Fly Fishing Lake Erie

Explore Lake Erie near shore and beyond

Lake Erie is the fourth largest Great Lake in North America. Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania and New York all border Lake Erie. It also creates a border north/south between the US and Canada. It has a rich history of commercial and sport fishing. Today, it is well known as a world-class Walleye fishery and hosts several Walleye and Bass tournaments each year.  The lake has lots of shallower areas and structural reefs, making it ideal for fly fishing.

 

A simple trip will take you along the near shores of Lake Erie where you can enjoy quiet get-away spots that's natural beauty will surprise you.Fantastic fishing is also available within the sights of local ports and destinations for a cool urban fly fishing adventure. Looking for more? Spend the day enjoying the vastness of Lake Erie on a fly rod; island hopping and drifting through its reef systems. Or maybe try your hand at an evening trip chasing Walleye on the fly with Captain Jeff Liskay. 

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Your Lake Erie fly fishing adventure

Your adventure will launch from one several ramp locations depending on desired venue, weather, lake conditions and targeted species.

Anglers should expect that a solid foundation of single hand casting, hauling and being comfortable on a boat is needed.  We will spend the day on the water casting 6 to 8 wt single hand rods with intermediate or sink tips a minimum of 25ft. Fishing is generally accomplished with a drift and strip technique. We also encourage gear fishing for a break if desired.  Weather conditions on the lake can be varied, so we will provide recommendations on personal items to bring before your trip. Full day trips will include a break for lunch, which you can bring or we can provide. We supply all the fishing equipment needed, including flies. 

Lake Erie Fly Fishing Guide Trips

Explore venues around Lake Erie. Fly Fish for Bass, Drum Walleye and other available species on the fly. 

  • Near shore: Full and half day adventures available. 

  • Near shore: Evening adventure 

  • Near shore Night Walleye adventure

  • Expanded exploring: Full day required.

  • For something on the lighter side check out our Fish & Cruise Charter.

Potential Target Species

  • Small Mouth Bass

  • Large Mouth Bass

  • Fresh Water Drum

  • Walleye

  • Catfish

  • White Bass

  • Perch

  • Carp

  • Gar

  • Lake Trout

Great Lakes Fly Fishing Rates

Primary Waters:

Lake Erie- OH, PA, MI, PA

  • Full day: $500. 1 to 2 anglers. Add $100 for third angler.

  • Half day/Evening: $350. 1 to 2 anglers. Add $50 for third angler.

  • Full day is up to 8 hrs.

  • Half day/Evening is up to 4 hrs.

  • CA waters by special arrangement only, if available. May be at additional cost.

  • Destination trip package pricing available.

Lake Erie Fish & Cruise Charter

Enjoy a fishing & cruise adventure along the south shores of Lake Erie.​

Meet us at the dock, cruise along a predetermined venue, enjoy a meal or snacks, a bit of fishing and fantastic company. Contact us to discuss options.

  • Half day/Evening: $350. 1 to 2 people.

  • Bring your own food or we can arrange for an added fee.