Lake Erie Walleye Charters

Want to hook some freshwater favorites? Head to Port Clinton, ON, and join Lake Erie Walleye Charters for a first-class angling adventure! Port Clinton has direct access to Lake Erie, which is known as “the Walleye capital of the world,” so get ready to reel in this world-famous species, as well as other big names such as Lake Trout, Steelhead, and Coho Salmon.

Captain Steve Hardcastle has been fishing since he was old enough to hold a rod – it’s safe to say he’s “hooked” on the sport. He and his highly-skilled crew will do all they can to make your trip out on Lake Erie the best fishing charter you’ve ever been on. He offers a variety of Lake Erie trips for anglers of all ages and abilities, and is so confident of his charter’s ability that he offers a guarantee: If he doesn’t manage to get you on Walleye, your next trip is free!

The 36’ Wellcraft you’ll be fishing aboard is the perfect boat for the job. Completely restored in 2016, she is safe, reliable, and rock-steady. She comes rigged to the gills with everything you’ll need for your day’s fishing, including Raymarine GPS, Lowrance fishfinder, a livewell for your bait, a full toilet, and outriggers for maximum fishability. She can comfortably accommodate up to 9 anglers – bring the whole family, or your best angling buddies!

When it comes to the species on offer, it all depends on when you decide to visit. You’ll have the chance to troll for Walleye, of course, as well as Coho Salmon, Steelhead, Lake Trout, and whatever other freshwater favorites are biting. Your captain will show you the best tricks and techniques to use to hook your dream catch. You’ll be provided with high quality lures, and top-of-the-line rods and reels chosen specifically with Walleye in mind.

Capt. Steve and his crew welcome anglers of all ages and abilities on board. Each trip comes with a free cleaning and filleting service, too. Come aboard Lake Erie Walleye Charters and get ready for the freshwater adventure of a lifetime!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 20 May - 30 Sep
    US$ 895
    up to 5 persons
    + US$ 111
    each additional person
    You'll be heading out onto Lake Erie at 6:00 am to target the morning bite, and then you'll cruise the waters until 2:00 pm for a variety of freshwater favorites. What you catch depends on when you visit, but you can expect to target anything from Walleye, to Coho Salmon, to Steelhead, to Lake Trout. Your captain will provide you with top-quality rods and reels, light and heavy tackle, and a mix of live and artificial bait. Just bring a valid fishing license! Anglers of all ages are welcome.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 20 May - 30 Sep
    US$ 671
    up to 5 persons
    + US$ 111
    each additional person
    On this 6-hour trip, you'll be heading out to Lake Erie at 6:00 am to target the morning bite! Depending on when you visit, Capt. Steve will have you trolling for Walleye, Steelhead, Coho Salmon, or Lake Trout. The lake is known as the "Walleye capital of the world," so get ready to hook plenty of fish! You'll be provided with top-quality rods and reels, as well as light and heavy tackle, and live and artificial bait. All you need to bring is a valid fishing license. Anglers of all ages are welcome.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 597
    up to 1 person
    + US$ 111
    each additional person
    Join your captain for this 4-hour morning trip that'll see you cruising Lake Erie for a variety of freshwater favorites! Depending on when you visit, you'll have the chance to reel in Lake Trout, Steelhead, Coho Salmon, and, of course, Walleye. Your captain will have you trolling for these species, and will provide top-notch rods and reels, as well as lures and live bait. After your trip, your captain or first mate will clean and fillet your catch for you. Just bring a valid fishing license.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Lake Trout
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon (Coho)
Walleye

Boat Specs

Wellcraft (Flybridge) originally built in 1989, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 456HP Crusader engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 26 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
9 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 30 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Bank Transfer
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

About the Captain

Steve Hardcastle
Dunnville, Ontario, Canada
Member since May 2014
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Captain Steve Hardcastle has been fishing since he was a small child. He has been hooked on the sport since he was 5 years of age when he got his first fishing rod. With over 35 years of charter experience and a fleet of boats both in up in Canada and down in Costa Rica, he has the skills, the equipment, and the boats to put you on your dream fish!
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.33
out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
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Very nice people had a great time and lots of fish Thanks
Very nice people had a great time and lots of fish Thanks
Very nice people had a great time and lots of fish Thanks
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
50%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
67%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
50%
Catch intended fish
50%
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Donald Benoit
Metcalfe, Ontario
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Very nice people had a great time and lots of fish Thanks

VERIFIED   August 18, 2018
Donald Benoit recommends Lake Erie Walleye Charters
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Mike Timmers
Hamilton, ON
 3.33
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Fishing with Steve

VERIFIED   July 30, 2018
Fishing was really slow with a lake that’s “on fire” . Boat has enclosed cabin which was not very enjoyable. ...
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William Spence
Saint Thomas, Ontario
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Grandpa's Treat to the Kids

VERIFIED   August 7, 2016
The fishing trip was an experience to remember Lake Erie showed us just how rough she can be ,but Captain Steve wasn’t...
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