Now is the perfect time to have an awesome fishing adventure with Ditch Chicken Charters and Captain Paul Snyder and his First Mate Ryan Snyder. This father and son dynamic duo will make sure you have a great time out with them, catch lots of lake fish, and make some unforgettable memories.

Hop on board their 23’ Parker walkaround boat. This compact boat can give you and 4 fishing friends the opportunity to go trolling on Lake Erie. Twelve lines can be in the water at once, giving you the maximum opportunity to catch plenty of fish. There is also a 9.8. HP four-stroke trolling motor to help give you that extra edge.

This beautifully maintained boat has a 225 HP Yamaha engine. She boasts full navigational and safety equipment. Her fishfinder, and the captain’s extensive knowledge of the area, will have you on top of the fish all day.

On the menu are Walleye, Steelhead, and Lake Trout predominantly. Please note, Lake Trout fishing is from April to May. You can also catch Coho and Chinook Salmon, and Yellow Perch. After the trip, the captain is happy to fillet your haul for you. Don’t forget your own cooler with ice to take your fish home in.

All Okuma rods and reels are included. These top quality rods won’t let you down when you’re reeling in your dream catch. You are encouraged to bring a small cooler of your own food and drinks in – you’ll need to keep your energy up.

Children over 8 years old are welcome on board – life vests are available to them. They are sure to have some awesome stories to tell their friends back at school!

You will need to purchase a Pennsylvania fishing license and Lake Erie permit before the day. If going after Lake Trout and Steelhead you will need to purchase an additional Trout and combo permit.

There is no better time to fish Lake Erie. Join Capt. Paul for an amazing day out!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Afternoon Trip (2 PERSONS)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 6 - Jul 31
    US $450
    Embark on an afternoon adventure where you'll target Walleye and Steelhead! You can expect to head out anywhere from 100 yards to 10 miles, which can be from 5 minutes to 45 minutes till your lines are in the water. You'll be provided with all the necessary fishing equipment and whatever fish you catch will be cleaned by the mate, just remember to tip him (usually 15-25% of the trip price).
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (2 PERSONS)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    US $450
    You'll target Walleye, Steelhead, and Lake Trout. Please note, the Lake Trout fishing window is April and May. You can expect to head out anywhere from 100 yards to 10 miles, which can be from 5 minutes to 45 minutes till your lines are in the water. Tips for the first mate are not included in the price, and are an average of 15-25% of the trip price. Cleaning and fishing equipment are all included.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Afternoon Trip (3 PERSONS)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 6 - Jul 31
    US $550
    Embark on an afternoon adventure where you'll target Walleye and Steelhead! You can expect to head out anywhere from 100 yards to 10 miles, which can be from 5 minutes to 45 minutes till your lines are in the water. You'll be provided with all the necessary fishing equipment and whatever fish you catch will be cleaned by the mate, just remember to tip him (usually 15-25% of the trip price).
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (3 PERSONS)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    US $550
    You'll target Walleye, Steelhead, and Lake Trout. Please note, the Lake Trout fishing window is April and May. You can expect to head out anywhere from 100 yards to 10 miles, which can be from 5 minutes to 45 minutes till your lines are in the water. Tips for the first mate are not included in the price, and are an average of 15-25% of the trip price. Cleaning and fishing equipment are all included.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Afternoon Trip (4 PERSONS)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 6 - Jul 31
    US $700
    Embark on an afternoon adventure where you'll target Walleye and Steelhead! You can expect to head out anywhere from 100 yards to 10 miles, which can be from 5 minutes to 45 minutes till your lines are in the water. You'll be provided with all the necessary fishing equipment and whatever fish you catch will be cleaned by the mate, just remember to tip him (usually 15-25% of the trip price).
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (4 PERSONS)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    US $700
    You'll target Walleye, Steelhead, and Lake Trout. Please note, the Lake Trout fishing window is April and May. You can expect to head out anywhere from 100 yards to 10 miles, which can be from 5 minutes to 45 minutes till your lines are in the water. Tips for the first mate are not included in the price, and are an average of 15-25% of the trip price. Cleaning and fishing equipment are all included.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Afternoon Trip (5 PERSONS)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 6 - Jul 31
    US $800
    Embark on an afternoon adventure where you'll target Walleye and Steelhead! You can expect to head out anywhere from 100 yards to 10 miles, which can be from 5 minutes to 45 minutes till your lines are in the water. You'll be provided with all the necessary fishing equipment and whatever fish you catch will be cleaned by the mate, just remember to tip him (usually 15-25% of the trip price).
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (5 PERSONS)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    US $800
    You'll target Walleye, Steelhead, and Lake Trout. Please note, the Lake Trout fishing window is April and May. You can expect to head out anywhere from 100 yards to 10 miles, which can be from 5 minutes to 45 minutes till your lines are in the water. Tips for the first mate are not included in the price, and are an average of 15-25% of the trip price. Cleaning and fishing equipment are all included.
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 46 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Bryan N.
Bellwood, PA
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Three Hours to Limit Out

VERIFIED   6 Hour Afternoon Trip (2 PERSONS) on July 13, 2023
Captain Paul was able to fit us in on a Friday morning before our Golf Tee Time. We only had about 4 or 5 hours and we didn’t...
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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A blast on the fifth!💥

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip (5 PERSONS) on July 5, 2023
🎣 We had a blast on Lake Erie!  Captain Paul put us on the fish!  21 Walleyes and two Steelheads in 6 hours.  Not bad. ...
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Joe S.
Irwin, Pennsylvania
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6 hour trip with Captain Paul

VERIFIED   6 Hour Afternoon Trip (3 PERSONS) on July 1, 2023
Captain Paul put us on fish. Had a great time will definitely come back.
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Jeffrey M.
Wellsburg, West Virginia
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Fishing with Paul

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip (2 PERSONS) on June 4, 2023
Exceptional Captain and great fishing.
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Ashtabula, OH
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Great time chadong lake trout

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip (2 PERSONS) on May 27, 2023
Capt Paul was great to spend 8 hours with. Even at the end of lake trout season, he still managed to put me on fish. Caught...
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FAQs about Ditch Chicken Charters

Ditch Chicken Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $450 per group - 6 Hour Afternoon Trip (2 PERSONS) (6 hours)
  • US $450 per group - Full Day Trip (2 PERSONS) (8 hours)
  • US $550 per group - 6 Hour Afternoon Trip (3 PERSONS) (6 hours)
  • US $550 per group - Full Day Trip (3 PERSONS) (8 hours)
  • US $700 per group - 6 Hour Afternoon Trip (4 PERSONS) (6 hours)
  • US $700 per group - Full Day Trip (4 PERSONS) (8 hours)
  • US $800 per group - 6 Hour Afternoon Trip (5 PERSONS) (6 hours)
  • US $800 per group - Full Day Trip (5 PERSONS) (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Ditch Chicken Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Private porta potty
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Ditch Chicken Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Okuma rods and reels)
  • Lures (Artificial lures)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate

Ditch Chicken Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (Lake Erie and Lake Ontario)

Ditch Chicken Charters offers the following fishing technique:
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Ditch Chicken Charters include:
  • Lake Trout
  • Perch (Yellow)
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Walleye

Meet the Captain

Paul Snyder
Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
ID & license verified
46 Customer reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since July 2018
Captain Paul Snyder has been fishing Lake Erie his whole life. He loves to go to tournaments, especially for Walleye, Steelhead, and Lake Trout. One of his proudest achievements if winning a 2-day Pro-Am Tournament for Walleye and Steelhead. You can expect his son, Ryan, to be the first mate on board. These guys work great together and will make sure you have an unforgettable day.

About this listing

Targeted species

Lake Trout Lake Trout
Perch (Yellow) Yellow Perch
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon

Boat specs

Parker (Walkaround) originally built in 2002. Powered by a 225HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Lake Erie and Lake Ontario

Fishing techniques

Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
Private porta potty
GPS
Fishfinder
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Okuma rods and reels
Lures
Artificial lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Min. age 8, life vests provided
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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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