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Lakeside Marblehead, located at the tip of Ohio’s Marblehead Peninsula, is proof that great things come in small packages! Measuring in at just 5 square miles, this is one of the best starting points for fishing Lake Erie. The vast majority of Lakeside Marblehead fishing charters are located just a stone’s throw from the lake’s hottest fishing grounds, and will have you casting off within minutes!

What type of fishing charter is best for me?

Lakeside Marblehead provides direct access to Lake Erie’s Western Basin. The waters here are seriously shallow, with an average depth of 25 feet, and are home to some world-famous fish.  Walleye and Yellow Perch call these waters home, and Smallmouth Bass often make an appearance, too. It’s common for captains to advertise separate trips for each species, but mixed bag trips are also an option!
If you’re a newer angler who wants some tasty table fare, most captains recommend Yellow Perch trips. These species are fun to catch, and even better to eat – in fact, they’re regularly billed as Lake Erie’s tastiest fish. Longer trips will see you heading out to the waters around Lake Erie’s islands, whereas shorter ones will see you exploring the shallow waters near the shoreline.
If you’re an experienced angler looking to hook your trophy catch, Lake Erie is known as the Walleye capital of the world. The Western Basin is one of the best spots to hook them, all season long. You’ll troll or drift fish from the shoreline to the Western Basin’s islands. These techniques can require “off-duty time” as you wait for the fish to bite, making them perfect for more experienced anglers.

What to Bring

Fishing charters in Lakeside Marblehead will usually provide most of what you need for your adventure out on the lake, including fishing gear, lures, and bait. Bring along:
  • A fishing license. Guests age 16 and above will need to buy a license from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Generally, it’s better to do this online. You can buy your license from one of the area’s numerous tackle shops, but most marinas do not stock them.
  • Snacks and drinks. Most charters provide ice and water, so feel free to bring along your favorite soft drinks.
  • Weather-appropriate clothing. Captains recommend bringing a warm jacket year-round, especially if you’re targeting the night bite!
  • Sea-sickness medication. Waters can be rough here, especially in the shallows close to the shoreline, as the waves build very quickly. 

When to Visit

For newer anglers and families who want to hook Yellow Perch, late summer and early fall are when the bite is hottest – this perfectly coincides with school vacation time, too! For Walleye enthusiasts, June and July are particularly fruitful months. 
Although Walleye are seriously tasty, each angler can usually only keep up to 4 of them, measuring 15 inches or more. Please discuss this further with your captain, as it is subject to change.
Lakeside Marblehead fishing charters are perfect for anglers of all ages and skill levels who want to experience the incredible scenery and fishing grounds of Lake Erie’s Western Basin. Come discover it for yourself!
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Depending on the weather, some anglers will be ice fishing on the lake. Most boats are out of the water and under maintenance, preparing for the arrival of the high season! 


Charters will start heading out onto the lake if the ice has cleared. Walleye inhabit the Western Basin year round, so if you’re willing to risk the freezing weather, you might hook this Lake Erie staple.


This is when Walleye start making their presence known! March is generally seen as the start of the season for Lakeside Marblehead charters.


This is the perfect time to hook trophy-size Walleye! Most charters will take you out to the early-season hotspots around Kelleys Island, Put-In-Bay Island, and the Bass Islands.


Again, the Western Basin is all about Walleye in May. This is also the perfect time to combine your angling with a stop-off at one of the Western Basin’s islands to soak up the sun.


June is one of Lakeside Marblehead’s most popular months, and for good reason – the trophy-size Walleye come thick and fast, and Smallmouth Bass is common, too.


Combine trophy Walleye fishing with some on-land activities. You’ll find plenty of opportunity to take part in Lakeside Marblehead’s favorite summer sport, shuffleboard!


August sees the arrival of tasty Yellow Perch! Walleye fishing remains hot, and weather conditions will dictate whether you fish the shallows or around the reefs and islands.


Yellow Perch and Smallmouth Bass fishing is excellent, and trophy-size Walleye will be waiting for you in the deeper waters around the Western Basin’s islands.


Yellow Perch fishing only gets hotter, and Walleye just keep coming. Once you’ve hooked your catch, head to land to witness the annual Lighthouse Festival!


Walleye and Yellow Perch fishing is excellent at the beginning of the month, but tends to slow down as the waters gradually begin to cool. 


As the season comes to an end, Walleye can still be found in the shallows of the Western Basin – if you’re willing to battle the winter winds, that is!

Lakeside Marblehead Fishing Calendar

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Fishing with Robert
Douglas B. fished with Myrmidon Fishin' Ful Charters on October 11, 2020
Yes but pay attention to the upcoming weather and be flexible. Even though we were not able to it would have been easier on all of us., Mr. Hughes and Carol were great.
8 hour trip with Captain Greg Moore.
Ramon C. fished with Mar-Lu Sportfishing – Yellow Perch on August 8, 2020
If it's a nice day and Saturday be sure to finish early if you want your fish cleaned the same day.
half day trip with captain bob
Daniel D. fished with Reel Deal Charters LLC on July 1, 2020
book a trip with reel deal charters.captain bob will take care of you.
8 Hour Walleye Fishing Trip with Captain Steve on the Sly Fox
Mark N. fished with Lake Erie Reef Hunter Charters on June 5, 2020
Do it! We loved our trip! Bring sunscreen!
Wonderful, relaxing experience!
Jill A. fished with Reef Bobber Fishing Charters on August 22, 2019
Book these guys! It was a wonderful experience
Lake perch fishing with Captain Paul
Doug C. fished with Fishin Mission Charters on August 17, 2019
The weather is unpredictable. Our day of perch fishing was great. But we had a second trip for walleye booked that got canceled because of thunderstorms.
Wonderful experience
Michael E. fished with Crazyeyes Charter on August 11, 2019
Pay a little money to get the experience you want. Cheaper definitely doesn’t mean better in this case.
Fishing with Steve
James D. fished with Fishhound Charters on July 21, 2019
If you want a good experience go with Fish hound charters

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