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Author: Fish & Fowl Adventures

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Lake Erie Fall Brawl Fishing Charter

Register for the Fall Brawl by the deadline, book a charter with us, win a boat. If you book a Walleye Fishing Charter with Fish and Fall Adventures during the Lake Erie Fall Brawl you could win a new boat. Other Fishing Charter outfits participating in the annual event make you sign a contract sharing your prize if you reel in that Lake Erie Walleye of a lifetime. Here at Fish and Fowl if you reel a prize winning fish, then that prize is yours, no strings attached. Why book a charter where you may have to split up a prize you won? Intrigued? Call us at 419-707-1065 for more details.

Capt. Larry Weiss

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Charter Customers catch 14 Fish Ohio Walleye

I teamed up with another charter to accommodate a repeat charter customers from Pennsylvania. Both days ended up being quite nautical on Lake Erie. We mainly used Bottom Bouncers and Walleye Weapons to catch Walleye and Perch. We were excited to catch a 31.4 inch Trophy Walleye while dragging the bottom. Well it didn’t stop there. We continued to put several Fish Ohio Walleye in the coolers over the next two days. A Fish Ohio Walleye is one that qualifies for an award from the ODNR, it must be a minimum of 28 inches. This added up to 14 trophy certificates, and the biggest box of Walleye for this group since they have been visiting Lake Erie.

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Lake Erie Duck Hunting Guides

Book a guided Duck Hunt on Lake Erie with Fish and Fowl Adventures. We are Lake Erie’s largest Waterfowl Hunting Outfitter, running 3 boats daily during the Michigan and Ohio Duck Hunting Seasons. All of our Guided Duck Hunts are 8 hrs. dock to dock. We can accommodate up to 4 hunters per boat. Layout Boat hunts leave a half hour before sunrise to search for large rafts of Diver Ducks. Boat Blind hunts leave at 4 am to secure a prime location. Boat blind hunts also include a hot breakfast in the blind. Call us today for more details or to book a hunt. Capt. Larry Weiss 419-707-1065

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Best Walleye Charter in Ohio

Well, we think so anyways. Our reviews speak for themselves. 11 years in the business and 3 boats strong. Thank you to all of our customers for continued support. We don’t always get limits of Walleye on our charters but we work hard and we think it shows. Heavy winds have hampered our efforts this last week, with a few cancelations in there, but when we’re getting out, we’re catching fish. More and more limits should come as the weather begins to stabilize. Bring on Summer.

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Lake Erie Walleye Fishing Charter Success!

Wow, what a week! As I write this, reflecting back on the last 7 days, Walleye fishing has been nothing less than spectacular. The Jig Bite is officially in full swing on Lake Erie. The weather has been cooperating and our clients have been catching limits. We even put a 10 lb. Walleye in the box this week. Follow us on Facebook for up to date Fishing Reports. We also post last minute openings and special discounted Lake Erie Fishing Charters there, so be sure to check back often.

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Spring Jig Bite for Lake Erie Walleye

There is nothing like catching Walleye in shallow water in April on Lake Erie. During the month of April millions of Walleye migrate to the shallow waters of the Western Basin of Lake Erie. The best way to catch them is with a spinning rod with a Purple Hair Jig attached. Other colors work well, but check the rods on any Charter Boat in the area and the rods will all have purple or black 3/4 oz. Hair Jigs on them. Tipping these jigs with minnows can help, but most of the time we fish them bare. Catching a limit of shallow water Walleyes is some of the most fun and rewarding Charter Fishing on Lake Erie.

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Waterfowling 101: Things to Pack When Going Duck Hunting

When you’re headed out to the water in search of fowl, there are a lot of things you could fill your bag with.  With limited storage space, however, you’ll want to make sure that you are using it wisely, packing items that will provide the most utility.  Here are a few things to think about:

Ammunition: When on the water, you may encounter many different shooting situations that can be affected by the size of the birds, the range that you are shooting at, and the way the birds are decoying at any given time.  It can be helpful to pack a variety of shells so that you can perform the best in all situations. Also, many states have certain ammunition requirements (no lead, nontoxic, etc.), so make sure that whatever you’re bringing along complies with state regulations. In our neck of the woods, you’re not allowed to take waterfowl while possessing shot other than approved nontoxic shot.

Clothing: Let one thing be known: Duck hunting is cold!  As the season takes place during the winter months, cold temperatures should be expected.  We have been on duck as cold as twenty-below-zero, and when you’re on the water, the air will be carrying a lot of moisture, which, with a breeze behind it, can cut through layers of clothing.  Long underwear is always a great option to help you stay warm.  In addition, brands like Sitka Gear make lines of coats, vests, bibs, and waders that are specially designed for hunting waterfowl, which are both lightweight and will keep you extremely warm.  Socks and gloves are also important.  Packing a few different pairs of gloves, ranging from heavier pairs to lighter ones, is a good idea.  And, a nice pair of thick wool socks will go a long way towards keeping your feet warm.

Equipment: Before we get into gear and equipment, remember: it’s always a good idea to bring a knife along. You will always need a knife at some point. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, the first item we’d recommend is a good case and cloth for your shotgun.  Out on the water, there’s a lot of moisture in the air, which will condense on the metal components of your firearm.  Storing it properly can help prevent any damage. Before you even put it away, though, it’s a smart idea to wipe it down with a rag or cloth.  This will help get any moisture off of the barrel, out of the action, or anywhere else it may end up on your gun. Other items that may be quite nice to have on hand would include hand and foot warmers, a compass, binoculars, earplugs, and protective eyewear.

So, fellow waterfowlers, on that note… stay safe, and happy hunting!

If you’d like to see the list of items we tell folks to bring on Fish & Fowl hunting charters, you’ll find it on our Hunting Charters page.

Ice Fishing on Lake Erie

Come to Lake Erie for a Guided Ice Fishing trip for Walleye!

When conditions permit we will be providing guided ice fishing trips on Lake Erie. We use Snowmobile Sled combinations or a UTV  for transportation, provide you with a heated shanty and all the bait and tackle to make your adventure a memorable one.  We can transport up to three persons per trip, but we will be glad to make arrangements for larger groups with advance notice.

What To Bring:


Deposits

A 25% non-refundable deposit of the total cost of your trip (or a minimum of $180) is required to hold any date on our booking calendar. If you must cancel, your deposit can be applied to a future available date.

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Hunting Information

General Information

All of our waterfowl hunting charters are for 1-4 people. Customers will need to bring their own guns and non-toxic shells.  A valid Ohio or Michigan hunting license, Ohio or Michigan state Duck Stamp, and a Federal Duck Stamp are required.  Waders are recommended but not necessary.  Camouflage clothing is also recommended but not necessary.  Rain gear is highly recommended.

What To Bring:

  • Valid Ohio Waterfowl Hunting License*, including H.I.P. Survey, State Stamp & Federal Duck Stamp or
  • Valid Michigan Waterfowl Hunting License**, including H.I.P. Survey, State Stamp & Federal Duck Stamp
  • Warm Clothes
  • Rain Gear
  • Chest Waders
  • Camouflage
  • Plugged Shotgun with non-toxic shells only
  • Bagged Lunch & Snacks
  • Duck & Goose Call (not necessary but recommended)

Deposits

A 25% non-refundable deposit of the total cost of your trip (or a minimum of $180) is required to hold any date on our booking calendar. If you must cancel, your deposit can be applied to a future available date.





*Ohio Hunting Licenses

Find out more information about purchasing an Ohio hunting license or purchase them online at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources website.

Ohio Hunting License – Ohio Wetlands Habitat Stamp –  Federal Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp
Resident Annual Hunting License  $19.00
Non-Resident (Tourist) 3-day Hunting License $40.00
Non-Resident Annual Hunting License  $146.00
Ohio Wetlands Habitat Stamp  $15.00
Federal Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp  $25.00

**Michigan Hunting Licenses

Find out more information about purchasing a Michigan hunting license or purchase them online at the Michigan Department of Natural Resources website.

Base License Resident $11.00
Base License Non-Resident $151.00 or
a Small Game 3 Day Non-Resident $50.00Waterfowl Hunting License $12.00
Federal Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp $25.00

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