Dollar Down Charters invites you to enjoy a terrific day of fishing around the Lake Erie Islands. Captain David specializes in trolling for Walleye or Perch fishing. He’s been fishing in the area for over 40 years and he knows these fishing spots like the back of his palm.

Captain David owns and operates a 27’ Sportcraft Performance fishing boat, originally built in 2000 with a capacity for up to 6 guests. There’s enough room for everybody to fish at the same time, so you don’t need to worry about waiting for your turn. The boat is powered by a 330 HP Big Block 454 Chevy engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 27 knots – this Sportscraft is fast and very reliable on the water.

Your main targets for the day will be Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, and Yellow Perch. There are 2 types of trips you can choose from, depending on the fishing technique you want – trolling or casting. You can keep the catch (within the regulations) and have it filleted for you at the fish cleaning facility, 3 blocks from the marina.

The captain will provide your fishing equipment and fresh water for the day. You need to bring your snacks and drinks, and a cooler for the catch if you want to keep it. You can purchase your fishing license online or at the bait shop, which is at your meeting spot. Kids ages 7 and above are welcome and life vests are provided for them, as well.

Start your adventure with Dollar Down Charters and experience Lake Erie like never before!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 10 - Oct 31
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    Spend the whole day trolling for Walleye and Perch. The captain will provide your fishing equipment, bait, and lures. Bring your snacks and drinks for the day. If you decide to keep your catch, you can have it cleaned close to the marina.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Trolling (AM)
    Just booked! Last booked: 9 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 10 - Oct 31
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    Purchase your fishing license and bring a cooler for the catch! The captain will provide everything you need for fishing and it's up to you to bring food and drinks for the day.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Trolling (PM)
    Just booked! Last booked: 9 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 10 - Oct 31
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    Take a slow morning, go fishing in the afternoon, and catch the tastiest fish for your dinner. Close to the marina, there's a cleaning station, where you can have your fish filleted. Roll up your sleeves and get ready to reel 'em in!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Casting (AM)
    Just booked! Last booked: 10 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 10 - Oct 31
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Get up with the sunrise and use the best time for fishing. The captain will prepare your fishing equipment, bait, and lures. You'll need to purchase your fishing license before the trip starts.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Casting (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 10 - Oct 31
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    If you're looking for a tasty meal after the trip, don't forget to bring a cooler for your catch! The captain will cover your fishing equipment but you'll need to bring your snacks and drinks for the day.
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About the Captain

David Holdren
Vermilion, Ohio, United States
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8 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since May 2019
Captain David has been fishing Lake Erie since 1974 and he has been a captain for the past 7 years. He loves meeting new people and introducing them to fishing. He regularly participates in tournaments and he has placed second in many local ones. His boat is well known for catching big fish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Boat Specs

Sportcraft (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2000. Powered by a 330HP Big block 454chevy engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 27 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Drift Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks

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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Alcohol
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

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   September 5, 2020
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Calm Day on the Lake

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Trolling (AM) on June 6, 2020
I was always told lake erie is pretty rough, but not on our day. It was a nice sunny day where the biggest waves were caused...
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Fishing with David

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Trolling (AM) on July 28, 2020
He was so nice my son seven years of age got scared he tried talking to him about other things to take his mind off of what...
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Willard, OH
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Casting (PM) on June 18, 2020
We had an amazing trip. Captain Dave was obliging in every way! He paid special attention to the kids, ensuring that they had...
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New Philadelphia, OH
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Half day, Lifetime Memory

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Casting (AM) on June 3, 2020
Overall great experience. First time for most of the group. Captain went out of his way to help the one guy getting sick have...
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