Lake Erie, OH Fishing Reports

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Welcome to BlackH2oDog Charters Fishing Reports, your gateway to the exhilarating world of angling on Lake Erie. Our reports offer a firsthand look into the latest fishing adventures, the most promising hotspots, and the catch of the day. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a novice seeking the thrill of reeling in a big one, our reports will provide you with valuable insights to plan your next fishing expedition.


We get these questions a lot. Is there good fishing in Lake Erie? What is the best fish in Lake Erie? Is Lake Erie fish safe to eat? Absolutely! Lake Erie is renowned for its fantastic fishing opportunities. Whether you're after Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, or other prized catches, BlackH2o Dog Charters, led by Captain David, offers exceptional fishing experiences on Lake Erie. The diverse fish population and Captain David's expertise ensure that you'll have a memorable and successful fishing adventure on these abundant waters. One of the most sought-after fish species in Lake Erie is the Walleye, known for its delicious taste and thrilling catch. With BlackH2o Dog Charters and the guidance of Captain David, you can experience the excitement of Walleye fishing at its finest on Lake Erie. Absolutely, the fish from Lake Erie is safe to eat when caught and prepared properly. Captain David and BlackH2o Dog Charters follow all safety guidelines and regulations to ensure that your catch is not only enjoyable to reel in but also delicious to savor on your plate. Enjoy the bounty of Lake Erie with confidence!


If you're ready to embark on your own unforgettable fishing experience, Captain David and the BlackH2oDog Charters team are here to make it a reality. Stay connected with us for more exciting updates, tips, and stories, and we look forward to seeing you on Lake Erie soon! Tight lines and happy fishing!


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May 19, 2023

Fishing with Fisher

Today was bring your dog to work day BlackH2oDog Charters. Fisher was ready early and was the first to the boat today.

We meet Josh and Ryan and headed to the border to pull crawler harnesses.  

We had a bit of a slow start in the gin clear water. We picked away but no real pattern. We made a run to visit the Pelicans and it was game on. We dialed these fish in at 2 oz 40 and 50 back with the dipsey 3 setting at 28 back. TruTrip 50 was working at 32 back.

Josh and Ryan made quick work of running the Off Shore Tackle Company planner boards.  

Our speed was 1.5. mph. Fish Hawk Electronics were key to staying at the correct speed and the current although not strong varied greatly in both the uphill and downhill trolls.

We were all able to reel before reaching the catch and release phase of the day.

#ciscofishing #ciscofishingsystems
#BlackH2oDog 
#BigFishTuff 
#marblehead 
#lakeside 
#Raymarine 
#lewsfishing 
#LumitecLighting 
#offshoretackle 
#teamscout 
#scoutboats
#seasucker 
#seasuckermarine
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May 13, 2023

Family Walleye

Received a 10pm booking for our Saturday afternoon charter.

Family Time
Father and Son Joe and Joseph along with brother/sun in law Zack and Kristian came aboard with their drift and cast gear. I suggested they didn't need that as we are on a good program for our post-spawn Walleye. They wanted to give casting a try. We headed out of West Harbor to a South Passage rock pile holding Walleye. It was slow but they caught 3 released 1. With an hour to go I suggested the let me drop the Off Shore Tackle Company planner boards in so they could leave with a respectable amount of Lake Erie Walleye. We quickly dropped in 3 boards each side. We soon had a 25 inch Walleye on boards. We picked away until we had another 4 and our time was up.  
Sea Sick Frog Bandits 70 back. TruTrip 50s 28 back with Flicker Minnow pink lemonade. Speed 2.1 mph.

#CiscoFishingSystems 
#lakeeriewalleye 
#lakesidemarblehead #Raymarine #lewsfishing #blackh2odog #BigFishTuff #LumitecLighting
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May 13, 2023

47th Anniversary Walleye

Steve and Maureen put an Island in their life for their 47th anniversary. We headed West of the Bass Islands to find their Walleye.

We had a nice pick for the 1st 6 Walleye and when the light rain moved in our bite changed. We rotated a lot of baits to find color pattern. Ultimately Blue Chrome PWC and Spotted Frog Bandits were the winners.

PWCs 40 to 55 back. Bandits 70 to 90. TruTrip 50s 28 back. The Big Fish Tuff Tackle Co. TruTrips are producing more Walleye each day as the water warms.

Speed was 1.7 to 2.1 mph.

The Off Shore Tackle Company planner boards were busy today as Steve made numerous changes and adjustments to get the very negative fish to bite.

#blackh2odog 
#CiscoFishingSystems #ciscofishing #lakeeriewalleye #lakesidemarblehead #Lakeside #Marblehead ##anniversary #LumitecLighting #lewsfishing #Raymarine
#BigFishTuff 
#offshoretackle
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May 8, 2023

Father Daughter Duo

Another Father- Daughter Day on BlackH2oDog Charters.Stephen and Angela traveled from Missouri for a chance at Lake Erie Walleye.We headed West of the Islands and set out our mix of Off Shore Tackle Company boards and Big Fish Tuff Tackle Co. TruTrip 50s.  Today we ran Bill Lewis PWC on one side and Reef Runner Tackle Company 900s on the other. Bandits were also mixed in.  22 to 45 back on PWCs.80 and 90 back on RR and Bandits.When the sun popped out, Bandit 25 back took some nice Walleye.At one point we had a double that turned into 5 on by the time the last one was landed.We all reeled today. We even played catch and release for another 6.  Great crew handling the cold foggy morning.#blackh2odog #teamscoutboats #lakeeriewalleye #BigFishTuff #offshoretackle #LumitecLighting #lewsfishing #marblehead #reefrunner
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April 29, 2023

Birthday Walleye

BlackH2oDog Charters 2nd group was a birthday trip for Brandon, arranged by his girlfriend. Brandon brought along his stepfather Charlie and his uncle Brian. We had a short window of opportunity on this 4 hour outing. We headed between the islands and found great marks immediately on our Raymarine Axiom. A quick fire set of instructions on using the Off Shore Tackle Company planner boards and we soon had our boards and Big Fish Tuff Tackle Co. TruTrip 50s working. The outer board with a Bandit 50 back took a nice 24" Walleye. Soon another came on TruTrip 50 32 back with a SB Reaper. Then nothing... So with 2 hrs to go we made a big move west. This time the boards went out quickly and we had a steady pick of Walleye for the next 2 hours. TruTrip 50s 35 back. Bandits 50 & 80. Bill Lewis PWC 45 back. Speed 1.7 to 2.3 mph #blackh2odog #lakeeriefishing #offshoretackle #BigFishTuff #birthdaygift #Raymarine #teamscoutboats #lewsfishing
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April 29, 2023

Family Walleye

Started of the morning in a still foggy misty morning. Picked up David and Samantha along with David and Deanna, David's parents. 3 David's today 🤔 After a quick stop for an island photo we set lines West of the Bass Islands. We started quickly with 2, then 4 and our bite turned into a slow pick. High baits would go followed by a deep bait. One @ 2.3 mph then one @ 1.6. Hard to established a pattern so we worked what we had. We eventually settled into Bandits 50 to 80 back with Bill Lewis PWC at 50 back. The TruTrip 50s 35 back also came to life today. These first time Lake Erie anglers pushed through the tough times and learned to run the Off Shore Tackle Company planner boards. #blackh2odog #BigFishTuff #lakeeriewalleye #teamscoutboats Gill Fishing #lakeeriefishing #offshoretackle #lumitec
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April 15, 2023

Anniversary Walleye

Julie and Rodney reached out for a Lake Erie Walleye Charter with BlackH2oDog Charters to celebrate their Anniversary. This is their first time on Lake Erie and they ran the Off Shore Tackle Company planner board like seasoned pros. We headed West of the Islands in search of Walleye. Our 1st Walleye came on Kahki 30 back fish hit as I showed them how to attach boards. This fish hit at 3.2 mph before I set in my trolling bags. Our Walleye came on Bandits today. 30 to 100 back. 1.7 to 2.1 mph. We had a few slow stretches; but a triple turning into a quad will be burned in their memory. Julie and Rodney work made it easy to take pictures of them enjoying their day on Lake Erie. #LakeErieFishing #blackh2odog #teamscoutboats #offshoretackle #lakesidemarblehead
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April 8, 2023

AM Walleye

Returning customers Dusty, Paul and Bobby kicked-off the 2023 Lake Erie Walleye season with BlackH2oDog Charters. The day was beautiful, but recent high winds, full moon and stiff East winds made us work for every fish. We ran a mix of Bandits, Rapala Deep Husky Jerks and the new Bill Lewis PWC. Bandits 50 to 65 and DHJ 65 were best, the PWC did not produce. Speed was 1.5 mph early and 1.7 later. Bobby, Paul and Dustin after a quick refresh on how we attached our Off Shore Tackle Company planner boards they ran the back of the boat and were soon setting and netting their Walleye. They left with a cooler full of Walleye after a great day of catching and conversation on the water.
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April 2, 2023

BlackH2oDog ready for 2023

BlackH2oDog Charters is looking forward to a great 2023 Walleye season on Lake Erie.
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November 15, 2022

Lake Erie Walleye in Cleveland

Another solo trip looking for a derby fish to weigh.  Fishing the CLE area.  

Spro 120s were the best baits today.
Bandits produced as well.
30 to 90 assisted and unassisted.

P10s 20 back 

Caught and released fish all day and into the evening.  

#blackh2odog 
#walleyeslam 
#FallBrawl 
#lakeeriewalleye 
#LakeErieFishing 
#cleveland
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November 5, 2022

Walleye and Steelhead Funday

Beautiful November day on Lake Erie with our Portuguese Water Dog Fisher.

We headed out of 55th Street Marina for a fun afternoon of Walleye and Steelhead.

Spro 120s and Bandits 70 to 140 back with 2 and 3 oz.

FishHawk was critical today as each change of direction had big differences is speed.

Played a lot of catch and release today looking for a fish to take to the scale. Never found her so when it was time to go we kept our 6th Walleye.  This is the first Walleye going in our freezer this year.

RC Crush, Angry Clipper 2 of DJ Customs were 2 of the best  producers.

#blackh2odog 
#FallBrawl 
#walleyeslam 
#scoutboats 
#fishhawk
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November 5, 2022

Walleye and Steelhead Funday

Beautiful November day on Lake Erie with our Portuguese Water Dog Fisher.

We headed out of 55th Street Marina for a fun afternoon of Walleye and Steelhead.

Spro 120s and Bandits 70 to 140 back with 2 and 3 oz.

FishHawk was critical today as each change of direction had big differences is speed.

Played a lot of catch and release today looking for a fish to take to the scale. Never found her so when it was time to go we kept our 6th Walleye.  This is the first Walleye going in our freezer this year.

RC Crush, Angry Clipper 2 of DJ Customs were 2 of the best  producers.

#blackh2odog 
#FallBrawl 
#walleyeslam 
#scoutboats 
#fishhawk