Captain
Vince Silvaggi

Member since June 2017 Fairview, United States
Background
I've been hooked since I was 3 years old. I grew up fishing the Great Lakes with my dad and grandfather. I've had the dream of becoming a charter captain since I was about 12 years old. Now I own and operate Old Timer Charters.
Techniques
Even though I spend the majority of my time trolling for walleye, steelhead, and lake trout, I still enjoy stream fishing and drift fishing.

Hey, I'm Captain Vince Silvaggi

Fairview, United States
Background
I've been hooked since I was 3 years old. I grew up fishing the Great Lakes with my dad and grandfather. I've had the dream of becoming a charter captain since I was about 12 years old. Now I own and operate Old Timer Charters.
Techniques
Even though I spend the majority of my time trolling for walleye, steelhead, and lake trout, I still enjoy stream fishing and drift fishing.

My Charter Listing

Old Timer Charters – Lake Erie

40 reviews
Fairview
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Fishing Reports

Dinner is served

July 10, 2020

It didn't take long for these guys to fill the cooler once we put them on the fish Read Full Report →


All eyes on deck

July 09, 2020

The walleye bite is getting better by the day and limits are coming quick. Read Full Report →


Sometimes you just need to get away !!!

June 30, 2020

A little weekday fun on Lake Ontario chasing kings! Read Full Report →


A walleye kinda day

May 27, 2020

Managed over 40 bites and tossed back some fish that just weren't big enough. Almost filled our 5 man limit. Read Full Report →


Slammin salmon

May 25, 2020

Decided to take a break from Lake Erie and go visit Lake Ontario. Lake O definitely didn't disappoint us. Read Full Report →


Another great day on Lake Erie

May 23, 2020

We managed to land 41 Lake Trout today. Kept 4 for the smoker and the rest live to see another day Read Full Report →


Fun day of fishing

May 22, 2020

Managed 17 bites this morning before the lake kicked up and forced us to head back to the dock.. hungry fish and lots of smiles Read Full Report →


Sometimes the fish just need a big hug!

May 17, 2020

Our afternoon trip was a huge success with Easton catching a fish of a lifetime. That 40" monster put up a huge fight and was released so someone else could catch him another day. We managed 31 bites and… Read Full Report →


Lake Trout action was on fire!!

May 17, 2020

Our morning trip couldn't have been more productive. We managed 50 bites and landed 36 of the fish that hit. These fish ranged from 6-18lbs and provided plenty of action for everyonboard. Read Full Report →


Lakers were hungry today!

May 03, 2020

Beautiful morning on the big pond with a steady bite and lots of smiles. Read Full Report →


No charters...no problem...time to fun f

April 07, 2020

Due to the strict regulations and regulations due to the Corona virus we haven't been able to run any charters the past couple of weeks. On the plus side this gives us time to fine tune our skills and… Read Full Report →


Laker action on the big pond

May 04, 2019

The ridgeway crew hammered the Lakers and even managed a few bonus walleye. We had 61 bites during our trip and lots of stories to tell by the end of the day. Read Full Report →


Michigan crew lays the smack down

March 24, 2019

1st trip of the season and managed 18 bites. The fish were hungry and on a feeding frenzy chasing the bait up and down the shoreline. Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.87
out of 5 stars from 40 reviews
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Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
97%
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Heather H.
United States
 5.00
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Walleye with Captain Vince

VERIFIED   August 31, 2019
Our fishing trip was awesome.  Captain Vince was knowledgeable,fun and very personable. First mate Steve, was very hard-working,...
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Shawn T.
Houston, TX
 5.00
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Afternoon trip with Old Timers Charters

VERIFIED   NEW  July 23, 2020
The trip was alot of fun. First time fishing for walleye using this method of fishing. Bite was a little slow, but still got...
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Inga K.
Red Hill, PA
 4.67
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It was great before my family got sea sick :)

VERIFIED   NEW  July 24, 2020
Great captain and the boat. But, my husband and kids did not tolerate the choppy water, so we have to return home with single...
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Fishing with Vince

VERIFIED   NEW  July 31, 2020
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Molly B.
Oak Creek, WI
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Half day with captain vince

VERIFIED   July 4, 2020
Captain Vince and his first mate Daniel were terrific! They were friendly and helpful and we had a great time! Caught our limit...
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