BlackH2oDog Charters offer a hands-on experience on Lake Erie! With Captain David at the helm, you’ll have the best guidance you could have asked for. He’s been fishing on Lake Erie for over 35 years and knows the best spots around the islands of the lake. As you can see from the photos, his trips are very family-friendly and kids are encouraged to participate as well.

You’ll be fishing on a 25’ Scout that accommodates up to 4 guests. This express cruiser has a fully enclosed helm that offers protection from wind and rain, so even a tricky weather won’t spoil your day. The boat is powered by a 225 HP Yamaha engine and features navigational electronics, a live bait tank, and a cooler.

Target Walleye any time from Late March to Thanksgiving (early December). Trolling is the primary method used to catch Ohio Walleye but you can also try with casting and drift fishing. Walleye over 28" are fairly common on Lake Erie, these Fish Ohio category Walleye can weigh 9 to 13 pounds. For the next few years, the average Walleye size will be 18" to 24". You’ll fish the open waters as well as reef structures in shallow and deep water. Besides Walleye, you can also catch Yellow Perch and Smallmouth Bass.

Capt. David covers your fishing equipment, so you don’t need to rent it. Just purchase your fishing license and bring your snacks and drinks. Kids of all ages are welcome to join. The captain loves to show newbies how to use the equipment and catch fish.

Take a trip with BlackH2oDog Charters and have fun on Lake Erie!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Evening Islands and Eyes
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 30 - Sep 3 (Fri, Sat)
    $225
    Don't have a full day or afternoon but want to get out on Lake Erie to wet a line? The captain will set up a trolling program or take you drifting and casting the nearshore waters. Depending on the time of year, you will catch the beginning of the evening sun setting on Lake Erie's western horizon. *This trip will only be offered when the captain does not have an afternoon booked.
  • Private trip
    Walleye with the Dogs (Trip for 2)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 18 - Jun 6 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $350
    This is a Walleye charter for dog lovers, suitable for all ages and skill levels! It's a unique opportunity for 2 guests to fish with 2 Portuguese Water Dogs. This Walleye adventure on Lake Erie begins by offering as much hands on activity as you desire. All you need for this fun day on the water is a fishing license and any snacks and beverages you want to bring along. This trip is available only upon special request (to ensure the dogs are available), so please message the captain before booking.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Walleye (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 17 - Oct 23 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $450
    This afternoon departure Walleye adventure on Lake Erie begins by offering as much hands-on activity as you desire. This trip is suitable for all ages of anglers. The Fully Enclosed hardtop provides protection from the hot sun and the cold winds in the spring and fall. All you need for this fun afternoon on the water is a fishing license and any snacks and beverages you want to bring along.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Walleye (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 2 - Oct 23 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $500
    This afternoon departure Walleye adventure on Lake Erie begins by offering as much hands-on activity as you desire. This trip is suitable for all ages of anglers. The fully enclosed hardtop provides protection from the hot sun and the cold winds in the spring and fall. All you need for this fun day on the water is a fishing license and any snacks and beverages you want to bring along.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Walleye (AM)
    Just booked! Last booked: 8 minutes ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $500
    This morning departure Walleye adventure on Lake Erie begins by offering as much hands-on activity as you desire. This trip is suitable for all ages of anglers. The fully enclosed hardtop provides protection from the hot sun and the cold winds in the spring and fall. All you need for this fun day on the water is a fishing license and any snacks and beverages you want to bring along.
  • Private trip
    Sunday PM Walleye 5/30 & 9/6
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 30 - May 30 (Sun)
    $500
    Your afternoon departure Walleye adventure on Lake Erie begins by offering as much hands on activity as you desire. This trip is suitable for all ages of anglers. The fully enclosed hardtop provides protection for the hot sun and the cold winds in the spring and fall. All you need for this fun day on the water is a fishing license and any snacks and beverages you want to bring along.
  • Private trip
    Weekday Walleye (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $500
    Weekdays give you a chance to fish the Islands area with less boat traffic and fishing pressure. This morning departure Walleye adventure on Lake Erie begins by offering as much hands on activity as you desire. This trip is suitable for all ages of anglers. The fully enclosed hardtop provides protection for the hot sun and the cold winds in the spring and fall. All you need for this fun day on the water is a fishing license and any snacks and beverages you want to bring along.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour (Drift/Troll Combo)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 2 - Oct 23 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $600
    Some parties like to drift and cast, some like to troll, and some groups want a little of both. We offer a combo package that gives a little of both. Often times the drift and cast bite is not in the same location as the trolling bite and we need to make significant move to a different on the waters location. For our combo trips the boat will be set up to carry gear for both methods.
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About the Captain

David Faller
Lakeside Marblehead, Ohio, United States
Angler's Choice
115 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
48 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2020
I have been fishing Lake Erie Islands for 35+ years. My father and I fished small streams and ponds when I was a young boy. As my interest grew, we grew our fishing experiences together eventually ending up targeting Lake Erie Walleye. We started in small boats and worked our way into tournaments. Competitive fishing changes your viewpoint on finding fish that will bite on any given day. You learn to adapt to the daily conditions. I have been first mating on boats for 25+ years. I enjoyed fishing and sharing my experiences with others each day.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Scout (Express cruiser) originally built in 2003. Powered by a 225HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Western and near Central Basin Lake Erie
Nearshore Fishing
Fishing waters including Reefs and Shoals
Offshore Fishing
Deeper Waters off the Shoals and Reefs
Reef Fishing
We drift and Cast the reefs for Walleye
Flats Fishing
Spring for pre & post-spawn Trophy Walleye

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
All methods use 6 to 30 lb diameter line
Trolling
Line Counter Reels, Planner Boards and Divers
Spinning
Drift and Cast worm harnesses for Walleye
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Drift and Cast worm harnesses for Walleye

Amenities

GPS
Raymarine
Fishfinder
Raymarine
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Planner Boards
Ice Box
Iced Fish Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
We use St Croix Spinning Rods
Live Bait
Night Crawlers are on board for Drift & Cast trips
Lures
All of the best producing lures are on board daily
First Mate
For your comfort, Capt is 1st Mate, Tipping 20%

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
Our methods are easily performed by all ages
You Keep Catch
Cleaning available for additional Fee

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid unnecessary hassle with carrying extra cash.

No additional fees.
Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
PayPal

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Recent Fishing Reports

Family Walleye
Family Walleye
September 11, 2022
Family time on Lake Erie. Today's crew from Dayton, made quick work of the first 12 Walleye including one Fish Ohio. Danny, Kelli and Devin were busy until the wind switched and the bite ground to a halt. We kept making adjustments and filled their final six. Flicker Minnows **hidden content** back on Off Shore Tackle Company planner boards. Spro 120s 70 back. Dipsey 2 setting 53 back FJs and Rip Sticks TruTrip 50s Lil Rip Stick Speed 2.4 mph #BlackH2oDog #BigFishTuff #familytime #marblehead #fishohio #lakeeriewalleye
Birthday Walleye
Birthday Walleye
September 4, 2022
Rachel reached out to surprise Lawren with a Birthday gift of time together on Lake Erie. Although we were in light rain for a while, the fish didn't care. During the rain we were on the little ones. As the rain dissipated our bite improved. My stickbait program dried up today. It took a bit to switch to something they wanted. Lawren stepped up with a no doubt Personal Best as a Birthday Present. She had a 31 1/2'+ Walleye. They got theirs and I got 2 in the clean-up. Awesome time fishing with this couple today. Dipsey 2 setting 55 back. TruTrip 50s 55 back TruTrip 40s 80-85 back run behind Off Shore Tackle Company planner boards. Nearly every fish came on FJ7s or FJ9s. #blackh2odog #BigFishTuff #offshoretackle #birthday #fishohio #lakelife #lakeeriewalleye #Marblehead #happycouple
Family Walleye Outing
Family Walleye Outing
September 3, 2022
Adam, Kelsey and their sons Brantley and Lucas opted to add BlackH2oDog Charters to their list of Labor Day weekend activities. It was the family's first time catching Lake Erie Walleye. The had hoped to have something to take home for a fish fry. We succeeded in doing that and then some. Our program reminded the same Spro 85 and Flicker Minnows 95 to 130 back with 2 oz. Dipsey 2 setting with Bomber Long As, FJ7s and BADMO LURES Arrowhead spoons 63 to 65 back. TruTrip 50s with Yeck spoons 50 to 55 back. TruTrip 40s 80 back Fj7s and Fj9s Speed was 2.4 mph #familytime #blackh2odog #BigFishTuff #marblehead #lakelife #lakeeriewalleye

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 48 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Fishing with David
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
97%
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Pamela W.
Westlake, OH
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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A birthday gift, drifting and trolling

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour (Drift/Troll Combo) on September 9, 2022
We enjoyed our time with Captain David. How fun it was to learn we had more in common than a love for fishing. But that’s...
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Jackson, MI
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6 hour trip morning trip!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Walleye (AM) on August 13, 2022
I set this trip up about a week in advance .  Capitan Dave was amazing walked me through where to go to get our fishing license,...
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Mike S.
Maple Heights, OH
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Half Day Trip with Captain David Faller of BLACKH2oDOG Charters

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Walleye (AM) on May 15, 2022
Our trip with Captain David Faller was excellent, actually beyond excellent.  David not only provided the charter, he taught...
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Joseph G.
Covington, KY
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5.0 / 5
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Best fishing charter on Lake Erie

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Walleye (AM) on June 18, 2022
Captain David is safety first fun second. He is honest with his customers about weather forecasts and made sure we all had...
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Russell H.
Paulding, OH
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Awesome day of fishing.

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Walleye (AM) on July 2, 2022
Met cpt. Dave @ 530 for a 6hr trip.  Waves started @ 3ft & settled down as the day passed.  We were pretty much always catching...
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FAQs about BlackH2oDog Charters LLC

BlackH2oDog Charters LLC offers the following trips to customers:
  • $225 per group, additional $60 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Evening Islands and Eyes (2 hours)
  • $350 per group - Walleye with the Dogs (Trip for 2) (6 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Walleye (PM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Walleye (PM) (5 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Walleye (AM) (6 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - Sunday PM Walleye 5/30 & 9/6 (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - Weekday Walleye (AM) (6 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour (Drift/Troll Combo) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with BlackH2oDog Charters LLC, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS Raymarine
  • Fishfinder Raymarine
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Outriggers Planner Boards
  • Ice Box Iced Fish Box
  • Radar Raymarine

Trips booked with BlackH2oDog Charters LLC include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (We use St Croix Spinning Rods)
  • Live Bait (Night Crawlers are on board for Drift & Cast trips)
  • Lures (All of the best producing lures are on board daily)
  • First Mate (For your comfort, Capt is 1st Mate, Tipping 20%)

BlackH2oDog Charters LLC offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (Western and near Central Basin Lake Erie)
  • Nearshore Fishing (Fishing waters including Reefs and Shoals)
  • Offshore Fishing (Deeper Waters off the Shoals and Reefs)
  • Reef Fishing (We drift and Cast the reefs for Walleye)
  • Flats Fishing (Spring for pre & post-spawn Trophy Walleye)

BlackH2oDog Charters LLC offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (All methods use 6 to 30 lb diameter line)
  • Trolling (Line Counter Reels, Planner Boards and Divers)
  • Spinning (Drift and Cast worm harnesses for Walleye)
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing (Drift and Cast worm harnesses for Walleye)

Top targeted fish species with BlackH2oDog Charters LLC include:
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Perch (Yellow)
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Walleye