Lake Erie Fishing Guides
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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
Meet the TEAM of local Lake Erie fishing guides, click here for a complete list.
Capt Mark Rose
1 to 4 people
Capt Tom Goodrich
1 to 4 people
Capt John Miller
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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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!