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 Apr 2 - Oct 23 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $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
    Walleye (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $450
    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
    Walleye (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 2 - 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 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)
    $450
    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
    Sunday PM Walleye 5/30 - 7/4 - 9/6
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 30 - May 30 (Sun)
    $400
    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
    Walleye 4 Hour Afternoon
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 17 - Oct 23 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $400
    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 for 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
    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! This unique opportunity for 2 guests will allow you to fish with 2 Portuguese Water Dogs. This 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
    2 Hour Evening Islands and Eyes
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 30 - Oct 23 (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.
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About the Captain

David Faller
Lakeside Marblehead, Ohio, United States
64 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
19 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) 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
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
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.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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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Recent Fishing Reports

Family Walleye
Family Walleye
September 4, 2021
Lucas his wife and father headed east out of West Harbor for a shot at Lake Erie Walleye. We fell a few short of their limit, but we had a great time figuring out out to get the post storm Walleye to take our offerings. They did a great job setting lines and landing nice Walleye for their fish fry.
Minnesota Eyes on Erie
Minnesota Eyes on Erie
August 28, 2021
Minnesota anglers Melody and her husband Mike and friend Mike were came to the Marblehead area and to spend their day fishing for Walleye on BlackH2oDog. We left dock a little before sunrise and and headed east of Kellys Island. We set lines and pointing at the rising sun. TruTrip 50 with Ripplin Redfins 50 back. Dipsey 3 setting 36 and 60 back with Ripplin Redfins. Bandits and Spros 80 back 2 oz. Speed was 2.4 mph. Our best fish came on Spro 120s Sharpie Customs ?.
Anniversary Walleye
Anniversary Walleye
August 27, 2021
Rick and wife Tina are spending their anniversary weekend in the Marblehead area and today they chose to spend their day fishing for Walleye on BlackH2oDog. We left dock a little before sunrise and and headed east of Kellys Island. We set lines and pointing at the rising sun. Bandits and Spros 80 to 110 back with 2 oz. TruTrip 50 with Ripplin Redfins 45 back. Dipsey 3 setting 36 back with Ripplin Redfins. Once we had their limit, we changed things up and added in Northland Butterfly Blades worm harnesses on TruTrip 50s. Mag 44s 90 back 2 oz. Bandits and Spros 65 back 2 oz. Then I got to reel six and then we caught and released about a dozen more. Speed was 2.7 to as low as 2.1 mph. Our best fish came on Northland Fishing Tackle Butterfly Blades.

Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   Walleye (AM) on August 21, 2021
Black dog H2O is the best bang for your bucks!! We started off early watch the sun come up as we approach the designated area...
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Two hour trip with Captain Dave

VERIFIED   2 Hour Evening Islands and Eyes on July 30, 2021
My wife and I took our grandson and granddaughter ages 10 and 8 on the evening charter with Captain Dave. The trip was excellent....
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NEW  Walleye with the Dogs (Trip for 2) on September 10, 2021
Wow!! What a awesome time fishing with my son thanks to captain Dave for putting us on the fish.we did catch our limit. I can’t...
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6 hour trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Walleye (AM) on August 28, 2021
We left the dock at 6:30am watch the sunrise was fishing by 7:15 we caught 9 nice size walleyes by 9:30 by the end of the trip...
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VERIFIED   Weekday Walleye (AM) on June 3, 2021
We had a great time. Mike was knowledgeable, courteous and friendly. He made sure we got our limit of walleye. He offered his...
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FAQs about BlackH2oDog Charters LLC

BlackH2oDog Charters LLC offers the following trips to customers:
  • $225 per group, additional $50 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)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Sunday PM Walleye 5/30 - 7/4 - 9/6 (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Walleye 4 Hour Afternoon (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - Walleye (AM) (6 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - Walleye (PM) (5 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - Weekday Walleye (AM) (6 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 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)

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