About Stray Cat

Don’t miss out on this year’s action!  Booking now for the 2020 Walleye Season, Perch Season  is right around the corner. Many prime dates are still available for those who set up a trip before the end of March for walleye.  Book your fishing trip early.

Established in 1994
After receiving my Merchant Mariners Documents I started a fishing guide service on Lake Erie. Fishing mainly for walleye and perch, just for the love of fishing and being out on the water. I started off by guiding on weekends while working for corporate America. My business steadily increased to the point I started guiding full time for a living. It’s been a rocky road and tough to make a living, but I enjoy fishing as much as you do. After seeing the smiles and high fives after a fishing trip, it’s all worth it!

Lake Erie charter fishing Stray Cat Fishing Charter Lake Erie, Michigan

Lake Erie walleye fishing charter trip

As the years have progressed, I’ve built a business and reputation upon a high level of returning customers, who continue to charter fish with me year after year because of the service they receive. When you charter with me, you will receive a first class work ethic along with respect to your specific needs and desires as an angler. Don’t forget about your children, they are our future. Being honest about fishing is something I take very seriously when making arrangements for your day on the water.

Due to inconsistent results drift fishing for walleye, I strictly offer trolling charters. Day in and day out this is the most consistent way to produce results. If you would prefer to drift fish, I can recommend captains who are much better suited for that type of fishing.
Lake Erie is the most biologically productive of all the Great Lakes, often producing more pounds of fish than the other Great Lakes combined.
The western end of Lake Erie, is a stone’s throw from Monroe Michigan just off Interstate I-75 South of Detroit. The Western Basin is one of the most productive areas of the lake for walleye, perch, catfish, smallmouth bass, white bass.

 I offer fishing charter trips for Walleye and Perch on Lake Erie in Michigan and Ohio. If you enjoy fresh fish for dinner or crave the excitement and relaxation of fishing with your friends and family close to home. This is the fishing trip for you.  Join me on the Stray Cat for some fishing fun out of the newly remodeled Toledo Beach Marina. After a charter fishing trip on the Western Basin, you too will be hooked. We have some of the best fishing on the Great Lakes, that’s why the charters are so successful and it’s close to home.

Lake Erie Fishing Charters near Monroe Michigan are a great way to spend a day with family, friends and coworkers – Great for business meetings. Get out of the office and out on the lake – it’s a great alternative to golfing. Bring your family, bring your friends, children are our future and receive lots of attention.

One of the most important things about booking a fishing trip aboard the Stray Cat is, I love to fish as much as you do.

Join me for a true Sport Fishing Adventure!

Captain John aboard the charter boat Stray Cat Lake Erie near Monroe/Luna Pier Michigan

Captain John aboard the Stray Cat

Captain John Giszczak
“King Cat”





I will make every effort to make your fishing trip a memorable one.

Charter Types

All chartered trips are private, just your family/group on the boat.

About Stray Cat

Stray Cat is:

  • Michigan DNR Inspected
  • Licensed Ohio Fishing Guide
  • Coast Guard Licensed
  • Michigan DNR Inspected
  • Michigan Charter Boat Association – Board of Directors
  • Member of the Lake Erie/Lake St. Clair Citizens Advisory Committee
  • Proud sponsor of Safari Club International, Southeast Michigan Bow Hunters Chapter
  • I am a professional full time Lake Erie charter boat Captain

Stray Cat Charter Fishing LLC is a Michigan based charter fishing guide service providing quality Michigan sport fishing since 1994

I can also arrange additional Charter Boats to accommodate a Group Charter

Items to Bring

Items to Bring:

  • A valid fishing license
  • Dress for the Weather
  • Soft-Soled Shoes (A Must)
  • Beverages (Plastic or Cans Only)
  • Cooler to Take Fish Home

Your catch will be cleaned and bagged for a nominal fee.

$100.00 deposit required to reserve a date

I accept cash, check or credit (visa, mastercard or discover)

Cancellation policy: A 14 day notice is required prior to the scheduled date or you will forfeit your deposit.

Cancellations due to weather will result in a full refund of your deposit, or the trip can be rescheduled.

I will make every effort to let you know in advance if we will be unable to fish on your day due to bad weather conditions, but advanced weather forecasts are not always correct. Your safety is my priority and the final decision is up to me whether we fish on your day or not.