Eyepopper Fishing Charters

Eyepopper Fishing Charters offers anglers a first-class Great Lakes fishing experience on lakes Erie and Ontario. Captain Dennis Viers is a retired school teacher and past bait and tackle shop owner with over 30 years of fishing experience and charter operation on Erie and Ontario. He welcomes families, children, business clients, and friend groups, to join him on the Eyepopper and create a fish story of a lifetime!

The vessel you’ll be fishing from is a 27’ Sportcraft boat, powered by a 310 HP Chevrolet/MerCruiser engine. Equipped with state of the art electronics such as dual radio, GPS system with plotter and autopilot features, and a fish finder – she has all the equipment you could possibly need for a productive day on the water. On board, you’ll also find a private toilet, and plenty of room for up to 6 anglers to fish comfortably at the same time.

All fishing tackle is also top-notch, and is kept in first-class condition. You’ll be equipped with world-class JVI, Planer Board, and Dipsy Diver rods, and Diawa reels. You’ll also have access to a variety of bait such as nightcrawlers, artificial lures, and artificial jigs.

All trips last until the group catches their daily limit, or until the full 8 hours pass. Depending on the day a group may only take 2,5 hours to fully load up on fish. Other times it may take the whole day. According to regulations, customers can keep 5 Smallmouth Bass per person, per day, and 6 Walleye per person, per day.

The only thing you should pack is a small cooler with drinks and snacks. Beer is also allowed, however, no glass bottles. If you so chose, the captain can customize your fishing trip to include additional services like lodging, on board food, fish cleaning, and mounting.

All guests over the age of 16 will also need to purchase a fishing license. The easiest place to do this is on ODNR online.

Now find a date that works for you and book your next fishing adventure today!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip – Walleye
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 15
    $600
    Hop aboard the Walleye trip and enjoy a fun-filled day on the lake! Eyepopper will provide all rods and reels, tackle, live bait, planer boards, dipsy divers, and jet divers. You will be trolling up to 3 rods for each person so be ready for some action. The captain will also provide a cooler and ice for the boat. Fish cleaning can be arranged at an additional cost.

About the Captain

Dennis Viers
Lorain, Ohio, United States
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Member since May 2017
Dennis is a true local who has lived around the Lakes his whole life. Has been a teacher for over 35 years, and likes taking children on trips. During his teaching career he also owned a bait and tackle shop for 13 years, which he ran with his family. For 9 years, Capt. Dennis also hosted a radio show where he did a fishing report 3 times a day. It was during this time that he decided to become a captain and share his knowledge with others. The best part of the job is the people and watching them have fun. Captain holds a  record in catching 50 Steelhead in one day back in 1998. Which is still unbeaten and very unusual on Lake Erie.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Sportcraft (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1998, and restored in 2022. Powered by a 310HP Chevrolet/MerCruiser 454 ci. engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 29 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License
Lunch

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Amanda L.
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VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip – Walleye on July 7, 2021
My husband and I went on this fishing trip our anniversary and we couldn’t ask for a better time. Captain Dennis really know...
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VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip – Walleye on September 4, 2021
Our daily trip could not have been better, not only was his charter exceptional. He took the time to teach us about the area,...
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VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip – Walleye on July 26, 2021
Great day on the water with Capt. Dennis and Eyepopper Fishing Charter. Capt was well experienced and knowledgeable. We had...
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Penn Yan, NY
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VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip – Walleye on July 10, 2021
We enjoyed this fishing Trip we went out for walleye and we caught walleye - I would highly recommend this charter- Denny knew...
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VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip – Walleye on May 25, 2021
Had a wonderful time with my boys, my dad and Capt. Denny! A wonderful experience with the captain who was amazingly helpful...
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FAQs about Eyepopper Fishing Charters

Eyepopper Fishing Charters offers the following trip to customers:
  • $600 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 7 Hour Trip – Walleye (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Eyepopper Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Standup private head)
  • GPS (Plotter and auto pilot)
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Eyepopper Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Night crawlers)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Can be arranged at additional cost)
  • Drinks (An additional cost as part of an executive trip)
  • Fishing License (Needed for anyone 16 years or older)
  • Lunch (An additional cost as part of an executive trip)

Eyepopper Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (Lake Erie May - October except Lake Ontario August)
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Eyepopper Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Planner Board, Dipsy Diver rods)
  • Heavy Tackle (For salmon and trout in Lake Ontario)
  • Trolling (Dipsys, jets, crank baits, worm harnesses)

Top targeted fish species with Eyepopper Fishing Charters include:
  • Walleye