Ohio Cat Guide Service is based out of Northeast Ohio. It is owned and operated by Pro Tournament angler Skip Martin. We are just minutes away from some of the best channel catfishing in Ohio and about an hour from trophy flathead waters. Thousands of people drive past these lakes everyday with no idea of the potential these waters have for trophy fish. I want to show you how accessible these fish are and how much fun you and your family can have with one of my guided trips.
We will be fishing out of a very safe 20ft V-bottom boat. This boat can handle four foot waves just as good as it can the shallow backwaters and log jams. It is set up for several fishing techniques such as drifting, trolling and anchoring. The boat is loaded, ready and waiting at the dock. All you have to do is show up and fish. For a more comfortable trip, I recommend that we keep it to 1 -2 adults and myself. We can always make extra room for the kids.
You must have a valid Ohio fishing license. I suggest that you bring a camera, snacks or a lunch, a non-alcoholic beverage and appropriate clothing for inclement weather and rain. A cooler and ice will be provided on the boat along with everything you need to fish. We will be fishing in all weather conditions so please be prepared. Trips may be postponed due to lightning but will not be cancelled. You will always get the fishing time that you paid for.
Do you feel like you want a crash course in catfishing? Are you tired of your buddies taking your money at the local tournaments? Maybe, you just want to spend a weekend with your kids or family on the lake. Custom two (or more) day trips are available upon request. This will give you the chance to fish two different lakes or target two different species. Learn all the basics of fishing, catching bait, rigging and learning your lake. Learn new boat and shore techniques. You can provide your own sleeping accommodations or spend it entirely on the boat and rough it. This will give you an excellent chance to cover several patterns and experience different types of weather or maybe just wait out that trophy fish you have been dreaming about. Email or call for available weekends.
Please contact Skip Martin with any questions or to book a trip: