Ditch Chicken Charters

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 (5 PERSONS)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 6 - Jul 31
    $725
    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
    $725
    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
    $600
    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
    $600
    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
    $500
    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
    $500
    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 (2 PERSONS)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 6 - Jul 31
    $400
    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
    $400
    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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About the Captain

Paul Snyder
Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
Angler's Choice
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33 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 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) Perch (Yellow)
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon (Chinook) Salmon (Chinook)

Salmon (Coho) Salmon (Coho)
Walleye Walleye

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

Fishing Techniques

Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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

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Customer Reviews

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92%
Friendly captain
100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
96%
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Jason T.
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Great Fishing

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip (3 PERSONS) on September 4, 2021
Captain Paul put us on a lot of big fish right away. He is a good guy and I highly recommend his charter. We had a...
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Ashley W.
Johnstown, PA
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Day trip w/ Cptn Paul

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip (5 PERSONS) on April 10, 2021
Excellent trip! Very personable and helpful Captain; we caught more fish than expected when trolling for trout. Had a great...
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Todd M.
United States
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Captain crushed the fish

VERIFIED   6 Hour Afternoon Trip (2 PERSONS) on June 30, 2021
My 6yr and me had a great time.  Captain Paul put us on the fish.  Solid day in the water!
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Shawn S.
Harper, WV
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Great trip!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Afternoon Trip (3 PERSONS) on June 27, 2021
Paul got us right on top of the Walleye. We had a blast!
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Cory C.
Erie, PA
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip (5 PERSONS) on September 26, 2020
Our family had a wonderful time. We limited out on walleye with 5 people. Paul was an awesome Captain and knew his stuff, and...
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FAQs about Ditch Chicken Charters

Ditch Chicken Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - 6 Hour Afternoon Trip (2 PERSONS) (6 hours)
  • $400 per group - Full Day Trip (2 PERSONS) (8 hours)
  • $500 per group - 6 Hour Afternoon Trip (3 PERSONS) (6 hours)
  • $500 per group - Full Day Trip (3 PERSONS) (8 hours)
  • $600 per group - 6 Hour Afternoon Trip (4 PERSONS) (6 hours)
  • $600 per group - Full Day Trip (4 PERSONS) (8 hours)
  • $725 per group - 6 Hour Afternoon Trip (5 PERSONS) (6 hours)
  • $725 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