Lake Erie Fishing Guides

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Lake Erie ★★★★★ 4.8 17 reviews
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Choosing a Lake Erie Fishing Guide near me

Fishing can seem tricky at first, especially for new anglers, but that doesn’t have to be the case. With just a little knowledge, you will know what gear to buy, fishing license information, and all the techniques needed to catch and land your favorite fish. This easy comes from hiring local Pennsylvania fishing guides, and not 20 times. The service will save you countless dollars on buying unnecessary equipment and cut your learning curve in half from one trip. By hiring a useful fishing guide, you’ll be able to get on the water and teach your family and friends, and be catching fish by the weekend.

Education is Key

When using Fishing guides, they specifically cover fly fishing, spin fishing, and bait casters. Teach you to understand when to use one rod over another, how to properly cast spinning reel and lures, or even specifics about live bait. Get a quick understanding of how to target each species, whether bass fishing for smallmouth bass, fly fishing for brown trout, or fun fishing for flathead catfish, channel catfish, northern pike, and steelhead walleye, stripers, crappie, or perch. For new fishermen, it’s one of the easiest ways to get up to speed and outside with minimal investment, utilizing and learning different options that may interest you down the road.

Featured Local Erie Fishing Guides

Capt Mark Rose

Capt Mark Rose

Mark Rose ★★★★★ 5 77 reviews
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1 to 4 people
Capt Mark Rose is a full-time local Lake Erie fishing guide and fishing charter expert. Years of experience including 5 start service for smallmouth bass and walleye. Mark was born and raised [Read More]

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Capt Tom Goodrich

Capt Tom Goodrich

Tom Goodrich ★★★★★ 5 5 reviews
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Full Time
1 to 4 people

Capt Tom Goodrich a local fishing charter captain in Erie, PA area and surrounding water. Specialize in Walleye fishing, but well versus in catching smallmouth bass, Lake Trout, and more. [Read More]

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Capt John Miller

Capt John Miller

John Miller ★★★★★ 5 1 reviews
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Full Time
1 to 3 people

Capt John Miller is a full-time smallmouth bass fishing guide out of Erie, PA with 15+ years professional angler with incredible experience and knowledge to share with all of his clients [Read More]

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Lake Erie Fishing Guides ★★★★★ 4.9 1474 reviews
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PA FISHING GUIDES REVIEWS

Fishing while snowing

Lake Erie
★★★★★
Great guide. Great day Killed them while it was snowing Guy really knows his stuff .... Highly recommended
- Tony B

Great day fishing

Lake Erie
★★★★★
The weather was very shaky and Mark made safety first a priority and he got off the water. We waited for the weather to clear and went back out to finish my trip. Very professional and helpful guide with excellent knowledge of the lake. I would definitely use Mark again.
- Dan P

Capt Mark Rose

Lake Erie
★★★★★
My dad and I went out fishing with Capt. Mark Rose twice, once on Lake Okeechobee and the other on Lake Erie. His knowledge of the bodies of water are excellent and always puts you on fish. He couldn’t have been more helpful on the boat. He exceeded our expectations with the amount and quality of fish we caught. I would highly recommend going out and fishing with Capt. Mark Rose.
- Connor P.
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Pennsylvania Fishing License Regulations

  • All anglers 16+ need a valid PA fishing license. The license can be purchase online or at License Outdoor Retailer, County Treasurer offices, or Fish & Boat Commission office.
  • All fishing on Lake Erie requires an additional Erie stamp. 
  • Some target species require their own stamp. For example, if fishing for Trout species, it’s necessary to get a Trout stamp.

Whether your fishing in a tributary of the lake, Pennsylvania is one great place to fish, pick a fishing charter, and get ready for an amazing freshwater adventure!

How to Become a Licensed Fishing Guide in Pennsylvania

​Have a bass boat, angling skills, and a desire to share those skills with other fishermen can become licensed Pennsylvania fishing guides. To perform guide fishing trips commercially, you must become a registered Pennsylvania fishing guide. Guide services are regulated by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. There are some basic Pennsylvania fishing guide requirements to become licensed to have the right to make guide fishing trips in the state.

Required Steps for Pennsylvania Fishing Guides

​You are required to apply for a charter boat operator and fishing guide in PA.

  • USCG license and Boater safety if using a boat
  • General liability insurance with $250,000 coverage
  • CPR and first aid certification
  • Valid fishing licenses

​Resident fishing guides fees are $100, and nonresident fees are $400 annually to be licensed as a Pennsylvania fishing guide. To consider becoming a licensed guide service, review the required charter boat operators’ information sheet. When ready, apply at the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission website.

Erie PA fishing Guides

We are not a booking service where no one fishes…but the complete opposite. A group of Lake Erie fishing guides that have gotten together as a TEAM, under the best conditions to provide you with the finest service Lake Erie fishing guide industry has ever seen. We specialize in working with experienced bass anglers, who are looking for prime waters and new techniques but also cater to novice bass anglers who are out for a true fun learning experience. We will provide everything you need for your big day, reliable equipment, and the finest boats on the water for your enjoyment. The elite bass fishing guides in the country on “Lake Erie,” you have come to right place, Lake Erie largest and #1 rated guide service in PA…, so why shouldn’t you…let’s go fishing!

 

Capt Mark Rose hometown is Pittsburgh PA. Mark has been fishing Lake Erie and Lake Okeechobee since 1999. He fishes Lake Erie in the spring and summer for smallmouth. He runs a detail shop in his hometown during the summer, spring, and fall and heads to Florida during the winter months to do what he loves, guides on Lake Okeechobee. Mark has had a passion for fishing since he was 11 and his passion and love for the sport has grown over the years. As a Lake Erie fishing guide, he can make a bad day of fishing still be an awesome day out on the boat!

Mark guides out of Erie PA, in Presque Isle Bay of Lake Erie. Mark’s biggest bass was 12 lbs 11 oz. it was caught on Okeechobee in Feb of 2012. Mark’s biggest smallmouth bass is 7.2 lbs catch on Lake Erie. Whichever you choose, he will get the job done for you.
When not guiding, Mark fishes FLW, RAYOVAC series, BFL, Presque isle Bassmasters. He also participates in fishes Fishers Of men.

Mark is sponsored by the following- McEllwains Motors, Ranger Boats, Bass Online, Bass Assassin lures, Berkley, Abu Garcia, Spiderwire, Columbia sportswear, Minnkota and Hummingbird.
Captain Mark is 30 years old and is married to a wonderfully supportive wife. The two have a baby on the way and have a loving and strong-willed beautiful black lab!

Want a great day on the lake? Mark Rose is your guy!
To fish with Capt Mark Rose, fill out the request form!, book online or call (888) 629-2277 and request him!

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