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Our season gets started each April for Lake Trout and ends in September as we chase fall Walleye.


Bandit Sportfishing offers full-day fishing charters for walleye, lake trout, steelhead, perch, and smallmouth bass from Erie, PA. We have multiple boats to accommodate large groups. If the group is larger than 12 anglers, we will work with fellow captains in Erie, PA to make arrangements for additional boats and crew. 




 Booking Policy (please read)



  • If you would like to make a reservation or inquire about availability please call us at 724-290-9568


  • All reservations must be confirmed on the phone and secured with a $100.00 deposit. 



All Deposits can be mailed To:  


Captain Joel Carradine

6 Browntown Road

Avella, PA 15312 



  • The reservation can be secured by credit card.

  • Payment for the fishing charter minus the deposit is collected on the day of the fishing trip in cash or by credit card.  All Transactions made by credit card (except deposit) are subject to a $50 surcharge

  • Customary tip for trips that require a deckhand or mate is usually 15-20% of total cost. 

  • Please take care of your mate!!!!!!!



Cancellation Policy (please read)


  • The $100.00 deposit is to reserve your date and time slot.  This deposit is non-refundable unless the fishing trip is cancelled by  the Captain due to bad weather or unforeseen boat problems. This  cancellation is made at the dock on the day of the trip, only at the  Captain’s discretion. All other cancellations forfeit the $100.00  deposit.

  • Our booking policy is to meet at the boat at the agreed time and place on the day of the trip. If the fishing trip is cancelled by the Captain due to bad weather, we will try to re-book your fishing trip for a better day if the customer’s schedule allows, otherwise we will cheerfully refund your entire $100.00 deposit.

  • Cancellations by customers with less than a 72-hour phone call notice and no shows at the dock by customers on the day of the fishing trip will be charged to their credit card the full amount of the length charter slot they have  reserved. When you reserve a fishing trip, we do not book anyone else for that time slot.

All trips include all fishing equipment and tackle. We also will clean your catch for you at the end of the trip.


What to bring along on your trip: a valid PA fishing license, sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat or visor, rain gear and potentially layers of clothing (weather permitting), a cooler to take home your catch, refreshments and snacks (water is provided), a camera for snapshots of your trophies, and required medications or motion sickness medication (we have a full first aid kit on each boat).

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