"The EPACBA is a network of professional licensed captains operating on the Pennsylvania waters of Lake Erie to promote environmental advocacy, education and awareness of today’s fisheries issues. By working closely with the PAF&BC and other Lake Erie fishery stakeholders, the EPACBA will lend a helping hand from a professional standpoint that will be in the best interests of ALL Lake Erie boaters."


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(updated 5/22/23)


  • Next available General Meeting dates for 2023:
  • June 10 at EYC
  • July 15 at EYC family picnic
  • Aug 19 at EYC
  • Sept 9 at EYC pig roast
  • Please visit our page "Project iTAG", the new telemetry tag study for our local walleye migration here in PA as we (along with the SON's and EPSFA) work with the PA Fish Commission Biologists on tracking fish movement across the lake. The tags are now inside the fish!

  • Online membership registration and renewals are now available for 2023. Scroll down for details.
  • Navionics chart for Lake Erie is now LIVE on our site. Click the link above to navigate around and study your favorite fishing spots in high def details!

  • The Rickloff Community Boathouse is our new home! From now on, summer monthly meetings will be conducted here...at the Erie Yacht Club.

    Erie Yacht Club
    Rickloff Community Boathouse (new building with the blue roof along the west fill)
    Ravine Dr.
    Erie PA 16507

  • If you have an interest in speaking at the meeting or know of a guest speaker that may be of interest to the group please contact Jason Whitman at captjason@outcastfishingcharter.com

  • 2023 Renewals and New Applications
  • NEW: 2023 Memberships are now available online! Fill out the ez form below by clicking "register now" and then check out with PayPal, debit or credit card. You don't need a PayPal account. Also, dues will be accepted at any monthly meeting by cash or check. Both USCG Licensed Captains and drug tested Mates are added to our Directory listings.

    We have 5 styles of memberships to cater to everyone:

    1. General Membership - 15.00 for the general public/boater/fisherman
    2. Mates Membership - 25.00 for uscg working charter boat mates
    3. Captains Membership - 50.00 for uscg licensed charter boat captains
    4. Business Membership - 100.00 for all businesses other than Charter boats
    5. Organizations/Clubs Membership - free with reciprocal web link

Step 1 Click here to fill in your membership information, then go to step 2


Step 2 Pay here! Click the correct membership option below in the drop down list that you wish to pay for...and then hit the BUY NOW button.

Choose a Membership