Dwight's Guide Service

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 ample space for 6 guests to fish at the same time. However, Capt. Dwight recommends 5 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. 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 14 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $588
    up to 6 persons
    The main targets on this trip are Walleye and Perch. Depending on the which month you book, you can also target Steelhead as well. 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!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $470
    up to 6 persons
    Five hours is the perfect amount of time to reach the limit for Walleye in April. This morning trip is particularly designed for jigging, trolling, and casting. This is a great family trip, especially in the summer months when the kids are off from school! Late summer and early fall is also great for Perch. Please note, this trip can start at either 6 or 7 a.m., based on whatever your preferences are. Just let Capt. Dwight know in advance. Feel free to bring snacks and drinks and get ready for a fun day!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $470
    up to 6 persons
    This trip is perfect for April when the Walleye bite is especially hot. Capt. Dwight likes to take his customers jigging but you can also troll and drift as well. Summer months will see you targeting lots of Yellow Perch. Come out for a fun afternoon of freshwater fishing on Lake Erie and get ready for a productive trip!
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About the Captain

Dwight Zeman
Port Clinton, Ohio, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
15 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)
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
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Outriggers
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 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 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
PayPal
Checks
Visa
Mastercard

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

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Customer Reviews

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4.80
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
92%
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Dina M.
North Canton, OH
 5.00
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Carl’s 21st Fishing Celebration

VERIFIED   July 27, 2019
This was a perfect way to celebrate Carl’s 21st. The guys had a fabulous day on Denied and couldn’t say enough about Dwight’s...
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Barb F.
Lima, OH
 4.67
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Half day with Captain Dwight

VERIFIED   June 29, 2019
Had a great experience. Half of the crew was using the clamp equipment with the spring & rubber band wrong at first, but...
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David R.
Cloverdale, IN
 5.00
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   September 9, 2019
Captain Dwight gave it his best to find the walleyed in tough fishing conditions. We all had a great time and will definitely...
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Nicholas R.
Florence, KY
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5 hour trip

VERIFIED   July 1, 2019
Our trip consisted of two dad’s and their sons, three of which never fished for walleye before. Captain Dwight did an amazing...
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Gerald J.
Centerburg, OH
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Wonderful trip!

VERIFIED   June 26, 2019
Dwight’s Guide Service was wonderful.  Very nice boat, caught lots of fish and had a great day on the water. ...
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