Eye'M In Sportfishing in Lakeside Marblehead, Ohio

Guided by Charles Skidmore

Lake

About Your Guide

Captain Charles writes: "Even as a boy in Michigan, I fished every opportunity I had, whether from my dad’s boat or in my uncle’s farm pond. With decades of experience fishing the Great Lakes, I can say there is no better place for Walleye and Perch. I have my USCG Captains License and the Ohio Guide License. I take both your enjoyment and safety seriously, and for that reason I choose to limit my trips to 1 to 4 people for Walleye charters, and up to 6 people for Perch. This gives me the best opportunity to not just get everyone directly involved but to also educate my clients on the secrets of fishing the Erie Islands and the methodologies to how we fish. It also means there is room for everyone to be safe, especially in those periods where the fish are hitting and the lines are popping! I particularly enjoy working for families and the opportunity to get someone’s son or daughter as excited about fishing as I am. My commitment to safety also means that I have a zero-tolerance drug policy, and while my guests are welcome to bring beer, extreme inebriation on the water is inherently unsafe and will likely mean the end of your trip.

I am committed to my clients having a successful trip; even on Lake Erie the fish can be fickle. I will keep working until I find the right spot, the right depths, the right lures that are the magic combination that day."

Eye'M In Sportfishing Trips

If you've been searching for the Walleye trip of a lifetime, look no further. Captain Charles is an expert when it comes to fishing Lake Erie for these famous gamefish, and he'll make sure that you and yours have a blast and catch 'em up. On this trip, you'll be casting out for "wallhanger" Walleye, throwing a variety of lures to draw bites. Depending on the time of year, there are a several different techniques to choose from. In the spring, you'll employ diving crank baits that can find Walleye down in the deep, cold water. Towards the middle of the summer, you'll focus on trolling for Walleye using custom inline planer boards that Captain Charles built himself! This is an exciting (and chaotic) way to fish when multiple rods start bending at once. As the season progresses, you'll move with the fish, sometimes “up the middle” towards the Canadian boarder, or east well in view of Cedar Point. At this point, you may switch to spoons or crawler harnesses depending on what's getting the bite. Walleye aren't known for being huge fighters, but they're some of the best-eating freshwater fish out there, and they're super fun for anglers of all levels. There's truly no better way to catch a monster specimen than this trip with Captain Charles! You'll get out there aboard his 27' Sportcraft sportfisher, a beautiful boat that's ideal for trolling. She runs a 300-HP engine so you'll be out there in the blink of an eye, and has plenty of amenities to keep you comfortable. You'll be provided with everything you need for a blue-ribbon fishing trip; all you need to bring is proper clothing for the weather, your Ohio fishing licenses, and a good attitude! Read More

Lake Fishing Trip in Lakeside Marblehead

Marblehead Walleye Classic

100% (6)
27 ft 1 - 6 People From $92 / person

Although Lake Erie isn't the biggest or the deepest of the Great Lakes, it certainly has some of the best fishing, with strong native stocks of Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, Perch, and more! On this trip with Captain Charles, you'll focus on catching up the Yellow Perch, a top-notch eating fish that are a blast to catch! Perch weight in at just a couple of pounds, but they're surprisingly agile and will put up a good fight on light tackle. In addition, they often hang out in groups, so getting multiple fish on at one time isn't uncommon. You'll be chasing these pint-sized sportfish with classic light tackle fishing techniques. Perch will hit both bait and lures, so you can switch things up depending on the conditions. Captain Charles will make sure you're set up with the best tackle for the job! You'll get out there aboard his 27' Sportcraft sportfisher, a beautiful boat with a big deck for fishing. She runs a 300-HP engine so you'll be out there in the blink of an eye, and has plenty of amenities to keep you comfortable. You'll be provided with everything you need for a blue-ribbon fishing trip; all you need to bring is proper clothing for the weather, your Ohio fishing licenses, and a good attitude! Read More

Lake Fishing Trip in Lakeside Marblehead

Full Day Perch Trip

100% (6)
27 ft 1 - 6 People From $108 / person

Although Lake Erie isn't the biggest or the deepest of the Great Lakes, it certainly has some of the best fishing, with strong native stocks of Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, Perch, and more! On this trip with Captain Charles, you'll chase Walleye and Perch—both fun gamefish that are also known their white, flaky filets. You'll be chasing these freshwater sportfish with classic light tackle fishing techniques as well as trolling. Walleye and Perch will hit both bait and lures, so you can switch things up depending on the conditions. Captain Charles will make sure you're set up with the best tackle for the job! You'll get out there aboard his 27' Sportcraft sportfisher, a beautiful boat with a big deck for fishing. She runs a 300-HP engine so you'll be out there in the blink of an eye, and has plenty of amenities to keep you comfortable. You'll be provided with everything you need for a blue-ribbon fishing trip; all you need to bring is proper clothing for the weather, your Ohio fishing licenses, and a good attitude! Read More

Lake Fishing Trip in Lakeside Marblehead

Full Day Walleye/Perch Combo

100% (6)
27 ft 1 - 4 People From $200 / person

Recent Reviews of Eye'M In Sportfishing

Chuck G.

Fishing

Highly recommend, my dad has some health issues and Captain Slidmore did everything possible to accommodate our needs. We would book with him again without hesitation.

Heather K.

Fishing

Great with families, hand on, knows where to get your limit!

Diana W.

Fishing

Half day on the water with captain Charles was great. We caught walleye, sheepshead, and white bass. Took our 4 and 6 year old out with my mom and had a blast. My husband learned how to set the lines and we all reeled in fish to keep (of course we had to throw back, too). It really was non stop reeling in lines and setting them for a couple hours straight. At one point we had about 5 different rods to bring in. My oldest could have been out there for another 2 hours. Couple that with great scenery of put-in-bay, Kelley’s, and cedar point… it was hard to beat being out on the water. Super patient with young kids and helping them. Highly recommend for adults or families!

Heather K.

Fishing

We had a great time with Captain Charles! This was the first fishing trip for 2 of these kiddos and he was able to teach them all with so much patience. He knows where the fish are at and how to bring them in. Super clean beautiful boat!

Steve S.

Fishing

What a great day of fishing. We limited out with some nice fish. Wanted to take my family, many never fished Erie and they had a blast. Captain Charles was very personable and patient. He really worked to get us fish. Would highly recommend and hope to do another charter with him soon!

John S.

Fishing

Great experience with the captain, he made sure we had a great time and was very personable. Planning to schedule a few more in the upcoming months.

Species

Perch, Walleye

Techniques

Artificial Lure Fishing, Bottom Fishing, Drift Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing, Trolling

Types of Fishing

Lake

Start Location

389 Channel Grove Road, Lakeside Marblehead, OH 43440, United States | Bodies of water fished: Lake Erie

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