Lake Erie Fishing Charters


Lake Erie Fishing Charters - Walleye Fishing Charters  - Perch Fishing Charters - Lakeside Marblehead, Ohio

Eriegardless Sportfishing offers Lake Erie fishing charters for walleye charters and perch charters for up to 6 people.  We are located in Lakeside Marblehead, Ohio near Port Clinton, Ohio with immediate access to Lake Erie.  Port Clinton is known as the walleye fishing capital of the world.  Ohio's Western Basin of Lake Erie offers anglers exceptional Lake Erie fishing charter seasons for walleye fishing and perch fishing.  If you’re looking for Lake Erie walleye charters or Lake Erie perch charters, we offer a wide option of charter packages for Lake Erie fishing. Check out our Lake Erie fishing charter  Rates & Packages!

The Best Walleye Fishing in the World!

Eriegardless Sportfishing offers Lake Erie fishing trips for walleye fishing charters beginning early April after the ice melts out around the reef complex in the Western Basin of Lake Erie. This is "Trophy" walleye fishing season for the Lake Erie walleye charters.  Many Lake Erie walleye caught at this time qualify for Fish Ohio, at a minimum length of 29 inches! Eriegardless Sportfishing walleye fishing charters offer walleye trolling trips focusing on pre- and post- spawn females during the early Lake Erie fishing charter season. Trolling during this time offers the best opportunity to catch a fish of a lifetime!

The Lake Erie walleye fishing charter season continues all summer long, even after the females head east after the spawn.  The male Lake Erie walleye remain in the Western Basin of Lake Erie to protect the eggs.  Lake Erie charter fishing with Eriegardless Sportfishing will provide avid anglers with the opportunity to catch their limit of Lake Erie walleyes with each charter trip throughout the Lake Erie fishing season.

Perch Fishing Charters on Lake Erie

Eriegardless Sportfishing also offers Lake Erie perch fishing charters in the Western Basin of Lake Erie.  Perch fishing on Lake Erie is an enjoyable experience for experienced fisherman as well as beginner fisherman.  Perch fishing charters begin in June and continue into the fall.  Book a Lake Erie perch fishing charter with Eriegardless Sportfishing for a truly memorable fishing charter experience on Lake Erie!  Each licensed fisherman can catch up to 30 perch per day on our Lake Erie perch fishing charter.

Eriegardless Sportfishing - Lake Erie Walleye Fishing Charters at its Best!

At Eriegardless Sportfishing, you will learn how and why we do what we do while walleye fishing or perch fishing. You have the opportunity to be involved in everything we do in order to learn what makes Lake Erie fishing the Walleye Capital of the World!  We are dedicated to doing everything we possibly can to make your Lake Erie fishing charter the best it can possibly be. We offer unique Lake Erie walleye fishing charters and Lake Erie perch fishing charters because we are focused on providing you a Lake Erie fishing charter experience that you will remember, not just a Lake Erie charter trip to catch your fish and get back to the dock as fast as possible. At Eriegardless Sportfishing, our Lake Erie fishing trips set the standard for Lake Erie walleye charters and Lake Erie perch charters.


"Captain" - Kelly Schmidt

Co-Owner and Operator, USCG Captain Kelly was introduced to fishing at an early age thanks to his father and grandfather.  Since the age of 5, Kelly has always had a passion for fishing that lead to the discovery of walleye fishing on Lake Erie in the early 90's. With over 20 years of experience fishing the Western Basin of Lake Erie, Kelly took his passion of fishing and created Eriegardless Sportfshing - Lake Erie Fishing Charters. Now he shares that same passion, drive and experience with his customers. You will not find a harder working and dedicated Captain.


"Fist Mate" - Stacie Schmidt

Co-owner, wife, and First Mate Stacie began her walleye fishing in 2014 after meeting her husband. Stacie soon realized all that Lake Erie Fishing has to offer. She picked up on the techniques and skills needed for trolling for walleye and perch fishing very quickly and was well on her way to being a First Mate for Eriegardless Sportfishing! Her knowledge and teaching ability is a great asset to our charters to make your day memorable! Just don't challenge her to a perch catching contest!!


"First Mate" - Jim Stedke

Since 1962, Jim has been fishing for walleye on Lake Erie with most of his fishing experience being in the Western Basin. Jim has participated in most all  major Lake Erie Walleye Tournaments in the Western Basin since 1979. Jim has fished in over 100 walleye tournaments, has won 13 tournaments and 38 top ten finishes.


Walleye Fishing

2019 Walleye Fishing Outlook is EXCEPTIONAL

Booking now for the 2019 season. Walleye population in Lake Erie has rebounded tremendously! ODNR is estimating 100 MILLION legal sized fish in Lake Erie due to exceptional walleye hatch in '15 and '16. Hatch in '18 was the 2nd best "EVER" recorded.  Our Lake Erie walleye fishing charters begin in April and run through Oct. The season starts out chasing large Pre and Post spawn females as they enter and leave the Reef Complex located near Port Clinton, Ohio trolling crankbaits. As the water warms and season progresses we will begin to introduce small spoons and add in some smaller cranks to mimic the current bait. Being located in Lakeside Marblehead, Ohio gives us access to prime walleye fishing "Eriegardless" of the time of year!


Perch Fishing

Average to Good Perch hatches continue

Perch fishing remains steady in the Western Basin. According to ODNR, average to better hatch over last several years continues to keep perch population at good numbers. Perch size of fish has been better in '17 and '18 for the Western Basin. Look to start perch fishing after July 4th weekend with best opportunities for limit catches of Perch mid-August through Oct.

Lake Erie Fishing Charters aboard Eriegardless Sportfishing

Our boat is a 28' Carolina Classic with a full enclosure and private head to make your day very comfortable even on Lake Erie's worse days.  Our boat is also fully setup for walleye trolling, capable of running up to 16 rods, autopilot, radar, 2 - vhf radios, and plenty of deck space for you and your group. We are docked in Anchor's Away Marina which is centrally located in the Western Basin and give us great access to the fish through out the entire season.

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Ray Ryjewski
Ray Ryjewski
02:19 14 Jul 18
Booked Eriegardless for a fishing trip with my youngest son, who just turned 9. I wanted a chance to make some memories with my son and we had a fantastic experience with Capt Kelly and his wife Stacy who worked as First Mate. Very close to East Harbor State Park where we camped. He was flexible with our schedule and they worked hard to ensure we had a good and successful trip.We caught our limit and the fish fry is tomorrow when we get home. I recommend Eriegardless without reservation and I will be calling Capt Kelly again the next time I want you to go out on Lake Erie.Thank you Capt Kelly and Stacy!
Hetty Thies
Hetty Thies
00:12 04 Sep 18
Not only were Captain Kelley and his first mates, jim and George professional, they knew their roles, their gear and each other's expertise. The boat was clean and ready to go when we got there. And each man was ready to face whatever the day would bring. Being new and three of us had never caught a walleye before, Kelley offered encouragement, assistance, and advice as he explained the ins and outs of his profession. Jim gave useful tips, and cautions. George was eager to teach and allowed us to be fully engaged with all activities of the catches, including how to troll, and releasing the dippsy divers, and spoons. All of them were ready to show us a good time! My family is hooked, and looking forward to future fishing excursions with this crew...What a blast!
Adam Stephenson
Adam Stephenson
16:59 05 Jul 18
Best fishing charter I’ve been on in a while. Captain Kelly did a great job of getting us on the fish, keeping us there, and maxing us out. Boat, gear, and crew were all fantastic. If you are going to fish Lake Erie, don’t go anywhere else, Eriegardless charters is the way to go, cannot wait to come back!
Dan Shelton
Dan Shelton
12:27 14 May 18
If you are interested in a Lake Erie Walleye charter, Kelly Schmidt with Eriegardless Sportfishing is the man to see. Great gear, an awesome boat, and excellent service! Even in tough conditions, Kelly and team got us on the fish and loaded the box! I can’t wait to come back!
William Catron
William Catron
17:15 11 Jun 18
Received information about this charter during a fishing expo at the Lawrenceburg Convention Center, in Lawrenceburg, IN. Contacted and booked our dates with Captain Kelly, who made the process effortless, answering all our questions and returning texts/calls promptly. We really enjoyed our two day charter, hitting limits both days while having fun and learning in the process. Overall, we were very happy with our choice of charters and would strongly recommend Eriegardless Sport Fishing to anyone looking to catch fish on Lake Erie. The hospitality and down to earth style of Captain Kelly and his wife, coupled with the great boat, truly made this a great fishing trip for my friends and I.Sincerely, Roy
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