Special-Eyes Charters – Ashtabula

Special-Eyes Charters offers a variety of fishing trips on Lake Erie that cater to all skill levels. Captain Dale Grimm has been fishing this area since he was a child and knows all the best spots to put you on fish. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing day on the water or an action-packed adventure, the Special-Eyes Team will take good care of you!

Your boat for the day is a 30’ Cherokee offshore sportfisher, powered by twin 300 HP Crusader engines. The captain’s vessel comes with everything you need for a successful day on the water, including state-of-the-art navigational electronics, fishing tackle, outriggers, and downriggers. She accommodates up to 6 guests and children of all ages are welcome aboard.

Your main target species are Rainbow Trout and Walleye. Capt. Dale offers a range of techniques on his trips. His main methods for catching fish are trolling and drifting, but you can mix it up with some bottom fishing, spinning, and jigging as well.

You’ll be supplied with top-quality rods and reels, as well as artificial lures and live bait. Just be sure to purchase your fishing license before the trip, bring snacks and drinks, and pack extra layers of clothing.

Get ready to experience the Great Lakes like never before and let Capt. Dale put you on some amazing fish. Join Special-Eyes Charters on an unforgettable adventure and create lasting memories in the Walleye Capital of the World!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Trolling (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 15 - Oct 1
    $720
    price breakdown
    $720
    The early bird gets the fish! Hit the lake early in the morning and target Walleye and Rainbow Trout. Your captain will supply the rods, reels, and tackle. Just be sure to purchase your fishing license beforehand, pack snacks and drinks, and you're all set.
  • Private trip
    Trolling (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 15 - Oct 1
    $720
    price breakdown
    $720
    This is a trolling trip where you'll be chasing the Walleye and Trout bite on Lake Erie. All necessary gear is included in the price. Just pick up a fishing license, pack snacks and drinks, and get ready for a fun day of fishing the Walleye Capital of the World!

About the Captain

Dale Grimm
Ashtabula, Ohio, United States
Angler's Choice
21 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2019
My name is Captain Dale Grimm – the captain and owner of Special-Eyes Charters. I’ve been fishing since a very young age, as have all of the captains that work for me on our 4 boats. We all have over 30 years of experience, fishing the Walleye Capital of the World, Lake Erie. We take a great deal of pride in showing our customers a fun, memorable, and educational day on the water. All captains are USCG-licensed and have their Ohio Guides Licenses as well. The captains are Dale Grimm (Special-Eyes 1), Ron Bradway (Special-Eyes 2), Dan Hrabak (Special-Eyes 3), and Bob Balli (Special-Eyes 4). Come enjoy the day with me or one of our other 3 captains, I’m positive you’ll have a wonderful time!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Cherokee (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1991, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 300HP Crusader engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Refrigerator
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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
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
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (6)
4.95
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
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Crew
Experience
Fishing with Capt Bob and Scooter
Fishing with Capt Bob and Scooter
July fishing trip
+3
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Julie F. P.
Akron, Ohio
 5.00
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Fishing with Capt Bob and Scooter

VERIFIED   August 3, 2020
The trip was fantastic and the crew did an amazing job.  Already planning another trip with them.
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David H.
Tallmadge, OH
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VERIFIED   July 26, 2020
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Alliance, Ohio
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VERIFIED   July 24, 2020
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Casey O.
Jefferson, OH
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VERIFIED   July 15, 2020
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Canfield, OH
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VERIFIED   July 7, 2020
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