If you want to get out onto the water and snag some fish during your trip to Put-in-Bay, let Captain Bruce and Captain Steve help you do it on their Lake Erie fishing charters. Between the two, they bring 50 years of experience with fishing charters to Put-in-Bay Charter Fishing. Their business is helping you land the big one, and they’ll do so by sharing all the knowledge they’ve acquired over the years about the migration patterns of the game fish of Lake Erie. If there’s a secret spot anywhere near the island, they know it, and they’ll take you there. They are fully insured and licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard and the State of Ohio.

There are half-day and full-day packages available at Put-in-Bay Charter Fishing. And if you’re looking for the VIP experience, ask about the Executive Package. This comes with beers and soft drinks, as well as a lunch out on the water. You will need to provide your own cooler, but for a fee, they will clean your catch so you can enjoy it for dinner on the island. Also, don’t forget that Ohio fishing license. If you need one, stop by the Wharfside, where they have them for sale.

Fishing Around Put-in-Bay

Despite the island chain being called the Bass Islands, Bass is not the fish you will encounter most frequently. That would be the Lake Erie Walleye. In fact, the area has the nickname of Walleye Capital of the World! There is plenty of Bass around as well, particularly Smallmouth Bass. That name did not came from nowhere after all. Some of the other fish you may land are rock bass, crappie, catfish, and perch. Perch features on many menus at Put-in-Bay.

Check out Put-in-Bay Charter Fishing Service’s website here. There you can find their Lake Erie fishing charters prices. If you can’t find the answer to your question there, give them a call at (419) 341-2805. Both Captains are Put-in-Bay residents, so they stand prepared to answer any of your questions about their offerings and the fishing up at the Bay!


Brant B: “My brother, myself, and our 3 combined sons had an experience we won’t forget. When we do it again, we will definitely call Bruce to set it up. Excellent communication leading up to the trip and through delivering our cleaned Walleye. Very organized and good boat and equipment. Steve is the best charter boat captain I’ve had whether at Lake Erie, Gulf of Mexico, or off the Atlantic coast. Very knowledgeable, helpful, patient, and just fun to work with.”

Brianna R: “Just got back from Put-in-Bay and took two half days with Captain Steve, was hands down the best time of the whole trip! Steve knew exactly where we needed to be because we hit our limit on both trips. We are an easy-going group and we have fished Lake Erie many times with different charters, but we will be working with Captain Bruce & Steve again for our next trip. Thanks again for making it a memorable experience!”

Mitchell S: “The only fishing charter I’ll ever use in Put In Bay! My family and I go to Put-in-Bay at least once a year for vacation. I bought my father our first fishing charter for Christmas this past year. I scheduled it with Captain Bruce in November, and he kept in touch with me throughout the next several months until we went on the trip in April. Had some bad weather that day, but Bruce kept us safe and let us go out once the conditions were right. Once we got started fishing, one of my brothers got seasick. They were EXTREMELY accommodating, letting us drop him off at shore and they took us back out. Since we spent so much of the day sailing around to accommodate the sick brother, they cut the price down for us! We had a great time and can’t wait to do it again with them. Thanks, Bruce and Steve!! From Mitch and the guys.”



609 Bayview Ave, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456, USA

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