D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing

If fishing for Walleye on Lake Erie is what you’re planning to do this summer, look no further than D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing. Its owner and operator, Captain Dan Huska, is one of the most enthusiastic charter captains you’ll ever meet.

He’s fully licensed and insured, with a boat that’s equipped with all the necessary gear to make any fishing trip safe and enjoyable. High-tech electronics along with top-notch terminal equipment make for a trip that’s not only fun but educational as well.

Speaking of which, his boat is a 25’ Sportcraft vessel that’s powered by a single 260 HP Mercruiser engine. It’s the perfect boat for navigating the bountiful waters of Lake Erie, and she’s fast enough to have you fishing in no time.

And what a time it is to be fishing on Lake Erie! Also known as the “Walleye capital of the world,” rest assured that it lives up to this reputation year after year. The Walleye boom is often the talk of the town and there is no end in sight.

Fishing is the primary target, but Lake Erie has many other things to offer. While you’re fishing, the sights and sounds of the lake are incredible. A beautiful sunrise will kickstart your day. Mix in some wildlife, the blue water, and some picturesque skylines, and you’re left with an unforgettable experience. Of course, don’t forget the sight of that big fish in the net and the sound it makes while flopping around in the back of the boat.

Capt. Dan will provide you with all the fishing gear you’ll need, and anything you catch will be cleaned and bagged after the trip. The only thing you’ll need to bring is a Pennsylvania fishing license with the Lake Erie combo stamp. For your own unforgettable Walleye experience, let the Rod Father show you what’s what!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day or Limit Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    $525
    If you're looking to experience everything Lake Erie has to offer in terms of Walleye fishing, this trip is for you. Capt. Dan will show you some of the best angling spots around! The trip lasts for 8 hours max or until you reach your limit of Walleye. This is a trip for up to 3 anglers.
  • Private trip
    Full Day or Limit Trip (2 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    $450
    ONLY FOR TWO PEOPLE. This trip is perfect for a father/son combo or a couple that just want to spend some quality time together and also do some great fishing. The fish you catch will be cleaned and filleted after the trip at the dock. The trip lasts for 8-hours max or until you catch your limit of Walleye.
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About the Captain

Dan Huska
Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
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Member since July 2018
I've been a fisherman all of my life. Starting with the Zebco bait casting reel as a toddler, I graduated to bigger and better tools and techniques as I grew older. Trout fishing was my main hobby growing up. But as a young man, I always had my eye on charter fishing and I always knew that someday I would be a charter captain on the big Lake Erie. After fishing with my dad in his small boat for many years on the local lakes and rivers, I bought my first boat in 2008 and I started getting a taste of the Lake Erie experience. My second boat didn't come long after that. I fished the big pond every chance that I got. I've been fishing Lake Erie for over 10 years now. I got my credentials in order and I obtained my six-pack charter license in 2015. I'm in my 4th year as a charter captain and I can compete with the best of the longer tenured captains. They say that "10% of the fisherman catch 90% of all the fish". I put myself in that category. The proof is in the pudding.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Sportcraft (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 1989. Powered by a 260HP Mercruiser 350 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Outriggers
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
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

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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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We got our limit in 3 hours!!!
We got our limit in 3 hours!!!
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Michael B.
Penn Run, Pennsylvania
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We got our limit in 3 hours!!!

VERIFIED   Full Day or Limit Trip on July 5, 2021
Captain Dan put us on the fish! My sons and I have never been walleye fishing. Dan and his mate, Sean, were helpful...
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Full Day with Captain Dan

VERIFIED   Full Day or Limit Trip (2 MAX) on June 6, 2021
I highly recommend. Captain Dan took my son (11 year old) and I out in early June 2021. We will certainly be booking him again....
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Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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Walleye

VERIFIED   Full Day or Limit Trip (2 MAX) on August 16, 2021
This is an excellent choice for a fishing charter! Great service and good people! Captain Dan is very knowledgeable and easy...
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Daniel F.
Morgantown, WV
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Walleye fishing with Captain Dan

VERIFIED   Full Day or Limit Trip on June 24, 2021
Great walleye fishing with Captain Dan. Even tough we set a record for number of Sheephead fish we caught fair number of walleye. ...
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Bethany F.
Cranberry Township, PA
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VERIFIED   Full Day or Limit Trip (2 MAX) on July 1, 2021
It was an awesome day on the water! A great learning experience and interesting setup - we had never seen something like that...
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FAQs about D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing

D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $225 per person - Full Day or Limit Trip (2 MAX) (8 hours)
  • $525 per group - Full Day or Limit Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (porta potty in cuddy)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Outriggers

Trips booked with D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Okuma reels and Daiwa rods)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate

D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (Lake Erie )

D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling (Planar biards. Dipseys. Downriggers )

Top targeted fish species with D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing include:
  • Walleye