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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Family First Walleye  fishing report coverpicture

June 3, 2023

Family First Walleye

Early start this morning to be sure we had plenty of fishing time before the winds arrived.

We set lines West of the Islands focusing once again on high fish.

Big Fish Tuff Tackle Co. TruTrip 40s 25 and 30 back using BADMO LURES Arrowhead spoons did most of the damage today. 

Wormburners on TruTrip 50s 27 back took several nice Eyes.

Speed was 2.1 to 2.3 mph.

Lumitec lighting looks good waiting for today's guests.

#lakesidemarblehead #seasuckermarine 
#BigFishTuff #CiscoFishingSystems #blackh2odog #lewsfishing #Lumitec
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Afternoon 2 HR Walleye  fishing report coverpicture

June 2, 2023

Afternoon 2 HR Walleye

Today's 2 hour Islands and Eyes on BlackH2oDog Charters was a Walleye beatdown. 

Alice, Ella's and Baxter visiting the area from Atlanta wanted an opportunity to catch "a" Lake Erie Walleye. This was a group of over-achievers.

They caught and released 16 Walleye from 16 to 24 inches and a handful of smaller Walleye.

TruTrip 50 on the corners with wormburners 24 back.

TruTrip 40s 25 and 30 back with BADMO LURES Arrowhead spoons had multiple doubles coming to the net.

We set boards not far fron the harbor as this was only a 2 hour trip. Speed was 2.3 mph.  

#Raymarine 
#blackh2odog 
#lakesidemarblehead 
#CiscoFishingSystems 
#seasuckermarine 
#teamscoutboats 
#BigFishTuff 
#trutrip 
#lewsfishing 
#badmo
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Walleye Dog Days fishing report coverpicture

June 2, 2023

Walleye Dog Days

BJ and John are two of my longest repeat clients.  

On past outing they asked to fish with one of the BlackH2oDog Crew. Bos'n was along for today Walleye harvest.

We have great conversations on our mutual interests in dogs.

We set our first rod at 7:05 and by 8am we had 15 in the box. We spent a few more hours having conversations while netting Eyes and setting our Big Fish Tuff Tackle Co. TruTrip 40s and 50s.

40s 25 and 30 back with BADMO LURES Arrowhead spoons.
50s with wormburners at 27 back.

Even had one take a spoon on a tripped 40 floating on the surface.

Honestly didn't have time to look at speed for the first hour. Never had time to put in one of my trolling bags. So we finished with speeds from 2.2 to 2.6 mph.

#blackh2odog 
#CiscoFishingSystems 
#teamscoutboats 
#rapala 
#lewsfishing 
#seasuckermarine 
#LakesideMarblehead
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Grandfather and Grandson  fishing report coverpicture

May 29, 2023

Grandfather and Grandson

Navy Veteran Nelson and his Grandson Caden set out to fill their freezer with Lake Erie Walleye.

We headed West once we cleared the harbor walls.

Behind our Big Fish Tuff Tackle TruTrip 40s and 50s, we ran a program of BADMO LURES Arrowhead spoons, Rapala FJs and a single wormburner.

Speed was 1.9 to 2.0 mph.

Caden was awesome setting lines today. We had our boat limit of Walleye before 9 am and we played a little catch and release until 11am when they had enough reeling.

#blackh2odog
#BADMO
#BigFishTuff 
#seasucker 
#lewsfishing 
#teamscoutboats #scoutboats 
#lakesides 
#CiscoFishingSystems
#lakeerieshoresandislands  
#Raymarine
#seasuckermarine
#rapala
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Family Fun Fishing fishing report coverpicture

May 28, 2023

Family Fun Fishing

Round 2 included Lake Erie 1st timers from Indiana. Gina Mike and their sons Brady and Layton.

We headed West of the for the late afternoon Walleye Outing.

We ran BADMO LURES Arrowhead spoons and Rapala FJ 7s behind Big Fish Tuff Tackle Co. TruTrip 40s and 50s. Best lead were 35 and 45 at 2.0 mph.

This crew was awesome catching their limit and a catch and release before heading for East Harbor State Park Marina.

#blackh2odog 
#lakesidemarblehead 
#lakeeriewalleye 
#BigFishTuff 
#CiscoFishingSystems #lewsfishing 
#
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Three of a Kind  fishing report coverpicture

May 28, 2023

Three of a Kind

Round One on Sunday were Mike Craig and Kurt.

We headed between the islands to run BADMO LURES Arrowhead spoons and Rapala FJ 7s behind Big Fish Tuff Tackle Co. TruTrip 40s and 50s.  

Best lead was 35 for the TT 40s. 30 on the TT 50s. 24 on Dipsey 3 setting.
Speed was 2.0 mph

We were all revelers today followed by a bit of catch and release.

#blackh2odog 
#lakesidemarblehead #lakeeriewalleye #CiscoFishingSystems #ciscofishing #seasuckurmarine #
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Father Daughter Walleye  fishing report coverpicture

May 27, 2023

Father Daughter Walleye

James and his daughter Lily opted for a quick 2hr Islands and Eyes Lake Erie Walleye charter.

We set up just outside West Harbor running same program as earlier today.
 Big Fish Tuff Tackle Co. TruTrip 40s and 50s each took one. They each got one during our brief time on the water.

We also caught the beginning of a great Lake Erie sunset.

#blackh2odog 
#ciscofishing 
#teamscoutboats 
#lakesidemarblehead 
#CiscoFishingSystems 
#BigFishTuff
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Walleye Had no Chance fishing report coverpicture

May 27, 2023

Walleye Had no Chance

Kevin his wife Lorly and sister Karen were out to catch some.of Lake Erie's finest Walleye. This was an awesome fun crew. Made for an enjoyable day.

We headed West of the Islands and ran a program of BADMO LURES Arrowhead spoons and Rapala FJ7s. All were run behind Big Fish Tuff Tackle Co. TruTrip 40s and 50s. 40s were best at 30 to 50 and the TruTrip 50 at 24 and 30. 

We all reeled today and played a little catch and release.

We would hit a pocket and try to turn but they were gone next pass.  

We had a fair amount of 7 to 10 inch Walleye.

#seasuckurmarine 
#CiscoFishingSystems 
#lakesidemarblehead 
#teamscoutboats 
#ciscofishing 
#trutrip
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Father Son Walleye  fishing report coverpicture

May 21, 2023

Father Son Walleye

Day 3 with Fisher onboard BlackH2oDog Charters. We had 3 days booked for Walleye with the dogs.

After an hour delay waiting for Scott and Clayton to arrive we were able to leave dock. We headed between the Islands in search of the Walleye we left Saturday afternoon. We found marks tight to the bottom and in the upper 10 feet of the water. 

In a couple hours we had half our limit. But they called a wrap as they had to leave to attend a birthday party.

TruTrip 50s 28 back. 2 oz inline weights 15 to 40 back.
Speed at the Fish Hawk Electronics was 1.0 to 1.5

#blackh2odog
#BigFishTuff 
#seasucker 
#lewsfishing 
#scoutboats 
#lakeside 
#CiscoFishingSystems
#lakeerieshoresandislands  
#Raymarine
#seasuckermarine
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Windy Walleye Day fishing report coverpicture

May 20, 2023

Windy Walleye Day

Day 2 of bring your dog to work was a delayed start due early morning winds.

Robyn, Joe and Luke got their sealegs early and went right to work sending Off Shore Tackle Company planner boards out and bringing Walleye in

Caping of the 1st hour was a giant 16 lb Catfish. This 30 inch stopped the Offshore in its tracks. We landed 3 Walleye by the time this giant reached the net.

Our program was all Crawler Harnesses 2oz 40/50 back, TruTrip 50s 28 back and Dipsey 3 setting 22 to 35 back.

The Fish Hawk Electronics X2 has been extremely useful in maintaining our speed. Our best speed was .08 mph up to 1.3 mph.  

Not wanting to drill holes we are using SeaSucker Marine vacuum mount for our Fish Hawk. This allows me to quickly reposition the unit to either side of the boat.  

#blackh2odog 
#lewsfishing 
#Raymarine 
#fishhawkelectronics
#scoutboats 
#CiscoFishingSystems
#seasucker 
#Lakeside
#BigFishTuff
#greatlakesboattop
#fishhawkelectronics 
#seasuckermarine
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Fishing with Fisher fishing report coverpicture

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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Family Walleye  fishing report coverpicture

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