Yes - Everybody except for those under the age of 16 is required to have a valid Ohio Fishing License to fish Ohio waters of Lake Erie, you can purchase a license at the Marina but I strongly suggest you purchase on ahead of time as that line gets extremely long in the mornings. Ohio does have Free fish days and that information can be found under the Ohio Fishing Regulations tab on this site, Click Here To Purchase Your License Online
ABSO FRICKIN LOOTLEY - There is NO AGE LIMIT when it comes to fishing, we encourage you to bring the little ones, we get them evolved as well
We run morning and afternoon Trips with the morning trips starting at 5:30AM and go until 12:30PM, afternoon Trips start at 1:30pm and go to 8:30pm. Please be on time as your time starts whether your at the dock of not. It is not our policy to bring you back to the dock early if we limit out (unless you want to) we will just use the rest of the time to play catch and release.
The answer is NO, we do not clean your fish and fish cleaning is not included in the charter price. There is a professional Fish Cleaner located at the marina that will clean them for you at an additional charge, they do a fantastic job. There is also a covered fish cleaning table that has water and electricity for you to use if you choose to clean your own fish.
Safety is our number one priority no exceptions, weather is very unpredictable on the Great Lakes, from strong pop up lake effect storms, to strong winds (Erie is capable of producing waves in excess of 15' if the conditions are right), We Start to see a picture of the weather forecast about a week in advance so we will reach out to discuss the possible weather conditions before you start your travel.
Weather cancelations are at the Captains discretion and they are final (sometimes a delay in our departure is all that is needed), please understand that we want to take you fishing as much as you want to go, but if the conditions are unsafe they are just that and its out of our control.
If your trip does get canceled do to weather, you will be issued a refund or we will look to reschedule later in the year or the following year, this will be your choice to make
Trips will not be canceled due to rain, the fish don't care if it is raining they are already wet so please pack rain gear just incase. n answer to this item.
Absolutely not, we will assist and teach you on how to be successful while you fish with us, by the end of your trip you will be an experienced fisherman
Absolutely, bring all the beer you want, JUST NO HARD LIQUOR OR GLASS BOTTLES OF ANY KIND.
Absolutely, we are a hands on Lake Erie Charter Service. I will stay seated at the helm if you want me to, and you can do everything from setting lines to netting fish
All trips are ran by Captain John P Seiler the owner of Impulse Sport Fishing, Capt. John is also who you will speak with if you call us about any questions or to set up your trip, there will be no surprises at the dock when you arrive for your charter.
Yes there is a First Mate and his name is Lyle Behner, be sure to give him an extremely hard time if you choose to come fish with us for the duration of your trip, lol
Lyle does work his but off for our guests and is a very good experienced fisherman (don't tell him I said that, lol) and does work for tips - 20 % of your trip total is customary
We are only allowed to carry up to 6 passengers by law, but if you have a larger group we do network with several top rated charter captains to accommodate your larger group requirements.
Two or more boats equals to a nice friendly competition (even though we all work together so everyone is successful)
We have also split groups up in the past where half of the group would fish in the morning hours and the rest of the group would fish in the afternoon, this has worked very well for us in the past.
It’s your trip, we will come in anytime you want.
It is your trip and up to the fellow fisherman to make that call, however if the group makes the call to bring someone back to the dock early for whatever reason the trip is over, there is no dropping them off and the rest going back out.
No, all poles, bait, ice and fishing supplies are provided, we supply quality tournament tested equipment for you to use, however if you accidently break a rod the cost of the rod will be charged to you for replacement at cost.
Yes, There is a privately enclosed standup restroom on the boat that is fully functional, its kept clean after every use
Yes it is strongly recommended
Passport is not needed
1072 North Bass Ln, Oak Harbor, Ohio 43449, United States