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!

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  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Smallmouth Bass
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 20 - Oct 12
     price breakdown
    Smallmouth Bass fishing is a drift fishing and jigging experience. You will be fishing the nearshore waters of Lorain County, typically using Berkley tube jigs with 1/4 to 1/2 ounce jig heads. Occasionally, you will troll crankbaits in the nearshore waters as well. On this trip, anglers often hookup a trophy over 7 pounds. These fish provide an air show much like a Steelhead. Most often this is a catch and release activity.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Walleye
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 12
     price breakdown
    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 2 (possibly 3 in 2020) 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.
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About the Captain

Dennis Viers
Lorain, Ohio, United States
ID & License verified
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

Bass (Smallmouth) Bass (Smallmouth)
Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Sportcraft (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1998, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 310HP Chevrolet/MerCruiser engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

27 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible


Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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:
American Express