Capt Jonathan Polanco

Jonathan Polanco ★★★★★ 5 2 reviews
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Meet Captain Jonathan

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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: 1+ ft
  • Boat Capacity: 3 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

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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!


Had a great time!

Jonathan Polanco
Capt Johnathan Polanco was outstanding! Friendly and extremely knowledgeable of the lake. He got us on some nice smallmouth. Can’t wait to go again.
- Marcus B

Super day on Presque Isle Bay

Jonathan Polanco
What a day of fishing on Presque Isle Bay yesterday. On his maiden voyage as a full-time guide, Jonathan Polanco and the Erie smallmouth did not disappoint. Despite not being peak season, some rain and the 2-3 ft rolllers we dealt with most of the day (and could have used some Dramamine) we caught approximately 30 smallmouth and one surprise largemouth. best 5 smallmouth went 24.20 as shown on scale and I’d say the next best 5 would have been 22+. Nat and I both had our PB smallmouth on lures and a great father-daughter dance on the water. I’d highly recommend Jonathan, who grew up in Erie and who’s first language is bass - just like mine. When he hands me a rod with an Architect reel…that’s catering to your clients!!! #ioutdoor #Bassonline.Com #ErieFishing
- Craig Gordon
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