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Lake Erie Fishing Charters

Captain George Uhl III

Welcome to Playin’ Hooky Sportfishing, A Lake Erie charter service based in Ohio, where Captain George J Uhl III offers some of the most exciting and successful trips chasing TROPHY Walleye, Tackle Busting Steelhead Trout, and JUMBO Perch.

Lake Erie fishing charters are perfect for all anglers from the seasoned pro to complete novice. Captain George is happy to work with all groups, businesses, families, and even children. He is more than willing to explain the trolling concepts, migration of fish, and even letting clients get involved with setting rods, netting fish, and other general tasks during your HANDS ON charter experience. Unlike most charters, we get you INVOLVED in the action and not just reeling in fish when it’s “YOUR TURN”.

Our season typically starts at the end of March (weather depending) in the Western Basin of Lake Erie where we troll the reef areas off Port Clinton, Ohio for WALLHANGER walleye. As the water warms and the walleye migrate east, usually around the middle of June, we relocate to Ashtabula, Ohio where we troll the deep waters of the Central Basin with big planer boards and dipsy divers. As the summer fades and our warm weather comes to an end, we move back West to Cleveland, Ohio where we target ACROBATIC Steelhead Trout during the day, and TROPHY NIGHT WALLEYE after dark. If you have never trolled for Lake Erie Walleye at night, you’re really missing out! Please check the “Trip Info” tab at the top of this page for more details on each individual trip and pricing.

Call today and let Captain George show you why Lake Erie is labeled the “WALLEYE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD”.