Come to Lake Erie’s Western & Central Basins for a Walleye or Perch Fishing Charter with Captain Larry Weiss aboard the "Weiss Guy!." We follow the migration of Walleye and Perch in Lake Erie!
Lake Erie Walleye Fishing
Fishing for Walleye in Lake Erie differs from most anywhere. In North America Walleye are a nocturnal feeding fish and is most easily caught at night and in the pre-dawn hours. This is not the case for Lake Erie. Lake Erie has the best daytime walleye fishery in the world and there are countless baits and tactics that anglers use including trolling, casting, jigging and more. Walleye are olive and gold in color and can grow to be about 30" long and weigh up to 15 pounds.
Lake Erie Perch Fishing
The abundance of Yellow Perch in Lake Erie, not to mention their tasty, firm meat might explain why many anglers are hooked on catching the fish that has become a popular main course at Friday night fish fries. The Lake Erie Perch is a yellow-gold fish with dark-striped sides and grows to be 5 to 12 inches in length and perfect for a family outing. When a school of perch goes into a feeding frenzy, the fish can provide anglers with plenty of action, rewarding them with a nice cooler for supper.
Our 30′ Lake Erie Charter Boat, “The Weiss Guy” runs out of Wild Wings Marina in Oak Harbor, OH. Our 22' Lake Erie Charter Boat can be trailered to any launch ramp in Ohio.
Other Things To Do
There are other things to do a short drive from our marina: Cedar Point Amusement Park, Put In Bay, Kelly’s Island, Maumee Bay State Park, Magee Marsh, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, Kalahari Indoor Water Park & Conference Center, Great Wolf Lodge Indoor Water Park, Sawmill Creek Resort, Toledo Art Museum, Toledo Zoo, Cleveland Zoo and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
During the early spring, walleye migrate to Lake Erie’s south shore reefs and streams to spawn, particularly the Camp Perry Firing Range. During this time we mostly employ Vertical Jigging with Hair Jigs to catch the fish. The post spawn normally happens in late May and walleye can be found concentrated in the Western Basin off the Lake Erie Islands in Ohio. This is when we switch to Drift Casting, Bottom Bouncing or Trolling as our main method of catching Walleye. The rest of the year, walleye may be found in the deep waters of Lake Erie's Central Basin, near the Canadian border and Trolling yields the biggest catches but they can be caught Drift Casting and Bottom Bouncing this time of year as well. All though spring and fall are considered the peak seasons for walleye fishing, this is not the case with Lake Erie. The abundance of Walleye in Lake Erie provides anglers ample opportunities to catch fish year round.
Lake Erie Perch are not picky eaters, especially when they're in a feeding frenzy. Most of the time we use Emerald Shiners but they can be caught using other live baits: insect larvae (think maggots), night crawlers, wax worms and grubs can be effective. Perch also go for cut bait like crayfish meat and perch eyes. When using minnows or shiners, try hooking them through the tail rather than through the mouth; they'll provide more action, and that's what you need to attract the big guys.
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