Fishhound Charters

Fishhound Charters invites you on a Lake Erie fishing adventure out of Lakeside-Marblehead, Ohio. The beautiful and bustling village of Marblehead is located at the tip of Lakeside township, which makes for easy access to the best fishing grounds around. Your guide, Steve Rumer, has fished the local waters for over 40 years and is as excited now as he was when he first started.

Fishing opportunities on Lake Erie are extraordinary from March through mid-November. Walleye is a major fish superstar that draws anglers from all over the world to this region. In the early season, you can use crankbaits, spoons, or spinners, and in the Fall, jigging with spoons in deep water is very productive. Walleye is a fish very sensitive to light, so you can target them in the early morning or evening in shallow water.

Other popular species on Lake Erie include Smallmouth Bass and Perch. Bass is only targeted on full day trips, whereas Perch can be hooked on half and full days. If you want to fish for Smallmouth Bass using live baits, just let Steve know so he can purchase the bait for you prior to the trip and at a discounted rate.

Fishhound Charters operates a 27’ Sportcraft performance fishing boat originally built in 1989 and restored in 2014. Powered by a 350 HP Mercruiser engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots, the boat can get you from one spot to the next in a heartbeat. The vessel features a VHF radio which Steve uses to stay in touch with other captains on their own VHF channel. This way they are always in the know of where the fish have been spotted.

The boat also has a GPS and a fishfinder, as well as a livebait tank, and a toilet, which is a huge plus if you’re bringing the whole family out. Up to five children over the age of seven are welcome, and life jackets will be provided for them.

Fishhound Charters will provide Okuma trolling rods, St Croix drifting rods, Ugly Stick rods for Perch fishing, Penn reels, and lures. Fish cleaning is available, too.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Nov 15
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    You will fish the Lake Erie Bass Island area using drifting or trolling techniques. On a full day trip, you can target either Bass, Perch, or Walleye depending the season and the location you will fish. ***Live bait for Bass is available at an extra cost of $100. Let the captain know you are interested so he can purchase it for you and you can reimburse him on the day of the trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - AM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Nov 15
    $350
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    The half day trips are aimed fishing for Perch or Walleye depending on the month you go out. You can do drifting or trolling. Trips start from 6 am to 7 am depending on the season and other natural factors.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - PM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Nov 15
    $350
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    This half day trip will see you target the afternoon and early evening bite of Perch or Walleye, depending on the month you go out. You can do drifting or trolling. Trips start from 4 pm depending on the season and other natural factors.
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About the Captain

Steve Rumer
Lakeside Marblehead, Ohio, United States
Angler's Choice
9 Fishing Reports
95 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since June 2017
Captain Steve has been fishing Lake Erie for over 40 years and has seen the ups and downs of fishing here. But, he says: "...it is truly the most amazing fishery I've ever seen.". And we believe him. With Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, Perch, and other species available most of the year, Lake Erie is a great fishing destination. Steve also participated in tournaments for six to seven years and says his favorite fish to catch is Walleye, with Bass coming into a very close second place due to their good game quality.

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Targeted Species

Perch (Yellow)
Walleye

Boat Specs

Sportcraft (Performance fishing) originally built in 1989, and restored in 2014. Powered by a 350HP Mercruiser engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate

Policies

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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.88
out of 5 stars from 95 reviews
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+72
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
96%
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Michelle B.
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My husband and I had a great time on the morning Walleye fishing trip.  The weather was perfect.  Captain Steve was...
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Dan C.
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 27, 2019
I strongly recommend the Fishound.  Enjoyed a terrific half day charter with Capt Steve and his son Austin trolling for...
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Steve B.
Maple Heights, Ohio
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Fun day fishing with a great captain!

VERIFIED   September 6, 2019
We had the best time we have ever had on a charter fishing trip and maxed out in walleye. The captain was easy going, funny,...
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Ryan E.
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100% Fantastic

VERIFIED   June 23, 2019
I cannot recommend Fishhound Charter and Captain Steve / First Mate Austin enough.  We had an amazing trip.  Great...
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Kyle B.
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Full Day Trip - Walleye - Captain Steve & Joe Dirt

VERIFIED   July 10, 2019
A couple of my buddies from out of town came to visit and we decided to use a charter for the first time. Steve and his son...
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