About Us

 Shamrock Fishing Charters History

 Shamrock Fishing Charters was started by Capt. Roger my father in law and now is operated by Captain John. Capt. Roger was a avid outdoors man and also the Ohio pistol champion in the late 60’s.

I worked in the printing and packaging industry for 35 years and ran Lake Erie Walleye Charters on the weekends and Roger ran the trips during the week. Capt. Roger is fishing in a better place now and taught me the charter business. I run the business full time now.

Shamrock Fishing Charters will teach you the true meaning of sport fishing. I’m retired from the printing business now and run Shamrock Fishing Charters full time. We are on the water almost everyday which keeps us dialed in to all the best fishing action. We are dedicated to giving every charter crew the best opportunity to catch their limits of walleye or perch. A customer favorite is our Lake Erie Perch Charters. 

We drift fish or troll for walleye and allow our clients to handle their own rods, reels and lures, experiencing a variety of successful hands on techniques, tips and tricks. This is truly the most exciting and fun way to spend your day on Lake Erie. You will not forget the hit of a trophy walleye. Setting the hook into this aggressive game fish is the kind of excitement even the most experienced angler will remember for a lifetime. Our charter boat is fully equipped with the best drifting and trolling gear to meet the current Lake Erie conditions.

Here in the Western Basin of Lake Erie we primarily fish for walleye, smallmouth bass and yellow perch. We use several different fishing styles and techniques throughout the season depending on current Lake and weather conditions. We may start out the season jigging hair jigs for walleye in the shallow water or trolling crank baits in deeper water.

As the season warms up we will start to drift and cast a spinner harness tipped with a worm or trolling various spoons with jet divers. Lake conditions such as current, wind, migration patterns and viability all play important roles in the style of fishing your captain will choose on a given day. Shamrock Fishing Charters gives our clients the best opportunity for a successful fishing day on the Lake Erie.

We can recommend convenient overnight lodging at Lake Erie Charters-Lodging  that’s close by our marina at Meinke West Marina.. Don’t miss out on the best fishing option on Lake Erie. Call Captain John at 419-345-3948 to reserve your fishing trips with Shamrock Fishing  Charters today.

Shamrock Fishing Charters is docked in the Western Basin of Lake Erie…famously known as “The Walleye Capital of the World!”  The Western Basin of Lake Erie comprises about 1/3 of Lake Erie. It is a shallow basin with average depths of less than 25 feet. Here in the Western basin we enjoy the World Famous walleye fishing grounds with numerous natural reefs and islands.

Walleye ranks as one of the most popular species of fish by most anglers. After fishing the Western Basin of Lake Erie you too will be hooked! Walleye feed aggressively and generally concentrated in large schools. Walleyes are great fun to catch by anglers of all ages and are highly sought after as superior table fare!