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Lake Erie Fishing Charter for Winter Walleye

Why A Lake Erie Charter?

Taking advantage of a Lake Erie Fishing Charter can cure your winter doldrums. A lot of you reading this have your own boats and equipment, so why pay a charter? For example, many of our customers want to learn cold water fishing tactics at an affordable price. Others boats are put up in winter storage this time of year. Some of your boats are moored in permanent locations and don’t have the mobility we can offer. Following the fish is important while they are migrating to their pre-spawning areas. Utilizing multiple launch ramps across a 60 mile stretch of Lake Erie shoreline, ensures that we will be close to the fish. Let us teach you these methods and tactics. Let us show you how fun winter fishing for Walleye can be.

Cold Weather Tactics

During winter, low water temps require trolling at super slow speeds. You will learn the best way to catch lethargic, cold weather Walleye. In order to get down to extremely slow speeds our boats are outfitted with special trolling motors. We typically run 8-10 rods, targeting multiple depths. Weighted Crank Baits like Bandits or Smithwick Perfect 10’s often out performs all the others. You will learn the advantages of using snap weights. We often offer walk on specials this time of year and this can give you an opportunity if you don’t have a big enough group for a full Charter. Dress warm, pack a bagged lunch, and bring a cooler for your catch. You do not need to bring any rods or tackle. We will provide rods and tackle.

From April 1st until December 1st we offer full Charters. Operating three, 30’ Charter Boats on a daily basis, we are one of the Greater Cleveland Areas largest outfitters, which allows us to run as many as 18 people at a time. If you would like more information? Then give us a call or text to book your next Lake Erie Fishing Charter Adventure today. (419) 707-1065

Capt. Larry


Check out Hewescraft Boats at: http://Hewescraft.com

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.