First Due Charters

The vast expanse of Lake Erie is something to behold. Get out on the water with First Due Charters and explore these stunning fishing grounds all the while reeling in some huge, impressive fish.

Spending every summer weekend on the lake as a child, Captain Greg Shadler got his first boat at age 15 and has spent every free second he has on the water ever since. Let him show you his experience as he helps you reel in a boatload.

Discover the riches of this Great Lake aboard a 29’ Penn Yan offshore sportfishing boat. With plenty of space for up to 6 people to fish at the same time, she’s a comfortable, spacious vessel. She possesses all you need for a fun day on the water, with a toilet and bed for your convenience, along with a fridge to keep your food and drinks cool.

She’s also got you covered when it comes to the fishing. Fitted with outriggers and downriggers, you’ll troll with plenty of lines to lure your prey. Keep your bait fresh in the onboard livewell, and let the first mate help you with anything you need and you’re ready to go.

As well as trolling, you’ll have the chance to jig as you drift across the water. You decide which species you’d like to go after, as Capt. Greg tailors his trips to each individual species, so you’re in for a personalized tour. From beautiful and tasty Yellow Perch to huge and delicious Walleye, these waters will make all your fishing dreams come true.

Capt. Greg would love for every customer to book again with him, so he’ll go out of his way to make sure that you’re having fun. He’ll even clean and fillet your catch at the end of the day for you to take home, ready to cook. There’s nothing left for you to do but grab your fishing license and hop aboard. Get ready for a thrilling experience, exploring Erie’s greatness.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Walleye
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $600
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    $600
    If it's Walleye you're looking for, then this trip is just what you need. Take advantage of Lake Erie's productive waters and its huge Walleye population and spend 8 hours testing your skills against these monsters. By trolling the tops and jigging as you drift along the water, you'll have the maximum chance of reeling in plenty of these delicious fish to take back to shore at the end of a fulfilling day of fishing.
  • Private trip
    Night Trip – Walleye
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    Don't waste a single second on the water, get out even by night and catch your fill of thrilling and delicious fish. The fish won't rest, so why should you? Spend an exciting 6 hours on the water, taking you into the small hours, going after huge Walleye. These tough-fighting creatures will also make for a tasty treat after you take them home, so do whatever you can to fill the boat and, then, the fridge.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Walleye (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Get up early and get out on the water to experience some top-notch fishing. You'll go after the morning bite of some great and delicious Walleye, as you test your skills and strength in the name of a tasty treat at the end of the day. Troll the open waters or cast as you drift along to entice the bite of these beasts, and head home with something exquisite for lunch.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Walleye (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Make the most of your afternoon and get involved in some exhilarating fishing for some huge and delicious Walleye. Explore the vast, productive waters of Lake Erie aboard a comfortable vessel, trolling behind or casting as you drift to catch the bite of these exciting creatures. Get ready for a tough battle to hook them aboard, before heading home with a well-earned treat.
  • Shared trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Fall Brawl
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Dec 1
    $200
    price breakdown
    $200
    During the fall, you'll have the chance to get out on Lake Erie and follow in the footsteps of some serious fishermen. Parallel to the "Fall Brawl" Tournament, you'll get out on the water for 6 hours and test your skills against the almighty Walleye that live in these rich waters. Go after a trophy-sized beast, or do your best to reel in as many as possible, and show them who's boss.
  • Shared trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Fall Brawl (Night)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Dec 1
    $200
    price breakdown
    $200
    It's never too late to get out on the water. During the "Fall Brawl" Tournament on Lake Erie, you'll have the chance to get involved in some serious fishing. Troll and jig for the best results as you do whatever it takes to reel in some monster Walleye, or try to hook aboard as many as possible to take home for a delicious treat. You'll really get to test your skills against the best, so if you fancy a challenge, this is for you.
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About the Captain

Greg Shadler
Elmore, Ohio, United States
2 Customer Reviews
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Member since July 2018
I was introduced to Lake Erie fishing 40 years ago by my father, we spent every weekend in the summer fishing. My father grew up on the lakeshore and cleaned fish as a kid at Butch & Denny's baitshop. He taught me well how to catch and clean Walleye and Perch but more importantly safe boating on Lake Erie. When I turned 15 I bought my first boat and spent every free minute on the water. When I turned 21 I joined the Jerusalem Twp fire department, I became a FF/EMT and shortly after became a rescuediver and took over the Dive team. I'm now a career FF/ Paramedic/ Rescudiver and run charters on my off days from the fire department.

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Targeted Species

Perch (Yellow) Perch (Yellow)
Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Penn Yan (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1990. Powered by 2 350HP Mercruiser engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
29 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Ice Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
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
PayPal

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