Erie Doghouse Charters

Whether you’re looking to try hooking up a Walleye for the first time or are a seasoned freshwater veteran going for a personal best for Steelhead, Erie Doghouse Charters has a trip just for you!

Captain Tony Kesselring invites you to join him on board his 25’ Carolina Classic. She can hold 6 anglers fishing at the same time in comfort, thanks to her spacious deck. You won’t waste any time looking for fish, her onboard navigation and fishfinding system will quickly spot your targets. The boat is crafted to handle ocean waters and conditions, which means it’s perfectly suited to the diverse weather conditions on Lake Erie.

Capt. Tony will put you on the hottest bite on Lake Erie, whether that’s in the shallows or in the depths offshore. You’ll go for the famous Walleye, Steelhead, and Perch.

You will be provided with high-quality Okuma rods and a variety of lures from companies like Reef Runner, Bay Rat, and much more, switching it up as the season progresses.

A first mate is present to give you a hand with whatever you need and ensure that your trips are memorable! He works very hard and gratuity is greatly appreciated (20% is the local industry standard).

If you’re ready to see why Lake Erie has such a sterling reputation for freshwater fishing, book a trip with Erie Doghouse Charters! Just remember to bring your polarized sunglasses, food and drink, and Pennsylvania fishing license. Kids are always very welcome onboard.



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  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Walleye (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 20 - Nov 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $400
    Dock to dock or til limit is achieved if sooner. Head out onto Lake Erie to target trophy Walleye and take home some tasty fish. You can catch Steelhead on these trips in the months of August-September when you are offshore so there may be a little bonus if lucky! Remember you need a PA fishing license with a Trout stamp to keep the bonus Steelhead.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Walleye (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 20 - Nov 1
    $400
    This trip will last six hours or dock to dock or until you hit your limits. Head offshore to troll for Walleye in the lake's top spots. Between August and September, you can hook up Steelhead on this trip too. Remember that you need a valid PA fishing license with a Trout stamp to keep these pleasant surprises! As an added bonus, you can finish your trip by catching the beautiful sunset over Lake Erie.
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About the Captain

Tony Kesselring
Fairview, Pennsylvania, United States
69 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
48 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since June 2018
Love Fishing, Hunting, and Trapping

About this listing

Targeted Species

Lake Trout Lake Trout
Perch (Yellow) Yellow Perch
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Carolina Classic (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1995. Powered by a 347HP Chevy 496 stroker engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Michael A.
Rutherford, NJ
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Walleye (AM) on August 26, 2021
Amazing trip.  Captain Tony had us into fish within minutes of settling the Rods.  Nonstop all morning.  Me and my Friend...
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Great time on the Dog House

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Walleye (AM) on September 20, 2021
The water was pretty rough to start the day and we were warned in advance about it. We still went out into the lake and had...
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Half day trip with Captain Tony and Mate Matt

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Walleye (AM) on August 9, 2021
My sons and I had a great trip with Captain Tony and First Mate Matt. They are friendly, passionate, knowledgeable and hard...
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Walleye (AM) on July 26, 2021
Great morning of fishing with Captain Tony and First Mate Matt! Both were very helpful and made our first trip to Lake Erie...
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Depew, NY
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Walleye (AM) on August 25, 2021
Solid captain right here! Don’t miss a trip of a lifetime…. They make good things happen.! Get out and enjoy yourself!
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FAQs about Erie Doghouse Charters

Erie Doghouse Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip - Walleye (AM) (6 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip - Walleye (PM) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Erie Doghouse Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Erie Doghouse Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate

Erie Doghouse Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Erie Doghouse Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Erie Doghouse Charters include:
  • Lake Trout
  • Perch (Yellow)
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Walleye