September 2022

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What anglers said about fishing in Lake Erie

Just realize that perch are smaller fish. No fight in them and very “basic” fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just realize that perch are smaller fish. No fight in them and very “basic” fishing.
Andy  S.
Andy S. Indianapolis, IN
Be open minded to a variety of weather conditions and be prepared for any. If your not sure of how you will handle a boat in rougher water - take your Dramamine!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be open minded to a variety of weather conditions and be prepared for any. If your not sure of how you will handle a boat in rougher water - take your Dramamine!!!
Tom  R.
Tom R. Johnston, IA
I recommend to ask for captain Mike the boat tail chaser. He’s very professional excellent fisherman and he knows what the hell he’s doing. I would go with Mike again and again. Thanks, Mike. Sincerely Jen Blackwood.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I recommend to ask for captain Mike the boat tail chaser. He’s very professional excellent fisherman and he knows what the hell he’s doing. I would go with Mike again and again. Thanks, Mike. Sincerely Jen Blackwood.
Jim  B.
Jim B. Lewes, DE
Be prepared for the black flies if the wind is not blowing, so you may want to wear long pants. Also, don't forget your sunscreen.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for the black flies if the wind is not blowing, so you may want to wear long pants. Also, don't forget your sunscreen.
Thomas  K.
Thomas K. Canfield, OH
Be prepared for wind. Lake Erie is a gem for all of us in the US to enjoy. Also note as a word of advice, fish cleaning is not allowed anywhere near where we put in. Be prepared to pay for a service to clean fish in town. Just takes more time and money.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Be prepared for wind. Lake Erie is a gem for all of us in the US to enjoy. Also note as a word of advice, fish cleaning is not allowed anywhere near where we put in. Be prepared to pay for a service to clean fish in town. Just takes more time and money.
GREGORY  L.
GREGORY L. Ames, IA
Call CAPT Adam at show up& fish. He will find you the fish and you will definitely enjoy your trip!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Call CAPT Adam at show up& fish. He will find you the fish and you will definitely enjoy your trip!
Matthew  A.
Matthew A.
Brothers. Communication great regarding charter ,weather, and arrangements. Youth fisherman had a ball ,we did too.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Brothers. Communication great regarding charter ,weather, and arrangements. Youth fisherman had a ball ,we did too.
Richard  B.
Richard B. New Castle, PA
Use someone who knows the waters. If water is cloudy it can be hard to hook up on the fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Use someone who knows the waters. If water is cloudy it can be hard to hook up on the fish.
Anthony  M.
Anthony M. Uniontown, OH
Do a little research on what fish are active at different times of the year. Dress for cold weather in early spring.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do a little research on what fish are active at different times of the year. Dress for cold weather in early spring.
Andrew  S.
Andrew S. Crothersville, IN
Make sure you dress for the weather. The river is wide and the wind will certainly be a factor for how cold it is going to be on the water. Nothing worse than getting into the fish and having a bad day because you are under dressed. You can always take some clothes off. I recommend that you go with someone that has experience with fishing the river for your first trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you dress for the weather. The river is wide and the wind will certainly be a factor for how cold it is going to be on the water. Nothing worse than getting into the fish and having a bad day because you are under dressed. You can always take some clothes off. I recommend that you go with someone that has experience with fishing the river for your first trip.
David  L.
David L. Dansville, MI
If this is your first fishing trip here I would highly recommend booking a day or two out with Captain Terrance. He knows the best area to fish and catch fish. He is safe, friendly, funny and knowledgeable of the local area.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If this is your first fishing trip here I would highly recommend booking a day or two out with Captain Terrance. He knows the best area to fish and catch fish. He is safe, friendly, funny and knowledgeable of the local area.
Harold  C.
Harold C. Foraker, IN
Be prepared for April in Michigan, the weather can be 80 one day and 40 the next, rain or shine you will catch fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for April in Michigan, the weather can be 80 one day and 40 the next, rain or shine you will catch fish.
Steve  B.
Steve B. Grand Rapids, MI
Research your guide if it’s your first test me. We used planer boards with our guide and repeated that on our own boat. Took us a bit longer, but had a great time fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Research your guide if it’s your first test me. We used planer boards with our guide and repeated that on our own boat. Took us a bit longer, but had a great time fishing.
Karen  K.
Karen K. Ankeny, IA
Listen to the Captain. His instructions are key to your experience of getting Hooked Up!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to the Captain. His instructions are key to your experience of getting Hooked Up!
James  D.
James D. Dexter, MI
About Time Charters is the charter to choose when looking to book a trip for walleye. Captain Damon is really nice, has great equipment and gets the fish! You won't be disappointed. Sincerely, Jim
Excellent
5.0 / 5
About Time Charters is the charter to choose when looking to book a trip for walleye. Captain Damon is really nice, has great equipment and gets the fish! You won't be disappointed. Sincerely, Jim
James  P.
James P. Bangor, MI
You can expect to catch bigger fish in April but the number of fish caught might be better in late or May. The weather conditions and water temperatures can make fishing in early April at times a bit difficult. We had to reschedule a trip as a result of bad weather.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You can expect to catch bigger fish in April but the number of fish caught might be better in late or May. The weather conditions and water temperatures can make fishing in early April at times a bit difficult. We had to reschedule a trip as a result of bad weather.
Nick  B.
Nick B. Westland, MI
Get somebody that knows the Detroit river and Lake Erie like captain Nick does.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get somebody that knows the Detroit river and Lake Erie like captain Nick does.
Mike  B.
Mike B. Dearborn, Michigan
Make damn sure you booked with Captain Frank Sherry & South if Heaven Guide Service.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make damn sure you booked with Captain Frank Sherry & South if Heaven Guide Service.
Patrick  C.
Patrick C. Westchester, IL
Great catch Lake Erie Perch 9/16/21. Waves and wind seemed to unlock more bites!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great catch Lake Erie Perch 9/16/21. Waves and wind seemed to unlock more bites!
Brian  C.
Brian C. Amherst, Ohio
Do your research but definitely recommend Captain dawn of you want to catch the big fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do your research but definitely recommend Captain dawn of you want to catch the big fish!
Jennifer  B.
Jennifer B. Ephrata, Pennsylvania