Lake Erie Smallmouth Charters

Lake Erie Smallmouth Bass Charters

Smallmouth bass entertains you with their leaps and tenacity to get loose; therefore, you are in for a fight, no matter the size. Even a small one will fight and entertain you with high leaps from the water. Smallmouth bass charters on Lake Erie are best during early fall thru October. The water is still relatively cold, but topside is enjoyable weather. So, I would call today to schedule your trip!!

The Best Smallies Are Here! 

Lake Erie offers arguably the best smallmouth bass fishing in the United States. Therefore, anglers travel from all over the world to fish in the Western Basin. Smallmouth bass are found along the entire shoreline of Lake Erie because of the hot spots’ rocky structure and drop-offs in 15-35 feet of water.

Smallmouth Bass Sizes

The average smallmouth bass our customers catch is between 2 and 4 pounds; most importantly, it’s the best eating size.  On average, we handle 30 smallmouths per fishing charter. Therefore, there is always a hefty four or 5-pound trophy smallmouth to be caught. We are excited because the Ohio State record smallmouth impressive 8 lbs. 4 oz caught on Lake Erie.

Other Lake Erie Species

Lake Erie is an excellent place for smallmouth fishing; therefore, come to Lake Erie if you want a trophy smallmouth. However, Lake Erie also offers walleye and perch fishing; therefore, expect the best possible fishing experience.

Smallmouth Limits are five p/p over 14 inches. 


Step 1 – Check the Booking Calendar/ Charters to see if your date(s) are available. All dates are subject to prior booking; highlighted dates have a charter booked that day.
Note: Call or text  Captain John to schedule your fishing dates.

Step 2 – Click the button for full payment or deposit for this charter.

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The price is $720.00

Soft craws and bass minnows cost extra at market price.   Recommend 15 to 20 dozen.
Fish cleaning available by the marina

  • An 8-hour charter starts in August thru October: 7 am to 3 pm (Ohio Time)
  • $100.00 deposit per charter date
  • We supply lures, ice, tackle, rods, and reels. Soft craws and large minnows are extra.
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Fishing the waters of Lake Erie for over 35 years
We fishing for walleye, smallmouth bass and yellow perch.