Midtown Fishing Charters

Cleveland, OH is home to some of the best freshwater fishing that the world has to offer – after all, it is located on the shores of Lake Erie! Come aboard Midtown Fishing Charters and join Captain Dan Mcdonnell for an exciting and productive day out on the lake that’ll see you reeling in a seriously impressive freshwater trio – Perch, Walleye, and Steelhead.

Capt. Dan grew up fishing the waters of Lake Erie, so it’s safe to say that he knows them as well as the back of his own hand. He knows exactly where the fish will be, and when they’ll be there – so if you’re after one species in particular, just let him know, and he’ll help you arrange your adventure when the fishing grounds are full to the brim!

You’ll be heading out with your captain on board a 21’ 2014 Parker 2120 SC offshore sport fishing vessel, equipped with a Yamaha outboard. Perfectly built to cruise the waters of Lake Erie, she’s decked out with the latest electronics to help you find and stay on fish. Your vessel also carries all necessary safety equipment to ensure a safe and fun trip for all guests. There’s also a full toilet on board, and life jackets for a variety of ages.

Capt. Dan will have you trying out a variety of techniques. Want to reel in Walleye? You’ll be trolling to your heart’s content in the spring, late summer, and fall. In early summer, get ready to cast instead. Steelhead more your thing? Troll for them close to shore in the summer and fall, and try out your captain’s exciting “casting spoons” method. Finally, if you’re pursuing Perch, you’ll be jigging the bottom of the lake throughout every season.

Your captain will provide top-quality rods and reels, lures, live bait, and refreshments for you – fishing is thirsty work, after all. All you need to do is purchase a valid fishing license. Come aboard Midtown Fishing Charters and get ready for the freshwater adventure of a lifetime!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Dec 1
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    What could be better than spending a full day cruising Lake Erie for some tasty freshwater favorites? Capt. Dan will take you out for 8 hours and, depending on the season, you'll have the chance to reel in Steelhead, Walleye, or Perch. You'll be trolling, casting, and jigging, depending on what you want to reel in! Anglers of all ages are welcome aboard. Your captain will provide top-notch rods and reels, as well as refreshments. Just bring a valid fishing license with you.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Dec 1
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    Spend more time exploring Lake Erie for the catch of your dreams! Depending on when you choose to visit, Capt. Dan will have you trolling and casting for Walleye, trolling for Steelhead near the shoreline, and jigging the bottom of the lake for plenty of Perch. If there's a species you want to target, talk to him to see when the hot bite will be on! He'll provide you with top-quality rod and reels, snacks, and drinks. Anglers of all ages are welcome – just bring a valid fishing license along.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Dec 1
    $350
    up to 4 persons
    Join Capt. Dan for this 4-hour trip that'll see you going after some freshwater favorites. Depending on the time of year, you'll be heading between 3-15 miles out onto Lake Erie to target Walleye, Perch, or Steelhead. Spring, late summer, and fall are the perfect times to visit if you want to troll for Walleye. Want to cast for them instead? Visit in early summer. Troll for Steelhead in summer, and jig the bottom of the lake for Perch in spring, summer, and fall. Your captain provides rods and reels.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Dec 1
    $350
    up to 4 persons
    Join your captain for this afternoon trip that'll see you heading between 3 and 15 miles out onto glorious Lake Erie. Depending on when you visit, you'll have the chance to troll for Steelhead (summer), troll for Walleye (spring, late summer, and fall), cast for Walleye (early summer), and jig the bottom of the lake for Perch (spring, summer, and fall). Capt. Dan will provide you with top-quality rods and reels, lures, live bait, snacks, and drinks. All you need is a valid fishing license.
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About the Captain

Daniel Mcdonnell
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Angler's Choice
8 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
21 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2018
Capt. Dan Mcdonnell has been fishing for 25 years. He grew up fishing Lake Erie for Walleye, Perch, and Steelhead, as well as farm ponds. Then while continuing to fish our Great Lake he began fly fishing the Lake Erie tributaries and targeting other species like Smallmouth Bass, Pike, and Muskie. He can't wait to introduce you to the hottest fishing grounds around – helping you have fun while you reel in your dream catch is the best part of the job!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Perch (Yellow)
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Walleye

Boat Specs

Parker (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 26 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 30 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.90
out of 5 stars from 21 reviews
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Half day trip with capt dan
Great time catching Walley on Lake with Dan
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
95%
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William P.
Lebanon, PA
 5.00
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Half Day Trip, Full Day of Action

VERIFIED   July 31, 2019
We did an evening 1/2 day trip, and when we got to the water it was much too choppy to go past the breaker walls. But Danny...
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Susan D.
Columbus, OH
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VERIFIED   June 23, 2019
This was our first time taking a charter boat on lake Erie.  Captain Dan was very nice and prepared when we arrived. ...
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Justin C.
Cleveland, OH
 5.00
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We had a blast!

VERIFIED   June 19, 2019
Family fishing trip. Danny and John took care of everything for us. They were easy to talk to, but let us have our own family...
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Mark B.
Elyria, OH
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Half day trip with capt dan

VERIFIED   September 20, 2019
Excellent trip with capt dan. The best capt in 30 years of going on charters on Lake Erie. He kept us catching fish during...
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Matt H.
Greer, SC
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VERIFIED   June 27, 2019
My brother and I had a great time fishing with Captain Daniel (Danny).  We landed somewhere around 15 fish and enjoyed...
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