Dwight's Guide Service

The COVID 19 restrictions have been reduced. Based on the positive feedback from the captain’s fisherpeople, the number of people in the group will be 4. The groups liked the space they had on the boat as well as the personal attention he could give to each member.

Book your next fishing trip with Dwight’s Guide Service and discover what freshwater fishing is all about! Captain Dwight Zeman has been running charters on Lake Erie since 2003 and is ready to show you the time of your life.

His 27’ Sportcraft performance fisher is equipped with state-of-the-art amenities designed to give you the best fishing experience no matter what. This includes a Lowrance GPS and fishfinder, VHF radio, 250 HP Mercruiser engine, and outriggers with large sled-like boards for trolling. She also comes with a private head and space for 6 guests to fish at the same time. However, Capt. Dwight recommends 4 people per trip for the ultimate experience.

His Sportcraft is docked in Foxhaven Marina on Catawba Island, conveniently located close to some of the most productive fishing grounds on Lake Erie. Capt. Dwight loves taking his guests jigging for Walleye in April when that technique works the best. Post spawn, he specializes in trolling and/or casting while drifting when targeting Walleye. Yellow Perch are caught while anchored.

You’ll be provided with premium rods and reels, as well as live bait and lures. Just be sure to purchase your fishing license before the trip and meet Capt. Dwight at the nearby McDonalds on Catawba Island, just a mile drive from the boat or at the boat. There’s also free customer parking at the dock.

Get ready for some fun freshwater fishing with Dwight’s Guide Service! Feel free to bring snacks and drinks and be sure to pack extra layers of comfortable clothing and non-slip shoes. Capt. Dwight will show you the best time and make sure you get put on some incredible fish!



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  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $470
    The main targets on this trip are Walleye and Perch. Seven-hour trips typically start at 6:00 a.m. but can be customized based on the customer's preferences and start as late as noon. Just let Capt. Dwight know ahead of time. You can even split up your trip, fish a few hours on one day, stay overnight, and then continue fishing the next morning! Please, have in mind that due to COVID-19 social distancing, only 4 anglers can book a trip!
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About the Captain

Dwight Zeman
Port Clinton, Ohio, United States
21 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
50 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2019
Captain Dwight Zeman began fishing with his father at the young age of 5. He always loved being outdoors, particularly fishing and hunting. When he had children of his own, he kept the family tradition alive and carried that same passion and intuition down to the next generation. While they were growing up, he took them out into the wilderness every chance that he can get. One of them liked it so much that he also began his own guide service on Lake Erie for fishing as well as hunting Waterfowl.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Perch (Yellow) Perch (Yellow)
Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Sportcraft (Performance fishing) originally built in 1997. Powered by a 250HP Mercruiser 350 CID engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Outriggers
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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
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
Checks

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

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
95%
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VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip on October 16, 2020
Dwight was prepared and knowledgeable. I appreciated how he responded to messages and questions leading up to our trip. Even...
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VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip on July 18, 2021
I booked this trip for my husband’s birthday with his brothers and dad. They came back with nothing but the best things to...
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Cumberland, IN
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VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip on June 1, 2021
Great experience! We didn’t catch our limit but it wasn’t because of lack of effort. Capt. Dwight worked hard to make it...
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Albany, Minnesota
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April fishing trip

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip on April 20, 2021
We had a great time except for some tangled lines. Caught very nice fish.  It was a great experience, even though the weather...
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Malvern, OH
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VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip on June 3, 2021
once again captain Dwight put us in the on the fish.. we had an excellent time like ways an will be coming back..
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FAQs about Dwight's Guide Service

Dwight's Guide Service offers the following trip to customers:
  • $470 per group - 7 Hour Trip (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Dwight's Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Private head with pump style flushing)
  • GPS (Lowrance 12")
  • Fishfinder (Lowrance 9")
  • Outriggers (Large sled-like boards used when trolling)

Trips booked with Dwight's Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Daiwa reels and a variety of different rods)
  • Live Bait (For Walleye and Perch)
  • Lures

Dwight's Guide Service offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (Lake Erie)

Dwight's Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling (With large outrigger boards)
  • Spinning
  • Jigging (Mostly in April)
  • Drift Fishing (Cast as you drift)

Top targeted fish species with Dwight's Guide Service include:
  • Perch (Yellow)
  • Walleye