Mega Bites Charters goes to the limit for you.

2022 Walleye fishing is on fire – don’t miss it!
Fall Walleye fishing is just around the corner. When the water temperatures start to chill the fish get hungry and go on a feeding binge to fatten for the winter.  September and October are excellent months to catch big Eye, too.

Mega Bites Charters provides light tackle fishing and fall trolling in Lake Erie. They are run and operated by Captain Tony Denslow, one of the top fishing guides in the area. Mega Bites Charters will make sure you spend some quality time fishing on one of the most beautiful lakes in America.

You will be fishing aboard a spacious 30’ Baha Cruisers boat, powered by a 350 HP GM 7.4 L engine. The vessel’s Raymarine navigational electronics will ensure you have a quality experience on the water. What is more, there is a bed and a toilet on board, and a large cushioned cooler ice-box for your seating comfort.

Capt. Tony’s dock is in Vermilion, Ohio. Millions of fish, especially Walleye, ply these waters year around, all the way to the Canadian border. Mega Bites Charters specializes in light tackle fishing for Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Yellow Perch, and Catfish. Trolling is also available. Trips vary from five and six-hour weekdays to seven and eight-hour on weekends.

Your trip will include rods, reels, tackle, live bait, and lures. You may want to bring your own snacks and drinks. Please, keep in mind that Mega Bites Charters has a no alcohol policy on their charters, so any alcoholic beverage stronger than beer is forbidden aboard.

A note about fishing cleaning. Cleaning is the responsibility of the customer. There are two fish cleaning businesses in Vermilion that perform expert filleting of your catch. I will provide directions to both.

Please note, the fee you pay to book your reservation is not forwarded to Mega Bites Charters. Only the balance is collected by the captain at the end of your trip.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Walleye Fire Sale!
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $575
    The walleye fishing is going great guns. This trip will see you targeting a lot of different species, including Walleye, Yellow Perch, Smallmouth Bass, and more. Bring your own food and drinks and enjoy the ride!
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip – Perch yellow & white
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    Yellow and White Perch are Lake Erie fall fishing favorites! They are fun to catch and are quite tasty. Each fisherman is permitted to keep 10 Yellow Perch. No limit on White Perch. The method to catch Perch is simple and easy. First, the captain locates a school of them and anchors. Then, special, weighted Perch rigs are baited with minnows and dropped to the bottom to await a strike. This style of fishing is great for beginners but don't be fooled, oldtimers love to fish for Perch, too.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Walleye
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $660
    This trip will see you targeting a lot of different species, including Walleye, Yellow Perch, Smallmouth Bass, and more. Bring your own food and drinks and enjoy the ride!
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip – Walleye
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $735
    During this day out you will be targeting Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, or Yellow and White perch in Lake Erie. Just bring your own snacks and drinks and enjoy the adventure. This trip is ideal for any angler!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Walleye Day
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $810
    This trip is for those anglers who want to spend extra time on the lake. Sometimes a limit in seven hours is not enough. Keep casting for perch and bass.
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About the Captain

Tony Denslow
Vermilion, Ohio, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
72 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2015
I've been fishing on Lake Erie since childhood. I earned my captain's license in 1983 when I was working full time as a news journalist. I continued working and fishing on the side until I retired in 2000. That's when I started chartering full time.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass
Bass (White) White Bass
Catfish Catfish
Perch (White) White Perch

Boat specs

Baha Cruisers (Angler) originally built in 1998. Powered by a 350HP GM 7.4L engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
From Ohio shore to Canada
Nearshore Fishing
April, May, June we target walleye in 15-30 FOW
Offshore Fishing
In mid-summer walleyes are found 4-8 miles out
Reef Fishing
The famed "Sand Bar" off Vermilion, OH

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Casting lures for bass and walleye
Bottom Fishing
Basic fishing for perch and catfish
Trolling
Using linecounter reels and 7 foot rods
Spinning
Mostly 6 ft. St. Croix medium action rod/reels
Jigging
Occasionally in the spring
Drift Fishing
This is common for walleyes and very effective

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Raymarine GPS
Fishfinder
Raymarine MFD
Bed
Multimedia System
AM/FM stereo
Ice Box
260 qt cooler that doubles as cushioned seating

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Night crawlers and minnows
Lures
Supplied
First Mate
Only for trolling
Fishing License
Required 16 and older.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Eight and up supervised
No Alcohol
Beer OK
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Most people keep their fish

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
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 72 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (38)
Full day trip
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7 hour walleye trip
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
93%
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Julie S.
Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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4 Hr Trip w Capt. Tony

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Walleye Fire Sale! on August 10, 2022
Our original trip w/ another captain was cancelled due to weather. (Mutually agreed.) Capt. Tony had one opening available...
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Chris And Lindsey Hummel
Greentown, IN
Excellent
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6 hour trip with Capt. Tony May 17, 2022

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Walleye on May 17, 2022
We really enjoyed our experience with Capt. Tony!  (except for the sea-sick part!). The fish were tight lipped most...
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Marvin W.
Garner, North Carolina
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Full day trip

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip – Walleye on October 16, 2022
I highly recommend this trip for your first time going or if you are a seasonal vet. The fishing was slow due to no fault of...
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Chris S.
Sutton, West Virginia
Excellent
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7 hour walleye trip

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip – Walleye on September 17, 2022
Very beautiful day on Lake Erie. Captain Tony helped find us 9 walleye and 1 catfish. We had 5 in our group that had never...
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Julie B.
Saint CLAIRSVLE, OH
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Dad & Sons annual trip

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Walleye Day on May 21, 2022
Had a great time! Captain Tony is a great guy, friendly, helpful and was very professional. He put us right on the fish all...
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FAQs about Mega Bites Charters

Mega Bites Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $575 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Walleye Fire Sale! (5 hours)
  • $650 per group - 7 Hour Trip – Perch yellow & white (7 hours)
  • $660 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Walleye (6 hours)
  • $735 per group - 7 Hour Trip – Walleye (7 hours)
  • $810 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Walleye Day (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Mega Bites Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS Raymarine GPS
  • Fishfinder Raymarine MFD
  • Bed
  • Multimedia System AM/FM stereo
  • Ice Box 260 qt cooler that doubles as cushioned seating

Trips booked with Mega Bites Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Night crawlers and minnows)
  • Lures (Supplied)
  • First Mate (Only for trolling)
  • Fishing License (Required 16 and older.)

Mega Bites Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (From Ohio shore to Canada)
  • Nearshore Fishing (April, May, June we target walleye in 15-30 FOW)
  • Offshore Fishing (In mid-summer walleyes are found 4-8 miles out)
  • Reef Fishing (The famed "Sand Bar" off Vermilion, OH )

Mega Bites Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Casting lures for bass and walleye)
  • Bottom Fishing (Basic fishing for perch and catfish)
  • Trolling (Using linecounter reels and 7 foot rods)
  • Spinning (Mostly 6 ft. St. Croix medium action rod/reels )
  • Jigging (Occasionally in the spring)
  • Drift Fishing (This is common for walleyes and very effective)

Top targeted fish species with Mega Bites Charters include:
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Bass (White)
  • Catfish
  • Perch (White)
  • Perch (Yellow)
  • Walleye