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 40 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 380 HP Chevrolet/MerCruiser engine (2023). 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 Shakespeare and Cabela Planer Board and Dipsy Diver rods, with 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 7 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 fishermen can cooler 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 website online.

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



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  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Walleye
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 1
    US $500
    Afternoon Walleye fishing trolling or drifting with the same equipment, amenities, and techniques as the longer 7-hour morning charters. Fish cleaning can be arranged at an additional cost.
    Targeted fish
    Walleye
    Walleye
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip – Walleye
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Sep 23
    US $650
    Best fishing results. Hop aboard the Walleye trip and enjoy a fun-filled day on the lake! Eyepopper will provide all trolling 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. Drift charters can be arranged but fishermen must provide their own gear. The captain will also provide a cooler and ice for the boat. Fish cleaning can be arranged at an additional cost.
    Targeted fish
    Walleye
    Walleye
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 70 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
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Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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All of us had fun
Fantastic fishing trip
Fantastic fishing trip
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Michelle K.
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All of us had fun

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Walleye on July 20, 2024
Captain did a great job making sure that my son, my mother and I had a great time. We caught all that we wanted in just a couple...
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JOHN T.
Canton, OH
Excellent
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7 hour trip w/ Capt. Denny

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip – Walleye on July 25, 2023
Capt. Denny was knowledgeable and constantly attentive to the lines.  We worked an area not far from where the boat was docked...
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Seth W.
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Great Experience!

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip – Walleye on June 15, 2024
Captain Dennis is extremely patient and very knowledgeable! He is very understanding when explaining the trip and operating...
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Shawn Y.
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Fantastic fishing trip

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip – Walleye on June 8, 2024
This was one of the best fishing trips we have been on at lake Erie. The wind was a little bad this day but we caught fish...
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Brad K.
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Fishing with Dennis

VERIFIED   NEW  7 Hour Trip – Walleye on July 18, 2024
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FAQs about Eyepopper Fishing Charters

Eyepopper Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $500 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Walleye (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group, additional US $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 Lorance
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Eyepopper Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Trolling gear provided, drifting gear not)
  • Live Bait (Night crawlers)
  • Lures (Trolling yes, not drift tackle)
  • First Mate (Occasionally used)

Eyepopper Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Early in the season we might be fishing nearshore. In cold water temps this might mean only a few hundred yards off shore. As the water warms (weather dependent) we might need to go several miles offshore or many miles to the East or West to get fish.)

Eyepopper Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Planner Board, Dipsy Diver rods)
  • Heavy Tackle (For salmon and trout in Lake Ontario)
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling (Dipsys, jets, crank baits, worm harnesses)
  • Jigging (Smallmouth Bass)
  • Drift Fishing (Fishermen provide equipment and tackle unless pre )

Top targeted fish species with Eyepopper Fishing Charters include:
  • Perch (Yellow)
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Walleye

Meet the Captain

Dennis Viers
Lorain, Ohio, United States
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70 Customer reviews
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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

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

Boat specs

Sportcraft (Sportfishing) originally built in 1998, and restored in 2023. Powered by a 380HP Chevrolet/MerCrusier 502ci engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 29 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Early in the season we might be fishing nearshore. In cold water temps this might mean only a few hundred yards off shore. As the water warms (weather dependent) we might need to go several miles offshore or many miles to the East or West to get fish.

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Planner Board, Dipsy Diver rods
Heavy Tackle
For salmon and trout in Lake Ontario
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Dipsys, jets, crank baits, worm harnesses
Jigging
Smallmouth Bass
Drift Fishing
Fishermen provide equipment and tackle unless pre

Amenities

Toilet
Standup private head
GPS
Plotter and auto pilot
Fishfinder
Lorance
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Trolling gear provided, drifting gear not
Live Bait
Night crawlers
Lures
Trolling yes, not drift tackle
First Mate
Occasionally used

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
Ages 6 and older
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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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