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Fishing Charters

Covid-19 Notice: Fishing Charters are operating, but with limited numbers on their boats due to social distancing. 

‚ÄčThere are many fishing charters in Chatham-Kent waiting to take you out for the fishing experience of a lifetime. What is a fishing charter? Simply put, it's an excursion service offered by boat owners and professional anglers which brings guests out onto the waters around Chatham-Kent. Many offer full and half day trips, based on what your preference is. These are great excursions for team building, corporate gatherings, family gatherings and for your social bubble, all keeping social distancing in mind.

Choosing a charter

With so many fishing charter options, how do you choose what's right for you? Here are a few questions you may want to consider before booking. 

  • the size of the boat, is it a heated cabin, is there a washroom on board
  • what's included in the excursion and what is not
  • what type of fish can you catch, when and on what body of water
  • what are you required to have (i.e. valid Canadian fishing license)
  • type of fish available, what happens once they are caught, catch limits, 
  • number of people and age limits 
  • payment and deposit

Charter's in Chatham-Kent*

Butcher Buoy Charters - offering full or half day steelhead, walleye and perch fishing trips from Erieau on Lake Erie

Crooked Hook Fishing Charters - offering morning and afternoon muskie, steelhead and perch fishing excursions on Lakes Erie and St. Clair

Drifter II Fishing Charters - offering full and half day muskie, walleye and smallmouth bass fishing services from Lighthouse Cove mid summer to fall

Fish LSC - offering muskie, walleye and bass fishing charters on Lake St. Clair

J&P Fishing Charters and Guide Services - offering full or half day walleye and rainbow trout fishing services on Lake Erie

Mitchell's Bay Charters - offering muskie and small mouth bass fishing in Mitchell's Bay

Prime Time Charters - offering walleye and muskie fishing on Lakes Erie & St. Clair

Raglan Hunt & Fish Club - offering walleye, steelhead and perch fishing trips on Lake Erie

Rampage Sport Fishing Charters - offering walleye and muskie fishing on Lakes Erie & St. Clair

Trophy Taker Fishing Charters - offering full and half day walleye and steelhead fishing on Lake Erie 


*Members of Ontario Sport Fishing Guides Association