UPDATE! Come join us at our 2014 Annual Sport Show in Cincinnati, Jan. 22rd-26th.
CHECK OUT these 2013 FALL FISHING Pictures!
Lake Erie is a special place for walleye fishing. Every year thousands of people make trips here from all over the country and world to catch and enjoy one of the best eating fish around, the Walleye. Walleye in Lake Erie are plentiful and of greater size than most anywhere on the planet. Our job on the Erie Drifter is to provide you with the best walleye fishing charter experience possible on Lake Erie.
Charters arethe best way for you to catch fish. Not only do we fish for Lake Erie walleye everyday, but our network will keep us on fish so you can enjoy your Lake Erie walleye fishing charter trip. We cater to your needs on each Lake Erie fishing trip. Our fishing guides' expertise will fish for what you want to catch: if its the big trophy walleye you are after, we will change our tactics to suit your needs on your guided fishing trip. If you want to catch numbers of fish so you can take home a bunch of tasty Lake Erie walleye, our fishing charters will make sure you go home with plenty fillets for the whole family.
WHY FISH with 'The Drifter' Top 10 Reasons to fish with Captain Tom Straus and Erie Drifter Sportfishing...
· Over 30 years experience on Lake Erie and around the world. · Master Inland and Master Ocean USCG License · FUN, FUN, FUN!!! · A full service charter fishing experience. · Latest technology—Radar, Auto Pilot, 2 Marine Radios, Electronics. · Dedication—Networking, 300 days on the water each year. · Detail—Top of the line equipment, boat, rods, reels ,etc. · Passion—We put our reputation ON THE LINE! · Quality over Quantity—As a Two boat Fleet, We go the Extra mile! · Not the Biggest, Simply the BEST!
2012 - Our 30th Year of Successful Fishing Charters on Lake Erie and Lake Ontario
Fishing News From Captain Tom Straus
2013 Our 30th Year of Successful Fishing Trips from Lake Erie and Lake Ontario
another phenomenal year fishing Lake Erie and Lake Ontario has passed
quickly and I hope this letter finds you well. We have caught more Fish
Ohio walleyes than any other year we have been in business. Along with
great smallmouth bass fishing and jumbo perch jerking in Canadian
waters, I'd say this has to be a career record year.
Lake Ontario this year was also very good for The Explosive King
Salmon and Steelhead Trout. If you have never fished “Salmon” before, by
all means book a charter with us from Early July through mid August ,
2013. Battling a 20-30 pound “King” is truly a test of stamina, while he
leaps and dances across the pristine waters of Lake Ontario.
The seasons seem to be getting earlier every year
and if this continues we will be jigging walleyes in March again this
upcoming year.We predict that the spring and early summer bite will be
very good with some monster walleyes and bass fishing should really be
excellent. Also with the Canadian fishing license available to our
clients at www.on.wildlifelicense.com
we can now fish Canadian waters that has been virtually unfished in
the early season of the Western Basin of Lake Erie. Folks prime dates
are filling up fast, so please book your trip of a lifetime soon!
Thank You is in order for all of our faithful
responses on our website and Facebook, business has soared to the
highest point in our history. Our Facebook page is Erie Drifter
Sportfishing for our friends and you can check out our daily progress
including pics of each chartered trip. Please give us your imput towards
making the best fishing trip available for Lake Erie and Lake Ontario
and by all means if you like what we are doing click the Like button and
let us know!
With the 2013 season approaching quickly, The Erie Drifter Team
will be at the Cincinnati Hunting & Fishing Show January 23 – 27,
2013 at the Duke Energy Convention Center, Cinninnati, OH. Come by and
visit us at the sport shows as it's always nice to see familiar faces
and if you have any questions regarding Lake Erie Charters, please do
not hesitate to call us.
As we go to press, the rising costs of everything
seem to threaten or economic recovery and people's plans for the summer.
Fortunately, taking advantage of the great recreational opportunities
here in Ohio and New York can be affordable. This is just one more
reason to stay close to home and enjoy all that our region has to offer.
Filling your freezer full of freah fish fillets couldn't hurt anyone,
that's for sure!
The Erie Drifter Team would like to thank each and every one of our
fellow fisher 's for your continued support! We have had an extremely
great year and are excited about our future and the upcoming fishing
Happy Holiday and remember our Goal is Your Fishing Success!
Sincerely Captain Tom
Lake Erie Charter Fishing Fishing Lake Erie, Oak Harbor, Ohio, aboard the Erie Drifter from Late March - October
Erie Drifter Sportfishing is located at Wild Wings Marina and Campgrounds, which has excellent access to the fishing reefs.
Captains often boast that our location enables us to get you to the fish faster than other charter companies.
We fish for.....
Walleye - Late March through December
Smallmouth Bass - May through October
Salmon/Steelhead - Yearly Mid JULY through AUGUST ~Lake Ontario~
Perch - May through December
*2005 Winner of the Wild Wings Largest Fish Award*
The Wild Wings Largest fish award is a competition hosted by Wild Wings Marina for all charter captains operating from the marina full time. Every year the competition runs from May 1st through August 31st and each person who charters a boat from one of the captains in the marina is eligible to win if they indeed catch the largest fish of the year. The person who catches the fish gets a $600 cash prize which is given to them the week before Christmas that same year. In 2005 Captain Tom Straus' client, Rick Schlinger of Monee, IL, won the competition by boating a 12.8 lb., 32'' lunker walleye aboard the Erie Drifter!
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