Erie Eyes Angler

Erie Eyes Angler is based in Port Clinton, Ohio. The company charters the waters of the western and central basins of Lake Erie. Their season begins in April and goes through October.

Captain Brian Schmidt has well over two decades of fishing experience on Lake Erie. Along with his first mate, they collectively have over 50 years of angling know-how under their belts when it comes to these famous waters! Your captain uses this wealth of knowledge to target Walleye and Yellow Perch, the finest species that Great Lake has to offer.

Lake Erie’s Walleye and Perch population has exploded in the past few years. Perch fishing is a great opportunity to bring the kids up and catch a lot of fish. On your day out with Erie Eyes Angler, you will be able to troll, cast, and drift. When targeting Yellow Perch, you will be using spreaders and shiners and crank bait, spoons, and bottom bouncers for Walleye.

Your boat for the day will be a 29’ Scarab, fresh on the water in 2002. This spacious vessel comes powered by twin 250 HP Yamaha engines and is rigged with top-notch gear and tackle by Daiwa and Pflueger. There is a GPS and a fishfinder to build up a clear image of where Walleye and Perch are hiding, along with a livewell which you will be able to fill as a part of your trip.

Capt. Brian will provide you with rods, reels, tackle, and lures. His First Mate, who is also a registered nurse, will assist you throughout the adventure. Don’t forget to bring a valid fishing license, drinks, and food with you. You are welcome to bring beer, but hard liquor and glass bottles are not allowed.



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  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 31 Oct
    $640
    up to 4 persons
    Enjoy a full-day adventure on the western basin of Lake Erie, targeting Perch and Walleye with quality gear by Daiwa and Pflueger.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Walleye
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 31 Oct
    $540
    up to 4 persons
    The departure time is flexible. You will be fishing with spoons, bottom bouncers, and crankbait for Walleye.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip - Perch
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    7 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 31 Oct
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    The departure time can be flexible! You will be fishing the western basin of Lake Erie for Perch with shiners and spreaders.
  • Private trip
    5 Hr Trip - Walleye
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 31 Oct
    $490
    up to 4 persons
    The departure time is flexible and the trip can take place in the morning or in the evening. When targeting Walleye, you will go for bottom bouncers, spoons, and crankbait.
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About the Captain

Brian Schmidt
Port Clinton, Ohio, United States
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15 Customer Reviews
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Member since May 2018
Erie Eyes Angler, LLC is run and operated by Captain Brian Schmidt, an angler with over four decades of fishing experience. Brian has been successfully guiding his clients and friends for over 15 years now. Capt. Brian was introduced to fishing by his father and knows these waters like the back of his hand.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Perch (Yellow)
Walleye

Boat Specs

Scarab (Center console) originally built in 2002. Powered by 2 250HP Yamaha engines.

Length
29 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
out of 5 stars from 15 reviews
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Mid July 2019
Mid July 2019
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Patrick M.
West Chester, Ohio
 5.00
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Walleye package - full day booked (4 hours to take limit!)

VERIFIED   June 28, 2019
Capt Schmidt and Ms Kelly are a highly competent & HONEST boat crew. They were friendly and put us on fish straightaway;...
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Matthew C.
North Canton, OH
 5.00
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VERIFIED   July 12, 2019
Capt Brian was great!!! Slow bite at first and he used his experience and knowledge to find the fish. We finally found them...
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Bonnie H.
Columbus, Ohio
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Walleye fishing with Erie Eye Angler

VERIFIED   June 23, 2019
Captain Brian and first mate Kelly were great! We had a wonderful time fishing. They did everything to make sure we had a wonderful...
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Gary J.
Columbus, Ohio
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Great Day with Erie Eyes Angler!

VERIFIED   June 29, 2019
We spent great productive day with Brian and Kelly!  Can’t wait for our next trip!
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Jennifer A.
Newark, Ohio
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Couldn’t have been better!

VERIFIED   May 26, 2019
Great experience! Definitely going back!
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