Buckets Charters – Buckets 5 – 28ft Penn Yan Predator

Captain Dan Kelly Erie, PA Incorporated Licensed Insured

Leave the stress of your day to day lives behind as you set sail to take advantage of the freshwater fishing capital of the world… Lake Erie! Captain Dan Kelly owns the Buckets Charter company, a fleet of 5 pristine fishing machines. He’ll put you on a fishing trip you won’t soon forget! 


Captain Dan Kelly’s immense success guiding others has led him to own the largest charter fleet on Lake Erie. He’s been living in Pennsylvania his entire life and has been fishing ever since he was old enough to hold a rod! He started his professional fishing days as a First Mate in 1988, and quickly made it big in the charter business. 5 boats later, here we are! Captain Dan is great with kids, large parties, seasoned anglers, you name it! Buckets Charters welcomes any angler with a good attitude on board. 


You’ll be fishing on Buckets 5, a beautiful, spacious 28ft Penn Yan Predator. The Buckets 5 is equipped with state-of-the-art electronics, including a Fishfinder, Radar, and GPS system. For comfort features, you’ll be happy to hear that she’s equipped with Air Conditioning, and that there’s also a toilet on board. For safety equipment, you’ll find plenty of life jackets on board, flares, first aid equipment, and a CPR trained crew. 


Captain Dan Kelly offers full day, 8hr fishing excursions on the Buckets 5. Her dual 350hp engines will get you to the different fishing grounds in no time! Your price for the day includes use of Buckets Charters top of the line Rods, Reels, and Tackle, all lures, and at the end of the trip, we’ll fillet the day’s catch at no additional cost! You let us know which species you’re interested in targeting, and season dependent, Captain Dan will make it happen. You can expect to catch the following species: Coho Salmon, Muskellunge, Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, Atlantic Salmon, Lake Trout, and more! 


The entire team here at Buckets Charters is looking forward to putting YOU on a fishing trip you won’t soon forget! The beautiful waters of Lake Erie are just a couple of clicks away… That 30lb Lake Trout won’t wait around forever, book today! 

833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)

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  Launch Location

5 State Street, Erie

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Trips start at $800

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1-6 guests

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2009 28' Pilothouse

350 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Hard Liquor. Beer Allowed.
  • No Illegal Substances



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Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 3:00pm (8 hours)

30 Day Cancellation Policy

Welcome aboard Buckets 5, one of two 28FT Penn Yan Predators in the Buckets Fleet.  This boat offers plenty of fishing and elbow room, which makes for a comfortable day of fishing on Lake Erie. While rods, reels, tackle and lures are included - Fishing Licenses are not.  Please make sure to bring your own.  This eight hour, full day trip will have you targeting Walleye, Trout, Bass and more.  You keep your catch and the crew will clean and fillet it for you.  Buckets Charters is family-friendly and children are welcome.

Close details

Fish Species

Atlantic Salmon
Brown Trout
Coho Salmon
Lake Trout
Smallmouth Bass

Additional Details

Safety Features

  • Life Jackets
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • First-Aid Equipment
  • CPR-Trained Crew
  • Flares
  • VHF Radio


  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar

Boat Features

  • Air Conditioning


  • Toilet

Boat Gear

  • First Mate

Fishing Techniques

  • Trolling

Fishing Policies

  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Hard Liquor. Beer Allowed.
  • No Illegal Substances

Price Includes

  • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
  • Lures
  • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle

Fishing Location

  • Lake

About the Vessel


Captain Dan Kelly

Boat Type


Boat Length

28 ft

Year Built


Number of Engines


Engine Horsepower

350 HP