Charters



The following is a listing of charter boats which are based on Pennsylvania's waters of Lake Erie. Most charter boats fish from May through October, and target walleye, steelhead, salmon, smallmouth bass, perch and lake trout.

Effective January 1, 2006, charters in Pennsylvania must be registered with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. 

The professionalism of charter captains can vary significantly. Questions you may wish to ask a captain before booking a charter include: (1) whether they are licensed by the United States Coast Guard; (2) their years of experience; (3) whether they operate full-time or only part-time; and (4) the duration of the trip (and whether it will end early if you "limit out").

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Home Port:
'Eye Catcher Charters
5145 LaRae Drive
Erie, PA 16506

Phone: 877.461.2811

Email: captaindan@eyecatchersportfishing.com

Captain: Dan Graziano
Vessel: 31' Baha Cruiser
Home Port: City of Erie
Guide/Charter Permit No.: 110
A & A Charter Boat
PO Box 488
Fairview, PA 16415

Phone: 814.474.7404

Email: captal01@gmail.com

Captain: Al Zlobin
Home Port: Walnut Creek
Guide/Charter Permit No.: 662
A Day Away Fishing Adventures
10384 West Lake Road
Lot# 143
Lake City, PA 16423

Email: stephens.donald@rocketmail.com

Vessel: 24' Thompson Hardtop 242 Fisherman
Home Port: Multiple Ports
Guide/Charter Permit No.: 650

USCG Master Licence #000066893

Anglehard
426 Vermont Ave.
Erie, PA 16505

Phone: 814.459.0124

Email: anglehard@neo.rr.com

Captain: Phil Wilson
Vessel: 29ft Aquasport
Home Port: Multiple Ports
Guide/Charter Permit No.: 256
Aquamist Sportfishing Charters
5208 Deepwood Lane
Erie , Pa 16505

Phone: 724.601.5003

Email: cgnarra@yahoo.com

Captain: Chuck Gnarra
Vessel: 27ft Grady White Sailfish
Home Port: City of Erie
Guide/Charter Permit No.: 349
Bomber Charters
1315 9th Avenue
Beaver Falls, PA 15010

Phone: 724.846.9943

Phone: 724.801.0331

Email: bombercharters@comcast.net

Captain: Tim Small
Vessel: 36' Sportcraft
Home Port: City of Erie
Guide/Charter Permit No.: 034
Buckets Fishing Charters
225 Barbara Drive
McKees Rocks, PA 15136

Phone: 724.321.6729

Email: captdan@bucketscharters.com

Captain: Dan Kelly & Ken Nulph
Vessel: 27' Sportcraft / 30' Penn Yan
Home Port: City of Erie
Guide/Charter Permit No.: 283
Chasin Steel Charters
144 Barker St
Girard, PA 16417

Phone: (814) 323-1758

Email: chasinsteel@aol.com

Captain: Matt Hrycyk
Vessel: 19'
Home Port: Walnut Creek
Guide/Charter Permit No.: 140
Ciao' Charters
4156 West 28th Street
Erie, PA 16506

Phone: 814.882.7428

Email: dick@ciaocharters.com

Captain: Dick Torrelli
Vessel: 30' Penn Yan Hardtop
Home Port: Multiple Ports
Guide/Charter Permit No.: 187
Edward John Perch Charters
1345 Church Rd
Waterford , PA 16441

Phone: 814.881.7611

Email: fishface@velocity.net

Captain: John Nekoloff
Vessel: 52' Paasch
Home Port: City of Erie
Guide/Charter Permit No.: 353

Party boat offering twice daily perch trips from Dobbins Landing at the foot of State Street in the City of Erie. 
 

Fish Tales
12016 Davis Rd
North East, PA 16428

Phone: 814.725.7325

Phone: 814-323-6933

Email: fishtales62@gmail.com

Captain: Bruce Mcintyre
Vessel: 28' Baha Fisherman
Home Port: North East
Guide/Charter Permit No.: 411
Fishing Magician
P.O. Box 441
North East, PA 16428

Phone: 814.725.8989

Email: Fishinnotwishing@verizon.net

Captain: James Armstrong
Vessel: 24' Penn Yan
Home Port: North East
Guide/Charter Permit No.: 313
Just One More Charters
3009 Coleridge Drive
Erie, PA 16506

Phone: 814-838-1040

Email: captainron@justonemorecharters.com

Captain: Ron Lizon
Vessel: 23.5' Bayliner Trophy
Home Port: Multiple Ports
Guide/Charter Permit No.: 598
Kingfish Charters
322 Edgewood Avenue
West Mifflin, PA 15122

Phone: 412.466.4305

Email: ianerie@hotmail.com

Captain: Ian Cerpani
Vessel: 25' Penn Yan
Home Port: Walnut Creek
Guide/Charter Permit No.: 377
Loco-Loco Fishing Charters
P.O. Box 8506
Erie , PA 16505

Phone: 724.448.2752

Email: locolocoII@msn.com

Vessel: 25' Sportcraft Sportfish 252
Home Port: Multiple Ports
Guide/Charter Permit No.: 151
Lucky Penny Fishing Charters
1566 Steubenville Pike
Burgettstown, PA 15021

Phone: 412.980.9642

Email: kevinlp1@gmail.com

Captain: Kevin Battista
Vessel: 30 Ft. Baha Cruiser Hard Top
Home Port: City of Erie
Guide/Charter Permit No.: 378
Net Worker Charter
349 Woodlands Road
Evans City, PA 16033

Phone: 724-504-7297

Email: captainjimdietz@hotmail.com

Captain: James Dietz
Vessel: 21' Bayliner Trophy
Home Port: North East
Guide/Charter Permit No.: 605
North Waters Charters
60 brummage cemetery rd
fairmont, wv 26554

Phone: 304 6121079

Email: wbrummage@msn.com

Captain: walter brummage aka walleye king
Vessel: 22 foot trophy pro
Home Port: Walnut Creek
Guide/Charter Permit No.: pa 913
O Danny O
31 State St.
East Canal Basin
Erie, PA 16507

Phone: 814.450.3571

Captain: Stan Kacicky
Vessel: 44' DMR
Home Port: City of Erie
Guide/Charter Permit No.: 727

Party boat offering perch trips from Dobbins Landing at the foot of State Street in the City of Erie. 

Outcast Fishing Charters LLC
482 Baker Hill Rd
Franklin, PA 16323

Phone: 814-758-9818

Email: CaptJason@outcastfishingcharter.com

Captain: Jason Whitman
Vessel: 25' Pro-line
Home Port: City of Erie
Guide/Charter Permit No.: 763
Pacific Time Sportfishing Charters
20101 Brown Rd.
Saegertown , PA 16433

Phone: 814.763.4628

Email: pacifictimesportfishing@hotmail.com

Vessel: Pacific 2325V
Home Port: Multiple Ports
Guide/Charter Permit No.: 554

United States Coast Gaurd Master liscense with towing endorsment #1512646

Rough House Charters
731 Ferne Drive
Kittanning , PA 16201

Phone: 724.543.9182

Phone: 724.664.3136

Email: rhcharters@hotmail.com

Captain: John Platko
Vessel: 30' Baha 299 Fisherman
Home Port: City of Erie
Guide/Charter Permit No.: 481
Sea Wolf Fishing Charters
P.O. Box 247
Fairview, PA 16415

Phone: 412.793.7310 or (in season) 814.474.2199

Email: ron@fishfry.com

Captain: Ron Rusch
Vessel: 25' Boston Whaler
Home Port: Multiple Ports
Guide/Charter Permit No.: 007
Sharpefly Fish Charter
10047 Cross Station Ext.
Girard, PA 16417

Phone: 814.774.9651

Email: Sharpefly@aol.com

Captain: Jim Sharpe
Vessel: 18' Angler CC Bay Boat
Home Port: Multiple Ports
Guide/Charter Permit No.: 116

Fly fishing Charter.

 

Small Program Charters
208 Winchester Ave.
Aliquippa, PA 15001

Phone: 724.601.1919

Email: smallprogram@comcast.net

Captain: Steve Small
Vessel: 31' Tiara
Home Port: City of Erie
Guide/Charter Permit No.: 691
Stump Jumper Charters
12180 Wickwire Road
Albion, PA 16401

Phone: 814.756.0594

Email: sdhall@velocity.net

Vessel: 27' Sportcraft
Home Port: City of Erie
Guide/Charter Permit No.: 107

Charters run out of Erie from April through July, then out of Lake Ontario from August through October

Tell No Tales Charters
3204 Garden Ave.
Erie, PA 16508

Phone: 814.746.5809

Email: captain@tellnotalescharters.com

Captain: John Krasa
Vessel: Grady White 280 Marlin
Home Port: Multiple Ports
Guide/Charter Permit No.: 465

U.S. Coast Guard licensed master captain with commercial towing endorsement.

Tell No Tales Charters
3204 Garden Ave.
Erie, PA 16508

Phone: 814-746-5809

Email: captain@tellnotalescharters.com

Captain: John Krasa
Vessel: Grady White 30' Marlin
Home Port: City of Erie
Guide/Charter Permit No.: 465
The Minnie Charters
RD 7 Box 543
Kittanning, PA 16201

Phone: 412. 779.0613

Captain: Roger Toy
Vessel: 27' Sportcraft
Home Port: City of Erie
Guide/Charter Permit No.: 113
TLB Sportfishing Charters
207 Rice Ave
Girard, PA 16417

Phone: 814-602-9810

Email: tlbcharters@gmail.com

Captain: Mark Haffey
Vessel: 28' Baha Sportfisherman
Home Port: City of Erie
Guide/Charter Permit No.: 844
Trifecta Charters


Phone: 814-873-0090

Email: Hinksfish@aol.com

Captain: Mike Hinkel
Vessel: 17' Lund
Home Port: Multiple Ports
Guide/Charter Permit No.: 283
Vision Quest Fishing Charters
7007 Moorheadville Road
Northeast, PA 16428

Phone: 814.725.0694

Email: petealex@dreamsteelie.com

Captain: Pete Alex
Vessel: 29' Tiara and 36ft. Tiara
Home Port: City of Erie
Guide/Charter Permit No.: 008
Wolfman Fishing Charters
106 Edgewood Drive
Sarver, PA 16055

Phone: 724.353.9123

Email: twolfmanfish@aol.com

Captain: Todd McKinney
Vessel: 299 Baha Fisherman
Home Port: City of Erie