Sunshine Charter Lake Erie Walleye Fishing & Lake Erie Fishing Guide Service aboard Sunshine Charters


Fishing the Western Basin of Lake Erie,
Port Clinton, OH
Aboard Sunshine II

Captain Jim Bonner
(419) 732-2488 or (412) 824-1912
5650 E. Harbor Road # 204 Lakeside, OH  43440

Email: [email protected]

Running Charters since 1983

  • U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captain
  • Ohio License Guide
  • Fully Insured
  • U.S. Coast Guard Safety Equipment
  • Marine Toilet on Board


Sunshine II
1999 Sportcraft 272 Sportfish
27' with a 10' Beam


Latest in Electronic Equipment

  • Fish Finders
  • Loran C & GPS - C Maps
  • Marine Radio Telephone
  • Auto Pilot
  • Cellular Phone

Charter Rates

Walleye or Bass Trips
$420.00 Per Day (9 Hour Day)
(6 People - $70.00 Per Person)

Yellow Perch
$360.00 Per Day
(6 People - $60.00 Per Person)

Fall Combination Trips
Perch - Walleye
$450.00 Per Day
(6 People - $75.00 Per Person)

All Charters include rods and reels (if needed), nightcrawlers, perch minnows, lures and all other tackle.
 Live bait for smallmouth is EXTRA

Maximum 6 People plus crew (Coast Guard Regulations)
We run charters 7 Days a Week

Lodging Available
$20.00 Per Person, Minimum $90.00 Per Night
Mobile Home (65' x 12')
3 Bedrooms, Central Air Conditioning, Full Kitchen and Living room, Satellite T.V. (180 Channels), Picnic Table and Grill

Walleye Fishing
April through October

Many limit catches of Walleye Mid-April through Mid-October
Drift or troll the famous Western Basin of Lake Erie.  Customers choice of casting weight forward spinners dressed with nightcrawlers or trolling using planer boards and dipsy divers.  One trip per day.  Your enjoyment is your Captains #1 priority.


Smallmouth Bass Fishing
May through October

Lake Erie is rapidly becoming known as the 'Smallmouth Bass Capital of the World".  We fish the Island area of Ohio waters or the Pelee Island area in Canadian waters using minnows, soft craws, Jigs and tails or tube baits.  Ask about our overnight trips to Pelee Isalnd.



Yellow Perch Fishing
April through October

Perch fishing has been fantastic for many years.  It's the second most sought after game fish on Lake Erie.  Its great family fun and one of the best eating fish found anywhere.


Regular charters are full day trips starting at 7:00am.  Custom trips can also be arranged to meet your schedule


Deposit Required

A $100.00 deposit is required on all trips within 10 days of your booking. 
A letter will be mailed to you with directions and things to bring prior to the trip.

Deposits will be refunded only in the event of bad weather.  All weather decisions are made by the captain.  If there is a cancellation due to bad weather, you may reschedule your trip or receive a refund of your deposit.

Fishing Licenses
Non-resident Ohio Fishing Licenses cost:
$11.00 for one day
$19.00 for three days
$40.00 for the season.

Non-resident Canadian Licenses cost:
$13.00 for one day