Dutch Fork Fishing Charters

Fishing Lake Erie in PA waters, We have 26 years lake Erie experience and fished across the country on the professional walleye circuit for 15 years.
If you want a truly fun interactive fishing experience. try us out.

We will be running a BRAND NEW 2020 RANGER 621 multi species boat with a 300 yamaha outboard. We use this style of boat, to be able to move to new spots, get you to the fishing area quickly, and this boat does not rock like big boats!

You get to work the rods, bait the hooks, net the fish, and make fun of your buddy when he loses a fish! You will get to actually feel the fish fight, not just reel in a wet rag!
We offer jigging, trolling, and drifting for walleye, steelhead, and Lake trout.

Our fishing continues well into December when other charters close down, so check out some of our options for some great fishing year round!
You only bring your lunch, snacks, drinks, fishing license, cooler, and a sense of humor.
We will modify any trip to your requests so everyone has a memorable experience! Bring the kids they absolutely LOVE the boat ride! Fish cleaning included in your trip! We will fillet, and bag your catch.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    May, Lake trout on Lake Erie, PA
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 30
    $500
    up to 1 person
    + $100
    each additional person
    May 1 thru may 30 we troll for Lake Trout in 40-60' range and its not uncommon to boat 30+ fish in one day! Book Now for some fast action and arm stretching fighters. A short boat ride to the fishing are and we are fishing. You become one of the crew and help set the lines, net the fish, and laugh when you knock your buddys fish off with the net! We supply everything you need to catch some great fish. You bring your lunch, drinks, and a sense of humor! 1-3 person
  • Private trip
    mid summer/ fall steelhead/ walleye
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 30
    $500
    up to 1 person
    + $100
    each additional person
    Late June, through October is walleye/ steelhead time on Lake Erie! Trolling is the most effective technique and we are equipped with a brand new 2020 Ranger 621 walleye boat! We will be fishing deeper water in 50-90' range about 5-8 miles from shore. trolling lures and spoons for some heart pounding action. You bring your lunch and drinks, we supply all gear needed for your fishing experience. 1-3 person
  • Private trip
    November Lake Trout on Lake Erie
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    up to 1 person
    + $100
    each additional person
    November is jigging for GIANT lake trout up to 22 lbs! most are in the 6-12lb range, buy well always catch a couple giants. Come prepared for colder weather, and some sore arms. Most anglers have to take breaks and usually quit early because their arms hurt from these hard fighting fish!. These Lakers DO NOT GIVE UP! they fight even when in the net. 30-40+ fish days are common, depends on your fishing skills, 1-3 person we provide everything else you need to catch BIG fish.
  • Private trip
    Spring walleye on Lake Erie, PA
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $500
    up to 1 person
    + $96
    each additional person
    starting the 2nd week of May, we will out fish the big boats for walleye, because we troll super slow with worm harnesses! We fish close to shore on structure areas and keep our baits in the strike zone. We use light weight equipment for a super fun fight. jigging trips available( weather permitting) You can vertical jig in shallow water for this tasty fish, 6 fish per person limit! You bring your lunch and drinks we supply the rest for an awesome fishing experience! 1-3 person
  • Private trip
    spring/ summer walleye
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 30
    $500
    up to 1 person
    + $100
    each additional person
    we offer jigging and trolling trips , and DO NOT troll fast. You can see the bite, grab the rod , and feel the fish fight. Usually we slow troll with worm harnesses over structure areas, which produce doubles and triples on at once. most walleye are 18" -24" with fish in the 6-10lb range very possible. Our average has been 1-4 big fish on every trip! Fishing well into November for numbers of walleye. 1-3 person
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About the Captain

Keith Eshbaugh
Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
5 Fishing Reports
1 Customer Reviews
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Member since July 2019
fished the professional walleye trail for 15 years. retired from that and started dutch fork custom lures. now manufacturing walleye spinner blades and harnesses, custom painting lures and chartering full time. 25 years Lake Erie fishing experience. My goal is to make sure everyone has a great time, catches alot of fish, and laugh alot. Kids are welcome and will have fun and stay busy catching fish! We are new to this site, but are quite busy fishing, so don't worry about no reviews!. If you want a great fishing experience and want to actually fish and not just reel in fish when someone hands you the rod. Give us a try! you won't be disappointed!

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Targeted Species

Bass (Smallmouth) Bass (Smallmouth)
Lake Trout Lake Trout
Perch (Yellow) Perch (Yellow)
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)

Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Ranger (Performance fishing) originally built in 2020. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha Outboard engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 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
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Checks

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VERIFIED   August 17, 2019
Very walleye knowledgeable we caught our limit he is a very good captain the only small issues was bathroom for my picky grandaughter...
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Fishing Reports

Early season Lake Erie fishing!

April 04, 2020

We got out yesterday for some self quarantine fishing! got a few lake Trout, put some hours on the new motor, setting up the electronics, auto pilot motor, and just enjoying the day! We are not permitted to guide… Read Full Report →