Chasing Dreams Sportfishing - Erie Pa

Free cancellation
Treat yourself to our beautiful lake and everything it has to offer above and below the water. Chasing Dreams Sportfishing is here to make this day an unforgettable one. Most of the crew on board are family, and when you’re with us, you’re family too. We look forward to serving you! Meet Captain Ryan Raines, a life-long Erie County resident and fishing addict. He’s also a father to a princess and counts it a blessing to help you and your family and friends enjoy their time on Lake Erie. Capt. Ryan looks forward to welcoming you aboard his 20’ Skeeter, where you’ll find everything you need for a safe and exciting day on the water. Rest assured knowing that they have you covered with the fishing and navigation electronics including Lowrance and Garmin GPS units, Garmin radar and multiple VHF radios. Along with those basics, there are dozens of rods/reels and more tackle than you can count. The majority of the guests choose to target Walleye, Lake Trout, and Steelhead trolling, but this can be accommodated to suit the needs of your group. If you’re interested in early season jigging and drifting trips, let the captain know in advance. He can arrange a trip for smaller groups throughout Northwest Pennsylvania. He offers this trailered option to get you on the water wherever you are. Whether it’s your first fishing trip, or you’re a seasoned veteran chasing a trophy, you’ll have a great time with Chasing Dreams Sportfishing on the water!

Availability

Check dates with the Operator
We recommend checking dates with the Captain before booking your trip.

Terms

Trip Includes
Guiding
Light Snacks
Beverages
Cold Bottled Water

Trip does NOT Include
Fishing license
Tips
Pick-up service

Policies
No smoking

Fishing

Species
Walleye
Lake Trout
Steelhead trout
Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass

Types of Fishing
Inshore fishing
Offshore fishing
Nearshore fishing
Lake fishing

Fishing Techniques
Drift fishing
Fly fishing
Heavy tackle
Light tackle
Spinning
Trolling
Deep sea fishing
Bottom fishing
Jigging

Gear
Bait
Boat
Downriggers
Fish finder
Fishing chair
Fishing Pole
Lure
Rod holders
Rods & Reels
Tackle box
Trolling motor

Boat Specs

Angler

Angler (Skeeter) originally built in 2020. Powered by 1 engine (250HP, Yamaha), with a maximum cruising speed of 43 knots.
Length:
20 ft
Services And Facilities
Downriggers
Fishfinder
GPS
Icebox
Live Well
Bait Well
Life Jacket
Reels
Trolling rods
Spinning Rods
Tackle and Bait Provided

Operator

Captain

Ryan Raines

Operator since 2020
I've been hunting and fishing my whole life. I nearly failed my freshman year of college because of the Steelhead run. I have just expanded from taking people fishing for fun to taking people fishing as a way to help provide for my family. I personally love all kinds of fishing and you’re just as likely to find me catching walleye, bass and pike as you are lake trout and steelhead or throwing a bobber and jig for bluegill. I love the challenge of big fish but catch everything using many methods because it’s fun! As far as my walleye charters go... I’m primarily a western and central basin Lake Erie trolling operation. Watching a planer board disappear behind our spread makes my heart skip a beat, and when the fish are receptive to jigging it’s some of the most fun you can have.

Ryan Raines

Captain
Operator since 2020

How to get there

Erie, Pennsylvania, United States

Book with 10% deposit

Once the charter confirms your trip, your credit card will be charged with a 10% deposit to guarantee the reservation.

Pay remaining balance to the captain

The remaining balance will be paid directly to the charter on the trip date. The following payment methods are available: