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 engine. 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. On your request, a first mate will also join your trip.

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!

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 – Walleye/Steelhead
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 29 - Oct 23
    $600
    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 three lines per angler, up to a maximum of about 16 lines for the boat. The trip lasts for 8 hours or until the limit has been reached.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour – Walleye/Steelhead (3 Max)
    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 three lines per angler, up to about 16 lines for the boat. The trip lasts for 8 hours or until the limit has been reached. This is the price for up to 3 anglers. For larger groups, check out at the other 8 hour trip.
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About the Captain

Joseph Takacs
Fairport Harbor, Ohio, United States
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14 Customer Reviews
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Member since March 2021
Captain Joseph wishes you a warm welcome to Fairport Harbor. Pick one of his trips and have a delightful time fishing beautiful Lake Erie.

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

Heavy Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

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

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 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

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Angler Rating
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Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
75%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Nate J.
Heidelberg, PA
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Great Day Fishing w/ Captain Joe

VERIFIED   8 Hour – Walleye/Steelhead (3 Max) 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.
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Great day on the lake

VERIFIED   8 Hour – Walleye/Steelhead (3 Max) 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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Devon P.
Painesville, OH
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October fishing trip

VERIFIED   8 Hour – Walleye/Steelhead (3 Max) 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
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Great day of fishing!

VERIFIED   8 Hour – Walleye/Steelhead (3 Max) 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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Pete M.
United States
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Great experience

VERIFIED   8 Hour – Walleye/Steelhead (3 Max) on July 6, 2021
Captain Joe is clearly a veteran when it comes to fishing. He allowed us to do more than just pull the fish in. Our group was...
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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 – Walleye/Steelhead (3 Max) (8 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour – Walleye/Steelhead (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
  • 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 techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling

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