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I would highly recommend Port Clinton with their accessible marinas, ports, lodging and their catering to the charter business, their captains and visitors.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would highly recommend Port Clinton with their accessible marinas, ports, lodging and their catering to the charter business, their captains and visitors.
Matthew  L.
Matthew L.
Walleye are tough to catch in August and September due to the water temps. May, June, July they were limiting out.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Walleye are tough to catch in August and September due to the water temps. May, June, July they were limiting out.
Daniel  B.
Daniel B. Dalton, OH
First time fishing in Port Clinton, I would tell you to go in May or June. Later in the summer is a little weather pending. still good fishing just might not be every day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
First time fishing in Port Clinton, I would tell you to go in May or June. Later in the summer is a little weather pending. still good fishing just might not be every day.
Mark  J.
Mark J. Cincinnati, OH
If fishing in the morning bring a jacket as it might be a bit cool. Make sure to confirm if your charter boat has a toilet. Ours listed as it did, but did not. Just made sure everyone went before leaving the dock…especially the ladies.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If fishing in the morning bring a jacket as it might be a bit cool. Make sure to confirm if your charter boat has a toilet. Ours listed as it did, but did not. Just made sure everyone went before leaving the dock…especially the ladies.
Khampannha  K.
Khampannha K.
September seems to be in between peak walleye and perch season, but we were still able to catch both.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
September seems to be in between peak walleye and perch season, but we were still able to catch both.
Alex  A.
Alex A.
I would check you weather report. The fish are out there you just have to be patient and find them but when you do it's on. Fish cleaning business will meet you at the dock, they do a great job at a good price. Nice area with friendly people and good restaurants.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would check you weather report. The fish are out there you just have to be patient and find them but when you do it's on. Fish cleaning business will meet you at the dock, they do a great job at a good price. Nice area with friendly people and good restaurants.
Cris  B.
Cris B. Dayton, OH
Great day of fishing. Caught 3 different species. Catfish, walleye, and Sheephead.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great day of fishing. Caught 3 different species. Catfish, walleye, and Sheephead.
Jeremy  Q.
Jeremy Q.
Make sure you understand the fish cleaning aspect. If you come from far away, it is essential to know what's up!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you understand the fish cleaning aspect. If you come from far away, it is essential to know what's up!!
Guy  L.
Guy L. Chillicothe, OH
Make sure you select the right charter. Some of these guys are uptight and will make the charter seem like a chore, others will treat it like an experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you select the right charter. Some of these guys are uptight and will make the charter seem like a chore, others will treat it like an experience.
Jacob  R.
Jacob R. Chillicothe, OH
Expect better perch fishing & trophy sized walleye in early spring or in fall.. However, the walleye fishing is usually good the entire season depending on the weather... When the lake has been turbulent from storms it's best to wait for a couple days of stable calm water before heading out to fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Expect better perch fishing & trophy sized walleye in early spring or in fall.. However, the walleye fishing is usually good the entire season depending on the weather... When the lake has been turbulent from storms it's best to wait for a couple days of stable calm water before heading out to fish.
Andrew  O.
Andrew O. Uniontown, OH
I think we lucked out catching a good amount during the warm weather. Sounds like it's more consistent when weather is a little cooler.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I think we lucked out catching a good amount during the warm weather. Sounds like it's more consistent when weather is a little cooler.
Troy  S.
Troy S.
If you are fishing in the Port Clinton area, make sure to contact Triple S Walleye Charters. They will put you on the fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are fishing in the Port Clinton area, make sure to contact Triple S Walleye Charters. They will put you on the fish.
Tom  T.
Tom T.
Get a great captain and first mate like we did! They made it so easy and the fish just kept coming in! How they fished (all the lines and trawling techniques)was as interesting as fishing itself! Of course nothing beats catching the fish and that just happened one after another.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get a great captain and first mate like we did! They made it so easy and the fish just kept coming in! How they fished (all the lines and trawling techniques)was as interesting as fishing itself! Of course nothing beats catching the fish and that just happened one after another.
Frederick  S.
Frederick S. Shinrock, OH
Book a fishing trip with South of Heaven fishing charters with Captain Frank Sherry!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a fishing trip with South of Heaven fishing charters with Captain Frank Sherry!
Steven  C.
Steven C. Columbus, Ohio
Captain Lloyd is a great guy! He will get you to the fish. He doesn’t just sit in one spot all day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Lloyd is a great guy! He will get you to the fish. He doesn’t just sit in one spot all day.
Ray  C.
Ray C. Lisbon, OH
Hire a professional charter first time out to learn the waters and study the techniques employed. You should be able to get the hang of things after a charter or two. Then you should be able to set off on your own. Just don't wander too far out at first. Tight lines!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hire a professional charter first time out to learn the waters and study the techniques employed. You should be able to get the hang of things after a charter or two. Then you should be able to set off on your own. Just don't wander too far out at first. Tight lines!!
John  K.
John K. Downers Grove, IL
Always be prepared for inclement weather. Bring your rain gear even if it is sunny. The weather changes quickly and it will not be fun if you are wet and cold.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Always be prepared for inclement weather. Bring your rain gear even if it is sunny. The weather changes quickly and it will not be fun if you are wet and cold.
Walter  D.
Walter D.
Always take a light jacket or hoodie along as it can be cool in the morning on the water. Water, a sandwich or snacks, sunscreen, a hat are important as well. Most of all, enjoy your day of fishing and making memories
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Always take a light jacket or hoodie along as it can be cool in the morning on the water. Water, a sandwich or snacks, sunscreen, a hat are important as well. Most of all, enjoy your day of fishing and making memories
Tony  R.
Tony R.
Easy to get to. Fishing spots are very close to the dock. Caught lots of fish too! I'd recommend Vitamin Sea and Captain Nick.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Easy to get to. Fishing spots are very close to the dock. Caught lots of fish too! I'd recommend Vitamin Sea and Captain Nick.
Kevin  D.
Kevin D. Boulder, CO
Talk to your captain about Jig Fishing and Trolling in the same day. It's the perfect time of year to do both if the Jig fishing bite is still good....
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Talk to your captain about Jig Fishing and Trolling in the same day. It's the perfect time of year to do both if the Jig fishing bite is still good....
Bob  I.
Bob I. Covington, KY