Tail Chaser Fishing Charters

Tail Chaser Fishing Charter invites you to enjoy a day of Walleye fishing aboard the Tail Chaser around the Lake Erie Islands. Captain Mike specializes in trolling for Walleye fishing, and is able to accommodate up to six guests per trip.

Fishing on the Lake Erie Island means you are in for some serious fishing action as this region is well-known throughout the world for Walleye fishing. Fishing is excellent from mid-April through November 1st, with the best. You will troll for Walleye.

Captain Mike Dean owns and operates a 30’ Sport Craft performance fishing boat, originally built in 1990 with a capacity for up to 6 guests. Powered by a 350 HP Mercruiser engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 27 knots, the Sport Craft is fast and very reliable on the water. The search for the fish is aided by a GPS and fishfinder, and the catch is stored in the available icebox. There is a toilet on board for your convenience, as well as all the safety equipment needed.

Tail Chaser Fishing Charters carry all the fishing gear so you don’t have to. They provide Shakespeare rods and reels, tackle, a variety of lures, and live bait. The first mate is on board to help you with baiting your hooks and reeling in your fish. They work extremely hard to make your trip an enjoyable and memorable experience.

Please note, you are to obtain a fishing license in accordance with the State of Ohio fishing regulations. You are welcome to bring food and drinks on the trip, as well as hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, and weather-appropriate clothing.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip or Until Limit
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Nov 1
    $600
    Customized fishing trip for Walleye for 2 to 5 people. You will troll the Western basin of the Lake Erie Islands area for Walleye. Captain can also drop you off at one of the islands for a day of fun. He will make sure this is a fun and relaxed atmosphere with no pressure. He truly enjoys getting everyone involved, from rigging the gear to netting the fish.
  • Private trip
    Kelleys Island
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    Fish in the morning and get dropped off at noon for lunch in downtown Kelleys Island. Pick up time is 2 pm from Kelleys to head back to the marina. Clients are responsible for their own lunch. Pick up time can be extended for a fee of $50.00 per hour.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Nov 1
    $450
    This is a four-hour Walleye trip for 2 to 5 people. You will troll the Western basin of the Lake Erie Islands area for Walleye. Captain can also drop you off at one of the islands for a day of fun. He will make sure this is a fun and relaxed atmosphere with no pressure. He truly enjoys getting everyone involved, from rigging the gear to netting the fish. Departure time depends on the season.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Just booked! Last booked: 3 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Nov 1
    $450
    This is a four-hour Walleye trip for 2 to 5 people. You will troll the Western basin of the Lake Erie Islands area for Walleye. Captain can also drop you off at one of the islands for a day of fun. He will make sure this is a fun and relaxed atmosphere with no pressure. He truly enjoys getting everyone involved, from rigging the gear to netting the fish. Departure time depends on the season.
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About the Captain

Mike Dean
Lakeside Marblehead, Ohio, United States
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74 Customer Reviews
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Member since August 2017
Captain Mike started fishing the Lake Erie Islands with his Dad at the age of five and has fished all his life. He says this is pretty much all he has done and all he has wanted to do. Mike decided early on to get his captain's license, and has spent the last 22 years fishing and guiding professionally. He is a relaxed person who likes to make charters fun. Mike's guests all say that his charters are very laid back and no pressure, which is what makes Mike a great choice. He loves taking people fishing for Walleye and Perch.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Sport Craft (Performance fishing) originally built in 2002. Powered by a 350HP Mercruiser 7.4 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on September 9, 2021
This guy will work his butt off for you and get you involved as well. Great first time with trolling gear, very educational. ...
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Half day trip.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 13, 2021
Very knowledgeable and very helpful with putting us onto the fish.  We listened to the radio and the other charters out on...
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First time trolly fishing!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on August 27, 2021
Capt. Mike and his boat were top notch. He worked really hard for us to catch all the walleye we wanted. Taught us a lot about...
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Full day with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip or Until Limit on July 5, 2021
Best Charter we have been on! We had an awesome time and really appreciated his knowledge and hospitality. Our trip today impressed...
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Great afternoon with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on May 2, 2021
First time being in Lake Erie and didn’t know what to expect. It was a great day in the sunshine and enough bites to keep...
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FAQs about Tail Chaser Fishing Charters

Tail Chaser Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - Full Day Trip or Until Limit (8 hours)
  • $600 per group - Kelleys Island (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Tail Chaser Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Tail Chaser Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shakespeare)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate (Please tip your first mate)

Tail Chaser Fishing Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (Lake Erie Islands)

Tail Chaser Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Tail Chaser Fishing Charters include:
  • Walleye