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Lorain charter fishing aboard the Bo Kay The Central Basin of Lake Erie is one of Ohio�s best kept secrets. Walleyes, Steelhead, Smallmouth and Perch are abundant in its cool, clean waters off Lorain, Ohio. Walleye arrive in mid-May peak in July and stay until October. Steelhead are here two weeks either side of the July 4th along with the Walleyes. It doesn't get much better than that!
All fishing equipment is furnished! I try to keep fishing as simple as possible, using 16 trolling rods, Daiwa line counter reels, dipsy and jet divers and side planner boards. I will show you how to do it.

Come and enjoy the best day of fishing you will ever have. Set your own lines. Bait your hooks. Play your fish. You will do it all, except run the boat - that's my job! Trolling is the most productive way to fish, but if you prefer, we can drift or use long lines, or bottom bouncers or cast, if the weather permits.
Lorain charter fishing aboard the Bo Kay

Lorain charter fishing aboard the Bo Kay

Captain Bob Schmidt hoists a hefty 13-pound walleye aboard the Bo Kay.
Why Charter?  Lorain charter fishing aboard the Bo Kay
  • Are you comfortable with unpredictable and awesome Lake Erie?
  • Do you own a boat big enough to really feel safe on Lake Erie?
  • Are you prepared to counteract the effects of seasickness?
  • Do you want to spend all that money on dockage, storage, insurance, gas, equipment, service and repairs?
  • Do you know where the fish are biting and at what depth?
  • Do you know what presentation to use and what lures are going to work best?
  • Do you want to really enjoy fishing and have a good time with out all the trouble and mess?
  • That's what a good Captain can do for you!
Lorain charter fishing aboard the Bo Kay
Lorain charter fishing aboard the Bo Kay Steelhead are here two weeks either side of the fourth of July..
Lorain charter fishing aboard the Bo Kay
Limit catches of walleyes are par for the course aboard Bo Kay Fishing Charters.
Lorain charter fishing aboard the Bo Kay
Lorain charter fishing aboard the Bo Kay Smallmouth fishing is great all season, near shore. Perch (Lake Erie Gold) are good early May to June, and then they even get better from August to November. Kids will love fishing for Smallmouth or Perch.
Lorain charter fishing aboard the Bo Kay Lorain charter fishing aboard the Bo Kay
Pricing Information
Trolling / Walleye / Steelhead
  • 8 hours or limit; (1-4) people = $450
  • 8 hours or limit; (5) people = $530
  • 8 hours or limit; (6) people = $630

(Tips for Mate $10 + each person)
Pricing Information
Perch / Bass
  • 8 hours or limit; 1-4 People = $430
  • 8 hours or limit; 5-6 People = $460


(Tips for Mate $10 + each person)

Lorain charter fishing aboard the Bo Kay Zero Tolerance:
The captain has "Zero Tolerance" for illegal drugs, regardless of quantity, being carried on board. All drugs will be reported to the Coast Guard or local law enforcement authorities.
What to Bring:
  • A desire to catch some big fish!
  • Valid Ohio fishing license -- See the latest license information
  • Favorite casting rod and reel (for Bass or Perch fishing only)
  • Cooler to take your fish home
  • Lunch and beverage
  • Soft soled boat shoes (no flip flops)
  • Hat and jacket, sun glasses, camera
  • Rain gear
  • Motion sickness medication (Lake Erie can be rough, so we suggest that you take motion sickness medication the night before and bring some along.) Wrist bands work best!
Captain Bob Schmidt
U.S. Coast Guard License
Ohio Licensed Guide
Central Basin Charter Boat Association
26 Years Experience
Maritime Drug Consortium
First Aid and CPR Certified
Lorain charter fishing aboard the Bo Kay We Provide:
  • Ice for fish in the on board cooler,
  • Rods and Trolling Accessories,
  • and Bait.

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Reservations -- $100 prepayment fee required to hold your date. Refund or date change available. Customer's cancellation must be 7 days in advance to receive a refund. Weather cancellations at Captain's discretion.

Lorain charter fishing aboard the Bo Kay
Bo Kay Fishing Charters is located at Spitzer Lakeside Marina, dock "D", in Lorain, Ohio.

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Lorain, OH 44052-2058
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Lorain, OH 44052-2058

Breakfast / Motel / Restaurant Info


Breakfast at Denny's (3 area locations)

Staying over night with us? There is a discount at:
  • Holiday Inn: Elyria (440-324-5211)


  • Motel 6: Amherst (440-988-3266)


  • Holiday Inn Express: Vermilion (440-967-8770)
Tell them you are with Bo-Kay Fishing Charters.

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There are many fine restaurants in our local area.

The Elyria Midway Mall area also has some really great first class restaurants ready to serve you.

Check out these other great Lorain area accommodations.

Lorain charter fishing aboard the Bo Kay
A proud member of the Central Basin Charter Boat Association.

Call Me! Let's Go Fishing!

Capt. Bob Schmidt
1715 W. 26th St., Lorain OH 44052-4331
1-888-551-0440
Email = [email protected]

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