Wild Irish Rose Charters Llc

Now is a great time to book a trip with Wild Irish Rose Charters. Captain Bob Finneran has been fishing these waters for over 4 decades and has so much to show you. You’ll fall in love with this area and fishing it’s bountiful waters.

Hop on board Capt. Bob’s 31’ Blackfin boat, that was beautifully restored in 2018. This vessel has twin 370 HP Volvo Penta engines and full navigational equipment. Couple this with fishfinder and Capt. Bob’s extensive knowledge of the area and you are sure to be on top of the fish all day long.

No matter what the weather is doing, you’ll have a comfortable ride on this boat. There is also a comfortable cabin with private head, a kitchen, and a fridge. Even when Lake Erie is rough, Sandusky Bay can usually be fished.

Depending on which trip you choose, you’ll target Walleye or Yellow Perch. The limit for Perch this season is 30 of any size, and 6 of Walleye, of at least 15 inches in length. The captain will make sure you are keeping to the state limits on the day.

The fish will be caught by a variety of methods. Trolling is the main method used, but you can also request to try jigging, popping, and drift fishing if you wish. For those new to fishing, trolling is the best method to learn the basics.

Everyone is welcome on board – there is no minimum age, and life vests are provided. Kids on these trips will have some great stories to tell their friends back at school! The trips are unavailable during winter, but Capt. Bob is there for you every day May-Oct.

Food and drinks are not included, but you are welcome to bring your own cooler of refreshments along. If you would like the captain to arrange food for you for an additional cost, please let him know beforehand.

You will need to purchase a valid Ohio fishing license and make sure you sign it, and you will need a cooler to take your haul home in.

Book now, and have a fantastic and unforgettable lake adventure with Capt. Bob.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Stay and Play Executive Charter
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    up to 6 persons
    Stay the night before trip for free (included in trip cost) in a 3 bedroom boathouse and spend the next day on a full day Walleye or Perch trip leaving at 7 am. Coffee and doughnuts provided at 6 are while captain gets the boat ready. Box lunch with beverage provided on boat. Bring your own alcohol. Fish cleaned and iced down for your trip home. Additional nights available. The boathouse is conveniently located 1/4 mile from Cedar Point Entrance.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Walleye
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $600
    up to 6 persons
    Spend the whole day targeting Walleye. For those trolling, all of the lures and tackle are included in the price. If you choose to cast, you will need to provide your own lures. Please note, all soft craws are an extra cost. Please purchase a fishing license before the trip. Any refreshments you bring can be put into the captain's cooler.
  • Private trip
    Full day Trip – Perch
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $500
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will target Perch, and will take 7 hours, dock to dock. All rods, reels, bait, and tackle are included. There is a cooler on board that you can put your refreshments into. You will need to purchase a valid Ohio fishing license before the day.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Walleye AM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $450
    up to 6 persons
    Spend 4 hours targeting Walleye. When trolling, all lures and tackle are provided. If you are casting, please provide your own lures. Soft craws are an additional cost. All rods and reels are included. You will also need to purchase a valid Ohio fishing license before the trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Walleye PM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $450
    up to 6 persons
    Spend 4 hours targeting Walleye. When trolling, all lures and tackle are provided. If you are casting, please provide your own lures. Soft craws are an additional cost. All rods and reels are included. You will also need to purchase a valid Ohio fishing license before the trip. Flexible start times.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Perch AM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $350
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will target Perch and will take 4 hours, dock to dock. All rods, reels, bait, and tackle are included. There is a cooler on board that you can put your refreshments into. You will need to purchase a valid Ohio fishing license before the day.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Perch PM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $350
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will target Perch and will take 4 hours, dock to dock. All rods, reels, bait, and tackle are included. There is a cooler on board that you can put your refreshments into. You will need to purchase a valid Ohio fishing license before the day.
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About the Captain

Bob Finneran
Sandusky, Ohio, United States
Angler's Choice
2 Fishing Reports
21 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2018
Captain Bob Finneran has over four decades of experience fishing Lake Erie and her surrounding islands. He is excited to share his love of lake fishing with you, and show you how great Walleye fishing can be. Captain Bob is located right in the middle of Sandusky Bay, so when you are in town to visit Cedar Point or visit the Lake Erie Islands, plan a day of fishing with him – you won't regret it!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Smallmouth) Bass (Smallmouth)
Catfish Catfish
Perch (Yellow) Perch (Yellow)
Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Blackfin (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1996, and restored in 2018. Powered by 2 370HP Volvo Penta engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 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
PayPal
Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.81
out of 5 stars from 21 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Jason S.
Cypress, Texas
 5.00
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Half day walleye trip

VERIFIED   July 31, 2019
Great experience with Captain Bob and his First Mate Dave.  Bob called me the day before and asked if I wanted to change...
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Elwood, Indiana
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Late afternoon walleye trip Capt. Bob

VERIFIED   July 3, 2019
We had an amazing trip with Captain Bob.  He was great with the kids and was very accommodating.  He lets you be...
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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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Unforgertable Day fishing!

VERIFIED   July 20, 2019
What a great day! Captain Bob is the best! We went out on and afternoon trip with my 3 boys. We had such a good time!! Captain...
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Kathy H.
Huntington, West Virginia
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Half day trip with Captain Bob and Dave

VERIFIED   September 15, 2019
I highly recommend Captain Bob and Dave of the Wild Irish Rose Charter.  From the time I decided to book this charter,...
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Rogelio T.
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Best trip ever

VERIFIED   May 24, 2019
Had a GREAT TIME Capt Bob and 1st mate Dave , what a hell of a crew couldn’t ask for a better time my wife and I limited...
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