BlackH2oDog Charters LLC

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
    6 Hour (Drift/Troll Combo)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 30 - Oct 28 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    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.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 21 - Oct 29
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    This trip welcomes up to 4 guests. You'll target Walleye around the Lake Erie's Western Basin. This fish is present year round, so you don't have to wait for a specific time of year. You will get a hands-on experience from setting rods to netting fish.
  • Private trip
    Fall Brawl 2020 - Daytime (1-3 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Nov 28
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    Fish along with BlackH2oDog Charters as we fish the Lake Erie waters off of Cleveland, Ohio for trophy Lake Erie Walleye. Each of the 5 largest Fall Brawl Walleye caught between Oct 16th and Nov 29th, will return tens of thousands in cash/prizes. The top 2 placements win a Warrior or Hewescraft Boat. This is a 1 to 3 person trip. 2 is recommended. All onboard must be entered in the 2020 Fall Brawl and have an OH Fishing license. www.lakeeriefishingderby.com * $30 entry * enter by 10/14 *
  • Private trip
    Fall Brawl 2020 - Night Walleye
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Nov 2 - Nov 28
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Fish along with BlackH2oDog Charters as we fish the Lake Erie waters off of Cleveland, Ohio for trophy Lake Erie Walleye. Each of 5 largest Fall Brawl Walleye caught between Oct 16th and Nov 29th, will return tens of thousands in cash/prizes. The top 2 placements win a Warrior or Hewescraft Boat. This is a 1 to 3 person trip. 2 is recommended. All onboard must be entered in the 2020 Fall Brawl and have an OH Fishing license. www.lakeeriefishingderby.com * $30 entry * enter by 10/14 *
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Half Day
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 28 - Oct 28 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    We offer half day trips for those that are looking for a full day on the water. We fish the same methods, and get you to the best location on your day to maximize your time fishing.

About the Captain

David Faller
Lakeside Marblehead, Ohio, United States
35 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
5 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
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) Bass (Smallmouth)
Perch (Yellow) Perch (Yellow)
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
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

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.
You Keep Catch

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
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.73
out of 5 stars from 5 reviews
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Leann M.
Centerburg, OH
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain David!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Half Day on September 6, 2020
David was very knowledgeable and helpful! It was our first time fishing like this and he made it a great experience. We had...
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Jim E.
Chicago, IL
 4.33
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Fishing with David

VERIFIED   4 Hour Half Day on September 26, 2020
Had a great trip with Captain David ,he was great with my grandkids and took the time to teach them about fishing in Lake Erie...
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Half Day on October 17, 2020
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Rosemarie C.
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Half Day on September 19, 2020
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Jim T.
North Royalton, OH
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on July 1, 2020
Captain Dave was very professional and went above and beyond in order to make sure we limited out.  Definitely knows his...
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