Eyes Ready Charters LLC

Hop aboard and have some fun catching fish with Eyes Ready Charters LLC. Come to Fairport Harbor, Ohio and from there go the central basin of Lake Erie and explore its fish-rich waters for lovely freshwater species. Captain Joseph Takacs knows these grounds like the back of his pocket and he’ll make sure you have a great time on the water.

You’ll start your trip on a 31’ Baha cruiser fit to take up to 6 guests and powered by a twin 340 HP Pleasure Craft engines. Its navigation gear is comprised of Simrad GPS and radar, a fishfinder, and two Marine radios. The boat’s got 2 Big Jon electric downriggers, a toilet, and features a refrigerator and multimedia system. A first mate may also join your trip if one is available..

Traveling some 30 miles east of Cleveland, you will be encountering some of the best freshwater species – Walleye, Rainbow Trout, and Yellow Perch. You’ll catch them by trolling on heavy tackle. The crew loves having kids on board, so feel free to bring them along as well. Apart from your catch, you can keep the captain’s and the first mate’s catch as well! We also provide fish cleaning for a nominal fee: $2.50 per fish.  This is less that the other fish cleaning services in the area and provides you with fillets ready for the pan or fryer.

Captain Joseph has you covered for all the tackle, live bait, and lures, meaning you should just bring your licenses, food, and drinks.

Join in and have a lovely time fishing Lake Erie!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Walleye (MAX 4)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 29 - Oct 23
    $500
    You and the crew will be trolling for Walleye and may catch some Steelhead if you are in deeper water. You will be using downriggers, dipsy divers, jet divers, weighted lines, and wire line. Planer boards are used to spread the lines away from the boat. The crew can run a maximum of 3 lines per angler. The trip lasts for 8 hours or until the limit has been reached. This is the price for up to 4 anglers. For larger groups, check out the other 8-hour trips. Fish cleaning is available at $2.50 per fish.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Walleye 5 Guests
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 29 - Oct 23
    $675
    You and the crew will be trolling for Walleye and may catch some Steelhead if you are in deeper water. You will be using downriggers, dipsy divers, jet divers, weighted lines, and wire line. Planer boards are used to spread the lines away from the boat. You and the crew can run a maximum of 3 lines per angler. The trip lasts for 8 hours or until the limit has been reached. Fish cleaning is available at $2.50 per fish.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Walleye 6 Guests
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 29 - Oct 23
    $750
    You and the crew will be trolling for Walleye and may catch some Steelhead if you are in deeper water. You will be using downriggers, dipsy divers, jet divers, weighted lines, and wire line. Planer boards are used to spread the lines away from the boat. You and the crew can run a maximum of 3 lines per angler. The trip lasts for 8 hours or until the limit has been reached. Fish cleaning is available at $2.50 per fish.
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About the Captain

Joe Takacs
Fairport Harbor, Ohio, United States
Angler's Choice
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14 Customer Reviews
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Member since March 2021
Captain Joe wishes you a warm welcome to Fairport Harbor. Pick one of his trips and have a delightful time fishing beautiful Lake Erie. Captain Joe has fished all his life. He grew up on a farm bordering the Cuyahoga River with two ponds. He has fished Lake Erie for over 30 years.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Boat Specs

Baha (Cruiser) originally built in 1989. Powered by 2 340HP Pleasure Craft I/B 7.4 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Refrigerator
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid any additional costs or unnecessary hassle with carrying cash.

No additional fees.
Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos & videos by reviewers (19)
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 14 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
October fishing trip
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
75%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Nate J.
Heidelberg, PA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great Day Fishing w/ Captain Joe

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Walleye (MAX 4) on July 10, 2021
This was a Saturday Guys’ Trip for my 40th birthday. We couldn’t ask for a better day on the water. It was sunny and cool...
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Michelle W.
United States
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great day on the lake

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Walleye (MAX 4) on June 28, 2021
Captain Joe was awesome! He put us on the fish and we hit our limit, including a ‘fishohio’ 28.5” walleye. The boat was...
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Joshua P.
MENTOR ON THE, OH
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Joseph

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Walleye (MAX 4) on June 2, 2021
Took my brother, nephew and stepson out with Captain Joe for a family fishing trip. We had a blast and all caught out walleye...
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Devon P.
Painesville, OH
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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October fishing trip

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Walleye (MAX 4) on October 9, 2021
Joe was amazing! We limited out in about 4-5 hours. He definitely knows he’s way around a boat and the lake! Would highly...
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Richard G.
Austin, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Great day of fishing!

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Walleye (MAX 4) on July 7, 2021
Joe put us on the fish. We had a bit of a slow start, but Joe kept trying and by the end we had limits. It was fun and exciting....
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FAQs about Eyes Ready Charters LLC

Eyes Ready Charters LLC offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Walleye (MAX 4) (8 hours)
  • $675 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Walleye 5 Guests (8 hours)
  • $750 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Walleye 6 Guests (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Eyes Ready Charters LLC, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS (Simrad G09XZE Chartplotter, Echo-Sounder)
  • Fishfinder
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System

Trips booked with Eyes Ready Charters LLC include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Available for additional fee)
  • First Mate (Sometimes if requested)

Eyes Ready Charters LLC offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (Lake Erie Central Basin 30 miles east of Cleveland)

Eyes Ready Charters LLC offers the following fishing technique:
  • Trolling (Planer boards, divers, and down riggers)

Top targeted fish species with Eyes Ready Charters LLC include:
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Walleye