Dog’s Life Sport Fishing is located in Erie and offers to show you a memorable time in these waters.

Capt. Matthew will do his best to make sure you have a fun day full of fishing. This involves 7-hour trips, mainly fishing for Walleye, Rainbow Trout, Lake Trout, and Perch, depending on the season and conditions on the day. On these trips, you can expect to use techniques such as trolling, jigging, and spinning.

Your fishing adventure starts on the Dog’s Life, a 25’ Sport Craft express cruiser ideal for fishing big water. She can safely take up to 6 anglers, including guests using wheelchairs. She is safe, fast, and smooth with a roomy cockpit for making it happen on a wide-open bite. Apart from various navigation electronics, this boat comes with a toilet, ice-box, and downriggers.

All rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price so you can focus on what really matters, fishing. Please make sure to buy a valid fishing license ahead of time. The crew will clean and fillet your catch for you to take home at the end of the trip.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Dog’s Life Sport Fishing.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip 4PM (1-2 guests)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $400
    Enjoy 6 fun hours of fishing beautiful Lake Erie. This trip is for a maximum of 2 guests. Captain Matthew will provide you with all the rods, reels, tackle, live bait, lures, as well as catch cleaning. You will fish Yellow Perch, Trout, and Walleye.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip 5AM (1-2 guests)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $400
    Enjoy 7 fun hours of fishing beautiful Lake Erie. This trip is for a maximum of 2 guests. Captain Matthew will provide you with all the rods, reels, tackle, live bait, lures, as well as catch cleaning. You will fish Yellow Perch, Trout, and Walleye.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip 4PM (3-4 guests)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $700
    Enjoy 6 fun hours of fishing beautiful Lake Erie. This trip is for 3 to 4 guests. Captain Matthew will provide you with all the rods, reels, tackle, live bait, lures, as well as catch cleaning. You will fish Yellow Perch, Trout, and Walleye.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip 5AM (3-4 guests)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $700
    Enjoy 7 fun hours of fishing beautiful Lake Erie. This trip is for 3-4 guests. Captain Matthew will provide you with all the rods, reels, tackle, live bait, lures, as well as catch cleaning. You will fish Yellow Perch, Trout, and Walleye.
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FAQs about Dog's Life Sport Fishing

Dog's Life Sport Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - 6 Hour Trip 4PM (1-2 guests) (6 hours)
  • $400 per group - 7 Hour Trip 5AM (1-2 guests) (7 hours)
  • $700 per group - 6 Hour Trip 4PM (3-4 guests) (7 hours)
  • $700 per group - 7 Hour Trip 5AM (3-4 guests) (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Dog's Life Sport Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Dog's Life Sport Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate

Dog's Life Sport Fishing offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

Dog's Life Sport Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Dog's Life Sport Fishing include:
  • Lake Trout
  • Perch (Yellow)
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Walleye

Meet the Captain

Matthew Shopene
Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
ID & license verified
37 Customer reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since June 2022
Captain Matthew offers to take you out on a fishing trip on Lake Erie. Come enjoy the beautiful nature and have lots of fun catching fish with a friendly crew.

About this listing

Targeted species

Lake Trout Lake Trout
Perch (Yellow) Yellow Perch
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Walleye Walleye

Boat specs

Sport Craft (Cruiser) originally built in 1999. Powered by a 270HP Yanmar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 38 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing techniques

Trolling
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 37 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Caught fish
94%
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James T.
Sigel, PA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Morning trip with Captian Matt!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip 4PM (3-4 guests) on August 11, 2023
This was our first time on a charter boat on Erie and it couldn’t have been a better experience.  It was a rough ride out...
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Shirley H.
Corry, PA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great experience!

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip 5AM (1-2 guests) on August 26, 2023
Captain Matt was prompt and courteous in returning our calls and answering our questions ahead of the trip and recommended...
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Chad-nicole A.
Waynesville, Missouri
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Walleye Hunters

7 Hour Trip 5AM (1-2 guests) on August 4, 2023
We booked two days with Dog’s Life Sport Fishing and on both days we met our limit. On day two, as the waves were becoming...
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Jerry J.
Fombell, PA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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7 hour trip with Captain Matt on dog's life charter boat walleye outing.

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip 5AM (3-4 guests) on July 14, 2023
This was an outstanding fishing trip!  Captain Matt was great!  We got a bit of a late start which was at my request, but...
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Ed M.
West Middlesex, Pennsylvania
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Matthew

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip 5AM (1-2 guests) on August 12, 2023
We were 1 of only couple boats to go out the morning we went due to pending storm front coming in.  We caught our limit by...
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