Walleye fishing on Lake Erie at it's best.

Lake Erie Fishing Charters

Lake Erie Fishing is booming for walleyes, perhaps the best- tasting freshwater fish. The dull-eyed walleye domination is in a population explosion that is expected to grow for the next several years.

Lake Erie fishing charters have never been more exciting than when you join Captain John for a day of walleye fishing on Lake Erie. We specialize in walleye, perch, and smallmouth charters in the western basin of Lake Erie. Captain John will use his thirty-plus years of fishing charter experience to guide you to the hot spots. Call or text Captain John at 419-345-3948 to book your 2021 fishing charter of choice.

Recent Walleye Hatches

The walleye boom has started. Walleye trawl surveys in western Lake Erie have documented enormous walleye hatches in 2015 and 2018, 2019, and 2020.

It is becoming quite clear that the high water on Lake Erie is the most significant factor in the booming walleye production.

The combined walleye trawl survey results from Ohio and Canada show that the 2018 hatch was the highest ever recorded in Lake Erie’s western basin. The 2019 and 2020 walleye hatches are both exceptional and well, above the average walleye hatch.

The walleye estimate for 2021 is at a whopping 151 million. Consistent walleye fishing success in the western basin of Lake Erie is dependant on having good numbers of young fish in the system, and there will be plenty of walleye now and in the foreseeable future. Book your next walleye charter at Lake Erie Walleye Charters with Captain John.

Anglers will mostly encounter walleyes ranging from 17 to 25 inches from the 2014 and 2015 year classes. A large number of walleyes from the 2018 year class will be over the 15 inches size limit will also be caught. Last fall during perch season we were catching the 2020 walleyes that measured six inches.

 New this year: Ohio’s annual fishing licenses are now valid for 365 days from the date of purchase and you can buy multiple year licenses now. http://www.wildohio.gov

Great Lake Erie Walleye Charters

Our Lake Erie Fishing Charters offer the finest fishing trips on the lake aboard the Shamrock II. Walleyes are King in Lake Erie and world-famous as the place for great walleye fishing. It is also the home to many fishing tournaments for both walleye, perch, and smallmouth bass.

Captain John’s customers keep coming back year after year and that is proof of how much they enjoy Lake Erie and their fishing charters aboard the Shamrock II. Come join Captain John and you will see what all the excitement is about.

This Walleye Season
Walleye Fishing Season on Lake Erie we will see coolers full of 17 to 25-inch walleye. The average weight should be 2 to 4 pounds. Trophy walleyes over 28 inches are always a possibility on Lake Erie.

You will be fishing on a fully outfitted charter boat with all the best drifting and trolling gear to meet all weather conditions on Lake Erie besides that it is outfitted with the latest US Coast Guard approved safety gear. The boat is a 30 foot Baha Fisherman, featuring a large open cockpit; there’s also plenty of room under the hardtop if sun or rain becomes an issue and a private head/restroom. Clean, comfortable fishing vessel for your fishing pleasure.

Catch The Excitement! Call Captain John at 419-345-3948 today. Walleye Fishing and Perch Fishing season are getting started. Book your fishing trip soon! Lake Erie is “Where Walleyes Are King “- near Port Clinton, Ohio, and east of Toledo, Ohio.

You will be fishing with Captain John, a full-time charter captain on Lake Erie, you will have one of the most seasoned captains on Lake Erie as your fishing guide.

Booking A Fishing Charter

It is easy to book your fishing charter online because the work you put in should be on board the Shamrock II, not our website. Simply navigate to the Lake Erie Charter Rates page and choose your charter. Check the calendar page at Booking Calendar/ Charters for available dates then you can pay online by clicking on the Payment Button below the charter of your choice.

You can also book a Lake Erie fishing charter by sending us a message through our Contact Us drop-down (upper right of any page) or calling or texting us at 419-345-3948

Fishing Lake Erie’s western basin from a 30′ Baha Fisherman

Lake Erie Fishing Charter Boat

  • Fast and seaworthy
  • Lots of fishing room
  • Fully insured and equipped for your safety
  • Fish Finders & Marine Radios
  • Clean and comfortable for your pleasure
  • Private restroom on-board
  • GPS System to keep you on the fish

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