Captain Scott's Catfish Charter

Captain Scott’s Catfish Charter invites you to enjoy Lake Erie fishing at its finest. With just a quick boat ride to a calm fishing area, you will be ready to bait the hooks. Captain Scott is a patient and professional guide, who knows the area like the back of his hand. Kids are especially welcome to join: there is nothing better than putting a smile on a child’s face!

Enjoy your fishing trip with Captain Scott aboard a 24’ Tracker pontoon. Originally built in 1986, the vessel was fully uphauled in 2015 and is ready to get you to the fishing grounds in comfort and style. Perfect for accommodating up to six anglers, the pontoon is wheelchair accessible and has a private bathroom on board.

Captain Scott’s clients catch an average of 50 to 100 pounds of Catfish per person without fighting the rough waters of the main lake. These fat monsters reach a weight of 20 pounds and put up the kind of fight that will put a smile on your face. The trips are four and six hours and the captain has customized the packages to suit any angler’s need and budget.

An adventure with Captain’s Scott Catfish Charter comes inclusive with all the necessary equipment you need to make outstanding catches possible. You will be provided with high-quality rods, Penn spinning or Zebco push button reels, tackle, and bait. If you decide to keep the catch, it could be cleaned at an additional fee. You need to bring a fishing license, sunscreen, your camera, snacks, and non-alcoholic drinks.

Book your family-friendly adventure with Captain Scott’s Catfish Charter – it’s “reel” fun!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 hour Trip (AM) (6 PAX)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 15
    $400
    This trip is ideal for a family or a group of friends, who are looking for some fine angling with one of the best captains in the area. The rate applies for a 6 hour morning trip able to accommodate up to 6 people. You'll spend enough time on captain's favorite fishing spots to hook some monster Catfish so be ready for a workout!
  • Private trip
    6 hour Trip (PM) (6 PAX)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 15
    $400
    If you are not an early bird, this package will be perfect for you as you'll be able to take advantage of the morning period of high activity to see some excellent action. This rate applies for a 6 hour evening trip for groups of 3 and up to 6 people. So get your group together and come to hook some lake monsters!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM) (6 PAX)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 15
    $300
    If you want to go fishing with your friends or family, this package is exactly what you are looking for. This rate applies to groups of 3 and up to 6 people. Enjoy your Catfishing trip with one of the best guides in the area, who knows where the fish are hiding year-round. So bring your A-game and get ready for some action!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM) (6 PAX)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 15
    $300
    Enjoy a great family trip and catch some great fish without having to spend a full day on the water. This evening 4 hour trip is perfect for groups of 3 and up to 6 people. You'll get the opportunity to visit some highly productive fishing grounds where your skills will be tested to the max by some monster Catfish!
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About the Captain

Howard "Scott" Heston
Port Clinton, Ohio, Estados Unidos
Angler's Choice
12 Fishing Reports
36 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since Abril 2017
I have been fishing Lake Erie's Sandusky Bay for over 40 years and this will be my 3rd year running charters. Last year my charter was featured in Country Living Magazine (5/2016), Ohio Outdoor News (6/3/2016) and in Great Lakes Angler magazine (June-July 2016).

About this listing

Targeted Species

Catfish Catfish

Boat Specs

Tracker (Pontoon) originally built in 1986, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 115HP Mercury Big Foot engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing
Spinning

Amenities

Toilet
Life Jackets
Toilet
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Drinks

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.87
out of 5 stars from 36 reviews
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Fat cats all afternoon
Fat cats all afternoon
Four hour trip
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
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Dawn S.
Washington, DC
 5.00
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GREAT DAY ON THE WATER, WORTH EVERY CENT.

VERIFIED   NEW  Junio 24, 2020
I had a group of six from age 10 to 67 and Captain Scott was amazing with helping everyone. In all we caught over 100 fish,...
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Brian H.
Xenia, OH
 5.00
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A great time, would recommend

VERIFIED   Julio 11, 2019
We are a family of five and experienced the afternoon charter.  Captain Scott was prompt and professional.  As a...
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Kevin S.
Maple Heights, OH
 5.00
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Second Trip - We’ll Be Back Again

VERIFIED   NEW  Junio 12, 2020
Had a great day with my sons and my brother. We caught tons of fish. If any person went 15 minutes without a catch we were...
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Charles L.
Grove City, OH
 5.00
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Four hour trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Junio 16, 2020
This was an amazing experience for our family. We caught so many huge catfish..our son’s dream trip! Captain Scott knew right...
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Lawrence L.
Mason, Ohio
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Fat cats all afternoon

VERIFIED   NEW  Julio 6, 2020
Fishing started and needed hot!!  Had 300lbs Of fish we took to Bay view fish cleaners .  Couldn’t have been a...
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