John Forbes

Captain John Forbes, owner and operator of Times Two Charters, is a life-long resident of Dunkirk, NY, with over 30 years of Great Lakes fishing experience. It doesn’t matter if he is on the lake looking for that first salmon or walleye of the season, fishing with his long time tournament partners, running summer charters for walleye on Lake Erie or spring charters on Lake Ontario, Captain John loves fishing and sharing it with others.

A fully licensed United States Coast Guard Captain, Captain John started Times Two Charters in 2004. The goal at the beginning was simple, work hard for your clients, treat them like you would want to be treated, and of course, catch a few fish! The number of returning clients each year is a testament that this approach has worked! Our philosophy is “we are fishing with you, not for you”.

Times Two Charters is a full-service fishing charter. We offer trips on Lake Ontario from
Wilson NY for trout/salmon from late April to early June; and walleye charters on Lake Erie
from Dunkirk, NY from mid-June to late September. All equipment supplied.

An avid angler, Captain John still finds time to fish for fun too, whether for northern pike in Ontario, striped bass in Virginia, redfish in South Carolina, or simply chasing steelhead on the local tributaries, often with his son! He is fortunate to have a great wife, Lisa, who has recognized his need to stay on the water!

Captain John is a member of the Erie PA Charter Boat Association (EPCBA) and the National Association of Charterboat Operators (NACO) and is proud to be on the pro-staff for Pro-staff for Bay Rat Lures, Gamma Fishing Lines, and Dreamweaver Lures!