Drilling Eyes Sportfishing Charters

Come enjoy the day or evening with Drilling Eyes Sportfishing Charters and Capt. Butch Warden while fishing the beautiful Lake Erie! They will cater to your wishes whether it’s a fishing trip that you’d like or an evening cruise around the islands. Come to Lakeside Marblehead, Ohio, pick a trip, and embark on a true fishing adventure. You can also choose to be with your group of up to 6 people or make it a trip just for you!

You start on a restored 34’ Baha King Cat catamaran that can take up to 6 guests. It runs on a twin 400 HP Mercruiser engine that can reach a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots and it uses all the modern GPS, fishfinder, radio, and radar technology for efficient navigation. The boat is also equipped with downriggers. In case you need any help, feel free to turn to the first mate.

As you explore Lake Erie you’ll be targeting Walleye, Yellow Perch, and Smallmouth Bass. You’ll catch them by bottom fishing, trolling, jigging, and drift fishing. Kids are welcome to join the trip, but if they’re under 12 they have to wear life jackets all the time while on board. You can choose whether you’ll keep or release your catch.

Capt. Butch will cover you for all the tackle, rods, reels, live bait, as well as lures. He can also pick you up from any nearby island for an additional cost of $75. You just make sure you’ve packed your licenses and the snacks and drinks of your choice before you depart.

Come visit Lakeside Marblehead and have an unforgettable angling experience with Drilling Eyes Sportfishing Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Multi day trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    20 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 1
    $1,900
    For those that a 8 hr trip just isnt enough fishing try our 3 day trip Day 1 - 4 hr evening trip Day 2 - 8 hr full day Day 3 - 8 hr full day You will need to supply your own lodging
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Walleye
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 1
    $775
    A fun-filled day with all the newest tackle and electronics intended to put you on Walleye and keep you there. You just bring your licenses and pack the snacks and drinks of your choice, and the guide will take care of the rest! Depending on availability, each trip can be extended for $150/hr.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Perch
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $675
    You'll be fishing Perch on Lake Erie for 8 hours or until you reach the limit, whichever comes first. The guide has you covered for all the bait and tackle, so you should just bring your fishing licenses and something to eat and drink while on board. Before booking, please message the captain to check if the Perch are biting as the trip is otherwise unavailable. Depending on availability, each trip can be extended for $150/hr.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Walleye
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jul 1
    $535
    Start your trip at 3:00 p.m. and have a great time on Lake Erie fishing for Walleye. Your guide will take care of all the fishing gear you'll need for the trip. Just bring your licenses and your favorite food and drinks, and your adventure can start! Depending on availability, each trip can be extended for $150/hr.
  • Private trip
    ISLAND PICKUP
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    1 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $100
    We will gladly come to your acceptable doc for a $100 additional charge
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About the Charter Operator

Drillingeyes Sportfishing
Lakeside Marblehead, Ohio, United States
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Member since March 2021
Capt. Butch recalls the times he spent as a child with his grandfather fishing and enjoying the whole experience. He's always had a love for fishing and for him it doesn’t matter what kind of fish is biting! Back in 2016, he took a fishing charter for the first time on the western basin on Lake Erie near Port Clinton, Ohio. This charter turned out to be one of those life-changing events. He wanted to know more about chartering and so he met several charter Captains and discussed the pros and cons of the chartering business. As they say, the rest is history! He took an intensive USCG Captains class and became a captain! He did it for a few reasons but one of the main was to share the lake experience with others. Drilling Eyes Sportfishing Charters’s had all ages aboard its vessels with different needs and wants as to what kind of experience they have wanted. The company immensely enjoys its passengers as well as learning about their lives if they are inclined to share!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass
Perch (Yellow) Yellow Perch
Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Baha King Cat (Catamaran) originally built in 2002, and restored in 2019. Powered by 2 400HP Mercruiser engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
34 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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4 hr trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Walleye on May 25, 2021
What a beautiful afternoon we had on Lake Erie. The Captain put us on the fish! The first mate wasn’t able to set half of...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Walleye on May 15, 2021
This was a absolute WONDERFUL experience, Captain and Crew were very nice. Had Great fishing gear, we caught so many nice Walleye!!...
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Ashville, OH
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Half Day Walleye

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Walleye on May 15, 2021
Captain Butch and Mate Chris were very knowledgeable. We were able to have a great afternoon/evening of fishing. Would highly...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Walleye on June 29, 2021
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Walleye on July 10, 2021
Great day on the lake. Captain Butch and the mate were extremely friendly and knowledgeable. The boat is very comfortable and...
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FAQs about Drilling Eyes Sportfishing Charters

Drilling Eyes Sportfishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $100 per group - ISLAND PICKUP (1 hour)
  • $535 per group - Half Day Trip – Walleye (4 hours)
  • $675 per group - Full Day Trip – Perch (8 hours)
  • $775 per group - Full Day Trip – Walleye (8 hours)
  • $1,900 per day per group - Multi day trip (20 hours)

When you book a trip with Drilling Eyes Sportfishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder (A new Garmin 8612 X3)
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Drilling Eyes Sportfishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (As needed)
  • Lures (Cranks and spoons are all supplied)
  • First Mate (Works on gratuity )

Drilling Eyes Sportfishing Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (Lake Erie)

Drilling Eyes Sportfishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Trolling (The most productive method)
  • Jigging (Early april may only)
  • Drift Fishing (For your more experienced fisherman)

Top targeted fish species with Drilling Eyes Sportfishing Charters include:
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Perch (Yellow)
  • Walleye