Explore Lake Erie like never before with Circle Maker Charters! Captain Paul and his crew are based in Catawba Island and docked at Foxhaven Marina. They operate from April till the end of October and welcome anglers of all skill levels. This crew is committed to helping new people discover the fun of fishing and teach kids to stay more outdoors.

You’ll be fishing on a 31’ Sport craft express cruiser that accommodates up to 6 guests. She’s powered by twin 640 HP Mercury engine that easily reach high speeds. The boat will take you to your fishing spot in no time, all while offering a safe and comfortable ride.

You’ll mainly cover the western basin to the Vermillion/Lorain area. The targets of the day are Walleye and Yellow Perch, depending on which trip you choose. Use different techniques and see which one works best for your catch. Hard work pays off, as you get to keep the catch after the trip.

All trips are family friendly and don’t require previous fishing experience. You’ll be accompanied by a first mate who’ll be helping you throughout your trip. For his efforts, it’s customary to leave a tip.

Capt. Paul covers your fishing equipment, including rods, reels, live bait, and lures. To get ready, you’ll need to purchase your fishing license and pack any snacks and drinks you prefer. After you’ve finished the trip, the crew can clean your catch for an additional fee.

Enjoy a fun day at the lake, fishing from a comfortable boat. Circle Maker Charters is at your service, you just need to choose the date.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Perch Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 15 - Oct 31
    $575
    Perch trips include all tackle and bait. You'll need to purchase your fishing license, snacks, and drinks. It's best to get in touch with the captain and cover the details. Anglers of all skill levels are welcome to join, including children. Keep in mind the first mate works for tips.
  • Private trip
    Walleye Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 31
    $575
    A walleye trip includes all the gear and bait but you need to take care of your fishing license, snacks, and drinks. Spend a fun day at the lake and bring your family and friends even closer. The first mate works for tips.

About the Captain

Paul Walker
Port Clinton, Ohio, United States
10 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
6 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2016
I've been an avid fisherman all my life. I love all types of fishing from simple worm and bobber with kids, to tournament fishing and destination trips. The tug is the drug.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Perch (Yellow) Perch (Yellow)
Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Sport craft (Express cruiser) originally built in 2003. Powered by 2 640HP 6.2 mercuisers engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Outriggers
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

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

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
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
Checks

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

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Fred H.
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VERIFIED   Walleye Trip on July 31, 2021
Was a different type of fishing with trolling for us . Had never experienced this way of fishing.. pros- gets you the fish...
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Full Day Trip

VERIFIED   Walleye Trip on June 16, 2021
Excellent Captain and Mate. Very knowledgeable, helpful and fun to be with. We highly recommend Circle Maker Dan and...
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Greg W.
Groesbeck, OH
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Day trip with captain Paul

VERIFIED   Walleye Trip on May 24, 2021
Awesome experience great guy. Highly recommend him for future trips
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VERIFIED   Walleye Trip on July 17, 2021
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VERIFIED   Walleye Trip on July 6, 2021
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FAQs about Circle Maker Charters

Circle Maker Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $575 per group, additional $63 per person after 4 guests - Perch Trip (8 hours)
  • $575 per group, additional $63 per person after 4 guests - Walleye Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Circle Maker Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Outriggers (Planer boards )

Trips booked with Circle Maker Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate (For Walleye trips )

Circle Maker Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (Lake Erie )

Circle Maker Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Perch fishing )
  • Bottom Fishing (Perch fishing )
  • Trolling
  • Spinning (Perch fishing )
  • Jigging (Spring Walleye fishing )

Top targeted fish species with Circle Maker Charters include:
  • Perch (Yellow)
  • Walleye