Come Walleye Fishing on Lake Erie
Come to Lake Erie’s Western & Central Basins for a Lake Erie Walleye Charter. We follow the migration of Walleye in Lake Erie!
Our 30' boat the “Weiss Guy” is a seaworthy Sport Craft, hard top, with an enclosed cabin & a private bathroom. All of our fishing charters are for 1-6 people. All of our fishing charters include rods, tackle, bait & ice in the price of the charter.
7 Hours Dock to Dock
You can upgrade any Walleye charter to an “Executive Walleye Charter” which will include lunch, snacks, beverages & fish cleaning for an additional $180.
Lodging As Low
As $30 Per Person
Lake Erie Walleye Fishing
Fishing for walleye in Lake Erie differs from most anywhere. In North America walleye are mostly considered to be a nocturnal feeding fish and are most easily caught at night and in the pre-dawn hours. This is not the case when fishing Lake Erie. Lake Erie has the best daytime walleye fishery in the world and there are countless baits and tactics that anglers use including trolling, casting, jigging and more.
Walleye are olive and gold in color, have very sharp teeth and can grow to be about 30" long and weigh up to 15 pounds. Their main source of forage in Lake Erie are Emerald Shiners, generally referred to as Minnows. Lake Erie Walleye also consume Shad, Smelt and Small Yellow Perch.
Port Clinton, is considered by most to be the Walleye "Capital of the World." Unlike many other states and inland Walleye Lakes, the Ohio portion of Lake Erie does not have a closed season on Walleye. Liberal limits and year round fishing is just a testament to the abundance of Walleye that Lake Erie has to offer.
We mainly fish the best known areas that hold Walleye year round, including and not limited to: The Western Basin Reef Complex with such reefs as Niagara Reef, Toussaint Reef, Round Reef, Locust Reef, Big Pickerel Reef, Little Pickerel Reef, Cone Reef, Flat Rock Reef, Crib Reef, Crane Reef, Turtle Reef, West Reef and North West Reef (the Bean).
We also catch walleye off the Bass Islands Area such as South Bass Island (also where Put In Bay happens to be located), North Bass Island, Middle Bass Island, Green Island, Rattlesnake Island, Catawba Island and West Sister Island. The Camp Perry National Guard Firing Range Buoys; A-Can, B-Can, C-Can, D-Can, F-Can, G-Can. Maumee Bay The Turn Around Buoy and the Sputnik are also good areas to target summertime walleye. The Sand Bar off of Vermilion, The Dumping Grounds off of Lorain, The Vermilion Weather Buoy, Beaver Park located on Beaver Creek and The Humps off of Avon and Avon Point produce some of the largest walleye in the country.
Methods and Tactics
In April & May we mostly drift using the vertical jigging as our preferred method with 5/8 oz. to 1 oz. hair jigs with Purple, Dark Green, & Black being our most productive colors. When the water is real cold Crank baits like Reef Runner Deep Divers, Reef Runner Rip Sticks, Rapala Husky Jerks, & Smithwick Rattlin’ Rogues, trolled at slow speeds from our smaller boat with our Minn Kota Terrova electric trolling motor can entice larger fish.
From May thru September we often employ Dipsey Divers along with big planer boards for trolling from our larger boat. Small spoons like Yeck & Stinger Scorpians work well. Ocassioally we run Rapala J-7’s and double willow worm harnesses behind Jet Divers or Tru-Trips. We also Drift fish with Colorado Blade worm Harneses behind bottom bouncers & Indianna Blade worm Harnesses (most commonly referred too as weapons) casted from spinning rods.
On our smaller boat we will troll behind Offshore Inline Planer boards with Colorado blade worm harnesses utilizing inline weights to get them down to the fish.
7 hrs Dock to Dock
1-3 People - $450
4 People - $550
Executive trips additional $99 which includes fish cleaning and lunch & beverage, snacks. This is a bargain for people that can not get a large enough group together for our larger boat.
Find out more information about purchasing an Ohio fishing license or purchase them online here at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources website.
Resident Fishing License (age 16-66) $19.00
Resident Senior Fishing License (age 66+) $10.00
Lake Erie Charter 1-Day Fishing License $11.00
Annual Nonresident License $40.00
3-Day Nonresident Tourist’s License $19.00
Call (419) 707-1065
Find our more information about purchasing a Michigan fishing license or purchase them online here at the Michigan Department of Natural Resources website.
DNR Sportcard $1.00
All-species Fishing Licenses
Resident Annual $26.00
Nonresident Annual $76.00
24-hour (Resident or Nonresident) $10.00
72-hour (Resident or Nonresident) $30.00