Lake Erie Ice Fishing Charters

Lake Erie Ice Fishing Charters

Best Ice Fishing Charters in Lake Erie

Lake Erie: 9 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Huron
 Instant Confirmation
trips from US $600
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(8 reviews)
Oak Harbor
 Instant Confirmation
trips from US $450
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(20 reviews)
Lakeside Marblehead
 Instant Confirmation
trips from US $550
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Grosse Ile Township
trips from US $450

Ice Fishing in Lake Erie

Lake Erie ice fishing is a dream come true for those who simply can’t get enough of the Great Lake. When the majority of local anglers sit home and think about their next Lake Erie season, true ice-fishermen get out to the lake and fish. Just think of the thrill of pulling trophy Walleye or Perch through the ice hole… How can you miss the opportunity?

When should I try ice fishing in Lake Erie?

Whenever the prolific waters of Lake Erie freeze, the season has potential to be solid gold. But ice coverage can be inconsistent, so you never know whether you will be making awesome catches this year. 
 
When the weather cooperates, the lake is covered with ice. The magic usually happens from January until late February. Walleye and Perch stay close to shore early and later in the season. During mid-January, they usually hang out around the Lake’s many islands. You can find your Walleye and Perch 10 miles and further from many of the access points. 

How to do it

When heading out to Lake Erie during the winter months, it’s vital to remember that the ice deserves extreme caution. It goes without saying that you need a local guide to have a safe adventure. The recipe for a good trip is a combination of the right means of transport, a local professional, and the  gear. 
 
Snowmobiles are the most common type of vehicle. However, if you decide to bring your fishing buddies and a lot of equipment with you, snowmobiles can be somewhat limiting. Airboats, on the other hand, provide more space. They are one of the safest options, but can be tricky to control in high winds. And Erie is famous for its winds like no other lake around! Plus, you can always just walk out and fish earlier or later in the season when the bite is nearshore.
 
As soon as you’ve found the right guide, you can head out, drill a hole, and start fishing. Navigational and fish finding electronics are not the most necessary part of the process. However, it’s not a secret that the bite of the lake’s migratory Walleye can be unpredictable. Use a good sonar and a camera to check what’s hiding under the ice. Believe it or not, underwater cameras can do magic and save your time. It’s like playing videogames while fishing! 
 
Use spinning rods and reels, as well as jigging spoons designed for ice-fishing. When choosing a right color for the lure, go for whatever catches your eye - most colors will work. When the keeper Walleye or Perch get close to the hole, it’s fish on. 

Lake Erie ice fishing season

Lake Erie ice fishing season usually begins in January, as soon as the waters are covered in ice, and goes through February. 
Lake Erie
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Based on 28,542 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Ice Fishing in Lake Erie

Was a great day and caught our limit that included a FO at 28,75 inches long.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Was a great day and caught our limit that included a FO at 28,75 inches long.
BlackH2oDog Charters LLC
BlackH2oDog Charters LLC
Just check the reviews and do a private charter if you can. Worth the money
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just check the reviews and do a private charter if you can. Worth the money
Erie Hopper Charters
Erie Hopper Charters
Dress warm. Listen to the captain, even if you fished your whole life,this is his playground. Bring snacks. Hold your lip right. Act like a nut.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress warm. Listen to the captain, even if you fished your whole life,this is his playground. Bring snacks. Hold your lip right. Act like a nut.
Get Hooked Fishing Charters
Get Hooked Fishing Charters
Captain knew where to go ! We came back loaded and other (on their own) were empty handed !
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain knew where to go ! We came back loaded and other (on their own) were empty handed !
Get Hooked Fishing Charters
Get Hooked Fishing Charters
Be ready for a truly off shore experience! My first time on a Great Lake and was totally in awe of its massive size!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready for a truly off shore experience! My first time on a Great Lake and was totally in awe of its massive size!
Hammertime Sportfishing
Hammertime Sportfishing
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.
Lured In Fishing Charters LLC
Lured In Fishing Charters LLC
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.
Chelsea Charters
Chelsea Charters 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.
Champion Charters
Champion Charters Cincinnati, OH
We were on the fish early and continued to catch them all morning until we were at our limit.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
We were on the fish early and continued to catch them all morning until we were at our limit.
Following Dreams Fishing Charters
Following Dreams Fishing Charters Monroe, MI
These guys know who to connect you with - have a great site to keep you updated with all the details. It was almost like plug 'n play for a fishing trip !
Excellent
4.7 / 5
These guys know who to connect you with - have a great site to keep you updated with all the details. It was almost like plug 'n play for a fishing trip !
Hook'in Hogs Fishing Charter – Ranger
Hook'in Hogs Fishing Charter – Ranger Marysville, PA
The Shipyards Marina is really nice and clean, and you can grab a beer and some great food there, too! Easy to get to.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The Shipyards Marina is really nice and clean, and you can grab a beer and some great food there, too! Easy to get to.
Capt. Larry's Charters WM
Capt. Larry's Charters WM Avon Lake, OH
We always take dramamine the night before trip & day of. We pack Zero drinks, water & sodas. We buy pre-made subs for lunch. Baby wipes or hand sanitizer for hands.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We always take dramamine the night before trip & day of. We pack Zero drinks, water & sodas. We buy pre-made subs for lunch. Baby wipes or hand sanitizer for hands.
It's About Time Fishing Charter LLC
It's About Time Fishing Charter LLC Saint CLAIRSVLE, 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.
Lake Erie - Sundance Sportfishing
Lake Erie - Sundance Sportfishing
Be ready to catch walleye. There are some monster size fish in the Lake and Captain Larry’s Walleye Magnet knows exactly where they are. Get a good nights sleep and be ready to reel!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready to catch walleye. There are some monster size fish in the Lake and Captain Larry’s Walleye Magnet knows exactly where they are. Get a good nights sleep and be ready to reel!
Capt. Larry's Charters WM
Capt. Larry's Charters WM Gahanna, OH
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.
Vitamin Sea Fishing Charters
Vitamin Sea Fishing Charters
Make sure you check weather conditions. Can change quick and doesn't always match the forecast.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you check weather conditions. Can change quick and doesn't always match the forecast.
D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing
D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing Irwin, Pennsylvania
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.
Reel Runner Charters
Reel Runner Charters Dayton, OH
If you go out with Capt Todd your arms will be very sore the next day. Non stop fish on. Best day of fishing in my life.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you go out with Capt Todd your arms will be very sore the next day. Non stop fish on. Best day of fishing in my life.
Pacifictime Sportfishing
Pacifictime Sportfishing Dallas, PA
Children comment depends how old they are. The weather was tough just to get out so be patient. We had a great trip with Shaun and his mate. Very helpful guys and worked hard to get are limit but intact got it. Will do again for sure.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Children comment depends how old they are. The weather was tough just to get out so be patient. We had a great trip with Shaun and his mate. Very helpful guys and worked hard to get are limit but intact got it. Will do again for sure.
Pro-Tek Fishing  Walleye Charters
Pro-Tek Fishing Walleye Charters Lincoln, NE
Be ready for a great time and make sure your ready for a good workout lol. My partners are ready to go again.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready for a great time and make sure your ready for a good workout lol. My partners are ready to go again.
SunSetter Adventure Port Conneaut Ohio
SunSetter Adventure Port Conneaut Ohio Proctor, WV

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