Sunshine Charters

Capt. Jim Bonner Lakeside Marblehead, OH Incorporated Licensed Insured

Fishing the western Basin of Lake Erie near Port Clinton Ohio mid-April thru October for Walleye, Yellow Perch, Smallmouth Bass since 1982. We run 5hr trips for up to 4 people or 9hr trips for up to 6 people.

Have a wonderful Lake Erie fishing charter with Sunshine Charters and Captain Jim Bonner. We specialize in fishing Lake Erie: the best place to fish Walleye, Perch, Smallmouth Bass, and Largemouth Bass in Ohio. Sunshine Charters is happy to customize for you the perfect fishing trip for your family!

Along with arranging your fishing trip, we’ll also provide all the essential fishing equipment. We recommend you bring fishing license (your charter may be fishing in Ohio or Canada), sunglasses, suntan lotion, sea-sickness medication, snacks, drinks (pop and beer – cans only) and jackets if needed; please let the Captain know ahead of time if you have any questions regarding these needs as well. The goal of every Sunshine Charters fishing trip is for customers’ satisfaction.

If you’re looking for Lake Erie Walley trips, Spring and Fall is the best time to hit the water. During these seasons, maximum Walleye can grow up to 10+ lbs.  Perch fishing trips are best from August to October. If Bass fishing trip interests you: a plethora of Smallmouth Bass are available from July to October.

Rods and reels (if needed), nightcrawlers, Perch minnows, lures and all other tackle are provided in the cost of the trip. (*Live bait for Smallmouth Bass is EXTRA). Captain Jim and crew will clean your catch at the end of the trip (Walleye limit 4 per person in April and 6 per person May-October).

Whether you’re here on vacation, or live in the area: there’s nothing quite like a Lake Erie fishing charter – and Sunshine Charters works hard for all of our customers. Book today and let’s go fishing!

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

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  Launch Location

East Harbor State Park, Lakeside Marblehead

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Trips start at $420

5 Trips

1-6 guests

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2009 27' Sport Fisherman

390 HP engine(s)

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

Availability

TRIP DATE
NUMBER OF GUESTS

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WALLEYE 1/2 DAY AFTERNOON 2PM

Includes 4 guests

Trip time: 2:00pm to 7:00pm (5 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

5 Hr Dock to dock, Troll for Walleye

All rods & reels, bait,tackel
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WALLEYE 1/2 DAY MORNING

Includes 4 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 12:00pm (5 hours)

1 Day Cancellation Policy

5 Hr Dock to dock, troll for Walleye

All rods & reels, bait,tackel
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YELLOW PERCH, ANCHOR BOTTOM FISH (AUG THRU OCT)

Includes 6 guests

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

3 Day Cancellation Policy

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WALLEYE, DRIFT OR TROLL

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 6:30am to 2:30pm (8 hours)

1 Day Cancellation Policy

All rods, reels, lures, bait, & tackle
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SMALLMOUTH BASS

Includes 6 guests

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

1 Day Cancellation Policy

I fish Canadian waters for smallmouth near Pelee Island.  Need Canadian license. We drift fish with tubes, minnows, softcraws.  (softcraws are extra)

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Fish Species

Smallmouth Bass
Walleye
White Bass
Yellow Perch

Additional Details

Safety Features

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

Navigation

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Boat Features

  • Cooler

Facilities

  • Toilet

Boat Gear

  • First Mate
  • Livewell

Fishing Techniques

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

Fishing Policies

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

Price Includes

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

Minimum Age

  • No age limit, use common sense

Fishing Location

  • Lake
  • Nearshore
  • Offshore
  • Reef

About the Vessel

Captain

Capt. Jim Bonner

Boat Type

Sport Fisherman

Boat Length

27'

Year Built

2009

Engine Manufacturer

GM 454

Number of Engines

1

Engine Horsepower

390 HP