Buckets Charters – Wave the Net – 28ft Penn Yan Predator

Captain Dan Kelly Erie, PA Incorporated Licensed Insured

Buckets Fishing Charters in Erie, PA was founded in 1996 by Captain Dan Kelly.  Captain Dan started fishing in Pennsylvania with his Uncle Vic when he was old enough to hold a fishing rod.  He fished various Pennsylvania hotspots like the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio Rivers as well as other local lakes and streams throughout the state. Captain Dan started fishing on Lake Erie in 1988 with his 10th grade math teacher as incentive to do better in school. That’s started it all. Since the days of being a First mate, to making it big in the charter business, Capt Dan and his crew have spent these last years building this Lake Erie charter business in Erie, PA and hope to make it a second generation and beyond operation. They thank all their repeat clients, and look forward to showing new ones why Lake Erie Pennsylvania is the freshwater fishing capital of the world… 

Buckets Charters offers full-day fishing charters from Erie, PA. With a fleet of 5 boats trolling the waters of Lake Erie for Walleye, Steelhead, and Bass, Captain Dan and his crew are sure to find the right fishing adventure for all anglers.  

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 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 Wave The Net, 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 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.

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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

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Boat Length


Year Built


Number of Engines


Engine Horsepower

350 HP HP