin' Memories for the last 13 years. These guys are the definition of professional walleye fisherman. I'm proud to know and call… Read Full Report →


Walleye frenzy

July 07, 2018

Thanks Chuck for fishing aboard Makin Memories this evening. We had a perfect wind for drifting, So we changed up our perch trip to a walleye drifting trip. Read Full Report →


Day two of three

July 07, 2018

This crew is a class act! Limited out before 8:30. Unbelievable walleye fishing continues Read Full Report →


Day one of three days of walleye fishing

July 06, 2018

This crew here had a great day, although we had an 8 hour delayed start due to gusting north winds. We managed to land over 50 walleyes in a three hours of fishing. Read Full Report →


High chance of Thunderstorms today

July 05, 2018

As NOAA says, wind and wave can be higher in thunderstorms. Not a very good day today on Lake Erie! Be safe friends of Makin' Memories on Lake Erie today. Read Full Report →


Great Walleye fishing continues

July 04, 2018

Thanks Dana, Shelly, Al and Jill for a great time today. Unbelievable sunrise and unbelievable walleye fishing on the 4th of July. Family, great friends and a great time was had aboard Makin' Memories. Read Full Report →


Walleyes, Walleyes and more Walleyes

June 30, 2018

Great Afternoon fishing trip with Ken and his crew. Great day of fishing, knocking down this catch. Read Full Report →


Phenomenal Walleye Fishing!

June 30, 2018

Had a great Crew today. First timers aboard Makin' Memories but they cranked in 42 walleyes by 9am. Thanks Jacob for fishing aboard Makin' Memories! We have a rare opening tomorrow. Book an AM or PM Walleye Trip tomorrow… Read Full Report →


Slow but steady

June 24, 2018

Today was slower than it has been all season. We got 24, which was the limit. Got a bonus Steelhead and 2 Perch. Read Full Report →


Walleye season is in full swing, 42 wall

June 20, 2018

Beautiful morning, great sunrise and the fish were biting. Thanks Steve for booking aboard Makin' Memories and Congrats Big Fish Fred on your 29 in, 9 pound walleye! Read Full Report →


Walleye Fishing is ON FIRE!

June 18, 2018

If you love walleyes like I do, now is the time to book a Charter! Come and get your Limit of Lake Erie's Best tasting fish. We have opening but they are booking up quickly. Don't miss your chance! Read Full Report →


The Walleye School has arrived!

June 08, 2018

Welcome to the beginning of the 2018 Walleye Season! School is in session, the walleyes are here! Book now, the calendar is filling up quickly! Read Full Report →


Monday Morning Walleyes!

August 21, 2017

The best time to fish, is when everyone else is working. Book a vacation day with your Boss and then book a day aboard Makin' Memories. These 6 guys did and they got their limit! They didn't want in… Read Full Report →


Saturday PM Walleye Trip

August 19, 2017

We are in the middle of Prime Time walleye fishing. The season is very short and we will be transition to Perch fishing very soon. DON'T Miss this great walleye action. This is the Saturday PM trip. We have… Read Full Report →


Walleye Prime Time!

August 19, 2017

We are in the middle of Prime Time walleye fishing. The season is very short and we will be transition to Perch fishing very soon. DON'T Miss this great walleye action. This is the Saturday AM trip. We have… Read Full Report →


Friday Opening!!! Book 8/11 NOW!

August 09, 2017

Wow, 48 walleyes by 10am. 3 hours of fishing, Non-stop walleye action Read Full Report →


Unbelieveable Walleye FIshing

July 30, 2017

Fishing still continues to be Fast and Furious for Walleye. Look at this 36 walleye catch! These guys were so amazed that couldn't look away, even during this Picture, lol! The sunrises and sunset have been breath-taking... We just… Read Full Report →


Fast Walleye Action

July 23, 2017

The walleye fishing has been great. We are catching more keepers than throwbacks now! With every week the fish are getting bigger! Don't miss out on this great walleye action, BOOK NOW! Read Full Report →


First weekend of July

July 02, 2017

Walleye fishing continues to be great! Non-stop catching action. This crew of 5 booked 3 days in a row, and took home 90 keeper walleyes. We ended up landing over 250 walleyes over the 3 days of fishing. Read Full Report →


Walleyes are Biting

June 19, 2017

Season has started off with a BANG! We are Catching 80 + walleyes a trip, many are 14.75 inches long so you have to release them because the size limit is 15 inches in Ohio. We only had two… Read Full Report →

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4.92
out of 5 stars from 13 reviews
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Fred A.
Pittsburgh, PA
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Greenville, PA
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Charles D.
Mather, PA
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VERIFIED   July 6, 2019
Very slow drift fishing not enough chop on water so we trolled and limited out in an hour
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Akron, OH
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Fishing with Jim

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Chicago, Illinois
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June fishing trip

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