Hook And Leader Sportfishing

Hook And Leader Sportfishing welcomes you to Newport, Michigan and invites you on fun and relaxed fishing trips on the Detroit River and Lake Erie. Captain Geoff Eicholtz specializes in smaller groups so you’ll save money from booking larger boats. The captain’s boat is family-friendly and has tournament-grade equipment that will help you in your pursuit of the lovely freshwater species.

You’ll start your trip on a 22’ Triton 216 Fishunter, a dual console that can carry up to 4 guests and is powered by a 300 HP Mercury engine. For navigation, it uses all the modern GPS, fishfinder, and radio technology that will help you and the captain quickly locate the fish. The boat also uses a Minn Kota wireless trolling motor and features livewell and ice-box.

Some of the prized species you’ll target include Walleye, Northern Pike, Muskellunge, as well as Sturgeon. You’ll catch them by jigging on light tackle and trolling on heavy tackle, and you’re free to keep all the fish you catch. Kids are more than welcome to join the trip and there can be no smoking while on board.

Captain Geoff will provide you with all the tackle, live bait, and lures. You just make sure to bring your fishing licenses, some food, and drinks.

Hook And Leader Sportfishing is waiting for you to have a fun time on the water!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Lake Erie Walleye
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Nov 1
    $450
    From June through the fall you'll be targeting Walleye throughout Lake Erie. Leaving from the Brest Bay Marina, you'll target Walleye as it feeds throughout the summer. This fast-paced trolling happens during the warmer weather and enables you and the captain to fish in comfort. Bass, Steelhead, and Catfish are among the off species you commonly hook into.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Detroit River
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 4 - May 30
    $450
    You will be fishing the spring Walleye run by vertical jigging using light tackle. The fight is aggressive and fast-paced. This is a great trip for kids and those new to fishing Walleye. The captain provides all equipment. You will commonly hook into Smallmouth, Musky, Steelhead, and even occasional Sturgeon.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Lake Erie Perch
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 15 - Nov 1
    $400
    You will be targeting Lake Erie's "Gold". The yellow belly Perch is one of the best freshwater eating fish. You and the captain will be using ultralight tackle and live bait. When the fishing is hot, you will continuously hook up the lines.
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About the Captain

Geoff Eicholtz
Newport, Michigan, United States
ID & License verified
Member since September 2020
Captain Geoff grew up on the shores of Lake Erie and the Detroit River. He has fished these waters since he was a boy and today he wants to show you the beauties of fishing on these grounds.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Smallmouth) Bass (Smallmouth)
Muskellunge (Musky) Muskellunge (Musky)
Perch (Yellow) Perch (Yellow)
Pike (Northern) Pike (Northern)

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

Boat Specs

Triton 216 Fishunter (Dual console) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 300HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures

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
No Smoking
You Keep Catch

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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

FAQs about Hook And Leader Sportfishing

Hook And Leader Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Lake Erie Perch (6 hours)
  • $450 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Lake Erie Walleye (6 hours)
  • $450 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Detroit River (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Hook And Leader Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS (Cobra DSC)
  • Fishfinder (Dual Lowrance HDS Live)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor (Minkota)
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Hook And Leader Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures

Hook And Leader Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Detroit River)
  • Lake Fishing (Lake Erie's Western Basin)

Hook And Leader Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Jigging walleye with 6' rods and 8lb line )
  • Heavy Tackle (Trolling using boards, divers and crankbaits)
  • Trolling (Spring, summer, fall and winter Lake trolling)
  • Jigging (Spring river jigging )

Top targeted fish species with Hook And Leader Sportfishing include:
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Muskellunge (Musky)
  • Perch (Yellow)
  • Pike (Northern)
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Sturgeon
  • Walleye