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 Apr 1 - Nov 15
    $400
    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 on 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 Apr 1 - Nov 15
    $350
    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 a.m. to 7 a.m. 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 Apr 1 - Nov 15
    $350
    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 p.m. depending on the season and other natural factors.

About the Captain

Steve Rumer
Lakeside Marblehead, Ohio, United States
8 Fishing Reports
154 Customer Reviews
Response time 9 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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Perch (Yellow) Yellow Perch
Walleye 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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

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 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, pay rest to captain

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

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
99%
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Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
92%
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Our Second Sailing on the Fishhound.

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on September 20, 2021
We sailed with Capt. Steve in June 2021 and had a great trip.  This time we brought my 5 year old granddaughter in addition...
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Walleye Fishing with Fishhound Charters

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 7, 2021
We had a great fishing day with Capn Steve. Caught our limit on an 8 hour trip with a family of 6 adults. Great weather all...
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Fishing with Captain Steve

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on October 11, 2021
Took a family trip on the charter boat for 1/2 day fishing. It did not disappoint!  Had a great time fishing! Caught almost...
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2nd to none

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on April 7, 2021
We booked 4 days with captain Steve.  He runs the best operation in port clinton.  He put us on the fish from the start. ...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on October 15, 2021
We weren’t on the fish today but we still had a good day!  Steve did a great job and tried to keep up on the fish despite...
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FAQs about Fishhound Charters

Fishhound Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Fishhound Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Fishhound Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Ugly Stik and Penn)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Captain can arrange cleaning for a small fee)
  • First Mate

Fishhound Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (Lake Erie)
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing (Lake Erie Islands)

Fishhound Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fishhound Charters include:
  • Perch (Yellow)
  • Walleye