You came to Erie, Pennsylvania to fish with the best… Well, look no more! Welcome to Buckets Charters, the premier fishing fleet on Lake Erie! You can expect a day filled with trolling, bent rods, and huge smiles.
You’ll be hard pressed to find a more qualified Captain than Dan Kelly. He’s been fishing Lake Erie since 1988 and has been fishing Pennsylvania since he was old enough to hold a rod in his hands! He’s fished a variety of Pennsylvania hotspots like Monongahela, Allegheny, Ohio Rivers, and other local lakes and streams throughout the state. If this is going to be your first fishing trip, don’t worry! Captain Dan will make sure you’re comfortable with the techniques needed to land that monster Lake Trout we all dream about! Kids of all ages are welcome too, at the parent’s discretion.
Captain Dan Kelly and Buckets Charter’s success has led them to own a charter fleet of 5 vessels. You’ll be fishing on Charter Boat Reelin’ Away, a 31ft Tiara originally built in 2009. She receives regular maintenance and is spacious enough to comfortably fish up to 6 anglers. Reelin’ Away’s fully enclosed cabin is equipped with air conditioning, and you can also find a toilet on board.
Buckets Charters offers a full day, 8hr trip aboard Reelin’ Away. This allows Captain Dan time to guide you to many of his tried and tested hot spots, meaning more fish for YOU! Season dependent, you can expect to catch the following species on your trip aboard Reelin’ Away: Smallmouth Bass, Coho Salmon, Walleye, Muskellunge, Lake Trout, Steelhead, and more! Your trip price for the day includes a First Mate who’ll handle all of the baiting, rigging, and fish handling. Please note the mate’s primarily work for tips, and if you’re happy with their service, a 20% tip is always appreciated!
Get ready for a rod bending day on Lake Erie with the top Captain in the area, Captain Dan Kelly! The Buckets Charter team is excited to show you the vast fishing opportunities that Lake Erie has to offer. You’re just a couple of clicks away from a cooler full of fresh fillets, book with Bucket Charters today!
5 State Street, Erie
Trips start at $800
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2009 31' Pilothouse
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Includes 6 guests
Trip time: 7:00am to 3:00pm (8 hours)
100% if customer cancels within 30 days, 50% if within 7 days
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Welcome aboard Reelin Away – a 31ft Tiara Open. This boat is a large, stable and extremely comfortable Lake Erie fishing boat. It is equipped with all the quality rod holders and equipment needed to ensure a great day of fishing. 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.
Capt. Dan Kelly