Lake Erie Walleye Fishing Charters

Lake Erie Walleye Fishing Charters

Top Lake Erie Walleye Fishing Destinations

Best Walleye Fishing Charters in Lake Erie

Top Walleye Fishing Charters in Lake Erie

Walleye Fishing in Lake Erie

Walleye
  • Size 1 to 10 lbs
  • Food Value Excellent
  • Game Qualities Excellent
  • Habitats River, Lake

(Stizostedion vitreum)

The Walleye fishing Lake Erie has to offer is, simply put, exceptional. There’s hardly a better place in the country (some say in the world) to target these coveted game fish. It’s no secret that Lake Erie is “The Walleye Capital of the World,” and the best way to be sure is to cast a line there yourself.

Lake Erie covers the surface of nearly 10,000 square miles – that’s a lot of water for Walleye to thrive. They’re the number one catch on the lake, especially from July–October, when the action is at its best.

That doesn’t mean you can’t go after Walleye when the weather is colder. In the first months of the year, you’ll find Walleye close to shore, where they’ll stick around until April and their spawning season. One of the best spots to catch Walleye is the Western Basin – this is where the magic happens.

Because of Walleye fishing, Lake Erie has an impressive reputation among freshwater fishermen. There are hundreds of local charters that know the lake like the back of their hand and they’re happy to prove it. There’s a huge array of trips at your disposal – from quick half day jaunts, perfect for families, to 8–10-hour expeditions that cover a lot of water and allow you to look for that trophy.

The Walleye action is so impressive that there are several tournaments dedicated to catching them. The Lake Erie Fishing Derby, Big Water Walleye Championship, and Lake Erie Walleye Trail are just a few of the many fishing events that take place during the year.

Lake Erie is vast, so there are many cities and towns to find a guide, so where do you start? Port Clinton, Lakeside Marblehead, Erie, and Sandusky are all great choices for your next Walleye fishing adventure.

Lake Erie Walleye Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Walleye fishing in Lake Erie varies moderately throughout the year. High season is July to October. Low season is January to February and December. There is no closed season.
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Reviews of Fishing in Walleye Fishing in Lake Erie

First Time with Captain John
Mark C. fished with JT Sportfishing Charters on October 17, 2020
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Yes, plenty of overnight options and charter possibilities
Fishing with Albert
Ken P. fished with What A Catch Charters – 30' Tiara on October 17, 2020
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Have layers of clothes Listen to your captain of whats working to catch the fish
Fishing with Robert
Douglas B. fished with Myrmidon Fishin' Ful Charters on October 11, 2020
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
A Half-Day With Captain Barry
Kevin R. fished with Schultz Sportfishing Charter on September 17, 2020
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
The fishing is plenteous and exciting. However, prepare for swift currents, a tremendous undertow, and do not take the river and lakes lightly.
Half day Walleye fishing on the bandir
Michael C. fished with Bandit Sportfishing Charters on August 23, 2020
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Stay hydrated and the more fun you and your gang have the better they crew support you!
Fishing with Paul
Natalie T. fished with Niagara River Guide Service on August 18, 2020
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Be prepared to deal with the mighty waves of Lake Erie
Full day on Eyepopper
Norman F. fished with Eyepopper Fishing Charters on August 15, 2020
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Go in June or July fishing slows in August.
A Day on Lake Erie with Captain Mike.
Tom E. fished with Reel Eyez Sportfishing on August 8, 2020
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Find an experienced captain who knows how to fish Lake Erie.