Billy D Charters

Billy D Charters invites you to spend a day on the prolific waters of Lake Erie, catch your limit of fish, and make some beautiful memories! Captain Dean Northcutt has been running charters out of Port Clinton for 30 years, and he built a successful career on his dedication to his customers’ satisfaction.

Join him on his 30’ Baha boat with a 350 HP Mercruiser engine and Capt. Dean will go out of his way to show you to the best fishing hideouts. The vessel can sit up to 6 anglers and is equipped with reliable navigational electronics that will make sure you stay on the fish’s tail. There’s a private toilet on board, so you’ll be fishing in comfort even on full day trips.

Your guide will also provide quality fishing equipment for you, live bait and an assortment of lures. Bear in mind that live bait is included in the price on the Walleye and Perch outings, and there’s an additional charge for it if you’re going after Bass.

Capt. Dean offers specialized trips where you’ll focus on one species, whether it’s Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, or Yellow and White Perch. Pick between half day and full day expeditions, choose your prey of preference, and your fishing jaunt can begin. To prepare for your adventure, buy a fishing license, and bring drinks, snacks, and lunch.

Whether you come with your kids or a group of fishing friends, Billy D Charters will show you what dynamic Lake Erie fishing is all about!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Bass
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $740
    Dedicate 8 hours to Smallmouth Bass fishing and you're in for a memorable fishing adventure on Lake Erie. With Capt. Dean to take you to the hottest bite, you're in for a day of fishing fun and games. The most important thing is to have your fishing license with you at all times. It's also wise to pack enough food and drinks to last the day.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Perch
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $740
    When you book this 8-hour trip, Lake Erie is yours to explore. Capt. Dean will take you to all the most productive Perch spots, and you will be fishing until your time is up or you catch your limit of fish. Buy a fishing license before you come aboard, and stock up on snacks, drinks, and food. Depending on the time of year, bring sunscreen or raingear.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Walleye
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $740
    Ever wondered why Walleye fishing on Lake Erie is practically a legend? If you're curious to find out firsthand, then this is your fishing expedition! Hop aboard and join Capt. Dean for a productive day on the lake's waters and catch your limit of hard-fighting, delicious Walleye. Remember to buy a fishing license and pack food and drinks to keep you energized.
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About the Captain

Dean Northcutt
Port Clinton, Ohio, United States
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41 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2019
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I've been fishing almost every day of my life and I decided to make a living out of it since I already enjoy it very much. I've been fishing for more than 50 years, and I got my captain's license 30 years ago. I'm a local and I know all the good spots for fishing, but more than anything, I love meeting new people and teaching them a new fishing trick or two.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Baha (Fish and ski) originally built in 1992. Powered by a 350HP 454 Mercruiser engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Lake Erie

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Included in the price for Walleye and Perch
Lures

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
All ages welcome, life jackets provided
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
Checks

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 41 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (21)
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
92%
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Keith B.
Liberty, IN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Walleye trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Walleye on July 3, 2022
Captain Dean went above and beyond to put us on fish. Unfortunately my wife and son did not fare well on the big water and...
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Chad B.
Columbus, OH
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Walleye on August 27, 2022
We had a great fishing experience.  Captain was very knowledgeable of where the fish were and how to catch them.  Moved and...
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Brian W.
Cleves, OH
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Captain Dean is wonderful

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Walleye on July 25, 2022
Fishing wasn’t the best but that didn’t stop Captain Dean from trying his best. We did catch 9 Walleye keepers which made...
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Michael M.
Brunswick, OH
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full day w Cap Dean

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Walleye on July 8, 2022
Great time. Chill, put us on the bite when it was slow for most of the guys out there, was patient and great to my 11 year...
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Lewis M.
Rockbridge, OH
Excellent
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Walleye on June 11, 2022
Very good trip, fishing was a little slow. But the Capt worked hard, and we still netted 19 fish.Thank you Capt Dean
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FAQs about Billy D Charters

Billy D Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $740 per group - Full Day Trip – Bass (8 hours)
  • $740 per group - Full Day Trip – Perch (8 hours)
  • $740 per group - Full Day Trip – Walleye (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Billy D Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Trips booked with Billy D Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Included in the price for Walleye and Perch)
  • Lures

Billy D Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (Lake Erie)

Billy D Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Billy D Charters include:
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Perch (White)
  • Perch (Yellow)
  • Walleye