Frequently Asked Questions
should you bring with you on your trip?
A cooler for your catch (to be kept in your vehicle)
A small cooler to be brought on board with food/drink
Motion sickness remedies
A valid fishing license and photo ID
Where do we go on our
typically launches out of the East
Avenue marina (on the East side of the city of Erie) or from the
Walnut Creek marina (on the West side of the city of Erie).
Other launch locations may be used, based on weather conditions,
marina availability, fishing destination, etc.
The Captain will identify a mutual meeting
location in close proximity to the planned launch point or will
instruct you to meet him at the designated launch marina. Get
driving directions to common meeting points on our
Directions web page.
You should arrive at the meeting point
approximately one hour prior to your planned departure time.
The Captain will wait for up to one hour past
your planned departure time for all trip guests to arrive at the
meeting point. After one hour, the trip will either proceed without
the missing guests or will be cancelled (with your deposit
Do I need to bring
any fishing equipment?
No, all fishing equipment including rods,
reels, tackle and bait are provided at no extra cost on board the
boat. We carry only the finest equipment available and are well
stocked with a variety of options for virtually every fishing
I need a fishing license?
Yes, a current Pennsylvania fishing license is
required, accompanied by photo identification. Depending on
the season and type of fishing trip, you may also be required to
have an additional Trout Stamp and/or Lake Erie Salmon stamp
(a.k.a., a combination tag). The Captain will advise you on
which license stamps are required.
Is food and drink provided?
No, you must bring your own foot and drink.
It is suggested one common cooler be used for all guests.
Sandwiches, chips, finger foods, crackers, cookies and snacks are
typically brought by our guests.
May we bring alcohol on the
Yes, beer and wine is allowed, however hard
liquor is not permitted. Canned beverages are preferred over
bottles due to the possibility of breakage on the boat. Only
guests of legal drinking age may drink alcohol, and absolutely no
illegal substances of any kind are allowed on the boat.
How many persons may we bring
Is there an age limit allowed
on the boat?
There is no age limit for guests, however
children under 5 years of age may not enjoy the trip due to motion
and limited facilities. It is suggested that children under 10
years old be accompanied by an adult on a one-on-one basis in order
to get the most out of the trip. Life jackets are on board for
both adults and children.
How far do we go offshore?
In order to insure the most fishing time, the
Captain monitors current fishing 'hot spots' on the lake and can
recommend the best fishing locations accordingly. Typical
walleye and steelhead trips will go out on the lake 8-12 miles,
while perch and late fall steelhead trips will stay closer to shore.
if the weather is bad on our trip date?
The Captain actively monitors weather
conditions in the days leading up to your planned trip. If
upcoming weather forecasts appear to be unfavorable, the Captain
will contact you and recommend a rescheduling of your trip. If
the weather is questionable, the Captain will notify you with an
'alert' and discuss the options to either remain on standby or to
reschedule. If the weather on the morning of your trip day is
unfavorable, the Captain will either delay the departure for up to
hours or will recommend rescheduling the trip for another mutual day.
All other questions can be answered by submitting your
to Captain Mike via our
For Information web page.