Pork Chop Express Charters

Pork Chop Express Charters is here to help you catch your personal best, trophy-size Walleye and Perch. This Great Lakes charter service provides fishing trips on Lake Erie in Ohio. Captain Sam Downing (Pork Chop) primarily covers water from Port Clinton to Huron. He loves teaching people how to fish, helping them create lifelong memories, and showing them the quality of fishing in this area.

The boat you’ll be fishing from is a 2017 North River Seahawk. This 27’ aluminum boat accommodates up to 6 guests and there’s enough room for everybody to fish at the same time. She’s fully equipped with a Garmin Electronics package and top safety gear. As she’s powered by a strong 300 HP Yamaha engine, rest assured you’ll reach your fishing spot quickly.

Capt. Sam trailers the boat so you can use docks between Oak Harbor and Lorain, depending on where the fish are located, the time of year, and the weather. You will know ahead of time what will be the meeting point for your trip. Pickup is available upon request at an extra charge.

You can troll, drift, cast or jig (in the spring) – the choice is yours. You can also choose the time that suits you best – morning, afternoon, and night trips are available.

The captain provides everything needed for fishing from rods and reels to bait. Catch cleaning and filleting is included in the price for Walleye only. You’ll need to bring your fishing license, proper clothing, food and drinks, and a cooler for them. Don’t forget motion sickness medicine if you know you’ll need it.

From complete novices and the kids to experienced pros, you’ll have a great day fishing with Pork Chop Express in search of some Lake Erie gold.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Night Trip – Walleye (MAX 4)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $500
    up to 3 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    Three to 4 person night trolling trip for Walleye. This trip includes all tackle, bait, and Walleye filleting. Any time of year is good for this night fishing in shallow water. Walleye are natural night feeders and stay very active at night. You'll light up the small planer boards and send them out with body baits and watch the boards go back as the fish hit the baits. It is a lot of fun!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Walleye
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    up to 3 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    This full day trip will give you the best chances of catching Walleye. You can try trolling, jigging, or drift fishing – it all depends on what you want to do and how the fish behaves. The captain will clean your catch after the trip.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Walleye (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 15 - Oct 15
    $400
    up to 3 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    The captain will clean and fillet your catch after the trip, so you can expect a well-earned meal once you get off the boat. Purchase your fishing license on time. The captain will prepare your fishing equipment.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Walleye (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    up to 3 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    This 6-hour adventure will take you targeting Walleye. The captain will clean and fillet your catch after the trip, so make sure you bring ziplock bags and a cooler to take the catch home. Purchase your fishing license on time.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Walleye (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $375
    up to 3 persons
    + $65
    each additional person
    Summer is great for Walleye drift fishing! Drifting weighted spinners is a very productive presentation, so why not try it out? The captain will provide your fishing equipment for the day. You need to purchase your fishing license, food, and drinks.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Walleye (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 15 - Oct 15
    $375
    up to 3 persons
    + $65
    each additional person
    Spend this afternoon targeting Walleye with different techniques. Depending on the season, you can try trolling, drift fishing, or trolling. Bring your fishing license, food, and drinks. The captain will clean your catch after the trip free of charge.
  • Private trip
    Special 2 Person Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    Special 2 person trip for Walleye 4 hours dock to dock all bait, tackle and gear provided. All Walleye filleted.
  • Private trip
    Special 2 Person Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 15 - Oct 15
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    Special 2 person trip for Walleye 4 hours dock to dock. All bait, tackle and gear provided. All Walleye filleted.
  • Shared trip
    8 Hr Walk On Trip – Walleye/Perch
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $150
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    This longer trip will give you more time to target Walleye and Perch. Bring warm clothes, your snacks, and drinks for the day. Don't forget to purchase your fishing license on time. The captain will provide your fishing equipment and clean Walleye.
  • Shared trip
    6 Hr Walk On – Walleye/Perch (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $135
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    Six-hour trip dock to dock shared with others for any fish. This trip includes all tackle, bait, and Walleye filleting (no Perch filleting). Must have at least 3 people signed up to run.
  • Shared trip
    6 Hr Walk On – Walleye/Perch (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 15 - Oct 15
    $135
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    This afternoon 6-hour trip will take you combo targeting Walleye and Perch. The captain will provide all necessary fishing equipment and will also clean and fillet Walleye. Don't forget your fishing license.
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About the Captain

Samuel Downing
Lakeside Marblehead, Ohio, Estados Unidos
Angler's Choice
36 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
8 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since Junio 2019
I grew up in western Pennsylvania and was introduced to hunting and fishing as soon as I was old enough to hold a rod and a gun. I remember fishing trips with my dad to the Allegheny River to night fish for suckers and cat fish as a little boy. Then moved on to wading the streams fishing for Trout, learning the finesse techniques of fly fishing, and the patience involved with the sport. As I grew older, we ventured to the great lakes in New York and Pennsylvania to fish for Salmon and Steelhead creating great memories. Then I went into the Air Force and ended up stationed in North Dakota where I was exposed to Walleye fishing on Devils Lake. I fell in love with the challenges of catching Walleye. Several years later I ended up living in Michigan surrounded by tremendous Walleye fishing opportunities. I purchased a Lund boat, gained knowledge and experience and decided to upgrade to my North River and get a charter license to share what I have learned.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Perch (Yellow) Perch (Yellow)
Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

North River (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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4.96
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Jack O.
Kalamazoo, Michigan
 5.00
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Mayo 6, 2019
Very pleasant trip. Captain allowed us to get as involved with setting lines (and whatever else) as he was comfortable...
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Chris S.
New Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
 5.00
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We hammered the walleyes!

Mayo 25, 2019
Fished out of Sandusky, Ohio on the Pork Chop Express over Memorial Day weekend. We met Sam bright and early at the boat launch...
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Sara J.
Brighton, Michigan
 5.00
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Walleye fish with captain Pork Chop

Junio 6, 2019
My son and a friend went fishing with Captain Pork Chop and caught some really big walleye. They had a blast and all the fish...
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Tommy D.
Brooklyn, OH
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VERIFIED   Julio 13, 2019
Best time captain is funny and make you feel like is your boat and we Caught a lot of fish
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Daniel B.
Greenville, SC
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VERIFIED   Julio 10, 2019
Pork Chop knee too well where the fish were. My son got tired of reeling them in
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Fishing Reports

Sweet first time trip with my new friend

February 18, 2020

We had a great first time trip on lake Erie for walleye with my new Texas friend. We caught him his first walleye and 5 more with it for a full limit. I filleted them up for him and… Read Full Report →


Super February day fishing on Lake Erie

February 16, 2020

Had a great trip with this crew from Michigan today they took home limits of walleye on a beautiful sunny February day, this weather is awesome. some great dates still available for March and April get on the site… Read Full Report →