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!



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  • 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
    US $480
    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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FAQs about D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing

D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing offers the following trip to customers:
  • US $240 per person - Full Day or Limit Trip (2 MAX) (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 (Please tip the 1st 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

Meet the Captain

Dan Huska
Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
ID & license verified
74 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
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 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 15 years now. I got my credentials in order and I obtained my six-pack charter license in 2015. I'm in my 8th 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
2 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Lake Erie

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Planar biards. Dipseys. Downriggers

Amenities

Toilet
porta potty in cuddy
GPS
Fishfinder
Outriggers

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Okuma reels and Daiwa rods
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Please tip the 1st mate.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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
Ages 3 and older.
You Keep Catch

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
Checks

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 74 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (55)
Day trip with Capt. Dan
Day trip with Capt. Dan
August fishing trip
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Angler rating
70
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
100%
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Tom T.
Irwin, Pennsylvania
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Day trip with Capt. Dan

VERIFIED   Full Day – 8 Hours or Limit (MAX 3) on August 31, 2023
First of all great communication on some weather in the area.  Then even with some rough lake and fishing conditions Capt...
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Chris W.
Gilberton, PA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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6am to 2pm half day trip

VERIFIED   Full Day or Limit Trip (2 MAX) on May 28, 2023
Captain Dan and first mate Luke where perfect! There was no time when there was no lines in the water.  They were very professional...
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Keith S.
Rockwood, PA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full day or max catch fishing

VERIFIED   Full Day – 8 Hours or Limit (MAX 3) on July 4, 2023
Capt. Was very nice and helpful with us.  Got us on fish right off bat, had 9 of our 12 max within first 45 min.  Great experience.
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Deborah M.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Walleye heaven

VERIFIED   Full Day or Limit Trip (2 MAX) on September 16, 2023
Had a blast fishing with Captain Dan and Lucas today, get a chance book this one.
Deborah M. recommends D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing
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Bob H.
Greensburg, PA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day – 8 Hours or Limit (MAX 3) on August 25, 2023
Fish were biting and we had our limit in about 2 hours. Great experience.
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