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"I've known and fished with Capt. Tom Straus on his Erie Drifter charter boat for 10 years. Simply put, the man not only knows his stuff, but is also adept at teaching the anglers aboard how to catch fish with his effective methods. Capt. Straus provides an excellent, fun fishing experience on the bountiful waters of Lake Erie, and I wholeheartedly recommend his charter services to anyone looking for a great day of fishing."

Dave Mull
Great Lakes Sportfishing Publications

"My friend got a report from Captain Tom that the fishing was hot and heavy and the marine forecast was ideal for small boats. Friends and I headed out to Erie the next morning at 3am from Racine, WI. We were fishing by noon and had our limit for the day between three of us in an hour. We got our limit every day we were there. The morning of the last day we had enough meat for the trip so we asked Tom where we could get a wall mounter. Tom put us on the spot and not only did my buddy catch one for the wall (30" 11lbs) but I did as well (30" 11.25lbs). I can honestly say this was the best fishing trip I ever had. Tom's accommodations were excellent and nothing could have been better! I will remember this trip forever. Thanks Tom and I hope to see you out there again sooner than later!!!"

Eric Meldgaard
Racine, Wisconsin