With a combined 50 years of charter fishing experience, Captain Bruce and Captain Steve of Put-in-Bay Charter Fishing are the perfect pair to help you make the most out of your charter fishing experience on Lake Erie. They know everything there is to know about Lake Erie’s game fish and their migratory patterns. They’ll be ecstatic to have the chance to share that information with you to maximize your chances of landing the big one! They are both licensed by the State of Ohio and the U.S. Coast Guard and are fully insured.

Put-in-Bay Charter Fishing offers half-day and full-day packages. You can also go all out with the Executive Package, which comes with full lunches, as well as beers and soft drinks. For an additional fee they’ll clean and bag your catch for you so it’ll be ready for dinner back on the land. You will need a cooler and a valid Ohio fishing license, but don’t worry if you forget them; you can grab them at The Wharfside.

Put-in-Bay Fishing

Lake Erie is home to a wide variety of fish. One of the most common that you can catch is the Lake Erie Walleye. Smallmouth Bass also appear very frequently. This shouldn’t be a surprise, as the island chain is known as the Bass Islands for a reason! You might also find perch, crappie, rock bass and catfish depending on the season. The fishing is great on Lake Erie, and Put-in-Bay Charter Fishing will take you to all of their secret spots to increase your hopes of having a great haul.

Give the Put-in-Bay Charter Fishing Service a call at (419) 341-2805 or visit their website. Both Captain Bruce and Captain Steve live on Put-in-Bay, and they can answer all of your questions about the island, the fishing, and the services they offer.


Cheryl R: “We have used this service several times. We’ve done the morning, afternoon and evening trips. We always have such a great time. The captain, regardless of which one takes us out, is very courteous, professional and makes sure everyone has a great time. I highly recommend Put-In-Bay Charter, you will not be disappointed. We will be using it again in the near future.”

Mikey M: “Put In Bay Charter Service with Captains Bruce/Steve are the best captains and charters at Lake Erie. I have gone fishing with them many times and have had a great time every time. You will not be disappointed!”

Amanda A: “We went out on the afternoon charter with Captain Dennis today. We had a blast and caught a bunch of fish! Captain Dennis made sure that we were in the right spots and helped 3 of us that are completely inexperienced. Highly recommend!”

Paul M: “Absolute Blast. This was a last minute trip for us and Bruce and Captain Steve took incredible care of us. Both of my kids had a blast along with my father-n-law. Very well done all the way around. Will use them again without a doubt.”