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
    8 Hour Trip – Walleye
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 28
    $480
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    $480
    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.

About the Captain

Dennis Viers
Lorain, Ohio, United States
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17 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
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 2017. Powered by a 310HP Chevrolet/MerCruiser 454 ci. engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
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
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
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.

Customer Reviews

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Jeffrey J.
Olmsted Falls, OH
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Fantastic Trip

VERIFIED   June 25, 2020
Went out this morning at 630am and by 9Am had our limit! 30 walleye w an average weight of 3lbs! Captain Denny put us on the...
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Patrick W.
Cincinnati, Ohio
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Full Day Walleye in May

VERIFIED   NEW  October 3, 2020
Although we started really slow, Captain Denny found where all of the fish we biting. We had 2 fish around 2.5 hours in, then...
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Kevin M.
Massillon, Ohio
 5.00
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8 hour trip

VERIFIED   August 1, 2020
Took an eight hour trip with capt. Denny. The trip was awesome! We limited out in about 3.5 hours and had a nice trip back...
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Norman F.
Rinard Mills, OH
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Full day on Eyepopper

VERIFIED   August 15, 2020
Good time. Dennis obviously knew what he was doing ,and was very competent .Water was rough in the morning and fishing was...
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Trent L.
Columbus, OH
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What a wonderful day!

VERIFIED   NEW  October 9, 2020
Captain Denny and his friend Beau were great! We had a beautiful day and caught some nice fish! Thanks guys! Cya soon!
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