Tyler Haynes

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Meet Captain Tyler

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Child FriendlyWe look forward to the opportunity to teach children to fish. We carry all of the appropriate safety gear and ensure that our boats are a clean and safe environment for children all ages.
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Service Areas:


  • Fishing Chairs
  • GPS & Fishfinder
  • Life Jackets
  • Catch and Release Allowed
  • Cooler, Ice, Bottled Water

About this Tour:

  • Boat Specs: 21+ ft
  • Boat Capacity: 4 People
  • All Fishing Equipment
  • Boat & Fuel
  • Photos

Fishing Techniques:

Fishing Equipment:

  • Spinning Rods
  • Baitcasting Rods
  • Left & Right Handed
  • Fly Rods (request only)
  • Braid & Mono Line
Species Capt Jonathan catches
Smallmouth Bass


Capt Jonathan Polanco is a full-time fishing guide on Lake Erie for trophy smallmouth bass. Do you want to explore catching smallmouth bass the right way? Native of Erie, PA, Capt Jonathan with over 10+ years of local fishing experience.

If you’re serious about exploring Lake Erie, then you need to book a trip with him. Captain Jonathan is a local who enjoys teaching and sharing fishing tips with your friends and family. There’s no guarantee in fishing, but with Jonathan, everyone will enjoy a day on the water and that’s a guarantee. When fishing on the waters of Lake Erie the adventure will last a lifetime!

Once on board, his 19’ Triton bass boat can easily accommodate groups of 2 up to 3 on board and fishing at the same time. The boat comes equipped with full safety and navigational features so you can fish with peace of mind. All the rods, reels, and tackles are included in the price. Capt Jonathan is sponsored by some top brands, so you know that this gear won’t let you down when going after big fish!

You’ll need to buy a PA fishing license and Lake Erie stamp before the day of the trip and are welcome to bring food and drink along. This can go into the captain’s built-in cooler.

Book a trip today with Capt Jonathan for an unforgettable day on the lake with friends and family. Never taken a fishing charter, read these pros and cons and these amazing reviews to see what we mean. You can contact Capt Jonathan directly with any questions you may have below!





Jonathan Polanco
We had a great trip. Cap. Jonathan was very knowledgeable and polite. Worked very well with children. And put us on fish despite windy unfavorable conditions.
- Rich

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Jonathan Polanco
Jon is great. With his knowledge, I caught a bunch of smallmouth bass.. I highly recommend him
- Shane Clifford


Jonathan Polanco
I fish for smallies all over the Great Lakes. Did an evening trip with Capt Johnathan while traveling for a buisness trip to Erie PA. We battled wind and summertime patterns and still managed to boat both smallmouth and largemouth. By the end of the trip I felt like I was fishing with a fishing buddy vs a fishing guide. Bonus sunset while ramping out over the bay!! Awesome evening on the water. I will book with Captain Johnathan again.
- Kevin
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