Char-Tom Sport Fishing Charters provides families, couples, and large groups everything they need for the ultimate in Lake Erie fishing. Manned by Charles Crum, a full time U.S. Coast Guard captain, these charters are an unforgettable experience.
Perfect for the fishing novice and expert alike, Captain Crum and his crew make sure your every need is taken care of so you can focus on what’s important, the fish!
Ride aboard one of their four fishing fleets. The 30-foot Luhrs Custom Sport Fisherman boat, also known as Tommy C, is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art electronics and safety equipment exceeding U.S. Coast Guard requirements. A New England type vessel, these boats have an oversized deck and can fit 6 anglers and crew.
Guests are required to bring fishing license from Canada or Ohio as well as sun protection and camera. Char-Tom provides everything else including the rods! Bring your own lunch or have Char-Tom make it for you. Bring beer and wine in plastic or metal containers. Lake Erie fishing charters prices vary based on how long you decide to go out for.
Types of Lake Erie Fish
The numbers for Walleye are lower than other fish. This fish prefers the cooler waters. March and April is the time for jig fishing walleye. Casting and trolling is best in Late May and July. Officials set the walleye limits in May.
Perch fishing is excellent April through September. These tasty fish can grow up to 9 to 13 inches. Late August also always sees an increase in numbers.
Steelhead Trout charters leave from Catawba Island. This type of trout prefers deep cool waters and can be tricky to locate.
Bass numbers are in their highest in August through September. The invasive Round Goby still causes problems for these fish. Only 5 bass per fisherman allowed.
The Walleye Capital of the World!
Captain Charlie will help you catch your fill of fish from Lake Erie, and if you come early in the year, that fish is likely to be Walleye. There are so many Walleye in the waters around South Bass Island that the whole area has been given the title Walleye Capital of the World! You might bring in other fish, to be sure, there are an incredible amount of Smallmouth Bass in the lake and Perch is plentiful as well, but Walleye is what we’re famous for!
Jim B: “Who says you can’t catch Walleye in mid August!?! Thanks Charlie. Your crew were awesome and knew right where to find them. Even caught a 28″ 8 pounder! Already planning next years trip. Thanks and talk to you soon!”
Debbie N: “Had a wonderful time!! Thanks Captain Charlie and Cody! Your Knowledge was absolute key in catching the Walleye! By far the best charter I’ve ever been on!!!”
Jack H: “Excellent time fishing with these guys!! We got to catch walleye and perch a lot of fun. I highly recommend them if you want to take a walleye fishing charter on Lake Erie.”