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Lake Erie is fourth largest of the Great Lakes in size by surface area. It is also is the 12th largest lake in the world. Lake Erie is 241 miles long and 57 miles wide. It has an average depth of 62 feet and a maximum depth of 210 feet. Lake Erie has borders with four states NY, PA, OH, MI and our neighbor to the north Canada.

The most popular fish on Lake Erie is the walleye with smallmouth bass and perch being a close second. Among the species of fish found in Lake Erie's waters are walleye, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, white bass, yellow perch, northern pike, chain pickerel, muskellunge, tiger muskellunge, lake trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, coho salmon, king salmon, pink salmon, rock bass, crappie, sunfish, bullheads, bowfin, white suckers, channel catfish, lake sturgeon, carp, alewives and smelt.


Lake Erie Fishing Charters


Jim Hanley's Fishing Charters Captain Jim Hanley
Phone 716-316-3567
Captain Jim Hanley's experience has been acquired from 56 years of fishing and 34 years guiding on Lake Erie near Buffalo New York. In 1978, Jim was the first in the area to guide for smallmouth and he has been at it ever since. If you enjoy fishing for the best deep water small mouth bass, walleye and musky fishing anywhere in North America, the eastern end of Lake Erie boasts just that and Captain Jim, guides for them all. You will ride in the comfort and safety of the best fishing boat made anywhere in the world, as this year, Jim will be guiding his customers out of a 2013 Lund 2075 powered by a 250 HP Mercury Verado Pro. Give Jim a call or email him soon, for the trophy trip of a lifetime.
Jim Hanely Fishing Charters


Kymoka Charters Captain Eric Waldron
Phone 937-926-3070
We have 5 of the best equipped Lake Erie Charter Boats available, offering daily guided sport fishing charters for Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, and Yellow Perch in Lake Erie's Western and Central Basins. Each vessel is equipped with “state of the art RayMarine electronics, including: 48 mile radar, GPS, mapper, 400 watt sonar, autopilots and ship to shore VHS radio with weather monitoring. Our boats are Federally Documented and are annually inspected by the USCG.
Kymoka Charters


1st Choice Fishing Charters Captain Randy Lingenfelter
Phone 716-940-2845
Captain Randy Lingenfelter is one of the areas most accomplished all around angler’s. He has been fishing the western New York Region for over 20 years. His charters service is supreme, targeting species like the trophy Bass or the 10 pound Walleye, King and Coho Salmon, Brown or Lake Trout. This Fishery is the worlds best kept secret. Come on join the fun and just maybe catch a wall mount of your life. We offer Taxidermy service at a very reasonable rate, replicas of your fish are also offered.


Niagara River Guide Captain John V DeLorenzo
Phone 716-297-9424
Capt. John V. DeLorenzo has been running charters full time on Lake Erie for over 19 years. His guide service has been featured on National TV with Babe Winkelman, Orlando Wilson, and Bob McGuire as well as appearing in virtually every large outdoor magazine including Outdoor life, Sports Afield, In Fisherman, and Field and Stream


Kongo Sportfishing Charters Captain Gary Katta
Phone 716-785-5580
Kongo Sportfishing Charters is a full service fishing charter offering 4, 6 and 8 hour charters on Eastern Lake Erie from the Port of Dunkirk, New York. Charters for groups from 1-4 anglers are offered the opportunity to fish for trophy walleye, steelhead, lake trout and occasionally a bonus of a brown trout. All charters are on our 27' Sea Ray Amberjack, fully eqippped with Coast Guard safety equpiment as well as the latest in fishing electronics and gear. Our season begins in June and runs through September, 7 days a week, morning and evening trips are available


Brauns Outdoors Bass Charters Captain Tim Braun
Phone 716-837-5649
Captain Tim Braun, offers trophy smallmouth bass fishing along with largemouth bass & muskellunge ,on Lake Erie, Lake Ontario & the mighty Niagara River in Buffalo New York. With over twenty five years on the water fishing for giant smallmouth bass, Captain Tim knows were to locate fish in all conditions. At Brauns Outdoors, you do the fishing. All tackle and bait provided. Come see why Captain Tim is the premier guide on Lake Erie. Early May through late October offers the greatest fishing on the lake. Top off the line tackle, e21 carrot stix, all star rods, Pfluger Reels. Visit my web site for more info at http://braunsoutdoors.com


Sassafras Charters Captain Lance Ehrhardt
Phone 716-896-6186
Captain Lance Ehrhardt is a U.S.C.G. master licensed captain with an active membership in the Eastern Lake Erie Charter Boat Association, National Association Charter Boat Operators and a member of the Southtowns Walleye Association of Western New York. With 30 years of experience fishing for trout, walleye and salmon on Lake Erie Captain Lance Ehrhardt will work hard to make your trip a success.


Hooked-Up Sportfishing Captain Dan Korzenski
Phone 716-679-1897

Captain Dan Korzenski, a United States Coast Guard Master Captain, with over 15 years of fishing experience on the Great Lakes. He is a member of the National Association of Charter Boat Operations, Eastern Lake Erie Charter Boat Association, L.O.T.S.A, and the Southtowns Walleye Association. Hooked-Up Sportfishing Charters is a full service charter, and it is available for full or half day charters on Lake Erie or Lake Ontario. All bait and tackle are included with your trip and we will clean and bag your catch if you desire.



Big Easy Sportfishing Captain Steve Reynolds II
Phone 716-913-8430
Captain Steve charters his trips from a fully equipped, state-of-the-art, 25 foot Seaswirl Striper. This boat is fully equipped with the finest in fishing equipment, navigational electronics and a cuddly cabin with private facilities and bunks for your comfortable convenience. He offers fishing on Lake Erie for walleye, steelhead, lake trout, musky, smallmouth bass and perch. Captain Steve also offers fishing charters on Western Lake Ontario for steelhead, brown trout, lake trout, king and coho salmon. Big Easy Sportfishing is a family oriented, very professional run charter business, always striving to make every single charter an exciting, fun and memorable experience for all ages.


Drab6 Fishing Captain Stephen Drabczyk
Phone 716-807-6248
Captain Stephen Drabczyk offers charters for trophy smallmouth bass, walleye, and trout You will be fishing from a brand new 2008 19 foot Deep V Crestliner with an 115hp Mercury outboard motor which is so quiet you can easily hold a conversation while it is at full throttle. It is also equipped with a bow mounted electric trolling motor to control the drift and all the latest electronic equipment and GPS. All fishing rods, bait and tackle are provided and I will also clean and package your catch for free. We practice catch and release after the state limit of fish has been caught


GR8 Lakes Fishing Adventures Captain Tom Marks
Phone 716-997-6919
Captain Tom Marks grew up on the shores of Lake Erie, fishing for bass, walleye, steelhead and perch. With over 40 years of fishing experience Captain Tom wanted to share his knowledge and experience of fishing on Eastern Lake Erie. The Eastern Basin has phenomenal fishing all season. We fish both near and off shore to find big fish that Lake Erie is noted for, so let Captain Tom set you upon a trophy fishing adventure of a lifetime. We target bass, walleye, steelhead and perch. Learn more by calling or visiting our website.


Sparky's Charters Captain Mark McGranahan
Phone 716-418-6632
Captain Mark McGranahan offers year round fishing charters on Lake Erie, Lake Ontario and the Niagara River. When fishing with Captain Mark anlers can expect to target species such as King Salmon, Muskellunge, Smallmouth Bass, Walleyes, Lake Trout, and Steelhead. Our vessel is a very roomy 2003 19-foot Crestliner Tournament Pro powered by a 2003 150 hp Yamaha engine. The boat is fully insured and USCG safety approved. Services include quality tackle (St. Croix rods), bait, and fish cleaning and packaging. Enjoy an exciting day fishing with family and friends. We offer custom charters for our customers such as multiple boats for larger groups or businesses to introducing new people to the sport of fishing.


Erie Quest Charters Captain Rick Millette
Phone 614-771-1910
Lake Erie fishing charters for Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, and Yellow Perch at it's finest! Master Guide Rick Millette gives all out effort, with personalized service. Action-packed trophy smallmouth bass trips in the remote and scenic waters surrounding Pelee Island, our speciality!


Aabsolute Fishing Charters Captain Bill Crissy
Phone 216-218-3788
Lake Erie fishing with Aabsolute Charters for walleye, steelhead, bass, and perch on Ohio's Western and Central Basin (Port Clinton, Cleveland, Eastlake Ports). We Guarantee Fish and supply all the rods, reels and fishing tackle for your day of trophy fishing. We fish the best location on Lake Erie.


First Class Bass Charters Captain Terry Jones
Phone 716-875-4946
First Class Bass Charters is operated by Terry Jones who is a Charter Captain and Licensed New York State Guide. Captain Terry over 30 years of experience with the Lake Erie, Upper and Lower Niagara River, and the Finger Lakes fisheries. Your charter vessel will be a 19 foot tournament rigged, Ranger 690VS Boat. All fishing tackle is provided at no extra charge. If you are looking for the Bass fishing trip of a lifetime give us a call.


Niagara Region Charter Service Captain Frank Campbell
Phone 716-284-8546
Captain Frank Campbell is one of the most popular guides in western NY. Captain Frank fishes the waters of Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, and the upper and lower Niagara River. Target species include Trophy Smallmouth Bass, Muskellunge, Walleye, King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Brown Trout, Lake Trout, and Steelhead. This is a world class fishery that has something to offer anglers all year. Please visit our website to learn more.


Eerie Eyes Sport Fishing Charters Captain Don Walter
Phone 716-326-2226
Eerie Eyes is a full service charter operating out of the ports of Barcelona and Dunkirk NY for walleye, steelhead and lake trout. The vessel is a fully equiped Thompson 240 Fisherman hardtop, US Coast Guard inspected, licensed and fully insured.


Ameri-Can Fishing Charters Captain Lloyd Schrack
Phone 716-418-4738
Captain Lloyd Schrack is a USCG Licensed Master Captain and a NYS Licensed, Hunting and Fishing Guide. Captain Lloyd is also a member of the Niagara River Anglers Association and the LaSalle Sportsman Club. Captain Lloyd provides fishing trips in Lake Erie, Upper and Lower Niagara River and the Niagara Bar. Target species include Steelhead, Brown Trout, Lake Trout, King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Smallmouth Bass, and Walleye. All fishing tackle and bait are included. Our vessel is a Lund Pro V 1900 Tournament Edition with a 200hp Evinrude.


Badman Charters Captain Joe Holly
Phone 1-800-266-2520
Charter fishing on Lake Erie for walleye, yellow perch, and smallmouth bass aboard the charter boat, Badman. Specializing in trophy trolling walleye charters or drift n' cast to follow the fish to the best locations on Lake Erie, Ohio, east to Lorain, including Canada. Being a multi-presentation fishing service we offerr drifting and casting for spring trophy walleye.We also have smallmouth bass and yellow perch charters, expect greater success. Now is the time to plan your fishing charter on Lake Erie with Badman Charters.


Times Two Great Lakes Charters Captain John A. Forbes
Phone 716-366-5658
Spend the day fishing for trophy Eastern Lake Erie walleye with Times Two Great Lakes Charters. We specialize in groups of 1-3 anglers fishing from Chadwick Bay Marina in Dunkirk, NY. New for 2008, we have upgraded to a 23 foot Seaswirl Hardtop to improve your comfort and to offer more fishing room. Great dates still remain for Lake Erie from June thru September. Select dates (late August) at Point Breeze (Lake Ontario).


Alibi Sportfishing Charters Captain Bud Marsh
Phone 716-792-4805
Come join Alibi Sportfishing Charters for a day of Great Lakes fishing on Eastern Lake Erie or Western Lake Ontario aboard our 28' Baha. In April and May, we fish the famous Niagara Bar area of Lake Ontario from the port of Wilson, NY. From June through September, we will be fishing Eastern Lake Erie out of Dunkirk NY for trophy walleye.


Top Gun Fishing Charters Captain Frank Godina
Phone 724-927-6912

  Top Gun Fishing Charters offers fishing on Lake Erie for walleye, smallmouth bass and yellow perch. Walleye fishing is best from April-July by drifting or trolling. Lake Erie offers some of the worlds best Smallmouth fishing. The best times are May - July. Fishing for smallmouth is done by using Minnows, Soft Craws, Jigs, and Berkley Power Tubes. Lake Erie is also home to fantastic Yellow Perch Fishing. The best times are August - October



Schultz Sportfishing Captain Barry S. Schultz
Phone 716- 228-7334
Angling Adventures with Schultz Sportfishing Charter & Guide Service offers year round Trophy Smallmouth Bass, King Salmon, Steelhead, Walleye, Lake Trout & Brown Trout charters on Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, the Niagara River and the Niagara Bar in the western New York area. Come and enjoy one of the World's Finest Year-Round Multi-Species Fisheries out of a fully equipped 2007 Alumacraft 195CS Tournament Pro powered by a 200HP Yamaha 4-stroke outboard with one of the Best Guides in the area! We also offer Fantastic Guided Old Squaw & Scoter Diver Duck Hunts.


Lucky Strike Captain Art Miller
Phone 440-997-7010
Looking for sport fishing charters on Lake Erie? LUCKY STRIKE Sportfishing is a premier Lake Erie Charter boat fishing Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Canadian waters of Lake Erie for trophy walleye, steelhead trout, smallmouth bass and yellow perch or the New York and Canadian waters of Lake Ontario for salmon and trout.


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