Shamrock Fishing Charters

Capt. John Nickell Curtice, OH Incorporated Licensed Insured

Fishing on Lake Erie can yield exciting results. Shamrock Fishing Charters and Captain John Nickell will give you a fishing experience that will have you coming back year after year!


Shamrock Fishing Charters is owned and operated by Captain John Nickell out of Curtice, Ohio. Captain John’s father in law taught him everything he knows about fishing. After his retirement, Captain John took over Shamrock Fishing Charters, becoming a full time Captain. He follows the fish throughout the year on Lake Erie. He enjoys teaching his clients different fishing techniques while having fun. Capt. John welcomes children and anglers of all skill level.


Captain John is at the helm of a 30’ Pilothouse powered by a 370HP Mercruiser engine. This fast and safe boat will get you to the productive fishing grounds of Lake Erie. Captain John’s boat is outfitted with a GPS and a fish finder as well as USCG approved safety gear and a cooler. A toilet is also on board for your convenience. 


You and up to 5 guests will be comfortably accommodated on Captain John’s boat. On your trip with Shamrock Fishing Charters you and your guests will be supplied with all of the rods, reels, tackle, lures, and fresh bait. Shamrock Fishing Charters provides their clients with the best opportunity for a successful fishing day on Lake Erie, but you’ll need to purchase a fishing license before your trip.


Capt. John will have you trying out a variety of techniques on your fishing trip with Shamrock Fishing Charters. If you want to reel in Walleye you’ll can be trolling to your heart’s content in the Spring, late Summer, and Fall. In early Summer, get ready to cast instead. For Smallmouth Bass you’ll troll for them close to shore in the Summer and Fall. Finally, if you’re pursuing Yellow Perch, you’ll be jigging the bottom of Lake Erie throughout every season. After your very successful day on the water with Shamrock Fishing Charters, the First Mate will clean and bag your fish for you for an additional fee. 


Book your trip today with Shamrock Fishing Charters and Captain John Nickell for some of the best freshwater fishing in the world on Lake Erie.


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  Launch Location

10955 Corduroy, Curtice

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Trips start at $630

3 Trips

1-6 guests

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1998 30' Pilothouse

370 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • No Hard Liquor. Beer Allowed.
  • No Illegal Substances



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Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 6:00am to 1:00pm (7 hours)

30 Day Cancellation Policy

We supply the boat, captain, bait, rods and reels, ice for the fish cooler, and fish-catching tackle.

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Includes 6 guests

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

30 Day Cancellation Policy

 Eight-hour trip, 6 am to 2 pm, OHIO Time, 

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Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 6:00am to 1:00pm (7 hours)

30 Day Cancellation Policy

drinks, lunch, snacks,

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Fish Species

Smallmouth Bass
Yellow Perch

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Safety Features

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


  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Boat Features

  • Cooler


  • Toilet

Boat Gear

  • First Mate
  • Casting Platform

Fishing Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Spinning
  • Trolling

Fishing Policies

  • No Hard Liquor. Beer Allowed.
  • No Illegal Substances

Price Includes

  • Fresh or Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle

Fishing Location

  • Lake

About the Vessel


Capt. John Nickell

Boat Type


Boat Length

30 feet

Year Built


Engine Manufacturer


Number of Engines


Engine Horsepower

370 HP