Crooked Hook Charters

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Crooked Hook Charters invites you to experience the thrill of catching fish in one of the Great Lakes. Explore the western basin of Lake Erie with one of the most patient and knowledgeable captains around.

Your captain has been guiding for over two decades now. He knows the waters of the Lake like the back of his hand and is familiar with the methods that work best. His First Mate will assist you throughout the adventure. With Crooked Hook, everything will be taken care of. All you have to do is have fun!

The season begins in April and goes through October. You can get the water all to yourself and spend a whole day fishing or just go for a quick adventure to fill the coolers.

When targeting Walleye, you will be mainly drift casting or trolling. If the Lake’s superstar are not something you are after, then a trip for Yellow Perch is your best choice. Your crew will find the best location, anchor there, and bottom fish. Both options are exciting.

Crooked Hook Charters will take you out aboard a 30’ Baha Fisherman Cuddy cabin. The boat is powered by two 215 HP Volvo engines and can take up to 6 anglers. There are top-notch Lowrance electronics and tackle available on board. Plus, there is also a stand-up private head, an ice-box, and a bed.

Trips come with Penn and Okuma rods and reels, along with bait and lures. You will need to purchase a fishing license before you make your first cast. You can feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks with you. Discounts are also available.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Walleye
    In demand! Last booked: 12 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $600
    up to 6 persons
    This is a full 8-hour dock-to-dock trip, we will be fishing for Walleye in the western basin of Lake Erie and the Lake islands area. Depending on the best opportunity to catch the most fish, we will drift cast or troll. Come catch the king of Lake Erie! Trips leave the dock at 7 am. Military, Police, Fire, and EMS 10% discounts are available.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Perch (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Oct 31
    $400
    up to 6 persons
    This trip is a 5-hour dock-to-dock fishing adventure for Yellow Perch, one of the best tasting and prized fish in Lake Erie. Fishing for Perch will consist of going to a lake location, anchoring, and bottom fishing for those great fish. This package is ideal for all ages. Military, Fire, and Police 10% discounts are available.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Perch (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Oct 31
    $400
    up to 6 persons
    This afternoon trip will see you fishing for Yellow Perch, one of the most exciting fish species in Lake Erie. Chasing those best tasting and highly prized Perch will be done by bottom fishing. The trip is great for all ages! A 10% discount is available for Military, Police, and Firefighters.
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About the Captain

Gary Zakrajsek
Lakeside Marblehead, Ohio, United States
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Member since January 2018
Growing up in Northern Ohio on Lake Erie, I have spent numerous hours fishing on this Great Lake. I have over 30 years of fishing experience for Walleye and Perch. I have been given this chance while working as a full-time firefighter in Sandusky Ohio Local 327 IAFF for 28 years. I have since retired and have been able to dedicate myself to fishing as a full time boat owner and charter captain. I am very fortunate for this opportunity, that i am able to use my experience passed on to me by my Father, uncles and grandfathers. I enjoy taking out fisherman, women and children and giving them the same fishing experience on a daily basis. There is nothing better to watch the smiles when they catch that fish ohio walleye or even their first walleye. I have always been and outdoorsman and think every day how lucky i am to have grown up on beautiful Lake Erie.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Perch (Yellow)
Walleye

Boat Specs

Baha Fisherman (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 1999. Powered by 2 215HP Volvo 5.0 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 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

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 3% fee.

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Joseph M.
Cleveland, OH
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Full day trip for walleye

VERIFIED   August 10, 2019
Our family had a great time! Myself a friend my 3 college kids and my 90 year old Dad.  We caught 27 good size walleye,...
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Karen L.
Akron, OH
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Great trip with Captain Gary and First Mate Dave

VERIFIED   August 8, 2019
Capt. Gary was leary of the weather winds were picking up out of the west, be we collectively decided to give it a go. ...
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Chuck B.
Hilliard, OH
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Full day walleye fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 10, 2019
My party of six included 4 adults a college student and my 10 year old grandson. We caught our limit, returned early and had...
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Woodward, IA
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Bucket list charter

VERIFIED   July 17, 2019
Capt Gary and Uncle Dave made our charter adventure the best day of our vacation. We caught 36 beautiful walleye, boat limit...
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Michael E.
SUGARCRK Township, OH
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Can’t fight the wind!

VERIFIED   May 30, 2019
Our trip started out with several good fish in quick succession but then the wind picked up and we were soon in six foot waves....
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