Don’t Look Back Charters welcomes you for a wonderful day of fishing on Lake Erie! Starting out of North East, Pennsylvania, you and Captain Shawn Barkley will explore the eastern basin of Lake Erie and have lots of fun chasing tasty and elusive fish. Pick a day that suits you and enjoy your fishing adventure on the lake!

You’ll be fishing from a 29’ Sport Craft cuddy cabin that’s big enough to accommodate 6 guests. It runs on a 330 HP Mercruiser 5.7 engine and used comprehensive navigation technology that allows for a safe and quick trip to the fish and back. The boat’s got a toilet, kitchen, and bed, and features an ice-box and a wireless trolling motor. Its fishing equipment includes downriggers and a livewell. During your trip, a first mate will be present to give you any help you may need.

You and Captain Shawn will go after Walleye and Lake Trout. You can catch them using light and heavy tackle by bottom fishing, trolling, spinning, and jigging. You’re free to take home the fish you catch as well as to bring kids aboard.

The captain covers you for all the tackle, live bait, and lures, and will clean and fillet your catch as well, at no extra charge. Before you leave, just make sure to bring your licenses, snacks, and drinks.

Book at Don’t Look Back Charters and have an unforgettable time on the water!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $875
    You and Captain Shawn will be fishing the eastern basin of Lake Erie. This is a great opportunity to experience some of the best Walleye fishing in the whole world! Just be there in time and bring your favorite snacks and drinks, as well as valid fishing licenses.
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About the Captain

Shawn Barkley
North East, Pennsylvania, United States
9 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2021
Captain Shawn had his first boat at the age of 17. Fishing is his passion and he promises to do his best to put fish on the deck and make your trip the best possible!

About this listing

Targeted species

Lake Trout Lake Trout
Walleye Walleye

Boat specs

Sport Craft (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 2004. Powered by a 330HP Mercruiser engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
29 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2% charge will apply.

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 9 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (11)
Great Family Experience
Great Family Experience
8HR Day Trip with Captain Shawn
+8
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Michael M.
Acme, PA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great Family Experience

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on September 17, 2022
Our family had an amazing day on Lake Erie with Shawn. This was our first ever experience on a fishing charter and he made...
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Zhiqiang M.
State College, PA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full day trip with Captain Shawn

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 27, 2022
Our trip with captain Shawn was perfect. He was an excellent captain who was prepared and was very experienced. It was a slow...
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Patrick L.
Colchester, VT
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Good time and limit out

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 28, 2022
A good captain that will listen to his guests and try different methods and techniques.  Shawn was great that way. I will...
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Gerry B.
Buffalo, New York
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great Trip With Captain Shawn

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 4, 2021
If you want to catch fish, then Captain Shawn of Don’t Look Back Charters has you covered! We had a absolute great...
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Shaun E.
Allenwood, PA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Captain Shawn

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 20, 2021
My wife and I highly recommend Dont Look Back Charters. Captain Shawn put us on the fish right away and kept us on them. He...
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FAQs about Don't Look Back Charters

Don't Look Back Charters offers the following trip to customers:
  • $875 per group, additional $50 per person after 5 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Don't Look Back Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Don't Look Back Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate

Don't Look Back Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

Don't Look Back Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Don't Look Back Charters include:
  • Lake Trout
  • Walleye