Based out of Vermilion, Salty Dog Charters is your ticket to a memorable time on the water. They’re located right in Vermilion, the middle of Lake Erie’s Central Basin, and a hotbed for Walleye fishing.

Come on aboard with Capt. Mike, who boasts over 30 years’ experience fishing Lake Erie and whose main priority is to get you on some fish. Expect to use techiques like trolling, drift fishing, and jigging, based on the species you’re targeting. Speaking of which, you have the option of 4-hour trips, where you’ll be fishing for the likes of Walleye and Perch, depending on the specific season and the day’s weather. As part of your trip, you also get a nice scenic ride down the Vermilion River.

You’ll be fishing from a 26’ Key Largo boat with enough room for up to 4 anglers at any single time. It also includes an ice box. All rods, reels and terminal tackle are included in the price so you can focus on what really matters, fishing. Want to bring the rest of the family along for the ride? Kids are welcome aboard, so you’re free to make it a family adventure.

Don’t forget to buy a valid Ohio fishing license before the trip! You’re welcome to keep all legal species you catch, just be sure to bring a cooler to take your catch home.

The price of your trip also includes complementary water and pop, but you’re welcome to bring your own drinks. Please let the captain know if you have any questions or special requests.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Salty Dog Charters



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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 30
    US $400
    This trip involves four hours of fishing, plus a scenic trip up the beautiful Vermilion River. The captain likes to leave the dock by 7:30, but is flexible and can work with your schedule.
    Targeted fish
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Walleye
    Walleye
    Catfish
    Catfish
    Perch (Yellow)
    Yellow Perch
    Bass (White)
    White Bass
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 16 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
93%
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The captain canceled

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Sydney K.
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Great Trip!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on August 5, 2023
We took a charter with captain Mike and his mate, Philip in August. We had such an amazing day, and got a tour of the Vermillion...
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Jaron M.
Hanover, OH
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Birthday / Retirement

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on August 23, 2023
We had a great trip with Captain Mike and Mate Phillip. Captain was very personable and knowledgeable. Mate was on top of his...
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Stacie B.
Marysville, OH
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Half day trip with captain mike and mate philip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 4, 2023
This was our family’s first charter experience and captain Mike and mate Philip made it a great experience! Leading up to...
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Allan S.
Westerville, OH
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Successful half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on June 28, 2023
Lucked out with a last minute booking with Captain Mike for a half day trip.  Started hitting almost immediately.  Brought...
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FAQs about Salty Dog Charters

Salty Dog Charters offers the following trip to customers:
  • US $400 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Salty Dog Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Salty Dog Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate

Salty Dog Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (Central Basin Lake Erie)

Salty Dog Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Salty Dog Charters include:
  • Bass (White)
  • Catfish
  • Perch (Yellow)
  • Walleye

Meet the Captain

Mike Reppucci
Vermilion, Ohio, United States
ID & license verified
18 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2022
I was brought up in Boston and have been on the water since I was 5 years old.
Our Team
Phillip H.
First mate
Mike (Pooch) R.
Captain

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (White) White Bass
Catfish Catfish
Perch (Yellow) Yellow Perch
Walleye Walleye

Boat specs

Key Largo (Walkaround) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 285HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Central Basin Lake Erie

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate

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
You Keep Catch

Payment

Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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 4% charge will apply.

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