Lake Erie Bass Charters - Ohio Waters

1-6 Guests • No Lodging • Public • Guided


Lake Erie has the finest smallmouth bass fishing and arguably the best smallmouth bass fishing in the United States. Smallmouth Bass are found along the entire shoreline of Lake Erie-with hot spots along rocky structures and drop-offs in 15-35 feet of water. Average smallmouth bass caught on Lake Erie range between 2 and 4 pounds. There is always a hefty 5 or 6-pound trophy smallmouth bass to be caught. We handle 30 to 90 smallmouth bass per day on average.

The Ohio State record smallmouth was caught in Lake Erie, with the current record standing at an impressive 8 pounds, 4 ounces.

Anglers travel from across the country to fish Lake Erie’s bass. Smallmouth bass jump, twist, and turn making them the hardest fighting fish in Lake Erie.

Lake Erie’s reefs are teeming with smallmouth bass and Hawg Bass are common!

Experience the hands-on excitement of fishing and battling Lake Erie Smallmouth Bass with our charter. Bass are high-energy – high-jumping, feisty fish that will test your expertise and fishing tackle.

This is Capt. Dave’s favorite trip!


Pricing is per charter for up to 12 guests.

Smallmouth Bass Charters fishing on Lake Erie. The best months to bass fish are May, June, July, August, Sept, and Oct.

Rod, Reels, salt tubes, and tackle are furnished.

(Bass minnows, and soft craws extra).

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Your Host

Dave's Trip

Dave W

Captain Dave has over 35 years experience on the waters at Lake Erie.

from $869/Experience

Base Price

$869.00 Per Experience


Pay later options are only available for trips that start more than 30 days from today.

Total Payment


Please note that there is a 50% non-refundable deposit included with your booking fee. In case of cancellation, and in accordance with the Host's cancellation policy, the remaining 50% may be returned to you or applied towards rescheduling a future trip.


  • Tackle
  • Rods & Reels
  • Guide / Captain



Gear List

  • Ohio fishing license (required)
  • Jacket
  • Hat
  • Rain Gear

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Rules & Guidelines

We supply the rods, reels, and tackle for all our charters at no extra cost. If you accidentally break a rod or reel they are yours at cost.

Perch bait is at cost. $10.00 per person estimated.

Special arrangements can be made for alternate departure times.

Package trips are private. You choose who you will spend the day with on the boat.

Please note, there is a 50% non-refundable deposit included with your booking. Cancellation notices received 30 days prior to your actual reserved date will have the deposit applied to your next booking and must be used within one year.

What NOT to Bring:

Large tackle boxes

Bad Weather!!


Fish cleaning tables are available on-site for those that want to do their own.

Fish cleaning services are available also for additional cost.

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