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 Volvo Penta 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
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    What better way to spend an afternoon than to go after a bunch of Walleye. Lake Erie is home to some fantastic freshwater fishing, as you'll soon find out. The trip lasts for 4 hours max or until you catch your daily limit of Walleye.
  • 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
    $426
    price breakdown
    $426
    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
Angler's Choice
37 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 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 Volvo Penta 305 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Outriggers
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
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

Rating Summary
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4.92
out of 5 stars from 37 reviews
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Amazing way to spend my birthday
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Angler Rating
35
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Ryan Z.
Huntingdon, PA
 5.00
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 2, 2020
Had the privilege to go out on Lake Erie for a surprise birthday fishing trip. With this being my first chartered trip I really...
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David Y.
Wind Ridge, PA
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Limited out with Captain Dan.

VERIFIED   NEW  July 21, 2020
3 of us took a full day trip with Captain Dan.  Absolutely loved the entire trip.  Captain Dan and Rob were ready...
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Robert S.
New York, NY
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3 amazing, educational days

VERIFIED   June 6, 2020
We spent 3 days with Capt. Dan and his first mate and it was truly an amazing experience. I would recommend this trip to anyone...
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Alex D.
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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8 hr fishing trip with Dan & Dana

VERIFIED   May 24, 2020
We had such an awesome experience with Dan & Dana. Booking and directions were so easy! I booked this trip as a surprise...
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Steve L.
NEW KENSINGTN, PA
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Full day with Captain Dan

VERIFIED   September 9, 2019
My son and I booked this trip to relax and spend some quality time together. What a great time we had. Lots of fish but more...
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